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Friday, September 5, 2008

COCONUT CHEESE SCONES (GF)


Here is a scone-like muffin that could add needed fiber in the diet. Nice with low-carb, sugarless jam (see my cookbooks or this blog for several recipes).

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Coconut Cheese Scones
6 eggs
Liquid sweetener to equal 2 tsp sugar, OPTIONAL (10 mL)
1/4 cup (4 tbsp) butter, melted
1/2 cup coconut flour (may need to sift)
1/2 cup ground almonds
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp xanthan gum
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese, OR
other tasty cheese

In food processor, process eggs, liquid sweetener and add butter; process. In medium bowl, combine coconut flour, ground almonds, baking soda, xanthan gum and salt. Stir in cheese. Stir in egg mixture and fill 6 well-greased large muffin cups or 9 smaller muffin cups.

Bake at 400°F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Yield: 6 muffins
Nutritional Analysis: 281.5 calories; 14.2 g protein, 23.7 g fat, 9.4 g carbs and 7.0 grams fiber for 2.4 g net carbs

OR it makes 9 smaller muffins

Cautionary Note: Since these are high in fiber, one scone a day should suffice, especially if you're not used to coconut flour.

Helpful Hint: The Xanthan gum as well as the coconut flour swells with the wet ingredients and thickens the batter substantially.

13 comments:

Former Donut Junkie said...

I really like cooking with coconut flour. Thanks for another great recipe Jennifer!

Jennifer said...

You're welcome, Ron! :-)

Vikki said...

Thanks for sharing. These sound yummy and I need more coconut flour recipes.

Jennifer said...

Hey, Vikki, I will keep you in mind. Thanks for letting me know.

I need to re-order coconut flour from Netrition as I'm running low.

Sugar Bush Primitives said...

Oh, I am glad I found your blog! This recipe sounds fabulous.

Mary

Sugar Bush Primitives said...

I hope this doesn't double post. Love your blog and love your recipes. I'm glad I found them!

Mary

Jennifer said...

No harm done, Mary. I like both your comments! :-) You have a great blog too and I've added it to my favorite Christian links.

Pepperette said...

Can Thick/Thin not Starch be used as a sub for the xanthan gum?

Jennifer said...

Yes, Pepperette, that will be fine as a sub. You're right. :-)

Lauren said...

These look fabulous! Going to have to try these after I get more cheese. Beautiful photos as well!

Where is that bake mix you referred to, if you don't mind my asking? I looked for it on your blog and can't find it.

Jennifer said...

Hi Lauren,

Do you mean the gluten free bake mix? Look on the right hand side under recipes. :-)

Anonymous said...

can you use an egg substitute, if
you are watching your cholesterol.

Jennifer said...

I have no idea how the egg substitute would work with this recipe, but thinking it might work actually. Let me know if you try it. Thanks.