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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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This diet may not work for everyone but if you have a choice between scary possibilities (high-risk medication, extreme surgery, eventual bowel cancer) or a little self-restraint and denial (avoiding some foods you might like), then the choice to me is clear. Everyone with these sorts of problems should at least TRY the ideas in this book, down to the letter, for at least a month, and see how they go.
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- Penelope

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