Cardamom-Apple Scones Recipe

  • These apple scones are made up of wholesome grains and oats, and spiced up with cardamom and cinnamon. Whip up a batch on a lazy Sunday morning, or they can be made in advanced and toasted for an on-the-go weekday breakfast.  Warm up this season with this Cardamom-Apple Scones recipe.

    Cardamom-Apple Scones Recipe

    These apple scones are made up of wholesome grains and oats, and have a yummy exotic twist!

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    Servings: makes 8 scones


    • Granny Smith apple: 1
    • whole spelt flour (or whole wheat/ all-purpose): 1 ¼ cups
    • old fashioned oats: 1 cup
    • almond meal: ¾ cup
    • all-natural cane sugar (plus more for sprinkling): ¼ cup
    • baking powder: 1 teaspoon
    • baking soda: ½ teaspoon
    • ground cardamom: 2 teaspoons
    • ground cinnamon: ½ teaspoon
    • salt: ½ teaspoon
    • 1 whole orange: zest only
    • honey: 3 tablespoons
    • ricotta: ¾ cup


    Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    Step 2: Peel, and dice apple into 1/2 inch chunks.



    Step 3: In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, oats, almond meal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cardamom, cinnamon, and salt together.



    Step 4: Cut butter into 1/2 inch cubes, and add to dry-ingredient bowl. Using finger tips rub butter into flour mixture, until pea-sized crumbs form (dont over work it).


    Step 5: Add apple chunks, honey, orange zest, ricotta and buttermilk to the bowl. Using a wooden spoon mix well.


    Step 6: Transfer dough onto lightly-floured counter top. (Sprinkle more flour on top if dough is too sticky) Form into 1 1/2 inch thick disk.


    Step 7: Cut dough into 8 triangles using a knife.


    Step 8: Transfer to baking sheet. Brush tops with milk (or buttermilk) and sprinkle with cane sugar. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until tops are golden. (Allow the scones to cool completely before removing from baking sheet, about 10-15 minutes)