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SCD Cardamon Scones

This basic scone recipe, from Kendall Conrad's SCD cookbook, Eat Well Feel Well, is one of my favorites for breakfast. I mix in diced apples in the fall, raw, diced rhubarb in the spring and fresh blueberries in the summer. But when a non-SCD recipe for Cardamon Scones appeared in the newspaper, I had to try it. Frankly, these scones should come with a warning label: ADDICTIVE!

Total prep time for the basic scone recipe is 10 minutes, but dicing the apricots, grating the carrot and zesting the lemon will add prep time for this ever-so-worth it variation.

Basic Scone batter:

  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ½ cup SCD yogurt
  • 2 eggs (these can be optional if eggs are a problem)

Mix with:

  • 2 vanilla beans (scrape out inside of beans)
  • 1 tsp ground green cardamom
  • 1 lemon – zest only
  • ¾ cup grated carrot
  • ½ cup diced dried apricots (non sulphured if possible)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients together and bake for about 15 minutes at 340-degree F until lightly browned on top.

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Have suffered with what is variously diagnosed as irritable bowel, colitis etc. All I know is that none of the consultant physicians I consulted even bothered to mention what I was eating! I saw immediate improvements in my symptoms within one week, and have now been symptom free and off all medication for many months. It is a difficult diet to follow but it sure is worth it.
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