Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Agave Nectar Scones

My kids love scones for breakfast, but Mom doesn't love what the sugar does to them. So, I have adapted one of our favorite scone recipes so that we use agave nectar rather than sugar. Enjoy!

2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
4 Tbsp cold butter
4 Tbsp Agave Nectar
2 eggs
6 Tbsp heavy whipping cream or 1/2 and 1/2
1 cup dried, diced apples

In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, combine agave nectar, egg and cream; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in diced apples.

Turn onto a floured surface; knead gently 6-8 times. Pat into a circle. Cut dough into 6 wedges. Separate wedges and place 1 in. on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.

Alternatives: In place of the apples and cinnamon, you can use chocolate chips; slivered almonds, 1/2 tsp almond extract, 1/2 c coconut, and 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips; or any other added ingredient that you'd like.

Recipe by Jen!

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