4.21.2009

Goji Berry Pecan Scones (Gluten Free and Vegan!)

Sweet, slightly tart and packed with nutrients, goji berries add that tasty je ne sais quoi to these scones. These Himalayan treats contain numerous amino acids, trace minerals, protein and antioxidants. As if that wasn’t enough, they also contain a significant amount of Vitamins A and C, B-complex vitamins, vitamin E and anti-inflammatory agents! Whew! That’s a lot of nutrition packed into one tiny berry! Talk about bang for your berry.

I used rice flour to make these scones gluten free, canola oil and rice milk to make them vegan, and goji berries, cinnamon and pecans to make them delicious! They have a traditional scone texture, while also retaining the perfect amount of moisture. What a tasty and nutritious way to start any day!

Goji Berry Pecan Scones (Gluten Free and Vegan!)
Makes 6 medium/large scones

2c rice flour
1tbsp aluminum free baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp cloves powder
¼ c goji berries
¼ c pecan pieces/chips
1/3 c canola oil
1/3 c agave nectar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/3 c rice, soy or almond milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a bowl, combine and mix together the dry ingredients (except for goji berries and pecans). In a separate bowl, beat together wet ingredients. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just combined. The texture will be crumbly (this is normal!). Stir in goji berries and pecan pieces. Take a handful of dough and knead it together, shaping into a scone, and place on the parchment-lined baking sheet. If you notice the dough becoming too crumbly to form a scone, just add a splash of milk to the dough and continue to knead. After scones are lined up on the baking sheet, bake on the center rack for 20 minutes. Remove the scones promptly from the oven and let cool on a cooling rack. Enjoy!

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

These look amazing and soooo healthy! I love that you used agave and the gluten free part my husband will be thankful for!

NikkieG said...

That looks absolutely delicious!

Kim said...

Thanks for sharing, I just stumbled across your blog, and like your creative and healthy cooking style. I like how simple your recipe is for these scones - no dairy, no gluten, no eggs is the name of my game too. Looks great! I look forward to checking your blog more often.

kim at affairsofliving.blogspot.com

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It really looks great. I can't wait to have that delicious and healthy Goji Berry Pecan Scones