Yesterday, I hinted about a baking experiment with spelt flour. Now, here it is: Raspberry Spelt Scones!
Raspberry Spelt Scones (adapted from Food and Wine)
- 2 cups spelt flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup hot water
- 1 cup raspberries
Whisk together flour baking powder and salt. Then stir in oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Stir in hot water, then raspberries.
Cook on baking sheet with wax paper at 375 for 20 minutes. Makes 12 scones.
The original recipe called for agave nectar instead of maple syrup, but I didn’t have any and I thought the maple would add a nice flavor . I also used frozen raspberries because they are much cheaper than fresh, and they worked great!
These were awesome! They are also vegan :). However, I de-veganized them by eating them with a little lemon curd I bought at Trader Joe’s:
According to Food and Wine, each scone has 168 calories, 7 grams of fat, 23 grams of carbs, and 3 grams of fiber. I approve!
Also, I wanted to share a really great quote from Runner’s World. I had a really stressful day today, and finding this quote made me feel better:
“Running is a gift I give myself almost every day. Even on those days when things haven’t gone great, I can come home and give myself the accomplishment of a 30- or 40-minute run.”
My fitness is something that is really important to me. Regardless of what’s going on in my life, it feels empowering to go run five miles, bike some hills, or anything activity that makes me feel strong and healthy. Tonight, I’m going to go swim my heart out at swim practice and leave my worries in the water. And then come home and eat another scone . What is your favorite thing to do to de-stress?