Whenever I work out mid day, I usually run errands afterwards. I like eating snack bars, protein bars and protein shakes after a sweat session. While these are convenient and quick, it can be costly if you eat them all the time. I try making homemade alternatives when I have time.
For me, these scones are a healthy alternative for when you are on the go, need a quick breakfast or snack to tide you over before you can sit down for a meal.
- 1 & 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup liquid egg whites
- 2 tbsp greek yogurt (pumpkin puree or applesauce will work too)
- 1/3 or 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1 tbsp Stevia powder (or sweetener of choice)
- 1/4 cup old fashion oats
- 1/4 dried cranberries
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
Makes 11 small scones. You can double the recipe if you want.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients, add the egg whites and yogurt last. Stir until well blended. Coat large baking sheets with cooking spray or use parchment paper. Place spoonful of batter on baking sheet. Bake until peaks begin to brown, approx 15 minutes. Cool and serve. Make sure to keep the leftovers in a tight sealed container or it will dry out the scones.
This is just the basic recipe, you can play around with the ingredients. If you want a scuffin (mix between scone and muffins) then you’ll need to add more of the yogurt, pumpkin puree or applesauce.
You can add different toppings such as chocolate chips, dried blueberries or raisins. I’ve tried dried cranberries and pineapple in a few scones and the combination is delicious. I also like raisins and dark chocolate combo.
Nutritional info without any dried fruits. This will vary depending on the protein powder you use. I used vanilla rice protein powder, whey protein powder would work too.
Dried cranberries and dried pineapple combo.
Dried cranberries and dark chocolate combo.