Coconut Raspberry "Snow Scones"
So what better snack to have on a snow day than a scone?? Actually, there are many other things that are probably more appropriate like hot chocolate or soup or something, but I felt like scones! So I tried out this recipe. It was a complete "winging it" sort of moment, but they came out really good! I looked at recipe after recipe trying to find things that were more healthy, but ended up just experimenting as I went. So here it goes!
Coconut Raspberry Scones
2 cups Oat Flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
heaping 1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
6 tbsp chilled butter (coconut oil would work too)
1 large egg
1 tbsp vanilla
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup shredded coconut
small carton raspberries
For the glaze:
To start, I blended up about 3 cups of whole oats in the blender. That gave me the 2 cups I needed for the recipe plus extra for dusting the counter when I formed the dough.
Next step was to combine, 2 cups of the oat flour with the coconut flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Just stir together with a fork.
Once you have everything stirred together, cut up your cold butter into small chunks. This will make it easier to cut into your flour mixture. I just used a fork. Do this until you have small bits of butter evenly dispersed through your dry ingredients.
Next! Add your wet ingredients and egg and stir with a spatula. Once I got everything combined, I stuck the bowl in the fridge for a few minutes to make sure it was nice and cold before I started working it with my hands. I wanted to keep the butter as cold as possible. After 5-10 minutes in the fridge, I took it out and dumped it onto the counter that I dusted with the left over oat flour. Use your judgement and add as much oat flour as you need to keep it from sticking to your hands or the counter.
Once you have the dough pretty flattened, dumb your raspberries into the middle and fold the dough over them :) This way you will have large chunks of your raspberries still intact inside of your scones.
Once you have formed a circle with your dough about an inch or so thick, cut out triangular wedges. I made 8 decent sized scones with my dough. Place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, and cook for 20 minutes in a preheated 400 degree oven! Once they come out they should be crisp on the outside and moist on the inside. Let them cool on the tray so they can continue to cook a bit, and enjoy as is, or make the glaze! If you want a little extra sweetness, slowly add coconut milk to powdered sugar until you end up with a thick paste that will drizzle slowly. If you make it too thin then it won't stick to the scone!
My boyfriend jokingly said they were " Snow Scones" for our snow day, which I am definitely going to rip off. They were a great snack and I was pleasantly surprised with how they turned out! I hope you enjoy them too :)