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Paleo Blueberry Scones

Do you love road trips as much as I do? Samantha, my youngest sister, and I are on the ultimate road trip.

Starting point: San Antonio, TX.

Ending point: Seattle, WA.

Duration: 5 days.

Entertainment: Language of Flowers {audio book}, Kitchen House {audio book}, dodging dust devils, and hunting for parking spots that don’t require us to show off how talented we are at backing up a truck and trailer.

Sustenance: Buc-ee’s beef jerky, freeze-dried cherries, banana chips, peppered cashews, apples, almond butter, coconut water, coffee, and Orbit’s strawberry gum {two pieces at a time = mandatory}.

I’m writing to you as we roll through Western Arizona, soon to be South Eastern California. It’s fascinating to watch the landscape change. From the comforting ancient trees of the Texas Hill Country, flat nothingness of West Texas, smooth mini mountains in New Mexico, and the biggest boulders I’ve ever seen in my life in Eastern Arizona …{we keep reciting Donkey’s line from Shrek movie: “that’s a nice boulder.”}

I desperately want to pull over and take pictures – of everything. It’s so beautiful. I also desperately want to climb every mountain we pass. I love to hike. These hills {mountains?} are so inviting. And probably crawling with creatures that sting. I changed my mind.

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Yes, there’s a more direct route to Washington. We chose the California landscape for our slightly longer, prettier drive. We’re in no rush. We’ll drive a stone’s throw from Carson, CA so that we can absorb some of the CrossFit awesomeness happening there this weekend {nobody spoil it for me}, while our hearts are set on spending extra time in Portland, OR for some grub. Y’all ever see Portlandia? I’m dying to meet an environmentally sustainable chicken farmer …who names his chickens.

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Samantha starts grad school this Fall in the Seattle area, so I volunteered to accompany her and all her stuff for the drive. I’ll help her get settled then fly back to TX. I will probably sit in amazement on that flight, marveling at the miracle of speedy travel by airplane. Nothing makes you appreciate modern transportation like a 5-day road trip across the country. I’m currently having visions of the Oregon Trail …wondering how many oxen we’ll lose if we cross over any water.

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Anyhew, even though I’m not in my kitchen and am surviving on dried goodies and gas station waters, I’ve prepared something very special for you all. My friend Juli Bauer of PaleOMG {okay, we’ve only met once, but I’ve decided we’re going to be great friends} posted this recipe for Lavender and Vanilla Bean Scones. I drooled over the recipe, immediately made a batch, and then kept playing. I wound up with a blueberry version that I now make every single time we have company.

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Thank you, Juli for the awesome recipe.

Thank you, countless guests at Austin and my house for eating all the experiments.

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So the paleo flour base for this recipe is unique – cashews! It’s as delicious as it sounds. I have a huge bin of salted cashews from Costco. They work just great. Measure out 1.5 cups and pour them into a food processor. Also, preheat your oven to 350 F.

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Blend the cashews until they resemble a coarse meal.

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Pour them into a large mixing bowl.

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Meet Mr. Arrowroot! He’s a paleo-friendly starch, very messy, and works wonders in gluten-free baked goods.

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Measure out ¼ cup of the arrowroot and add it to the cashew meal. You can see here that my measurements are always, extremely, exact. {Do as I say, not as I do.}

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Add a pinch of salt into the bowl.

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Find some baking powder.

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Add 1 tsp to the mixing bowl.

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Whisk everything together.

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Finished!

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Measure out 1 cup of fresh blueberries.

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Add them to the dry mixture.

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Stir it together until evenly mixed.

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Now, let’s move onto the wet ingredients. Measure out ¼ cup of coconut oil. Yes, I buy coconut oil by the gallon from Tropical Traditions. It’s good stuff.

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Next, find some maple syrup.

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Measure out 3 Tbl into the wet ingredients.

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Find some vanilla extract.

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Measure out 2 tsp vanilla into the bowl.

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Add one egg.

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Whisk it together.

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Until it looks like this lumpy, delicious mess.

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Add the wet to the dry ingredients.

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Stir until it’s evenly combined.

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Line a 9” round metal pan with parchment paper. {You can also use butter or oil here – whatever strikes your fancy.}

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Pour the batter into the pan.

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Using the back of a spoon and/or your fingers, pat the batter into the pan so that you have an even thickness.

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Like this! Pop it in the oven at 350 F for 30 minutes.

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Ta-daa!! Isn’t it beautiful? It smells amazing too.

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Let it cool for at least 10 minutes then slice up into wedges.

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Mmm…

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Plate up and enjoy.

Paleo Blueberry Scones

Preparation 10 minutes 2017-06-26T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 30 minutes 2017-06-26T00:30:00+00:00 Serves 8 scones     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Cashews (or 1 1/3 cups ground)
  • 1/4 cup Arrowroot
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 cup Fresh Blueberries
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F & line a 9 inch metal pan with parchment paper.
  2. Blend the cashews in a food processor until powdered.
  3. Whisk all the dry ingredients together then stir in the blueberries.
  4. Whisk the wet ingredients together then stir into the dry.
  5. Pour into the baking pan and bake at 350 F for 30 minutes.
  6. Let cool for at least 10 minutes, slice, and enjoy!

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246 Responses to “Paleo Blueberry Scones”

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    Rachelposted July 29, 2013 at 9:41 am

    What’s the purpose of the arrowroot powder? Does it make it hold together better, or…?

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      fedandfitposted July 29, 2013 at 9:44 am

      Hi Rachel! Good question, and yes. The arrowroot combined with the cashew meal result in a flour that behaves more closely to that of wheat flour.

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      grokgrubposted July 29, 2013 at 9:47 am

      “A flour that behaves more closely to that of wheat flour” = the Holy Grail of Paleo baking, amiright? 😛

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      fedandfitposted July 29, 2013 at 9:57 am

      Haha pretty much!!

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      Rachelposted September 23, 2013 at 10:20 am

      I made a version of these scones with almond flour. Mine also has various other substitutions and changes, not least of which is the addition of turmeric! http://grokgrub.com/2013/09/22/paleo-turmeric-scones/

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      fedandfitposted September 23, 2013 at 10:26 am

      Brilliant! They look really great, Rachel. You may have just inspired a turmeric obsession.

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    grokgrubposted July 29, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    On a different topic: I host Paleo Pen Pals (the Paleo ingredient swap and recipe development community). Don’t know if you have the time or interest to participate in the August swap, but because of you culinary creativity, I’d love to see what you come up with! Details and the signup form are here: http://grokgrub.com/paleo-pen-pals-community/

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    JGposted July 30, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Awesome blog! Great read, recipe and pics!

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      fedandfitposted July 30, 2013 at 11:59 am

      Thank you!! 🙂

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    petrina smithposted August 14, 2013 at 11:38 am

    This recipe looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it. Do you think almond flour would work the same here? I always have almond flour in my pantry.

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      fedandfitposted August 14, 2013 at 5:27 pm

      I haven’t tried it with almond flour but it may work! If you do give it a try, I’d love to know how they turn out.

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    Leslieposted August 18, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Holy cow, this is deliciousness! But mine is falling apart. Made just as directed…any suggestions? I will eat this wkth a spoon, I don’t care, but I’d prefer it to hold together.

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      fedandfitposted August 18, 2013 at 10:25 am

      Maybe more time in the oven. Depending on the moisture of the blueberries, it may just need a little more heat to firm up. I hope that helps! I ate a few trial batches with a spoon too 😉

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    hyperwink@gmail.composted August 23, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Eeeek! Love your blog! On the road to curing my autoimmune through diet and sites like yours are always a treasure to find! I have a huge batch of frozen blueberries, would I need to thaw them first before using?

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      fedandfitposted August 24, 2013 at 7:44 am

      Hi!! The frozen berries should work fine. You may need to increase the cook time a bit if the scones don’t set. I wish you all the best and please let me know how else I can be a resource for you along your journey!

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    aninaposted August 25, 2013 at 2:38 am

    Hi would I be able to use almond meal instead of cashew meal?
    Cheers

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      aninaposted August 25, 2013 at 2:40 am

      Hey there – pls disregard my question, I just saw someone else had asked. Will give it a go and let you know 🙂

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      fedandfitposted August 26, 2013 at 1:55 pm

      Haha sounds good! Thanks!

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    annie oakleyposted August 28, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Because so many paleolithic era people had access to baking powder…

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      fedandfitposted September 3, 2013 at 11:00 am

      Good point! They did not. The Paleo lifestyle that I promote and build recipes from is structured more around certain nutrition principles than as a reference to the Paleolithic era.

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      Rachel Ball (@grokgrub)posted September 3, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      If the issue is with baking powder specifically, I’ve heard the Paleo police say the cornstarch in it is a no-no, compared with the pure sodium bicarbonate in baking soda. But I don’t sweat the small stuff!

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      fedandfitposted September 3, 2013 at 3:01 pm

      Great point, Rachel! I like to use baking powder because I find it a little more reliable than baking soda {which then requires the use of some form of acid}. I’m with you on the small stuff, but this has given me great food for thought. I’ll start experimenting with repeatable baking soda use portions. Thanks, girl!

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    michelle youngposted September 2, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Awesome Scones!

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      fedandfitposted September 3, 2013 at 11:02 am

      Thanks, Michelle!! I’m so glad you liked them.

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    Courtneyposted September 8, 2013 at 12:10 am

    If you used almond flour how much do you think you should use? Because 1 1/2 cups of whole cashews will turn out to be how much after you grind it?

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      fedandfitposted September 9, 2013 at 11:35 am

      Good question …I need to grind some up and then I can let you know. My best guess is 1 & 1/3 cup. I’ll need to verify though.

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    celiactulabugposted September 8, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Reblogged this on tulabugblog.

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    Melanieposted September 11, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Do you think this recipe would work just as we’ll without the maple syrup?

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      fedandfitposted September 12, 2013 at 12:02 pm

      I haven’t tried the recipe without the maple syrup, so I can’t really say. The moisture added is necessary to the consistency of the finished scones. You can experiment by substituting honey or an equal amount of water. I’m not sure what the flavor or texture will be like, though. Please let me know if you give it a try! I’d love to know how they come out with that modification.

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    Sarahposted September 13, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    These look delicious! I have two questions: Should the cashews be salted or does it not matter? Or if they’re unsalted should I add some salt to compensate? Also, any advice on how to adjust cooking time if using a glass baking dish instead of metal? Thanks. I’m excited to try them this weekend!

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      fedandfitposted September 13, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      Hi Sarah! I used salted cashews, but I’ve heard that the recipe will work with either. If you want the flavor to match as closely as possible and you’re using unsalted nuts, add an additional pinch of salt. I’m not sure how much longer it will take to bake in a glass dish, but you can use the toothpick test pretty easily. Insert a toothpick in the baking scones. If it comes out with dough on the stick, they need more time. If it comes out clean, they’re done! You can also tell by the look of the top crust. It should be golden brown. Hope that helps!

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    Monika Deanposted September 14, 2013 at 9:06 am

    I wanted to let you know that I tried this recipe today with Almond flour. Used 1 1/3 cups as you suggested and it turned out really good. Definitely will be making this again. No other changes were made. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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      fedandfitposted September 14, 2013 at 9:08 am

      That’s great to know!! Thank you so much!

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    Sunshineposted September 15, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Yum! I used the almond flour substitution of 1 1/3 cups (reason being I was too lazy to grind the cashews) and all my measurements were made by a 4 year old (probably not too exact). I also baked it in a glass 9×9 and had to extend the cooking time by about 5 minutes. My point is, I rarely make a dish exactly to the recipe due to lack of ingredients or some other random reason and this came out beautifully. It must be resilient. I love your recipes, I love your positive posts, and I will keep coming back for more!

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      fedandfitposted September 16, 2013 at 11:47 am

      Your comment made my day! I’m so glad you liked the scones. Thanks for writing 🙂

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    aninaposted September 18, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Hey there
    I finally made this using homemade almond meal and raw honey instead of maple syrup mainly because I didn’t have any MS. I also didn’t have a pan so ended up spooning the mixture in a muffin tray (makes 6) and they were YUMMOLICIOUS! I’m going to try them again but sub the coconut oil for olive oil. Mainly because my husband can’t have coconut oil due to its saturated fat levels and will let you know. Do you think I’ll get away with using 1/4c of olive oil? Will that be sufficient?
    Thank you once again for sharing…very yummy the day after too!

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      fedandfitposted September 18, 2013 at 6:20 pm

      I’m so glad they worked out! I expect the oil conversion amount will be the same. I’d love to know how it works. Thanks for writing!

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    Kristenaposted September 21, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I desperately want to make pumpkin scones, any ideas on adapting this recipe? I will leave the blueberries out for sure and maybe add some cinnamon but not sure what other adjustments might be necessary. Thanks for posting this one though, it’s delicious 🙂

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      fedandfitposted September 23, 2013 at 9:52 am

      Hi Kristena! What a brilliant idea you have. I’m going to get busy experimenting. I would probably add 1/4 cup (maybe more) of pumpkin puree (from a can), some cinnamon, and maybe some ground cloves. I’d probably add some extra coconut four to make up for the moisture added by the pumpkin puree. I’ll get to work! Thanks for commenting!

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    Tposted September 21, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Just made these and tasted them – FABULOUS! I immediately ran out to buy more cashews so I can make another batch in near future! Thanks so much for this great recipe!
    FYI for anyone who cares – I used raw cashews that were previous soaked and dried in a dehydrator for almost 48 hours and stored in a glass jar (that’s what I had on hand), and only added one pinch of salt. Came out great! This really helped me with having multiple breakfast options for my upcoming busy week (and an lovely item for tea with the ladies). Thanks so much! Looking forward to more recipes!

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      fedandfitposted September 23, 2013 at 9:54 am

      I’m so glad they worked out for you and thanks so much for offering up your cashew technique! 🙂

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    Emma Leeposted September 22, 2013 at 9:09 am

    This recipe looks great. I’m certainly not a paleo policewoman by any stretch. The Costco cashews are cooked in canola oil and not ideal for paleo baking. Do you (or any commenters) have suggestions on where to find cashews whose only ingredient is um… cashews? And what is a reasonable price?? Thanks for posting this recipe!! And beautiful photography as well.

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      fedandfitposted September 23, 2013 at 10:05 am

      Hi Emma! You are so right about the Costco cashews. If you’re looking for a more pure approach, you can do as some other readers have suggested …purchase raw cashews (find them in the bulk foods section of your local grocery store/whole foods), soak the cashews for 4-6 hours in water, then place them in either a counter-top dehydrator or your oven @200-250 F until they’re dry. As far as reasonable price goes, it can be hard to say. I think you can purchase a pound of whole raw cashews from Trader Joe’s for ~ $10. Hope that helps!

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    Aninaposted September 22, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Yaaay another success with the scones and yes, they worked just as well with olive oil! Wish i could show u a pic! Im now trying an avocado sweet bread recipe. Wish me luck 🙂

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      fedandfitposted September 23, 2013 at 10:06 am

      I’m so glad they worked out again! Wish I could see a picture too. If you’re on Instagram, you can tag a photo with my handle (@fedandfit) and I’ll see it. Good luck on the avocado sweet bread! Sounds delicious.

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    marlaposted September 23, 2013 at 10:08 am

    I made these scones on Saturday and they were delicious! I got distracted and accidentally left out the arrowroot, but they still turned out with a texture similar to cornbread. My husband and 2 year old son devoured the whole batch! I was reading the comments about baking powder and I think a good substitution would be 1/2 tsp. baking soda + 1/2 tsp. lemon juice. The lemon should set off the taste of the blueberries nicely. In fact, I might even add some grated lemon peel to the next batch. Love your blog – keep of the good work!

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      fedandfitposted September 23, 2013 at 10:10 am

      Hi Marla! I’m so glad you and your family liked the scones. Great tip regarding a leavening substitute! I agree that the lemon zest and blueberry would go really well together. Thanks for your feedback!

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    Michaelposted September 25, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Why do you need to soak and dehydrate the raw cashews? I thought they were already in that state when you buy them. I am considering just lightly roasting (low heat) raw cashews with a little salt and almond oil.

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      fedandfitposted September 29, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      Great question, Michael! It is my understanding that soaking the raw cashews helps to remove certain enzymes that can hinder the absorption of vitamins and minerals, in addition to a few other other benefits.

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    Leanneposted September 28, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    These are delicious. I made them with almond flour and they came out perfectly. Thank you so much for the recipe!

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      fedandfitposted September 29, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thanks for commenting.

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    Lizposted October 11, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    I made these today with almond flour and honey. They turned out great! Thank you!

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      fedandfitposted October 12, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      That’s great feedback! Thanks, Liz!

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    Alexposted October 12, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    I love all the step-by-step pics! Thank you!!

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      fedandfitposted October 12, 2013 at 2:26 pm

      My pleasure! Seeing how something is made is really important to me, so I pay it forward 🙂

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    Marissaposted October 13, 2013 at 3:36 am

    I treid this recipe today and it is delicious. More cake like than scone, but delicious all the same. It will become a breakfast favourite I think 🙂 Thanks

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    Pinaposted October 17, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Can you use frozen berries?

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      fedandfitposted October 17, 2013 at 2:37 pm

      Yes, they’ll work fine. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time so that the scones are finished all the way through. You can ensure this by inserting a toothpick. If it comes out clean, they’re most likely done!

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    Alexposted October 17, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Would it be possible to use cashew butter, and if yes, how much?

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      fedandfitposted October 21, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      Hi Alex! I haven’t tried this recipe with cashew butter, so I don’t really know how to advise. It will change the moisture content. You can start off with a direct substitution and then add or subtract amounts as you experiment. Sorry I can’t be of more help!

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    Nicoleposted November 6, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I made these this morning and they are simply amazing. I used frozen wild blueberries and added five minutes to the baking time, plus used salted butter for the coconut oil. Cashews I used were raw, I might toast them next time prior to grinding. Thanks!

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    Shelleyposted November 10, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Loved these…will make again for Thanksgiving company!

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    Sterlingposted November 11, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    OK – I never comment in these but simply had to chime in here and let you know how divine these little things are! Luckily I licked the fork AFTER the rest was in the oven, or I fear I would have just eaten the dough right there. I did sub a flax egg for the real thing and it turned out beautifully. I’m now trying to find a hiding place in my kitchen so I don’t have to share! 😉

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      fedandfitposted November 11, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      Haha you’re adorable! I’m so glad you liked them, Sterling.

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    nasreen johnsonposted November 12, 2013 at 9:53 am

    can i make this with cocanut flour and kashew flour together?

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      fedandfitposted November 12, 2013 at 9:57 am

      Hi! You can definitely give it a whirl. I haven’t tried that mixture so I’m no sure what amounts of each to recommend. Keep in mind that coconut flour is really absorbent, so you won’t need much.

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    Mirandaposted November 14, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Any thoughts on replacing the egg? Do you think it will work with an egg replacer or with yogurt?

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      fedandfitposted November 14, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      Hi Miranda! I’m not sure, but it gives me good food for thought. I’ll start working up some egg-free recipes.

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    Ingridposted January 27, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    I’m so happy I found your blog! I was thinking of making the dough early to bake on the weekend. Do you think that these would bake well from frozen? Thanks (:

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      Cassandraposted February 19, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      Hi Ingrid!! I think they could possibly work well from frozen. I’d just carefully watch the cooking time and use a toothpick to make sure the centered is cooked 🙂

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    Allisonposted February 1, 2014 at 7:15 am

    I just had to say that I made these scones the other day and they are AMAZING!!! My 4 year old son was begging for more “blueberry cookies” after he tried one with me. One of these scones + coffee with vanilla and coconut milk = heaven 🙂

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      Cassandraposted February 19, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      Haha that’s awesome! I’m so glad y’all liked them 🙂

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    jessicaposted March 11, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    These are soooo delicious!!!! I made a second time with frozen cherries and enjoy life chocolate chips..oh my!! Thank you for this recipe, I’m cutting cereal out of my sons diet and without these he may have been really upset w me!

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    Jessposted March 13, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Thank you hunny so much for sharing! This has made me so happy because I LOVE to bake but changing my lifestyle by cutting out sugar, white flour ect to be healthy has presented some challenges with baking Delicious food. Iv just made this, am waiting for it to come out the oven…smells amazing..cant wait! I added a couple dark chocolate chips into the mix aswell cause iv got a big sweet tooth 🙂 xxx

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    Sarahposted March 23, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    These are wonderful! I made these with raw cashews (added a dash of salt), cold butter instead of coconut oil (I cut this into the dry ingredients) and frozen blueberries (had to add about 10 minutes to the baking time). My husband and 4 year old son thought they were amazing as well (I made them to take with us on a long airplane ride tomorrow, so I only allowed them to each have 1 and they’re mad they can’t have more right now). I meant to add some lemon zest since I love blueberry and lemon together, but I forgot to. I will try that next time, as I plan to make these again and again. As someone earlier mentioned, they do have a texture similar to cornbread, so I think if you eliminated the blueberries and vanilla (and perhaps reduced the maple syrup) it would make a pretty awesome grain-free “corn”bread recipe.

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    IanMaddoxposted March 27, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Hi! Trader Joes sells cashew meal now. How much would I use if I bought that instead of whole cashews? Thanks?

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    Bretteposted May 6, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Hi! Wondering if you have a suggestion for substitution for someone with a nut allergy? It’s hard to go Paleo with nut allergies 🙁

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    Luciposted May 18, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Just made this! Wow! It is delicious! I used corn starch instead of arrowroot.

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      Cassyposted June 4, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      Awesome! Thanks, Luci! Good to know that substitution worked.

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    Leahposted June 1, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    This Paleo Blueberry scone rocked my world! Taste amazing and was great for breakfast or dessert! Thank you for an easy, tasty, goodie! Mine fell apart, so trying it a little different today. Thank you!

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      Cassyposted June 4, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      I’m so glad you liked them, Leah!

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    Sarahposted June 1, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    My family was not on board with the whole paleo life style, but when I made this, they stopped complaining about missing baked goods! I do love this recipe! I added more blueberries, but I should really just make two batches because this doesn’t last long at my house!

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      Cassyposted June 4, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      Two batches – you’re brilliant, Sarah! It honestly hadn’t occurred to me 🙂 So glad your family liked them!

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    Kellyposted June 25, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Do these freeze well?

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      Cassyposted June 25, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      Very well! That’s how I keep them, actually. I recommend you thaw just before serving/enjoying.

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    Brendylposted July 16, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Hi!
    Was wondering how much cashew
    meal to use? (already ground). Thanks!

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      Cassyposted July 28, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      Hi Brendyl! It sounds like 1 and 1/3 cups ground cashew meal works.

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    Jodieposted July 22, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    I don’t have a food processor so is there any other ingredient I can use?

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      Cassyposted July 28, 2014 at 9:47 pm

      A bunch of other people have substituted with almond flour with good success! Use 1 and 1/3 cups 🙂

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    Wendyposted July 28, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Made a double batch yesterday! Used 1 1/3 cups of ground cashews from Trader Joe’s for each batch. Turned out perfect!

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      Cassyposted July 28, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      Awesome!! The TJ’s ground cashews are my new go-to.

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    Loriposted August 31, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks for a great recipe! I was looking for a good new recipe for some native blueberries. Had to sub almond flour (’cause I use whats I gots) but it was delish. Next time I think I’ll add a little bit of lemon zest too.

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      Cassyposted September 5, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      Yum! Lemon zest sounds like a delicious add.

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    Marcelleposted September 15, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    i made the scones with little tart plums. it is awesome. Can we freeze it?

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      Cassyposted September 15, 2014 at 6:51 pm

      Absolutely! Tart plums sounds like a tasty substitute.

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    H. Mostposted September 16, 2014 at 11:50 am

    OMG!!! Paleo things don’t go over too well with the family…but this is absolutely perfect!!!!
    I LOVE IT!!! and so do the kids!

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      Cassyposted September 16, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      That’s so excellent!! So glad your family liked them 🙂

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    Erinposted September 24, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Delish! I used almond flour and agave and frozen berries. It was ‘almost’ done after 30 minutes. Next time I will add a few drops of stevia and increase the cook time by five minutes.

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      Cassyposted October 2, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      Excellent! Thanks for that great feedback, Erin!

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    Graceposted October 31, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    I made this last week and my family and I LOVED it!!! It was gone in just a few days! And I just made it again today!! I put a tablespoon of chia seeds in them and its a great addition! Also I made them into muffins instead of putting it in the tin pan with parchment! SO GREAT!! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

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      Cassyposted November 5, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      Yum!! I’m so glad you liked them, Grace!

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    Stephanieposted November 13, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Do you think this would work ok with an egg substitute such as flax or chia? (egg allergies here)

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      Kellyposted April 5, 2015 at 2:29 am

      Hi Stephanie, good question. This recipe has only been tested with eggs, but if you find a good substitute that works, please share it here!

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    Kristyposted November 16, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Do you know what can be substituted for the cashew meal? (And how much?) I am allergic to all nuts, but this recipe sounds sooo good, I’m dying to make it!! 🙂

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      Cassyposted November 24, 2014 at 5:19 pm

      You could try pumpkin seed flour! Just grind up pumpkin seeds the same as you would the cashews 🙂

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    Toni Summersposted December 7, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    We made these this morning, but substituted oatmeal flour and two tablespoons of almond flour. I also added two tablespoons of water. Crumbly, but amazing. Even the super picky eleven year old loved them. Thanks for the recipe!

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      Kellyposted April 5, 2015 at 2:30 am

      Glad they made it past the picky eater test! Thank you for trying it out Toni!

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    Susanposted December 10, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Flat nothingness of west Texas???????? Sounds like you drove through on I-10 (we make the drive between El Paso & San Antonio with regularity). We live in El Paso, and we have a lot here – mountains, vegetation… And lots of mountains along the way. It’s not for everybody, but it’s also not flat nothingness.

    Your scones recipe sounds very interesting. I’m always looking for good snack recipes.

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      Kellyposted April 5, 2015 at 2:31 am

      Thanks Susan, hope you try it out!

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    Shivaposted January 4, 2015 at 12:19 am

    OMG!OMG!
    3rd day on my paleo diet and gave this a try. I would have like it lasted more than an hour, but my husband finished it! Delish and easy to make!

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      Kellyposted April 5, 2015 at 2:31 am

      Thank you Shiva! Hope paleo is treating you well!!

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    Mrs Sweet-toothposted January 4, 2015 at 9:21 am

    I am a lover of all things baked and sugary but trying to change my ways has led me to Paleo Baking sites. I have just made this Yummy Blueberry scone and absolutely cannot believe how good it tastes with no sugar. I used store bought organic Almond flour and it turned out perfect, soft and fluffy and so full of flavour. Thank you for sharing this recipe and I look forward to trying out more recipes that will enable me to eat baked goodies that are healthy, low fat and tasty:

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      Kellyposted April 5, 2015 at 2:33 am

      Thank you for trying it out!

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    Jillposted January 18, 2015 at 10:54 am

    This was my first paleo bake. A first that’s been repeated several times. What a fab recipe!!! Thanks

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      Kellyposted April 5, 2015 at 2:34 am

      Yay Jill! So glad you enjoyed them, thank you for trying it out!

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    Marieposted February 8, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Hi! This looks very good. Can I use regular floor? Or Brodie XXX? Thanks.

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      Kellyposted April 5, 2015 at 2:36 am

      Hi Marie, I am unfamiliar with Brodie XXX. This recipe has only been tested the way it is written, but if you find a good substitute please share!

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    jacquelineposted March 3, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    mmm these were tasty!! I used almond flour but subbed 1/2 cup for coconut flour because I know ill eat half a pan:) I added 2 more eggs and no arrow root but used 1/3 cup tapioca. I grated fresh ginger in it and used some fresh rasp also I didn’t have but like 1/3 bb!!
    Thanks for the recipe

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      Kellyposted April 5, 2015 at 2:38 am

      Thanks for trying it Jacqueline! The addition of fresh ginger and raspberries sound wonderful!

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    Dawnmarieposted March 7, 2015 at 12:18 am

    This is delicious and very simple to put together! I’ve been following Paleo/ grain free for just over a year and this is one of the best if not the best recipe I have made! I used almond flour (1 1/3 c) as I didn’t have cashews on hand, made 3 and omitted the coconut oil for 1 ( oops…forgot it) and pleased to say that although it was just a bit drier it was still terrific. Thank you for sharing your recipes!

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      Kellyposted April 5, 2015 at 2:39 am

      I’m so glad you liked it! Thank you for trying the recipe!

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    jeanne e.posted March 8, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    i just made these this morning and wanted to let you know how delicious they were! thank you! 🙂

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      Kellyposted April 5, 2015 at 2:43 am

      Hi Jeanne! So glad you enjoyed them, thank you for trying them out!

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    Patty O'Brienposted March 23, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    I fell in love with your lemon bars and found these! I was wondering if you can substitute the cashew nuts with coconut flour? If so, how much would I use? Cant wait to try these out! 🙂

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      Kellyposted April 5, 2015 at 2:42 am

      Hi Patty, good question! No, due to the absorbent nature of coconut flour vs cashew flour, this recipe is only tested to work with cashew flour (and arrowroot). That being said, if you find a combination that works, please share it here! Others have found success with replacing the cashews with almond flour.

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    Achaiaposted April 9, 2015 at 12:22 am

    I was wondering. What if I used cashew flour instead of cashew meal? Im not good at baking but I want to try this and I have some cashew flour I need to use. thanks in advance

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      Kellyposted May 23, 2015 at 2:15 am

      I Achaia, I think that would work just fine! Let us know how they turn out!

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    Lynnposted April 22, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    These are my favorite blueberry scones. I’ve made them countless times and they are always a hit with family and friends. I’m guest posting on a blog in a few weeks and I’ve been asked to provide a recipe that both relates to the storyline of my novel (hence the guest post) and that is a family favorite. I’d love to use this one – and of course provide the link back to your site. Could I do that?

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      Kellyposted June 7, 2015 at 11:33 pm

      Hi Lynn! Sorry for the late response. Yes that is fine as long as you link it back to here. Hope this isn’t too late!

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    Camilleposted May 5, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    I have to be grain free for a while for health reasons, and just wanted something tasty and baked – I made these last week and they turned out absolutely perfectly. There are few things better than trying a new recipe from a blog you’ve just discovered and seeing it turn out just like the pictures! And the taste is AWESOME. Next time i am going to add some lemon zest…

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      Kellyposted May 23, 2015 at 2:14 am

      Thank you so much for the kind words Camille!! Lemon zest sounds like an amazing addition!

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    Elviaposted May 7, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    saw this, this morn! I gave it a try, but instead of making the cashew meal I tried it with cashew flour. It looks like the same texture of yours, we’ll see!

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      Kellyposted May 23, 2015 at 2:13 am

      That should work fine Elvia, hope they turned out well!

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    Siobhan Gibson-McBethposted May 9, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Got all the ingrediants in, myself and my 3 year old are making these this afternoon. Can’t wait!

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      Kellyposted May 23, 2015 at 2:13 am

      Hope you enjoyed them Siobhan!

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    Donnaposted June 5, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Hi
    I am new to your site and am loving g it so far. I am used to using raw cashews but that is usually for raw desserts. Am I guessing correctly that you used roasted cashews for this? Before I begin? Thx ox

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      Kellyposted June 7, 2015 at 11:31 pm

      Hi Donna, thank you for the kind words!! You can either use raw or roasted cashews if you are going to make the flour yourself. Both will work, hope that helps!

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    dibsterposted June 7, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Can I use another nut – can’t eat cashews ?

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      Kellyposted June 7, 2015 at 11:37 pm

      Hi! Yes, a bunch of people have used almonds or almond flour and said it turned out great. You could also try another nut as well as long as it is not coconut/coconut flour. Hope that helps!

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    Annaposted June 10, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    How many calories do you think these scones have?

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      Kellyposted June 12, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      Hi Anna, we don’t have the calorie breakdown for this recipe, but if you liked you could enter the ingredients into an online nutrition calculator and it should give you that information. MyFitnessPal works great for this. Hope that helps!

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    MPposted June 23, 2015 at 11:18 am

    This is what I did. I used 1/2 cup Coconut Four, 1/4 cup Corn Flour, 2 TB Arrowroot, 1/2 tsp Baking Powder, less then 1 TB cold butter, 2 Egg Beaters, 1 tsp Vanilla, a few shakes of Cinnamon, a squeeze of honey. I baked at 350 for around 25 min. It was a bit crumbly but not too bad so next time i may add a bit of water or some type off milk.

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      Kellyposted July 5, 2015 at 10:27 pm

      Thanks for trying it out MP! Glad your substitutions turned out pretty well.

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    Elizabeth DeRooposted June 24, 2015 at 1:54 am

    These are amazing! I’m not following a paleo diet, but I eat very little flour and no refined sugars. I have brought these for myself and traditional baked goods for others and these get devoured each time! Well done and thank you!!!

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      Kellyposted July 5, 2015 at 10:28 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind words Elizabeth! Glad you and everyone else enjoy them!

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    ElishaA.posted June 27, 2015 at 3:07 am

    Hey there! I loved this recipe! I had to swap the cashews for another type of flour since there are nut allergies in my household. Also had to omit the coconut oil due to allergies as well. It’s a challenge cooking & baking when many of our allergies are go-to’s for health food fans! 🙁 I also swapped Agave Syrup for the maple syrup. Will let you know how that turns out. I know it sounds like I changed the whole recipe, but I truly tried to stay a s close to the true recipe as I could! I greatly appreciate delicious recipes like yours, and I need as many as I can get! 🙂 I especially loved the step-by-step pictures! Awesome touch! Really helpful! 🙂

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      Kellyposted July 5, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      I’m so glad you are able to change the recipe due to the needs of your household. Not everyone can eat the same things and it means a lot that you can use this as a template. Thank you for the sweet comment Elisha!

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    Joanna S.posted June 29, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    I love this recipe! Finally something I really like and so is my husband. I baked 2 with slight changes and they came out great! First time I used almond meal and honey instead but the second time I made bigger alterations. I used 1 cup of almond meal and 1/2 coconut flour, honey, I mixed coconut oil and olive oil in a 1/4 cup and I added additional egg and half of a banana (plus the rest of your ingredients of course). The second one was lighter and tasted a little like banana bread. I baked the second in muffin trays for 25 min in 350F.
    Thanks for the recipe!

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      Kellyposted July 5, 2015 at 10:32 pm

      The second one sounds like a wonderful change to mix it up a little. Glad you enjoyed them Joanna, thank you!

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    Corellaposted July 5, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    WOW!!! this is insanely delicious, not too sweet and incredibly filling! (Even though I felt like I could keep eating it!)

    A couple of things though, I used almond flour/meal (1 1/3 cup as recommended) and instead of honey or maple syrup, I used organic brown rice syrup, used the same amount as listed for maple syrup, AND I added a handful of unsweetened organic coconut flakes for added texture and flavor…turned out PERFECT!! Fluffy, just sweet enough and the taste is out of this world!!! Highly reommended!!

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      Kellyposted July 5, 2015 at 10:33 pm

      Love the addition of the coconut flakes Corella! So glad you enjoyed them!!

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    suzieposted July 13, 2015 at 6:56 am

    Made this with raspberries instead (because I’m possibly the only person in the world who thinks blueberries are over rated!!)…..really yummy, even my 1 year old had a small piece

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      Kellyposted July 19, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it Suzie! And yes, you might be the only person that thinks that about blueberries 😉
      Thank you for trying it out!

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    Jillianposted July 18, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Hey so 8 have nut allergies. I saw the comment about using pumpkin seeds as a substitute. Are there any other substitutes or combinations that don’t include any kind of nut flour?

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      Kellyposted July 19, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      Hi Jillian! If you scroll up a little, there is a comment from MP where she tells her substitutions. It doesn’t look like she used any nut flour so you could give that a go. There also is cassava flour you could maybe try, but we haven’t tried it here, so not sure of the results. Hope that helps!

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    Rebeccaposted July 22, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Turned out beautifully. I only had 1cup of almond flour so added 1/3cup of grounds sunflower and pumpkin. Delicious results, I have so many paleso baking disasters, that it was great to find such a well tested and photographed recipe. Thank you

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      Kellyposted July 26, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      Thanks for trying them Rebecca and glad they turned out so well for you!

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    GaelachAingealposted July 28, 2015 at 2:41 am

    I made these using hazelnuts.. Came out really well.. Great idea!

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      Kellyposted August 3, 2015 at 1:18 am

      Great idea! So glad you liked them!!

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    Katieposted October 17, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    This is baking in my oven right now with 4 minutes left. I added some orange zest to the batter since I love orange zest with blueberries in a smoothie. Fingers crossed that it was a delicious addition!

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      Kellyposted October 19, 2015 at 1:05 am

      That sounds like a delicious combination Katie! I hope you loved them!!

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    Danielle 18posted October 27, 2015 at 4:57 am

    I just made these and they are amazing! I am new to Paleo even though I have been avoiding sugar and wheat for about a year. I am so excited to have discovered your blog and this recipe. I can’t wait to try more of your recipes. Thank you!

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      Kellyposted November 2, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      Thanks for the kind words Danielle, so glad you loved them! Starting paleo and finding new recipes that you love is just the best!

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    Liseposted December 13, 2015 at 3:37 am

    I realize I’m late to the party, but these are awesome! I made them with a combination of almond flour and sunflower seed meal and they were a huge hit! Making them again tomorrow!

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      Kellyposted December 15, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      So glad you liked them Lise! Thanks so much for trying them out 🙂

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    olgaposted January 26, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Hi! great recipe!! not sure if someone already asked this but is it possible to substitute tapioca flour for the arrowroot? thanks!

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      Kellyposted January 31, 2016 at 5:21 pm

      Hi Olga! You should be able to substitute tapioca for arrowroot as they are both similar in nature. Hope you love them!

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    Carrol J Martinposted February 19, 2016 at 4:53 am

    I am a Type 2 diabetic and although I eat mostly meat, veggies and fruits to keep my carbs within my Dr. limits, I have been looking at some Paleo recipes recently with the hopes of finding recipes which would work for me with low carbs and calories. My mouth watered when I saw your recipe tonight. I haven’t made this dish yet since I need hubby to go buy some of the ingredients. I have made a slight adjustment to your recipe to make it fit better into my food plan. Here are the changes I plan to make and the results. I posted the numbers for your original recipe and my changes so that others can use the nutrition numbers if they need them. NOTE**I haven’t decided yet how much Splenda to use. I will decide as I taste the water and Splenda to get the same sweetness as the syrup would give to the dish. I will post the amount after using the substitution. Thanks so much for the recipe. I can’t wait to try it. I also love Strawberry Scones so might try them as well later.

    Here are my ingredients and nutrition numbers.

    Ingredients: Substituting with some items saves calories and carbs
    Calories Carbs
    • 1 ½ cups Cashews (or 1 1/3 cups ground) 255 9
    • ¼ cup Arrowroot 120 24
    • Pinch of Salt 0 0
    • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder 0 0
    • 1 cup Fresh Blueberries 80 24
    • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Coconut Oil- 520 0
    SUBSTITUTE Olive Oil 476 0
    • 3 tablespoons Maple Syrup 150 39.8
    SUBSTITUTE Water & Splenda 0 trace
    • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract 24 1.1
    • 1 Egg 70 0

    • TOTALS REGULAR RECIPE…………………………………1219 95.9
    TOTALS WITH SUBSTITUTIONS…………………………1025 56.1
    • EACH SERVING EQUALS…………………………………..152.37 11.987
    EACH SERVING W/SUBSTITUTION………………….128.125 7.01

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    Carrol J Martinposted February 19, 2016 at 4:57 am

    The numbers didn’t stay in the colums like i posted. The first number is for the calories and the second number is the carbs. Sorry, I hope I didn’t confuse anyone. I am so anxious to make this.

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      Kellyposted February 29, 2016 at 12:54 am

      Hope you ended up making these and liking them Carrol!

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    Ashleyposted February 29, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Hi,
    I made these last night and they were great, but the only thing was that they tasted like a tart not like an actual scone. Any guesses on why that is?

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      Kellyposted March 11, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      Hi Ashley! Not sure why that happened and I haven’t heard that happening to others before. It will be different from a typical scone you get in a coffee shop as we aren’t using any gluten. If you wanted, you could try to add more maple syrup to make it sweeter. Hope it turns out better next time!

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    Cassocoposted March 15, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Hi, thanks for this marvelous recipe.
    I made it twice, first exactly like you, second time, my husband aked me for a chocolate version. Both were wonderful, we really love these scones.

    You could find my comment on my blog, with a link to yours.

    http://www.cassoco.fr/2016/03/teste-approuve-le-bilan-de-fevrier-2016.html

    thanks, Corinne

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      Kellyposted March 31, 2016 at 2:34 am

      Chocolate version?! That sounds amazing! Thanks so much for trying it and then making it your own as well!

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    Ornella Binniposted March 18, 2016 at 12:28 am

    AWESOME recipe. Very delicious! Question: do you know how much calories the scones have?

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      Kellyposted March 31, 2016 at 2:35 am

      We don’t have the calorie breakdown for this recipe, but if you liked you could enter the ingredients into an online nutrition calculator and it should give you that information. MyFitnessPal works great for this. Hope that helps!

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    OKPposted March 28, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    These scones are delicious! I substituted unsweetened applesauce for the maple syrup (1 to 1) and they turned out perfectly!
    They weren’t very sweet, but the texture was good.

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      Kellyposted March 31, 2016 at 2:34 am

      That is good to know! Thanks for trying them out!

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    Laurie Cosbyposted April 3, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Would pecans be too soft to use instead of cashews? I do have almond flour I can use. I just don’t have cashews.

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      Kellyposted April 10, 2016 at 5:05 pm

      Hi Laurie! Either of those would work!

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    Lauraposted July 5, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Just curious with blackberry season about to begin in my neck of the woods: Do you think these would work with either raspberries or blackberries?

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      Cassyposted July 25, 2016 at 7:00 am

      Absolutely! I’ve made it with both and it was successful.

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    Lauraposted July 5, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Used almond flour and tapioca flour in place of cashews and arrowroot. This recipe is amazing!!!!! Thank you so much for this!

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      Cassyposted July 25, 2016 at 7:00 am

      Nice!

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    Diana Fernandezposted August 7, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Hi! How can I sub the arrowroot flour? I live in Colombia and it’s impossible to find it here! I can easily find almond, coconut, and rice flours… even the Bob’s gluten free all purpose baking flour! Help!

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    Fredposted August 19, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    these scones ? more like scone powder!! my wife and i made 4 different batches with varying ratios of ingredients and each tasted terrible and had the consistency of sand! my wife is allergic to almonds and cashews, so we substituted coconut flour instead and now i think we’re both allergic to these scones.

    i don’t think there is any way to save these scones. we now use the scone powder as ice melter for our ski chalet in Alaska.

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    Leeposted January 5, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Hello,

    Could you please tell me how many calories this is. Would you be able to tell me how much sugar is being used as you placed maple syrup and vanilla extract into this wonderful recipe. I would love to make this for the kids only if it isn’t too high is the sugar or calorie area.

    Kind regards,
    Lee

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    Zoeposted February 5, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Just figured I would comment as I have made these 10+ times and they are great! I make them for friends with special dietary requirements mostly but everyone (even non-paleo/ gluten free etc) likes them.

    I have made with no Maple Syrup or other sweetners for sugar free friends – you barely notice the difference to be honest. Taste fine as they have fruit anyway.

    I have made with almond flour/ meal instead of the cashews and both are great.

    As a variation I have also replaced the blueberries with raspberries and then added some dark choc – which is really good too!

    I have mainly used frozen berries (either blueberries/ raspberries etc) and while the mix can look a little solid when you put it in the pan (as the frozen berries freeze the dough a little) it always cooks perfectly.

    Thanks so much for the recipe – just about to make again! 🙂

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    Green Pressposted February 13, 2017 at 2:37 am

    These blueberry scones look delicious and what a clever, sneaky and pleasurable way to get more fruit into your diet. Thanks for sharing!

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      Glad you liked them!

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    Glendaposted March 13, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Thoughts on using thawed blueberries?

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      They’ll work, but may stain the batter blue.

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    Bonnieposted April 27, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Can I use almond flour?

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      Yes

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    Alleigh Pfeifferposted June 14, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    HI Cassy Joy! I made these tonight and they turned out DELICIOUS! Thanks for the awesome recipe.

    I was wondering if you have any experience with freezing some of it to keep for a later date? If so, how did you re-heat? I can’t eat it all in the next few days and don’t want it to go to waste!

    Thank you!

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