Simple and sweet for the weekend — these berry scones come from Dr. Hyman’s cookbook, Food: What the Heck Should I Cook? We’ve learned more about how to be both paleo and plant-based through Dr. Hyman and this is just the kind of recipe that proves it’s possible… 

Blackberries are one of my absolute favorite fruits—they’re a great source of vitamin C and contain many other antioxidants that are protective against inflammation, cancer, neurological diseases and more. Thanks to almond and millet flours, these scones are a nutrient-dense, lower-glycemic alternative to traditional scones that are made with refined flour and sugar, plus they provide healthy fats and protein to keep you satiated.

Orange-Blackberry Almond Scones
Makes 6 scones


2 cups almond flour
½ cup millet flour
2 Tbsp coconut sugar (optional)
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp sea salt
2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted but not hot
2 large pasture-raised eggs
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
grated zest of 3 oranges
¾ cup blackberries


Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, combine the almond flour, millet flour, coconut sugar (if using), baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In another medium bowl, combine the coconut oil, eggs, vanilla and orange zest. Stir well. Add the egg mixture to the almond flour mixture, stirring well. Gently fold the blackberries into the dough.

Lay a square piece of parchment paper on the counter. Place the dough on the parchment and flatten into a 1-inch-thick disk. Cut the disk in half, then slice each half into 3 wedges, creating 6 pieces. Place the scones on the lined baking sheet and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.

Let cool for a few minutes before serving. Store leftovers in airtight container.

Excerpted from FOOD: What the Heck Should I Cook? Copyright © 2019 by Mark Hyman, MD. Used with permission of Little, Brown and Company, New York.  All rights reserved.

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  1. Do you have a recipe for GF Pains?
    They are a French cookie.

    • we have GF madeleine cookies! Search the site for KITCHEN CHIC: MAKE THESE GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN ALMOND MADELEINES

      The Chalkboard | 05.19.2020 | Reply
  2. Is there nutrition information for these, ie calories, fat, sugars?

    Jill | 05.15.2020 | Reply
  3. These had beautiful structure, but were a tad dry, we had to sub millet flour with GFAP. It seemed like they would need more fat to moisten them up?

  4. what is GFAP? I can’t find Millet flour anywhere.

    elena | 05.23.2020 | Reply
  5. Perhaps GLAP is Gluten Free All Purpose Flour. I find usually they are a mix of different gluten free flours you can buy in some stores.

    Lena | 06.13.2020 | Reply
  6. Can you just make it with almond flour and omit the millet flour?

    dimarly suarez | 02.11.2021 | Reply

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