On the way back from collecting the kids from school I often drop by the shop to get milk or some fruits. You know when you are hungry and you’re passing by the bakery aisle in Supervalu? The smell and look of the huge scones and cakes. Oh sometimes honestly, it becomes irresistible! I have already fallen for this several times, but, almost every time I feel terrible afterwards. It’s not guilt because I know that more than 80% of my diet is good. It’s the bloated feeling that I’m left with after eating it.
To protect myself from this kind of traps, I make sure I have something likewise baked at home for after school for the kids or me. If I go through the hassle of baking something, then I know I won’t be spending more money outside. I like food, and I can’t stop it. I am not going to deprive myself. What I will do though is replace that food with a better version.
When you feel bloated that means your body is telling you something is not being digested properly or you may have some intolerance to the food you ate. If you keep ignoring these symptoms, you’ll end up with bigger concerns over time. You can either ignore or work toward eliminating that kind of food. Listen to your gut!
No Sugar No Rolling Plum Scones
This recipe is all about that. Sugar-free scones using whole-spelt and Barley flour. Using wholemeal flour it better when compared to white flour as in white flour the fibre and most the nutrients are bleached.
I used natural fruits to bring some sweetness. After baking, you can drizzle some raw honey if you prefer. Serve it with a good chia & strawberry jam to keep it healthy. A great recipe to make this Christmas using plums.
Apples or pears can also be used instead of the plums. As you may have noticed that I do not roll these scones? It’s mixed in a food processor then flatten in a baking tray to bake. Easy peasy mess free!
Slice it after it’s cooled down and serve!
- 1 cup of whole meal spelt flour
- 1 cup of barley flour
- 1 tsp of bread soda
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 1/3 cup of melted coconut oil
- 5 plums, pitted and chopped into small pieces
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1 egg beaten
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven at 200C.
- Pulse all the ingredients except the plums and the eggs. It will look almost like a crumb at this point.
- Now add the egg and the plums and pulse again till a dough is formed.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Throw the dough onto the tray and try to flatten it gently. It can either be in a round or square shape. I prefer it like a large scone.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or till the tester knife comes out clean.
- Let it cool for about 10 minutes before cutting it in pizza shapes to serve.
- I like a little drizzle of honey to serve or chia and strawberry jam.