I made these paleo Orange Poppy Seed Scones in honor of Valentine's day. Truth be told, this holiday is not much of a thing in our house. If it's convenient, my husband and I will go out to dinner on the night of Valentine's day to celebrate each other and our relationship. Frankly though, I don't put much stock in this holiday. Feel free to call me a grinch! However, when it comes to baking I'm a total holiday geek. And these heart-shaped scones really bring out the baking nerd in me. I have tons of healthy Valentine's recipes in my Paleo Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes post!
If you're wondering how to make healthy scones you're totally in luck! These low-carb scones are made with a base of almond flour, a fantastically healthy ingredient and are very lightly sweetened with honey. I serve these scones with scrambled eggs and a small green salad. It's an easy healthy paleo breakfast that the whole family loves!
This gluten-free, dairy-free scone recipe contains 7 ingredients total. All you need to make it is almond flour, salt, baking soda, honey, egg, orange zest, and poppy seeds.
When I make these Orange Poppy Seed Scones, I use a heart-shaped cookie cutter of a fairly large size. In fact, the cookie cutter measures 2-½ inches wide at its widest point. If you use a smaller cookie cutter you will need to reduce the baking time of the scones or they will overcook. Likewise, if you make larger heart scones you will likely need to bake them for longer.
For those of you with nut allergies, I have an incredible nut-free scone recipe called Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones. If you're in need of egg-free dessert recipes I have dozens on my Egg-Free Recipes page, and a killer egg-free Vegan Chocolate Cupcake in my second book, Gluten-Free Cupcakes!
Here are some of my other grain-free paleo scones recipes: