So apparently I used to call them scones, but since I began making them bite-sized, we’ve adopted the much more fun label of Babbies. Because.
Packed with healing, packed with nutrient-dense whole food goodness, these are a fantastic treat during a sugar detox (I’m running one in January!) or as the container for mini-sandwiches. Very mini if you use the tiny scooper I use.
Almonds for vitamin E and protein and all kinds of minerals to support our resistance to anxiety.
Bananas for fiber and minerals.
Coconut for brain-boosting, anti-inflammation, healthy fats. Another boon for anxiety.
Sea salt for trace minerals.
Cinnamon for glycemic balance.
Choose pastured eggs for nervous system—read, brain—support, that has plenty of protein for the win…and helps us with anxiety!
I use my stick blender to make these in one bowl. They can also be made by hand or with a mixer—depending upon the level of workout you are up for, which can also serve our anxiety. Baking therapy is real, folks.
This recipe is flexible, so have fun with it—and let me know how they come out.
Banana Almond “Scones”
Prepared by Helen Gardiner-Parks FNTP
Inspired by Diane Sanfilippo
· 3 ½ cups finely ground almond flour*
· 1 tsp baking soda
· ½ tsp sea salt
· 2 tsp cinnamon
Combine thoroughly in medium bowl. In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients:
· 2 eggs
· ¼ cup melted coconut oil (not hot, we don’t want to cook the eggs!)
· 2 green-tipped bananas (microwave them to make them soft and mushy otherwise they will not combine smoothly; alternately, freeze the bananas overnight and thaw before use)
Add the wet to the dry and stir well—it will be a workout! Feel free to add nuts or coconut or cocoa nibs as desired. Place dollops on parchment paper covered baking tray, slightly flattened in the size of your choice. Or, alternately, place small scoops in the bottoms of silicon muffin trays.
Bake 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees.
Serve with butter!
*Can be a mix of almond meal and almond flour; will be a rougher texture, more nutty.
Helen’s One-Bowl Method, or an “I don’t like to clean up” hack:
Tilt bowl with dry ingredients just enough to create a space to drop the wet ingredients down the side. Premix the eggs, oil, and bananas against the side of the bowl as the dry is slowly incorporated.
If you would like to watch me make them, here's the link to my rustic FB video inside my private FB group!