There’s something about a nice warm breakfast scone and a cup of hot tea that just sets a moment right. The soft warmth of the scone and steamy tartness of the tea are a match made.
But if you’re looking for a healthy breakfast, a scone may not be what you’re looking for. Unless it’s made with the right ingredients.
These Coconut Lemon Scones with Chia Seeds are made with healthy coconut oil full of MCT’s, proven to improve overall health AND symptoms of autism. These include nonfat Greek yogurt instead of the classic butter and egg and coconut milk for the liquid. This keeps the scones fluffy and adds creamy flavor and nutrition, along with sweetened shredded coconut meat. I have also added lemon juice and zest for flavor and Vitamin C. And finally, I topped these with Chia Seeds full of healthy Omegas.
Served alongside a hot cup of black tea, these will get your motor going in the morning.
Coconut Lemon Scones with Chia Seeds
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour (plus more for kneading)
3 Tb sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt
2 Tb coconut oil
1/3 cup coconut milk, plus 1 Tb for glazing
1/2 tsp vanilla
zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
2 Tb chia seeds
Preheat oven to 400F.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry cutter, cut in Greek yogurt and coconut oil until large pea shaped crumbles are formed.
Transfer to an ungreased cookie sheet. With a sharp floured knife, cut into 8 wedges. Brush with remaining coconut milk and sprinkle with chia seeds.
Place scones in oven and bake for 20 minutes. Warning: your kitchen will smell amazing, no lie. Carefully separate scones and cool slightly.
Serve with lemon curd if desired, but you will find these need absolutely no additional toppings. I actually preferred them without. Their flavor stands alone. Don’t forget your tea. I had mine with some with some hot Thai tea.
You can serve your finicky sharks a cup of my Hot Coco Cocoa to go with their scone. (Or scones as my oldest son requested seconds.)
Try not to eat them all at once. I had a hard time leaving the kitchen. These are absolutely delicious!