Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones

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I really don’t write a lot on my website because:

  1. I’m not a writer.
  2. I figure you all come here for the recipes anyway.
  3. What’s the point? I like short and sweet. Literally.

Every now and then though, I do get the itch to write just a bit. And this recent comment on Facebook tickled my writing fancy:

I absolutely adore your recipes. I’ve been Paleo for over a year and feel/look amazing. I have to ask, though, aren’t treats such as Paleo baked goods supposed to be a very occasional treat? It seems that they’re being posted on a near daily basis.

And this was my response:

You are totally right, however I have a houseful of almost a dozen growing boys here everyday after school and they aren’t Paleo (most aren’t even gluten-free) so they get at least a Paleo treat a day –far better than the standard teenage fare of soda and chips, if you know what I mean!

Why the heck are there so many dessert and bread recipes on here? Well, it’s not that much of a challenge to come up with a Paleo chicken recipe –they’re all over the internet. Just sift through the websites of people like Martha, Ina, and Elise, and you’ll likely find some nice healthy steak and vegetable dishes as well. They’re probably gluten-free and maybe even Paleo. However, when it comes to finding baked goods that are of course treats, well, that’s not as easy, and that it is something I provide on this website –I create classic Neolithic dishes (like these Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones) that use Paleo-friendly ingredients.

Further confirming this hunch is the list of the Top 10 Most Viewed Recipes on my sidebar; just crank your eyes over a few inches to the right and take a gander at that feature. As you can see, folks look at, and I assume therefore want, baked goods. And so I am pretty much always testing something, and thankfully, the hordes of boys that come to my house after school take pleasure in eating the items that I am continuously testing.

And now back to our regular programming:

Ingredients
Serves:
6-8scones
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Instructions
  1. In a food processor, combine coconut flour, salt and baking soda
  2. Pulse in shortening, honey and eggs
  3. Stir in chopped chocolate by hand
  4. Scoop batter onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  5. Bake at 350°F for 10-14 minutes
  6. Cool and serve
Thank you so much for making your recipes so simple, yet SOOO tasty!!!

These gluten-free, dairy-free Chocolate Chip Scones are made from coconut flour. So no, the measurement of 1/2 cup of flour is not a typo (I get this question on just about every recipe on my website that uses coconut flour). Coconut flour is unique in that just a little bit goes a long way.

On another culinary note, I want to point out that coconut flour is quite light and fluffy –great for cakes and muffins. So these quick and easy Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones are rather cakey and fluffy and don’t have a heavy crumb. They’re a bit different than a classic scone. They’re also nut-free which is deliberate as I’ve had more and more requests for nut-free recipes lately.

Finally, yet most importantly, I based this recipe on one from Brian Musial at mypaleodiet.net, although I’ve made a number of modifications. He has a lovely site that you may wish to peruse for other healthy Paleo recipes. Enjoy the scones and thanks for listening.

Peace out,
Elana

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196 responses to “Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones”

  1. Thank you so much for making your recipes so simple, yet SOOO tasty!!! When I don’t feel like baking, I do, because it doesn’t take long to make your recipes. I’m a busy Mom and I very much appreciate that.

    • Melanie, thanks for your comment! I put loads of time and thought into making my recipes as easy as possible for busy Moms! Glad to hear my recipes are so simple, yet SOOO tasty :-)

  2. I have read many blogs over the past many years and I haven’t ever made a comment on one of them but I wanted to today! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK on your dessert recipes! It takes a lot of mental work, and physical for that matter always on your feet trying to bake another batch of something, and the time and money it takes to put into trying recipe after recipe until it’s finally perfected!
    I so appreciate you trying out recipes and perfecting them for us! Thank you!
    Lovely work!

    • Laura, your comment means the world to me! Thanks a million for leaving your first comment ever on a blog. I’m so glad that you appreciate the fruits of my labor and that you enjoy my recipes :-)

  3. I baked a batch of the Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones for family breakfasts this past week. They were wonderful, moist, and just enough sweet. So good with a cup of tea! Thank you, Elana!

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