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!
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...
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!
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!