I have had one failed Whole 30 after the next this year. I always start a Whole 30 right after my birthday in mid-January, but this year, for whatever reason, I just wasn’t able to stick with it. So I decided I would try to do a 21 Day Sugar Detox hoping I could make it 21 days if not 30. Nope. Couldn’t do it.
But by the end of April my hips were aching so badly I knew I had to quit the sugar entirely for a period of time. We’re in the pretty weather season and I want to be out and about and I need to not have achy joints for that.
So on April 23rd I started a Whole30. I’m happy to tell you that I have not had one bit of sugar or sugar substitute the entire time. I’m on day 17 now and I’m craving chocolate something fierce. But I’m looking at the calendar and know that in less than two weeks this will be over and I can have the chocolate if I really want it.
This is a very long-winded introduction, but I’m getting to the point, I promise. So in an effort to make it through this Whole30 without any cheats, I turned to my 21 Day Sugar Detox cookbook. Diane has a recipe for scones that are sweetened only with green apples and taste like fall with all their cinnamon and warm spices. Since it’s spring, I changed things up and made my own version with lemons and dried blueberries. I had to order the blueberries from Amazon to get ones without added sugar, but these scones were worth waiting for my Amazon delivery! I realize that Whole30 says you can’t have any sort of paleo-fied baked goods, but I’m fine with this exception. These will satisfy that urge for real sweets with ingredients that are entirely whole.
These scones taste perfectly sweet without any added sugar or artificial sweetener. You could be fancy and roll these out and cut into triangles like traditional scones in the US, but I like the scoop and drop method of these round ones. I had these on my plate in less than 30 minutes!
These scones would be perfect to serve mom alongside a steaming cup of coffee for Mother’s Day. Make them a little smaller and add them to the buffet for your next baby shower, wedding shower or brunch.
Come winter, I will probably use orange zest instead of lemon and dried cranberries instead of blueberries. Delicious and totally different flavors! Be creative – there are so many options!