Tender low carb scones made with coconut flour and almond flour and packed with juicy cranberries. All topped off with a delicious orange-scented glaze!
People often look at me aghast when they hear that I don’t eat wheat or sugar and avoid the vast majority of carbohydrates. You can see the little wheels turning in their heads, wondering what I could possibly find to eat. Or at least what I could find to eat that could possibly taste any good. But while they are often questioning the list of things I don’t eat, they rarely focus on the amazing variety of things I actually do eat. I daresay that my diet is far more diversified than most of the population and includes a large number of ingredients I never even knew existed in my past life. Going gluten-free and low carb has actually expanded the foods available to me rather than limiting them, because I approach new and heretofore unheard-of ingredients with an open mind. As long as it won’t send my blood glucose soaring, I am willing to give it a try.
I was delighted when Bob’s Red Mill, a brand that has brought many alternative ingredients into the mainstream, asked me to write about the difficulties of figuring out what to eat on a restricted diet. Because I’ve been there and it was only a few year ago. I remember it vividly, coming to the conclusion that I needed to go low carb for my health (gluten-free came a little later) and being devastated. What on earth, besides bacon and eggs, was I going to be able to eat? And what on earth would happen to my beloved past time of baking extravagant desserts?
Well, if you follow this blog, you know that it didn’t take me long to figure out that low carb, gluten-free ingredients were amazingly varied. I just had to be willing to adapt my cooking and baking skills to these strange and wonderful new foods. And because I was absolutely determined to still be able to have scones for breakfast, I worked very hard on adapting those skills!
So the next time someone looks at me aghast and says “No sugar? No wheat? What on earth do you eat?”, I will just smile and breezily say “Oh well, you know…scones, muffins, cookies, cake. It’s a tough life”.
Please check out my Cranberry Orange Drop Scones and my tip on how to embrace the low carb, gluten-free lifestyle on Bob’s Red Mill blog!
Serves 12. Each serving has 9 g of carbs and 4 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 5 g.
108 Calories; 5g Fat (44.2% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 71mg Cholesterol; 176mg Sodium.