Blueberry Almond Scones (Grass-Fed Ghee)

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How to snack like a low-carb pro? Meet these Blueberry Almond Scones, made with nuts and eggs, plus the best-tasting ghee and stevia!

How to snack like a low-carb pro? Meet these Almond Blueberry Scones, made with nuts and eggs, plus the best-tasting ghee and stevia!

Hello from 38,000 feet in the air, on my way to spend a week backpacking in the Grand Canyon and exploring Zion National Park. I created this little recipe for low-carb Blueberry Almond Scones as a dense, versatile snack to fuel the trek through the wilderness.  🔥 👣

But this recipe will be useful for you in any situation if you are experimenting with a low-carb diet to lose weight, prevent or correct insulin sensitivity, improve cholesterol levels, regulate energy levels and appetite, and improve memory and learning capacity (sourcesource, source, source).  Because animal welfare and environmental sustainability are also important priorities, I crafted this recipe using grass-fed ghee.  

Ghee is a type of clarified butter that is heated, reduced, and triple-filtered.

It is a wonderful, deeply-flavored, naturally lactose-free option for dairy-sensitive tummies. I used the lovely vanilla-infused ghee from 4th & Heart (because every bit of it is so beautifully and intensively perfumed with vanilla) but there are other grass-fed versions on the market also, such as Eat Good Fat ghee, Pure Indian Foods gheeVital Ghee and Bulletproof ghee.

  • Culinary benefits of ghee include a higher smoke point than normal butter, olive oil or coconut oil, making it a great choice for sautéing or frying foods at high heat.
  • Nutritional benefits include richness in butyrate, a short chain fatty acid linked to an immune response that can decrease inflammation and help improve the digestive system (source), very low levels of casein (milk’s main protein) and  minimal amounts of lactose, making it better tolerated by those with dairy sensitivities.
4th & Heart's ghee has a deliciously nutty, buttery, vanilla-soaked aroma and taste. Recommend!

4th & Heart’s ghee has a deliciously nutty, buttery, vanilla-soaked aroma and taste. Recommend!

How to snack like a low-carb pro? Meet these Almond Blueberry Scones made with grass-fed ghee.Click To Tweet

How to snack like a low-carb pro? Meet these Almond Blueberry Scones, made with nuts and eggs, plus the best-tasting ghee and stevia!In addition to the glorious ghee, there are three more things these Almond Blueberry Scones have going for them:

  • Vibrant, vitamin-rich, pastured eggs from Vital Farms (learn why I prefer Vital Farms eggs).
  • Great-tasting stevia (that’s not an oxymoron, promise). I considered stevia’s taste to be a deal-breaker until I found this brand.
  • Comparatively low-carb fruit. No, blueberries aren’t the most low-carb berry. But they’re a good choice relative to other fruits with a significantly higher count.

How to snack like a low-carb pro? Meet these Almond Blueberry Scones, made with nuts and eggs, plus the best-tasting ghee and stevia!

In any case, these Blueberry Almond Scones are crunchy on the inside, dense and sweet on the outside… with the berries providing welcome bursts of fruity flavor. Enjoy!

Blueberry Almond Scones
 
Recipe Type: Snack
Author: Fresh Planet Flavor
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp powdered stevia (I use the [url href=”http://freshplanetflavor.com/recommends/powdered-stevia/” target=”_blank”]brand that’s winning taste awards[/url])
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup [url href=”http://freshplanetflavor.com/recommends/vanilla-ghee/” target=”_blank”]vanilla ghee[/url], melted
  • 2 eggs
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a baking/cookie sheet, set aside. Combine the almond flour, baking soda, powdered stevia, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk with a fork to ensure there are no clumps.
  2. Add the berries, melted ghee, and eggs. Gently mix the ingredients until a firm dough forms. Transfer to the baking sheet and press into a round disc approximately 3/4″ thick.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 – 40 minutes, or until bronwed on the outside and a tester inserted comes out clean.
  4. Slice and enjoy.
 


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39 comments

Kelly Smith March 27, 2017 - 5:11 pm

Those scones looks so delicious! Yum! Thank you for sharing! Love your ideas!

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Renee March 27, 2017 - 6:07 pm

I had it on my goal list this week to find some good ghee since I am completely off all dairy now! Thank you for the brand rec! The scones look amazing!

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Fresh Planet Flavor April 4, 2017 - 12:45 am

Fourth & Heart is such a pleasure. I hope you’re able to try their product!

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Anya March 27, 2017 - 8:47 pm

I love Pure Indian Ghee for it’s consistent taste and results. Enjoy Grand Canyon – such a beautiful, magnificent place. We loved it there. Meanwhile, I’ll be enjoying these scones. 😉

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Fresh Planet Flavor April 4, 2017 - 12:46 am

I haven’t tried Pure Indian Ghee but good to know it’s really good stuff. Grass-fed ftw!

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Donna March 28, 2017 - 4:19 pm

These scones look amazing, school holidays now as I’m on the look out for any healthy snacks! xxD

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Katja March 28, 2017 - 4:35 pm

Absolutely gorgeous! And it’s almost blueberry season! Can’t wait to try these.

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Allison Wojtowecz March 28, 2017 - 8:46 pm

Seeing the picture at the top of this recipe I was like, “there’s NO WAY this is low-carb.” Man oh man, you’re a genius! I wanna make these soon!

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Fresh Planet Flavor April 4, 2017 - 12:41 am

That’s the fun part: defying expectations! Hope you enjoy.

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Irena from Eat Drink Paleo March 28, 2017 - 9:38 pm

So brilliant, so simple and SUCH fabulous ingredients. Love all these brands, and I love that the scones are low-carb! Have fun exploring. The southwest US is so magical!!!

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Michele Spring March 28, 2017 - 10:30 pm

Oh cool! I just actually ordered some of this vanilla ghee from Thrive yesterday because it looked really good. Now I know what to do with it. Love it when the universe aligns like this 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful trip!

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Fresh Planet Flavor April 4, 2017 - 12:40 am

Thank you! It’s also delicious in coffee, btw, but I assume you’ve already thought of that!

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Amy March 29, 2017 - 12:48 am

I just love scones and have been hoping for a way to make them Paleo. This is perfect!!!

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Jessica DeMay March 29, 2017 - 12:58 am

Vanilla infused ghee sounds amazing and these scones look perfect! I love the short ingredient list! Those blistered blueberries are calling my name!

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Stacey Crawford March 29, 2017 - 1:44 am

I love scones and they are low carb 🙂 That is my favorite stevia brand, BTW. It is even good in coffee.

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Fresh Planet Flavor April 4, 2017 - 12:37 am

AGREED. In coffee was my ultimate test!

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Georgina Young March 29, 2017 - 1:57 pm

Snacking when I was keto Paleo was literally a nightmare (although I probably managed to consume my bodyweight in 90% chocolate) so these look so good. Will definitely be trying them for my next weight cut!

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Emily Recipes to Nourish March 30, 2017 - 4:00 am

Wow! The the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park?!!! Sounds amazing! These scones look so good! I am a huge scone fan, especially when there is fruit in them like blueberries. Perfect for spring!

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Emily Recipes to Nourish March 30, 2017 - 4:01 am

Excuse the double *the* error LOL ^^ of course I can’t go back and correct it 😉

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Fresh Planet Flavor April 4, 2017 - 12:37 am

You’re such a perfectionist, I didn’t even notice it! 🙂

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Kari - Get Inspired Everyday! March 31, 2017 - 8:33 pm

I hope you enjoy your time in Zion and the Grand Canyon, we spent a week in Zion and Bryce about a year ago and it was amazing! I wish I would’ve had a few of these scones along for all the hikes we did!

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Carrie Forrest April 1, 2017 - 11:17 pm

I love this recipe and blog post. Great job!

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Hannah Healy April 1, 2017 - 11:20 pm

These scones look amazing. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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Kelly Bejelly April 1, 2017 - 11:59 pm

These scones look simply incredible. I love that you included ghee in this recipe. I hope you have a fabulous vacation, hun!

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Fresh Planet Flavor April 4, 2017 - 12:35 am

It was amazing! Although backpacking is suprisingly strenuous, I must admit. 😀

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Cristina Curp April 2, 2017 - 6:38 pm

Sign. Me. Up. These look amazing and are perfect for my low carb paleo eating habits. Thank you!

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Mark April 2, 2017 - 6:45 pm

I am trying to keep my carbs really really low at the moment and so these are perfect, great! Very jealous of your travels, sounds amazing! Also jealous of these scones come to think of it, haha!

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Fresh Planet Flavor April 4, 2017 - 12:34 am

I’m trying to stay below 25 grams/day and it’s incredibly hard. I’m not one for all the weighing and documenting, which makes it doubly difficult. :'(

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ChihYu April 2, 2017 - 7:28 pm

These blueberry almond scones look so delicious ! I love blueberries. These scones will go so well with a glass of iced cold almond milk or hot coffee. Awesome !

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Fresh Planet Flavor April 4, 2017 - 12:32 am

Omgggggg that sounds amazing…

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Vanessa Woozley April 2, 2017 - 7:44 pm

I would have loved these when I was trying keto, I wish I like stevia but maybe I could try it with a little maple syrup I wouldn’t need very much I don’t think. They sound so amazing.

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Fresh Planet Flavor April 4, 2017 - 12:32 am

I do NOT like stevia except for this brand! I encourage you to try it.

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Becky Winkler April 2, 2017 - 8:01 pm

I just love ghee! Will definitely have to try this vanilla-infused version.

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Fresh Planet Flavor April 4, 2017 - 12:30 am

It’s definitely more than the sum of its parts. 🙂

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Holley April 2, 2017 - 11:08 pm

These look amazing, I’m drooling!

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Real Food with Dana April 3, 2017 - 2:42 pm

Have so much fun in Zion!! Definitely one of my favorite places to hike, ever. And great tips for snacking too! I always run into this problem when I’m hiking/out for hours with no way to refrigerate stuff, haha!

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andy June 6, 2018 - 4:46 pm

These are biscuits not scones

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Fresh Planet Flavor June 9, 2018 - 5:33 pm

A scone is “a small unsweetened or lightly sweetened biscuit-like cake made from flour, fat, and milk and sometimes having added fruit” according to Google.

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