We like to keep the amount of carbs that we eat low as that makes us all feel better. It helps with staying focused and it also helps with having a good amount of energy to get through the day. I’ll share some of my favourites below. 

The other day I asked on Facebook what the people’s biggest problem was to eating healthy. I got a lot of comments. Many were about the amount of carbohydrates or grain containing foods they ate. So I promised one of the ladies, Patty, to write a post and share it and tag her in my post on Facebook about it. So this is for Patty. I hope you enjoy the recipes. I have more, but I figured 2 would be a good starting point. 

Pecan scones

These scones are made with almond flour and erythritol, they also contain a little bit of maple extract. They are yum. My kids love them.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Cuisine western
Servings 8

Equipment

  • Oven
  • bowl
  • baking tray with silicone liner or baking paper

Ingredients
  

  • 200 grams almond flour = 2 cups / 7 oz
  • 50 grams surkin, pyure, erythritol, or similar keto sweetener = 1/4 cup / 1.7 oz
  • 65 grams chopped pecan nuts = 1/2 cup / 2.3 oz
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 115 grams butter, melted = 1/2 cup / 8 tbsp / 4 oz
  • 2 tbsp double cream = heavy cream in US
  • 1 tsp maple extract

Topping

  • 75 grams erythritol = 1/3 cup / 2 1/2 oz
  • 2 tbsp double cream = heavy cream in US
  • 1 tsp maple extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 165 C / 325 F / Gas mark 3.
  • Mix the dry ingredients (almond flour, erythritol, pecan nuts, baking powder and salt) together.
  • Mix the wet ingredients (egg, butter, double cream and maple extract) together.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and knead until you have a nice dough.
  • Roll the dough out into a circle. Either cut it into pizza wedges or use your scone cutter and cut out the standard scone shapes, whichever you prefer. You should be able to get 8 out of the dough.
  • Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, start checking after 20 minutes whether they are done.
  • Remove them from the oven and let them cool down before icing them.

Topping

  • Mix the ingredients of the topping together and ice your scones once they have cooled down a little. Let it set for a while if you have the patience, otherwise just eat them. Enjoy!

Notes

  • For GAPS substitute the sweetener with honey or other GAPS / SCD legal sweetener.
Keyword GAPS, Keto, Low Carb, SCD