Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Scones + a Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway

Quiet.

It’s what I’ve been experiencing these past few days for about an hour each morning before Andrew wakes up and it’s been nothing short of amazing. I’ve been getting incredibly busier by the second and that extra hour helps in so many ways. Want to hear what’s going on in my life right now?

Let’s see, first I maintain this blog which takes a lot of time — especially when I make recipes, take photos, edit them, and write a story to go with it. Depending on the day, I take Andrew to school for 3 hours but man, I never knew 3 hours could go by that quick! Then I pick up my friend’s kids from elementary school and watch them until their parents get home as a side job. On top of that I clean one house every other week. On top of that, I’ve taken on a new position over at Scratch Mommy as the Editor in Chief (!!!!!) and we’re in the beginning stages so there is a lot of work that needs to be done. On top of that, I am maintaining 8 chickens, 1 crazy Lilly cat, a garden, a toddler and a husband and a house (in no specific order, of course).

Phew.

Can you see why I am so excited about waking up at 6am to get an hour (or more if I’m lucky) of quiet time; Just me, the birds chirping in the background, and the pitter patter of my fingers typing at lightening speed (I would say that is a skill of mine). Oh, and coffee. Much needed coffee.

I value this quiet time more than you could imagine, or maybe you can relate. I feel like I can stay on top of things a little easier and don’t feel like I’m running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off (sorry ladies). It recharges me, allows my soul to be at peace, and gives me a little more patience when handling all of this and a toddler at home.

But on those days that my patience has run thin and Andrew just wants me to play with his cars (and I really don’t want to play with cars), I turn to my kitchen. With him, of course.

You see, we love baking together. I hope it’s something that never changes and that carries with him until he’s grown and has his own family. A few days ago, I was having one of those days, so I turned on Toddler Radio on Pandora and it got me in the baking mood. I’m pretty sure it was jamming out to “Hakuna Matata” that did it. Is that weird? Any way, I asked Andrew to come join me in the kitchen and we got to baking.

Every time we get baking, he becomes more and more involved with scooping, pouring, and mixing the ingredients. It’s really cool to watch unfold and I seriously am looking forward to the day where he gets all the ingredients together and does it all by himself. One, because that will be such a cool achievement (proud mommy moment) and two, because I get homemade baked goods without doing any work. Boom.

We decided to try a gluten-free apple cinnamon scone recipe (although I’m not convinced “scone” is the right word. Maybe bar? I have no idea, “scone” just sounds so much cooler). I’ve literally had it in my “Must Post On Blog” list but I’ve continually pushed it to the back burner and I figured, why not now? Apples and cinnamon pair exceptionally with Fall, and that’s right around the corner. These scones are made with my favorite brand of almond flour so the actual scone is dense but the flavors of the vanilla coconut sugar, cinnamon, and applesauce, really round it out and make it just taste so good. I randomly had some flax seeds hanging around that needed to get used, so at the last minute I decided to add that in there for an extra nutrient-kick.

They are yummy and filling, which makes an excellent quick breakfast for you, your kids, and/or your husband. They take mmmaayyybbbeee 8 minutes of active prep time to make, and are done and out of the oven in 15-20 minutes. Perfect.

You know what’s even more perfect?

When they are paired with coffee, a favorite book, the birds chirping, and quiet. Now, that’s some soul food.

Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Scones
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups almond flour (my favorite brand)
  • ½ tsp unrefined sea salt (where to buy)
  • 4 Tbl vanilla coconut sugar (where to buy)
  • 1 Tbl flax meal (take whole flax seeds and grind them in a blender)
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted (where to buy)
  • ½ cup organic applesauce
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease baking sheet
  2. Add all the dry ingredients into one bowl and mix well
  3. Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl; add the rest of the wet ingredients to the eggs
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well; batter will be thick and not runny
  5. Pour into a circular shape; bake for 15-18 minutes
  6. After the scones have cooled, cut into triangles and enjoy

And a Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway!

I’ve teamed up with Bob’s Red Mill to give you a $50 gift card to their website. Hooray! This way you can make your own gluten-free apple cinnamon scones and enjoy them during your quiet time. See, I’ve always got your back friend.

Entering is super easy too. Just fill out the rafflecopter below and you’re one step closer to a $50 Bob’s Red Mill gift card!

 

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'Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Scones + a Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway' has 33 comments

  1. August 26, 2014 @ 10:18 am Amanda L

    How I can relate to your story of how you have to make “alone / quiet” time for yourself, though I stay up FAR too late each night since I am not a morning person at.all to get all my stuff done. And I love that your son shares your love of baking with you!
    I am always in need of really easy recipes to make, and although I have no gluten sensitivities I do try to eat as (healthily) gluten free as possible, so these sound (and look) great! And I think scones works just fine for what to call them 🙂
    Thanks for the recipe, and giveaway.

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    • August 26, 2014 @ 5:35 pm Loriel

      I used to stay up late but I really, REALLY need my sleep to be able to function properly so now I just wake up early. It’s rough the first few days but it gets better and easier with time. The benefit greatly outweighs the sucky-ness of having to wake up early. 🙂 These are definitely super easy to make. Let me know how you like them if you try them!

      Reply

  2. August 26, 2014 @ 10:35 am Roxana S.

    Only gluten free for me….and scones sound wonderful :O) It brings more peace of mind to make your own than trying to navigate the dubious world of ingredient labels and proper manufacturing procedures.

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  3. August 26, 2014 @ 11:01 am angela

    I so miss those days of having my lil guy, now 20, sitting on the counter beside me helping me bake/ cook. When he was old enough I’d let him put his own creations together. Sometimes they were a hit, others not so much(yep, we tossed a few). But today he is an amazing cook/ baker. It is one of those memories I hold dear to my heart. Enjoy these moments while you can, they do grow up so quickly. As for the scones, we can’t wait to try…maybe breakfast tomarrow…hmmm..Andrew has learned to make perfect scones this past year. With seasonal fruit being in we’ve had strawberry…AMAZING! And last week was Peach! Freestone are finally coming off the trees here!! Apples are trickling in now too…wonder what he could do with those???

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    • August 26, 2014 @ 5:34 pm Loriel

      Oh man, time flies by. That’s so cool that you let him create on his own. I think Andrew will be ready for that in the near future. Is your child’s name Andrew as well?

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  4. August 26, 2014 @ 11:10 am julie

    I am recently gluten Free. This Would give Me A Greeat Selection

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  5. August 26, 2014 @ 11:46 am Leela

    Bob’s is great – good quality and such variety!

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  6. August 26, 2014 @ 12:16 pm Hannah

    First of all, I love scones. Second of all, I love Bob’s. Thirdly, I am fortunately or unfortunately (depending on how you look at it) among those who are gluten free. Fourthly, I’m not sure what else to say, except I appreciate this give-away and if nothing else, I am excited to try this recipe!

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  7. August 26, 2014 @ 12:47 pm Skye

    I love Bob’s Red Mill. They have so many great products that make cooking and baking gluten free easy and yummy!

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  8. August 26, 2014 @ 1:14 pm Katie

    Oh this looks like a great Saturday morning breakfast! I really do need to try out more of Bob’s Red Mill products, I feel like I have yet to hear a negative review of something they produce.

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  9. August 26, 2014 @ 1:52 pm Rosie

    Your recipe looks awesome. I love almond meal! I have enjoyed Bob’s Red Mill products, and I would love to try new things that I haven’t seen in the store – I like experimenting with new recipes and eating healthy!

    Reply

  10. August 26, 2014 @ 2:01 pm Katie

    It would help us pay for some things that we otherwise wouldn’t be able to buy.

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  11. August 26, 2014 @ 5:30 pm ashley | bloom & nourish

    I just successfully reincorporated nuts into my diet and would love to try using almond flour for some paleo friendly treats!

    Reply

  12. August 26, 2014 @ 7:05 pm Christina Mendoza

    These scones look delicious. I have a sweet tooth, and if I can make my treats healthier, it’s a good thing!

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  13. August 27, 2014 @ 6:51 am Wendy

    Loved your article and can relate.I have my quiet time in the morning too.

    Reply

  14. August 27, 2014 @ 11:30 am Christina

    This would be awesome to win! I have 6 paleo kids and they love it when I bake, I just can’t do it very often because it’s a lot more expensive. And seeing how your scones look amaze balls, I’d definitely give them a go! 🙂

    Reply

  15. August 28, 2014 @ 11:56 am Solducky

    We love Bob’s Red Mill products, especially their GF ones.

    Reply

  16. August 28, 2014 @ 5:18 pm Alicia

    I would love the gift card to stock up on gluten free baking supplies. 🙂

    Reply

  17. August 29, 2014 @ 4:49 am Carolsue

    I’d like to win because I buy Bob’s Red Mill products when I can and they are superior to similar products you get in the store. I’d love to win to stock up on more items I need.

    Reply

  18. August 29, 2014 @ 9:15 pm Lisa

    We are recently gluten-free and so this giveaway would give me a chance to do some experimenting! 🙂 I want to get my kids in the kitchen cooking with me more so they will be more on board with the changes we are making.

    Reply

  19. August 30, 2014 @ 8:27 am Jenna DeMaria

    I would love to win because we love Bob’s Red Mill products, but eating gluten free can be expensive and this gift card would help a lot. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Reply

  20. August 30, 2014 @ 11:34 am Kari

    These sound awesome! (And I would love to win, too!)

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  21. August 30, 2014 @ 1:08 pm Shelley

    Would love to win this! Trying to feed my family of 12 in a healthy way can be pricey! Thank you for the giveaway!!

    Reply

  22. August 30, 2014 @ 1:31 pm Tracy Spangler

    I would love to win a gift certificate from Bob’s Red Mill for a couple reasons. First is that I love cooking from scratch for my family, and Bob’s Red Mill carries some products that I use often, if not everyday. These include arrowroot powder, egg replacer, millet, whole wheat flour, graham flour (for homemade graham crackers!), chia seeds, garbanzo beans, sweet brown rice, TVP, many beans including black turtle and adzuki. The second reason is that while I love cooking the healthiest, from scratch meals possible for my family. we are on an incredibly tight budget, because any money we have is going towards my out-of-state brain surgery at the end of September. For this reason we’ve cut meat from our diets, replacing it with a variety of beans, TVP and lentils, but I still have a hard time feeding my family nutritious food each day and such a limited budget. This gift card would allow me to stock up on some of the staples I use all the time when cooking, without having to dip into my savings for the flight to and from brain surgery, as well as my eventual $20,000 co-pay. Thank you so much!

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  23. August 30, 2014 @ 4:53 pm Dandi D

    I’d like to win so I can stock up on their quinoa and chia seeds.

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  24. August 30, 2014 @ 5:35 pm cassie

    I think it would be great to start incorporating more gluten free foods into our diets

    Reply

  25. August 31, 2014 @ 3:07 pm Amy

    Can’t wait to try these!

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  26. August 31, 2014 @ 4:10 pm Chloe @ How We Flourish

    Gluten free flour can be so expensive! Would love to be able to get some for free. And I love Bob’s Red Mill.

    Reply

  27. August 31, 2014 @ 5:25 pm Calli

    my fiance is eating low carb so I am looking for cracker and bread altneratives!

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  28. August 31, 2014 @ 6:45 pm Maryann D.

    We use Bob’s Red Mill products quite often. The gift card would be wonderful to use to shop with.

    Reply

  29. August 31, 2014 @ 11:43 pm Janioe Yeagle

    The minute saw the picture I said to myself wow that looks like something I want to try and make!

    Reply

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