I’m glad I’m no longer addicted to bread products, but I still feel an occasional twinge of nostalgia for scones — crusty, with a tender crumb, and just a touch of fruity sweetness.
Henry’s to blame for this grain-free scone recipe. He created a cinnamon apple scone for our iPad® cookbook app last year — one of my favorite Paleo treats! — and ever since, I’ve been experimenting with new and different variations.
After months of testing, I’ve finally landed on my favorite: dark chocolate and cherries. With an almond flour base, these scones marry three of my favorite ingredients, and they just so happen to taste fantastic together. But just to be sure, I figured I needed to make one more batch. (All in the name of responsible recipe development, of course. It had nothing to do with my love for chocolatey scones. NOTHING!)
Once the kids were off to school, I had the house to myself for a few hours this morning, so I cranked up the oven and broke out the chocolate. Less than an hour later, my kitchen was filled with the warm scent of freshly-baked scones.
As usual, after trying one, I had to banish the rest of the batch from the house for fear I’d eat the whole tray in one sitting. (Calories do still matter, you know.) But don’t let me dissuade you from making these incredible scones. Just save one for yourself, and give the rest away as holiday treats!
Keep reading for the recipe!