I have always loved scones, especially from the tea place my mom and I went to ever since I was a little girl. I even had my bridal shower there and loved it! (Tea Rose Garden in Pasadena, CA!) There was just something so magical about tea, scones, jam, and cream. I could care less about the little sandwiches, it was those scones that did me in, and I thoroughly enjoyed them.
This coming weekend, I am hosting an "afternoon tea" for my family, so I decided to test out a scone recipe yesterday. I was torn between just buying a mix (scones from scratch have always seemed so high maintenance to me!) but I decided to test out a recipe I stumbled upon for Brown Sugar Cinnamon Scones (link above). I made a few modifications, and the finished product was delicious!
Makes 14 round scones
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup baking stevia (or preferred sweetener)
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
2 T unsalted butter at room temp
4 T unsweetened applesauce
2 t vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 and line a baking sheet. I placed all my dry ingredients into my kitchen aid and mixed thoroughly. Then I added the butter (I cubed the butter so it would be easier to cut it in) then slowly added the rest of the ingredients until it became a sticky dough.
On a FLOURED cooking space (this stuff is STICKY), roll out the dough and cut into circles (I used a cup). Bake for 13-15 minutes until the bottoms start to brown. I let them cool for a few minutes and then tried one with jam...OH MY GOODNESS they were to die for!!!
I recommend hosting an afternoon tea ASAP and making these. They were way easier than I thought and with a few modifications, totally guilt free! I hope you all enjoy!