Sweet Potato Scones

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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!

Ingredients:

  • 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)

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder and sugar in a bowl.
  3. Add sweet potato, coconut oil and buttermilk and mix together (dough should be a little wet, if not add more buttermilk)
  4. Form dough into a ball and pat into a circle about 1 inch think.
  5. Cut into 8 wedges and place on a parchment lined baking sheet (fairly close together – see photo)
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until biscuits are lightly golden.

 

Scones before going in the oven:

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Scones after coming out of the oven:

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Happy Baking!

Natasha

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