Apple Cinnamon Scones


I have been getting a ton of questions lately about what I eat for breakfast, or what people can prepare in advance to grab for breakfast.  I already have a few awesome recipes that can be used.  Make my Paleo Banana Bread in muffin form and grab them and go.  Make my Paleo Pancakes and freeze them in advance.  Or make my other varieties of scones I already have posted; cranberry orange and blueberry chocolate chip.  If none of those tickle your fancy, I am here to save the day again with this delicious new recipe I created. It has been tested and approved at one of the amazing local establishments in Temecula.  Thank you to the amazing Leah who owns E.A.T. Marketplace and is making waves in the real food and slow food movement.  She took these and sold them in her marketplace, people loved them and no one knew they were Paleo, awesome.

Apple Cinnamon Scones

From start to finish, these delicious treats took me maybe 20 minutes including cooking time so these are a great night time snack to bake up and keep on hand.  Of course, you can always modify these to your liking.  You can add fruit, you can add chocolate, or any other flavors that make your mouth water.  If you do though, please leave me a comment and share your culinary creations with me.  I love reading about all your creativity and trying to incorporate it into my cooking.

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One thing you may notice, is I started using grams in the recipes.  It is a little more effort but if it can help just one of you I will make it happen as often as I can.  Do you find it helpful or is there something else you would like to see?  Let me clarify, in the formatting of the recipe.  Not to be blunt, well actually yes to be blunt, I am not going to start calculating nutritional information on my recipes.  I share with you all the food I make myself and that is not something I track.  There are some awesome sites like Fit Day and My Fitness Pal that make it easy if you are interested.  I will not steal anymore of your time, as always thank you for the support and if you love my recipes, please share them.  It helps me deliver more awesome content.

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Apple Cinnamon Scones
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Serves: 16
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 Celsius)
  2. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, apple, shredded coconut, cinnamon, baking soda, and sea salt
  3. In a smaller bowl, mix the egg and honey until well blended
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well
  5. Knead the dough with your hands if necessary to ensure an even distribution of ingredients
  6. Form dough into 2 circles approximately ½ inch thick
  7. Cut each circle like a pizza into 6 or 8 slices depending on the size you want your scones
  8. Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet
  9. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through
  10. Enjoy

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  1. Hi George,

    Thanks for the apple scone recipe. I didn’t have fresh apples or egg, so I used 1/2 cup of apple butter and use it as a base for a 1 Tbl. Each flax/ chia seed gel to sub out for the egg. I only had 1 3/4 cup of almond flour, so I ground up some walnuts and added it to the almond flour to make 2 cups. I also added 1 Tbl. of vanilla, 1/2 tsp each of almond extract and cinnamon, 1/4 tsp, of coriander, ginger and mace. To make sure it held together, I added 1/3 cup of golden raisins, 1 Tbl. Of shredded coconut, and 1/2 tsp each of apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and coconut flour. I increased the baking soda to 11/2 Tsps. I also added another Tbl. Of honey.
    It held together pretty well, but it needed a little more acidic flavor, like the apple cider vinegar and a Tbl. Of maybe arrow root starch to take up the moisture in the center. But it has a nice flavor and it rose well. As you can see, I like to add plenty of spice and flavor to my baked goods. Thank you for inspiring me with your recipe. Maybe you can tweek mine and tell me what you think. I have your’s and Juli’s Paleo cookbook. I use it frequently and like it.

    Thanks again,
    Jen Tussing

  2. Do you think I could do a half recipe and be okay? I’m thinking of just halving everything, but I’m not certain about the egg. Half an egg is challenging. Do you think it would be better to do the full egg and just bake a little longer, or should I up the almond flour by 1/4 cup?

  3. Made these today – so delicious!!! Made them exactly as the recipe says but just cooked longer to get them more crisp and golden. Served with cream and the family devoured them :) Thank you for the great recipe!!!

  4. Great recipe. Thank you George. I did make a few changes. It works well with pumpkin puree as a sub for the apple, I just added an additional egg and 1/4 cup more of the almond flour. Swapped out the cinnamon for pumpkin pie spice and added 1/2 cup of cranberries and slivered almonds.

  5. These are so good my family gobbled up the first batch so fast, I’m making another. Thanks for a killer scone recipe!

  6. yum, have made these twice now. this time i was out of coconut (BOO!!!) but they still turned out delish. i would emphasize the mincing of the apple – big chunks are ok (yum) but tiny bits of apple is really better. otherwise they fall apart easier. (taste is still amazing no matter what) :) thank you!

  7. Made these tonight…added some vanilla, a few raisins, omitted coconut (hubbie is not a fan, lol) and tossed in pecans. They smell delicious and even the little ones are excited to eat them as a snack!! Thanks for a great recipe!!

    1. If you get the my fitness pal app, you can input your own recipes and it gives you the complete nutritional breakdown.

  8. Great recipe!! Only thing I did differently was add about a tsp. of vanilla extract to the honey/egg mix and thru in a few golden raisins, delicious!! Keep the great recipes coming :)

  9. I made these tonight and am quite happy! I did have to find a substitute for the egg & almond flour due to food sensitivities. I used an applesauce/baking powder combo for the egg, and did an equivalent substitution of buckwheat flour for the almond flour. The taste is fantastic, but they are a little dry! I didn’t look up what the proportion should have been for the flours, so I’m sure that’s my fault :)

  10. You bring joy to my tastebuds! These are delicious. My husbands comment, “Make more!”. :)
    I didn’t have raw apples, so I used half a cup of no sugar applesauce and another half a cup of the moist kind of dried apples. I had to bake them for 20 minutes because of the extra moisture, but they are soooo good.

  11. It says 6-8 slices, I followed every step and used every single ingredient yet it was only enough dough to make 4 very small round scones, about the diameter or a regular cookie but twice the thickness. What did I do wrong why does it seem to be so very little dough? Thanks!

  12. Thanks for creating and posting this!
    I had substituted some of the almond flour for sweet potato and potato starch, it was poofy, but still real good. I loathe coconut, so I left it out, and next time I make it, I think I’ll add more apple. Made a fantastic breakfast sandwich!

  13. Awesome stuff !! Just made these tonight snapped some pics and through them on FB with a link to your site !! Love your site !!

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