Paleo Maple Pecan Scones

Paleo Maple Pecan Scones | Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

These grain free Paleo Maple Pecan Scones are as good as the real deal! Serve them at Easter brunch for a treat everyone will love!

I used to work at a well-known gluten free bakery here in the Portland area. We made fantastic gluten free scones that were my end of the day take-home treat of choice. I would take one of those scones over our famous cupcakes any day!

Paleo Maple Pecan Scones | Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

The maple pecan flavor was by far my favorite. It was the perfect blend of crunchy, crumbly, sweet and also slightly salty from all the glorious butter. For what is a scone without butter? If you're thinking, "But hey, this is a paleo recipe and I thought paleo meant no dairy," well first, butter is sort of a gray area when it comes to paleo. Second, butter is very low in milk proteins, so it is often well-tolerated by dairy-intolerant folk, like myself. If dairy is a super-strict no-go for you, palm shortening would be a good alternative. But I digress...

Paleo Maple Pecan Scones | Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

The point I was going for is, I miss those maple pecan scones from my old job! I can't even go back and buy one now because they are made with heavy cream, which is more than this dairy-intolerant girl can handle these days. Thankfully, these Paleo Maple Pecan Scones make my mouth and my tummy very happy!

Paleo Maple Pecan Scones | Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

I'm not joking when I say that these scones are as good (or better) than any you would get at your local coffee shop. I first made these for my family for Easter brunch two years ago and they were wolfed down with very un-bunny-like abandon. Hopefully your family will be just as pleased with them!

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Paleo Maple Pecan Scones
Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free
Paleo Maple Pecan Scones | Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition
Course Breakfast
Servings
8 scones
Ingredients
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1/4 cup maple sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 6 Tbsp butter cold, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • raw sugar optional, to garnish
Course Breakfast
Servings
8 scones
Ingredients
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1/4 cup maple sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 6 Tbsp butter cold, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • raw sugar optional, to garnish
Paleo Maple Pecan Scones | Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, potato starch, maple sugar, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add the chopped pecans and stir to combine.
  4. Add the cubed cold butter and use your fingers to rub the butter into the flour mixture to pea-sized pieces.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and lemon juice. Pour into the dry ingredients and use your hands to gently mix together to form a dough.
  6. Dust the baking sheet and your hands with potato starch. Turn the dough onto the dusted baking sheet and use your hands to shape into a disc about 3/4-1-inch thick.
  7. Use a sharp knife to cut the disc into 8 wedges. Space evenly apart on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with the raw sugar, if desired.
  8. Bake until golden brown and fairly firm to the touch, with just a little give, about 18 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

If you don't tolerate butter, these can be made with palm shortening instead.

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Paleo Maple Pecan Scones | Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition
Paleo Maple Pecan Scones | Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition
Paleo Maple Pecan Scones | Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition
Paleo Maple Pecan Scones | Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition
Paleo Maple Pecan Scones | Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition
Paleo Maple Pecan Scones | Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition
Paleo Maple Pecan Scones | Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition
Paleo Maple Pecan Scones | Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition
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2 Comment

  1. Cindy says: Reply

    What’s the carb count for there maple syrup scones?

    1. Carly says: Reply

      Hi Cindy! Here is the nutritional info for 1 scone:
      Calories 349, Fat 28.4g, Carbs 20g, Fiber 3.7g, Protein 8.2g. These are definitely meant as a treat, due to the starch and sugar content, but are a better option than your traditional scone! 🙂

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