Healthy Blueberry Scones

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Get ready to have your mind blown!  These blueberry scones are SO incredibly delicious.  They taste just like you are at a cute cafe for breakfast, but these guys are REALLY good for you!  Not only that, these babies are gluten free, so gluten-sensitive individuals still get to enjoy!!!

The two main ingredients in this are cashews and blueberries. Both of which have excellent health benefits!  Check out these pins that detail a few of those benefits for each of these great foods!

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AWESOME!  All these health benefits in something that tastes like you should feel guilty for eating it!  Plus, it’s really easy to make, which is always a bonus when you are cooking/baking in the morning!

HEALTHY BLUEBERRY SCONES

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cashews
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (aluminum free)
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (in liquid form)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tsp. alcohol free vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

Directions

1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Place the cashews in a food processor and pulse until you have a flour like consistency.  Add the baking powder and arrowroot powder.  Pulse a few times to combine thoroughly.

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2.) In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Use a fork to stir until smooth.

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3.) Add the contents of the food processor and the blueberries to the wet ingredients.  Stir until well combined.

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4.) Line a pie pan, or a circular pan with parchment paper.  Place the batter in the pan, and use your hands to press it down evenly.  Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes until the top is lightly browned.

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5.) Use the parchment paper to pull the baked scones out of the pan.  Allow to cool for 10 minutes.

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6.) Use a knife to cut into triangular pieces, and serve.

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Oh my gosh…so good!

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Mind. Blown.  Enjoy! 🙂

Homemade 3-ingredient Lara Bars

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Have you ever heard of Larabars?  They are these delicious energy bars that are sweetened using dates instead of sugar, and they are DELICIOUS!

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They list all the ingredients on their website, so I decided to give it a go at trying to make my own.  I am so excited about how they turned out!  They are super easy to make, and I just used three ingredients!  They are over the top delicious, and I can guarantee these will be a in our refrigerator often from now on!

3-INGREDIENT LARA BARS

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted dried dates
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup cashews (you can use any type of nut.  I used cashews and they turned out great – next time I will probably try almonds!)

Directions

1.) Add all the ingredients to a food processor.  Process on high until a ball forms, pausing to scrape down the sides when necessary.  This may take a few minutes.

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2.) Place the ball in a bowl, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

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3.) Take out of the refrigerator, and use your hands or a roller to flatten and shape into a rectangle that is about 1/2 – 3/4 inch thick.  Place back in the refrigerator for another hour.

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4.) Take out of the refrigerator and cut into bars using a sharp knife.  Remove from the wax paper and store in an airtight container.  You can store these in the refrigerator or freezer.  You can also store them out of the refrigerator, but they will be softer this way.

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Perfect snack!  Enjoy! 🙂