So, I confess that I am not an amazing baker but I have come up with a recipe that my husband and my children enjoy. There are 2 things that I strive for when it comes to feeding my family. Number one – more veggies!! And number two – less sugar!! These scones achieve both goals and they are tasty. Not to mention the fact that they take me about 10 minutes to make. Boom – done!
There is a whole sweet potato in these scones. Plus, there is only 3/4 tsp of sugar in each scone. That equates to only 3 grams of sugar – hello – that’s amazing!! You will also benefit from the wonderful health benefits of coconut oil instead of using the usual butter as in most recipes.
So – here is the recipe and I hope you and your family enjoy!
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 cup cooked sweet potato
- 1/2 cup unrefined, cold-pressed virgin coconut oil (found at Costco)
- 1/4 cup buttermilk (make your own – scant 1/4 cup milk + 1 tsp vinegar)
- Preheat oven to 400F
- Combine flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder and sugar in a bowl.
- Add sweet potato, coconut oil and buttermilk and mix together (dough should be a little wet, if not add more buttermilk)
- Form dough into a ball and pat into a circle about 1 inch think.
- Cut into 8 wedges and place on a parchment lined baking sheet (fairly close together – see photo)
- Bake for 15 minutes or until biscuits are lightly golden.
Scones before going in the oven:
Scones after coming out of the oven: