PROTEIN YUM: Maple & Honey Scones

Ingredients:

2 cups almond flour

½ cup coconut flour

¼ cup zero-calorie sweetener (or sub maple syrup or honey)

½ cup pumpkin purée (room temp)

1 egg

2 tablespoons coconut or almond milk

2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

1 teaspoon maple or vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

½ teaspoon ground cloves (optional)

¼ teaspoon salt

2 scoops USN Pure GF1 (Caramel Popcorn was great!)

3 tablespoons almond milk

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, add the almond flour, coconut flour and sweetener. Stir to combine.
  3. Add the pumpkin purée, egg, milk, coconut oil and extract. Mix again. Stir in the baking powder, spices, salt and chocolate chips.
  4. Form a large dough ball. Place onto a silicone baking mat or onto parchment paper coated with cooking spray. Press into a circle the size of a small dinner plate.
  5. Cut into 6 slices using a pizza cutter. Bake for 18 minutes, or until golden.
  6. Stir together protein powder and almond milk until smooth. Drizzle over the top, and serve.

Nutritional Info:

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 18 min

Yield: 6 servings

Calories 208
Total Fat 8g
Total Carbs 19g
Protein 15g

About the Author

"I'm a happily married fitness freak and mom to three amazing, super-fit kids. My passion is creating original recipes and transforming unhealthy eats into healthy treats. I believe in balancing macro-nutrients as often as possible, and cooking to delight the ones I love in the cleanest, yummiest ways possible. As a nutrition coach, trainer and fitness instructor, I feel food is fuel, but it should also taste splendid, because after all, you only live once." Erin holds a B.A. in English and Master’s degree in Education, specializing Group X, children’s fitness and nutrition. She’s been a group exercise instructor for 14 years and was a Master Trainer for three years, traveling the country certifying hundreds of instructors and handling the nutrition portion of the company.
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