Baking with Beauty Foods: Chocolate Chip Scones (Gluten-Free, Paleo)

March 26, 2014, In: Food & Wine, SAVOR
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Prep time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 15-20 minutes
Makes 9 scones

As someone with a packed schedule knows, multi-tasking is key. I own an organic skincare line, Om Aroma & Co., and am a busy mom and wife so it’s important look and feel gorgeous on-the-go! This delicious recipe for gluten-free scones (using beauty foods) is multi-tasking to the tenth degree: it’s good for you, gives your skin essential vitamins, and satisfies your sweet tooth, too. It’s also great for kids who don’t know that they are eating something super healthy. How’s that for multi-tasking?  

Ingredients: 

1 1/4 cups blanched almond flour (Bob’s Red Mill)
4 T coconut flour* (Bob’s Red Mill)
1/3 cup maple syrup*
1 egg
2 T coconut milk*
1 tsp apple juice
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 T vegetable shortening
1/4 cup mini dark chocolate chips*
optional: top with coconut milk plus sprinkles of coconut crystals*

scones


Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Put flours, syrup, egg, coconut milk, apple juice, baking soda, and salt in mixer.
  3. Mix for 30 seconds or until dough forms.
  4. Blend in shortening.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Place parchment paper on baking pan.
  7. Create circular rolls of dough. Flatten the top out just a bit with a little pat with palm of hand. Don’t make it flat.
  8. Sprinkle tops with coconut crystals.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on strength of your oven. Tops should be golden brown.

*Beauty foods list

Maple syrup is loaded with antioxidant-laden compounds that can help repair free radical damage and reverse signs of aging.

Coconut flour is deal for those who follow a low-carb eating plan because it has high fiber and is high in lauric acid, which is known to promote healthy skin.

Coconut milk is high in  vitamin C, E and several B vitamins. Its fat retains moisture in your skin, giving it a softer and smoother texture.

Dark chocolate helps fight beauty’s enemy number one: STRESS. Cocoa also helps reduce stress hormones, which means less collagen breakdown and fewer wrinkles. Flavonols, found in chocolate, are antioxidants that help skin protect itself from UV damage, fight free radicals, and increase blood flow.

Coconut Crystals are very low glycemic, diabetic-friendly, and has an abundant source of minerals, 17 amino acids, vitamin C, and broad-spectrum B vitamins.

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Angela Jia Kim

Angela Jia Kim

Eco-beauty entrepreneur and intuitive business mentor, Angela Jia Kim, believes that the best beauty tip is to live your dream. She pulls from her experiences as a serial entrepreneur, jet-setting concert pianist, New York City (not house) wife, and mom to help others from beauty to business at savorbeauty.com and savorthesuccess.com.

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