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Author Notes: Moving away from the high-carb, sugary display case at Starbucks, one of the things I missed was their frosted maple oat nut scone. This adaptation, derived from a few internet versions, hits the spot. —Brian Coppola
- 3 cups almond flour
- 0.5 cups milled oats
- 0.25 cups artificial sweetener (Swerve)
- 8 ounces rough chopped pecans
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 0.25 cups melted butter
- 1 tablespoon maple extract
- 1 tablespoon walnut extract
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons melted butter (for topping)
- 2 tablespoons cream cheese (for topping)
- 4 tablespoons artificial sweetener (Swerve; for topping)
- 2 tablespoons almond flour (for topping)
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream (for topping)
- 1 teaspoon maple extract (for topping)
- 2 ounces rough chopped pecans (for topping)
- Preheat oven to 325F, and line a large, shallow baking pan with parchment paper.
- Mix all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the eggs, butter, cream, and extracts. Stir to bring the dough together, mixing by hand as needed.
- Divide the dough into two portions and prepare for 12 typical triangular scones (create a 7-8 inch disk, slice into 6 pieces). I use a wooden form that is used for making Chinese Moon Cakes, which makes 14.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until firm. Remove and cool on a rack.
- Prepare the topping by adding the cream cheese to the melted butter and blending, then add the other topping ingredients except the nuts. Thicken to a paste with additional almond flour, as needed.
- Coat the cooled scones with the topping and then liberally cover with the additional nuts.
- I wrap them in Saran individually and keep them in a ziplock bag in the refrigerator.
- This recipe borrows from multiple sources: http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/2012/04/maple-pecan-scones-low-carb-and-gluten-free.html http://www.lowcarbmaven.com/easyrecipe-print/10109-0 http://starbucksrestaurantathome.blogspot.com/2012/12/maple-oat-nut-scones.html http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/maple-oat-nut-scones/?printable_recipe=11466 http://theviewfromgreatisland.com/maple-oat-nut-scones
- I brought these down to a less imposing snack. The 14 scones clocked in at about 340 cal each. I used 1/2c scoops in muffin form (additional picture shown) and these are about 220 cal each and, frankly, plenty big enough.
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