Oil-free Blueberry Streusel Scones

Lately I’ve been playing with rice, chickpea, sorghum, and buckwheat flours, something I would have never had the courage to do until a couple of weeks ago.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned since beginning HP it’s that you just need to dig in and test ingredients until you get it right!

Each flour is so unique in consistency, flavor, baking time, and cooperativeness [yes, I’m speaking to you rice flour. You are the bane of my existence].

All of these experiments were fun [and somewhat expensive – so many treats were thrown out!], but I was happy to open a fresh bag of almond flour on the weekend and dig in.

It felt like it’d been forever since I’d baked with my favorite flour, minus the granola we enjoyed yesterday.

These scones turned out perfectly! They’re not too big, not too small or too sweet, they’re juuuust right.

Oil-free Blueberry Streusel Scones
Recipe type: Vegan [optional], Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free
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Serves: 12 scones
These scones are topped with crunchy cinnamon almonds and overloaded with natural blueberry flavor. They make for a perfect sized treat with a warm cup of tea.
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground stevia leaf
  • pinch of himalayan rock salt
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 egg [to make vegan use 1 flax egg – 1 tablespoon freshly ground flax mixed with 3 tablespoon water]
  • 2 tablespoon almond milk
Streusel topping
  • 1 tablespoon egg white [to make vegan use 1 tablespoon apple sauce]
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch stevia
  1. Preheat oven to 375F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
  2. Prepare streusel topping by combining all ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, baking powder, stevia, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  4. Add blueberries and coat with flour mixture. Set aside.
  5. Combine almond milk and egg in a small bowl. Add wet mixture to flour mixture and stir until fully incorporated. You should be able to knead the dough with your hands with no problems.
  6. Shape dough into 12 small scones, ½ inch in thickness and place on prepared cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden.
  8. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before digging in!

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Nutrition stats [1 scone]: calories 122; fat 10g; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 6g; dietary fiber 3g; sugars 2g; protein 5g

What’s your favorite flour to work with and what’s your favorite recipe to put it in?

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  1. I’ve been GF for 7 years and have relied on brown rice and pat flour all along. They are my 2 favorite, with sorghum and almond coming in as close seconds. My favorite/best Vegsn/GF pancake recipe is brown rice flour and corn meal.

    I’ve been keto for 2.5 years now, hand have had to learn to adapt almond and coconut flours to my favorite recipes. I have yet to create an edible pancake or waffle, which makes me very sad.

    But my cookies, cakes, pies, crusts, breads, and muffins are usually great!

    If anyone has a VEGAN keto pancake recipe…

  2. I made these this morning with strawberries since it was what I have. Otherwise followed the recipe to a T. They were SUPER dry, where did I go wrong?

  3. These look amazing but I have some questions before I dive in :)

    1. I can’t use the almonds for the streusel topping (at least not on some of them) and was wondering if it would work without nuts or would you recommend something else?

    2. From previous comments, if I’m understanding this correctly, if I don’t use stevia…I replace it (1/4 tsp stevia) with honey, also replacing the 2 tbsp of almond milk and use baking soda instead of powder? Did I understand that right…?

    3. And my last question :) … Can I use whole wheat flour or oat flour instead of almond flour? If either would work, what would you recommend for this recipe?


  4. I made these last week but used raw cane sugar instead of stevia (1 tablespoon in the scone base, 1 teaspoon in the streusel topping). They turned out great! Not too sweet, just right. I just bought stevia so I am making another batch tonight using the recipe, we will see which one I like better. Thanks, Leanne!