Reality: My blog has been like a cute little pet whimpering from neglect and starving for a yummy treat. I knew that I needed to post a recipe or I would risk blog abuse allegations. I could not let that happen.
In comes a new scrumptious recipe to the rescue! I am a sucker for homemade treats jam-packed with a creamy, smooth, nut buttery texture and this recipe fits that bill to the T. Not only are nut and nut butters tasty, but they are packed with filling fiber and nutrients and they keep me satiated for hours upon hours and ready to take on whatever comes my way! If they can do this for me, there is no question that nut buttery scone goodness will add nothing but joy and satiation to your life too. My kitchen always smells absolutely delightful when I bake these. It sure is a wonderful bonus of baking!
It has been my perpetual belief that treats prepared with wholesome, natural ingredients make the world a better place. They may not save endangered species, halt global warming or lead to world peace, but gosh, don’t you think if everyone had a healthy, yet totally tasty treat, we would all be inspired to be kinder, more productive and creatively inspired people? Of course we would!
I mean seriously, if Cruella Devil was gifted with one of these chocolate chip peanut butter scones, my hunch is that she would become happier, her hunger would be abated without the harming of any animals and this would make her more open-minded about adorning her wardrobe with faux-fur. Her coats would still be totally stylish and all of those Dalmatians would have no need to fear for their lives. Win and win. Feed people healthy treats that are as tasty as they are good for our bodies and good things happen. I am telling you.
For each and every scone or cookie eaten, it’s a moment of scrumptious delight to brighten any day. Add warm tea to accompany this treat and we are talking full-fledged bliss. I like eating these scones slowly and relishing in their chewy texture. Feed them to your family, friends and if you happen to know where Cruella Devil is, do me a favor and give her one too.
Ingredients (makes 10-12 scones):
½ cup natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons flaxseeds mixed with ½ cup water
2 medium-sized ripe bananas
½ cup water
1 tablespoon vanilla
10 medjool dates, pitted
1 and ½ cups spelt flour
½ cup almond flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ cup Lily’s Stevia sweetened, vegan dark chocolate chips, raisins or dried cherries (what you choose to add is up to you!)
Chocolaty Infused Note: People have often asked me which brand of chocolate chips I use and I use Lily’s Stevia sweetened dark chocolate chips, which I purchase at my local Whole Foods Market. They are available online too. CLICK HERE to visit their website.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a metal baking pan with lightly oiled parchment paper or tin foil. Mix all blender ingredients in a high-powered blender until you get a thick, smooth and creamy mixture. Set mixture aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients except for the dark chocolate chips. The chocolate chips are best added at the end! Add the wet, blended ingredients to the mixing bowl and using a large spoon or spatula, mix the batter together until all of the flour is entirely mixed into the wet ingredients. Now add the chocolate chips (or raisins, etc.).
Using a large spoon, scoop out a few tablespoons worth of batter and place it on your lightly oiled baking sheet. You might have to do a bit of shaping of each scone with your hands, but not too much. You don’t have to roll the batter into balls and I actually just scooped out batter and placed it lazily onto the baking pan. You might need a bit of extra spelt flour if the batter is getting really sticky, but stickiness is actually desired in this recipe. The stickiness of the raw batter creates a smooth, soft cookie that is THE definition of scrumptious.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the cookies are crisp/hard on top. Let them cool for at least 5 minutes before enjoying. They will last for at least a week in the refrigerator or a few weeks in the freezer. I love to freeze them and eat them as delicious desserts (after I’ve eaten my veggies!) throughout the week. They are amazing when you take them out of the freezer and heat them for a minute in the microwave. Ah so good!
Stay warm and be well.
Peace, love and peanut butter <3