Rain, Rain, Bake Today.

Happy Happy Wednesday y’all!
It has been raining round’ these here parts since yesterday and these weather people report more rain today. I have a serious case of cabin fever. I mean serious. If we were to chat on the phone right now I’d probably be complaining about how I want to go shopping, or to the bookstore, or to get my nails did but the fact that it’s pouring cats and dogs outside does not help. God forbid the power go out. My worst nightmare. 🙂 If you are my true friend you tell me to get over it, have a cup of hot tea to calm my nerves, and bake something. If you know me extremely well, you know that the only thing I know how to do on a rainy day is bake. 
Let’s talk about Starbucks for a second. While I absolutely loathe their coffee because I am a former barista snob, I must admit that I had a long standing relationship with their mini vanilla bean scones. My mom and I would occasionally visit our Starbucks drive-thru and order 3 of those mini pieces of heaven, because mini scones are just better than regular scones, right? At least those people at Starbucks are smart at marketing mini treats to make you feel like you are consuming less calories, when really 3-4 mini scones equals 1 large scone. No winning there :(. 
Nevertheless, those  scones are magical, chock full of vanilla beans and omg that vanilla bean glaze! Salivating! Okay, so what do I do? I make a paleo, gluten-free version. 
This is real life, people: I’m addicted to vanilla beans.
It’s like the feeling I get around Christmas time when I walk into Bath and Body Works to stock up on that vanilla bean lotion that they carry. Which they carry year round’ by the way. 
Don’t act like you didn’t know that. 

These scones aren’t rough and tough, but more like little light, pillowy bites of heaven
sweetened with a touch of honey. 

Pizza cutters will change your life when it comes to slicing scones. 

These only take a few minutes to bake and that vanilla bean glaze…

well, it’s totally been revamped into a vanilla bean glaze made out of coconut butter. 

Oh, yea…I said it. 

So, invite your friends over for coffee and make these scones. 

They will thank you for helping them keep their new years resolutions to eat 3 scones instead of 4. 
Mini scones for the win!


Mini Vanilla Bean Scones (GF/P):

Ingredients:

For the scones:
1.5 c. almond flour
1/2 c. coconut flour
1/2 t. fine ground sea salt
1/2 t. baking soda
seeds of 1 whole vanilla bean
1 egg
2 T. raw honey
1/2 c. unsweetened, vanilla, almond milk

For the vanilla bean glaze:
4 c. unsweetened, shredded coconut
seeds of 1 whole vanilla bean
1 T. melted coconut oil

Instructions:
1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, salt, baking soda, and vanilla bean.
3. Add in the egg, honey, and almond milk. Mix until a dough forms.
4. Form a huge ball with the dough and place the dough on the prepared baking sheet.
5. Pat the dough out into a round circle, about 1.5 in. thick. Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 8 even triangular shapes.
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until scones are just brown around the edges.
7. In the meantime, make the glaze.
8. Add the coconut to the food processor and process on high until the coconut begins to break down into a creamy, liquid form. About 8-10 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as you go.
9. Add the vanilla bean and process for an additional minute.
10. With the food processor running, slowly stream in the warm, melted coconut oil until you reach a thin, creamy, liquid glaze.
11. Let the scones cool slightly on the baking sheet.
12. Use a pastry brush to brush each scone with the vanilla bean glaze.

Makes 8 mini scones.

MANGIA!!!

Comments

  1. WOW, three scones? Not just 1 or 2, which is usually what is allotted? For foodies, the more the better!! 3, huh? I gotta get to bakin’ these!!!

  2. haha! Get to steppin’ sister! You must make them!

  3. Patti says:

    I followed your recipe exactly and ended up with a much looser dough and had to add quite a bit more almond flour to thicken it-not sure why? (I am not novice at cooking) other than that they were great.

  4. Patti says:

    I followed your recipe exactly and ended up with a much looser dough and had to add quite a bit more almond flour to thicken it-not sure why? (I am not novice at cooking) other than that they were great. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Chelsy says:

      Patti, not sure what happened, I always make these and they come out great! Let me see what’s up next time I make them and will send you the results asap!

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