Apple Cinnamon Scones

Caramelized apples are one of my favorite healthy treats. By caramelized apples, I mean apple slices that are sautéed in cinnamon and coconut oil. They get so fragrant and taste incredible! Apple Cinnamon is one of my all time favorite combos.

I wanted to make a healthy apple cinnamon flavored breakfast recipe and came up with these apple cinnamon scones. They are gluten free, vegan, and contain no added sugar. They are very easy to make and make the perfect breakfast on the go.

If you’re looking for other sweet, apple recipes, also check out my Gluten Free, Dairy Free Apple Crumble recipe.

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Unlike regular scone recipes, this recipe is made with all real food ingredients...

Flour

The “flour” used is gluten free oats and cassava flour, which is a root vegetable flour.

Sweetener

The scones are naturally sweetened with 5 dates and an apple. I love sweetening desserts with dates because they taste naturally so sweet, but unlike regular sweeteners, also contain fiber. Note: the dates must be very ripe/soften in order to blend well.

Fat/Fiber

Chia seeds are a superfood. They are a great source of fiber and fat. Both fiber and fat help make you feel satiated. I also love cooking with chia seeds because when combined with liquid (in this case almond milk and coconut oil), they form into a gel and help to bind everything together.

See the rest of the ingredients and full recipe details below!

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Ingredients in Apple Cinnamon Scones:

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup cassava
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 5 ripe dates
  • 2 medium apples (i used honey crisp)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Directions:

  1. Heat coconut oil until it is a liquid. Add 1/4 cup of coconut oil to a bowl. Add 2 tbsp chia seeds to the same bowl.
  2. Cut one of the apples into small slices.
  3. Place 1 1/2 cup oats, apple slices, and 5 (very soften) dates into a food processor. Pulse for a minute or two. Add 1/4 cup almond milk and blend the mixture for another minute. There should be no large pieces of dates or apples. If there are, continue to blend until the mixture is more consistent. Add the contents of the food processor to the bowl.
  4. Add 1/4 cup cassava flour, cinnamon (to taste), and another 1/4 cup of almond milk to the bowl. Mix until smooth.
  5. The batter should be thick. On a baking dish, form the batter into a circular shape, a little smaller than the size of a personal pizza. With a knife, make slits in the batter into 8 pieces. Do not separate. You will use these slits as a guideline to cut the cooked scones into 8 pieces once its cooked.
  6. Cook the scones in the oven for 25 minutes at 375 deg.
  7. While the scones are cooking, cut the second apple into slices.
  8. In a frying pan, sauteed the apple slices with 1 tsp coconut oil and cinnamon (to taste). Sauteed until the apples soften and are fragrant.
  9. Remove the cooked scones from the oven and cut the scones along the slits into 8 pieces. Top the scones with the sauteed apple slices.

I hope you enjoy this recipe, please comment and let me know if you give it a try! Or tag me if you make them on instagram @wellbymel_!

Apple Cinnamon Scones

These Apple Cinnamon Scones are perfect for apple season! This healthier recipe is both gluten free and vegan.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Food Processor

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups Gluten Free Rolled Oats
  • 1/4 cup Cassava Flour
  • 2 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 5 Dates ripe
  • 2 Apples medium size
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • Cinnamon to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat coconut oil until it is a liquid. Add 1/4 cup of coconut oil to a bowl. Add 2 tbsp chia seeds to the same bowl.
  • Cut one of the apples into small slices.
  • Place 1 1/2 cup oats, apple slices, and 5 (very soften) dates into a food processor. Pulse for a minute or two. Add 1/4 cup almond milk and blend the mixture for another minute. There should be no large pieces of dates or apples. If there are, continue to blend until the mixture is more consistent. Add the contents of the food processor to the bowl.
  • Add 1/4 cup cassava flour, cinnamon (to taste), and another 1/4 cup of almond milk to the bowl. Mix until smooth.
  • The batter should be thick. On a baking dish, form the batter into a circular shape, a little smaller than the size of a personal pizza. With a knife, make slits in the batter into 8 pieces. Do not separate. You will use these slits as a guideline to cut the cooked scones into 8 pieces once its cooked.
  • Cook the scones in the oven for 25 minutes at 375 deg.
  • While the scones are cooking, cut the second apple into slices.
  • In a frying pan, sauteed the apple slices with 1 tsp coconut oil and cinnamon (to taste). Sauteed until the apples soften and are fragrant.
  • Remove the cooked scones from the oven and cut the scones along the slits into 8 pieces. Top the scones with the sauteed apple slices.

Notes

You can substitute cassava flour with coconut flour.
Keyword Gluten Free, Scones, Vegan

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