I don’t why it took me so long to come up with a clean eating scones recipe. Well maybe because I am not British (I am originally from the Czech Republic) and my partner Tony, well, he’s British and was born in London, but he grew up in a half Sicilian and half Irish household. Our little Sofia, who is 6 now and not so little, is basically half Czech, quarter Sicilian and quarter Irish, what a combination! You will not find another one like her, let me tell you.
Now back to the clean eating scones recipe. I used wholemeal flour, but to give it a bit more of a nutty flavour I added half a cup of spelt flour which is much easier on your digestive system, but also makes the scones taste just a little bit better.
You could try to make the whole batch just with wholemeal flour, but it would be heavier. If you don’t have raisins in your cupboard go for currants, dates or even fresh blueberries would go amazingly in these clean eating scones.
I must admit I am not a huge fan of scones, but they worked a treat after my long run having spent 90 minutes pounding the pavement on a hot Sunday afternoon. I had it with my chia jam, but if you want to go for the usual shop bought jam I would recommend St Dalfour Jams. They are 100% clean, all natural with rich, luscious ingredients, a great taste and 20 years of history. You can buy it in your usual supermarket or off their website.
Here's the clean eating scones recipe
- 1 ½ cups wholemeal flour
- ½ cup spelt flour
- 1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup soya yogurt (you can use any white yogurt)
- ⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tablespoon date syrup or any other sweetener
- 4 tbps coconut oil, not melted
- 1 cup raisins (no added sugar if possible)
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 220 degreees and line your baking tray with baking paper
- In a bowl mix together both flours, baking powder and salt.
- Next add to the mixture the coconut oil until the dough is a breadcrumb consistency and then add the raisins and lemon zest
- Pour in the milk, syrup and yogurt and using your hands to knead until a sticky dough is formed
- Pop in the fridge for 15 min
- On a floured surface roll the dough out quite thick and cut out 8 slices
- Place the slices on the baking tray and bake in the oven for 20 min or until brown
These taste the best when still warm, but let them cool down a bit so you don’t burn your mouth! Cut them in half and serve with a dollop of yogurt and jam or some fresh fruit. Who says you can’t have a proper afternoon tea with this clean eating scones recipe?