Coffee shop treats are a source of temptation for many, no matter what diet they might be following. There’s just something irresistible about a rich pastry with a cup of joe. Thankfully—for both your wallet and your waistline—it’s not hard to make decadent goodies like this at home, in a keto-friendly way! These easy lemon poppy seed scones are bursting with juicy flavor. It’s a perfect way to start your day.
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Seeds of Enjoyment</p></h4>
Tiny, dark poppy seeds are best known for being one of the toppings of an everything bagel. But did you know even ancient medical texts from thousands of years ago mention them? That’s because they pack a lot of healing properties in a very small package! Beyond adding plenty of fiber, they contain significant amounts of iron. This leads to increased hemoglobin production and improved blood flow. That, in turn, helps your brain get more oxygen, which may improve cognitive performance and protect against dementia.
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Zest for Life</p></h4>
All parts of the lemon are great for boosting your health. In particular, the zippy zest includes high amounts of essential nutrients. Besides containing lots of Vitamin C, potassium, and folate, lemon zest holds limonin. Limonin is an antioxidant that helps your body use the healthy compounds in other foods. Eating lots of lemon allows you to unlock 30% more carotenoids during digestion—boosting the nutritional benefits of other foods like flax or almond flour. What a lift!
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Lemon Poppy Seed Scones</p></h4>
<h5>Prep Time: 10 mins | Cooking Time: 30 mins| Serves: 8</h5>
<h5><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Ingredients:</p></h5>
* 1 ½ cups almond flour
* 2 tablespoons coconut flour
* 1 tablespoon golden flax meal
* ½ teaspoon baking powder
* ¼ teaspoon baking soda
* ½ teaspoon salt
* 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
* 3 teaspoons lemon zest, divided
* 5 tablespoons grass-fed butter, frozen and cut into pieces
* ¼ cup granulated erythritol
* 3 tablespoons granulated monk fruit, divided
* 2 large eggs
* 4 tablespoons lemon juice, divided (from about 1 lemon)
* ¼ cup heavy cream
<h5><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Instructions:</p></h5>
1. Heat oven to 350⁰F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, flax meal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and poppy seeds.
3. Using a fork, cut butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse sand. You can also use your fingers to rub the cold butter into the dry ingredients.
4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, erythritol, 1 tablespoon monk fruit, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 teaspoons of lemon zest, and heavy cream until frothy.
5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until a soft dough forms, but no further.
6. Shape the dough into a large round on the prepared baking sheet. Using a butter knife, gently score into 8 triangles with a knife.
7. Bake the scones for 20 minutes.
8. Remove scones from oven and cut into 8 triangles along the earlier score lines. Separate each slice. Return to oven and bake for 10 more minutes or until golden brown.
9. Mix the remaining 1 teaspoon lemon zest, remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and remaining 1 tablespoon monk fruit until well combined. Pour the lemon glaze over the cooled scones and enjoy.