Did you know that I am obsessed with all things muesli? I have a recipe for muesli bread in my book, and I make just about everything else I can with muesli. While traditionally muesli has oats in it, I make mine grain free, as I follow as diet that is very close to Primal/Paleo.
So what exactly is muesli? According to Wikipedia, it is a “popular breakfast cereal based on uncooked rolled oats, fruit and nuts. It was developed around 1900 by Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Benner for patients in his hospital. It is available as a packaged dry form, or it can be made fresh.”
These scones have my favorite little muesli combination of dried fruits and nuts, and are the perfect vehicle for fellow muesli addicts. I am about to sit down and enjoy one for my afternoon snack with a cup of Dandelion Root Coffee.
- 2 cups blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
- ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ cup dried apricots, cut into ¼-inch pieces
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup raw sesame seeds
- ¼ cup pistachios, coarsely chopped
- 1 large egg, size does matter as dough will not hold together with a small or medium egg
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
- In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt and soda
- Stir in dried fruit, seeds and nuts
- In a small bowl combine egg and agave
- Stir wet ingredients into dry
- Use your hands to form dough
- Shape dough into a 6½ x 6½ square that is about ¾-inch thick
- Cut dough into 16 squares
- Bake at 350°F on a parchment paper lined baking sheet for 10-12 minutes
You can “mix it up” by using different dried fruits and nuts for this muesli scone recipe and coming up with your own favorite combination. Please remember though, to share your results with us in the comment section below as I’d love to hear all of your ideas for variations and adaptations of this recipe.
I’ve been making these for 10 years and share them all the time. Using the general ratio of add-ins, I’ve added in a variety of just about everything we could think of, from pieces of spicy crystallized ginger, dried bananas, cherries, chocolate chips, lemon or orange zest, every other kind of dried fruit, nut or seed, freeze dried blueberries, vanilla, almond and banana flavorings, glazes – depending on what we have in the house. I don’t know how I would have ever managed being gluten free without them, and several other recipes on the website. I am not a baker by nature but these – I can always make something amazing (unless I manage to overcook them:) Thank you Elana
Amy! Thanks for sharing with me that you don’t know how you would’ve managed being gluten free without this recipe ❤️
what is the nutritional information per serving?
For more detail on nutrition info go here: https://elanaspantry.com/nutrition-information/
Hi. Do these scones freeze well? Thanks.
Paula, I haven’t tried that :-)
Carol L Crivello says
These are so delicious. I wish you would include the dietary information on them though.
Carol thanks for your comment. For more on that go here:
Have a wonderful day and enjoy the recipes!
Max, thanks for your great comment and for sharing your versions!
Max Barnhart says
This is the recipe I have made the most in my life. It is so flexible and always works. I now live in a country where blanched almond flour is very expensive and rare, and I have found I can substitute 1/2 chestnut flour with 1/2 hazelnut or almond meal. Or, for those who tolerate it, 1/2 buckwheat flour with 1/2 nut meal. This recipe is true culinary magic.