Saturday, March 13, 2010

Gluten-Free-Vegan Blueberry Scones – Yeah baby!

Life has been sooo hectic lately! I cannot believe I have not posted in over a week! So…will Blueberry Cinnamon Scones make it up to you? And hold on to your raw socks – These are VEGAN and GLUTEN-FREE! Yeah, baby, yeah!

These scones are rockin' my house! Cant keep the fam away from them! Good thing for me, as I do not need the calories (And here I thought vegan food would never contribute to weight gain?! These would definitely!)

 Flying Apron's Blueberry Cinnamon Scones

These turned out so yummy! I have to admit that I tasted the dough and it had a weird taste to it. They are made with Brown Rice flour and Garbanzo bean flour so I figured the weird taste might be from these flours. But once cooked, they taste fantastic! You could spread Vegan butter on them or even coconut butter. The recipe is from the Flying Apron's Gluten Free and Vegan Baking Book. I am not a celiac but I am trying to watch my gluten intake, so alternative recipes make my heart soar! Yes, they are not raw, but a girl needs a baked treat now and then, don't cha think? I only had a nibble! But if I can get the family to eat healthy, vegan treats instead of the crap food they normally eat, then I have accomplished something.

So what's up Raw peoples? My raw intake the last week has been at about 70-80%. I am finding it hard to be 100% raw lately, as I am loving the stir fry veggies in coconut oil over brown rice combo – warm food just sometimes kicks butt over raw! And warm food just makes me happy sometimes. So I am all over that!

This past week I have been working out on the treadmill with walk-run intervals in my new Asics running shoes. I was hoping that running might jiggle loose some of this fat I am carrying around! Does it work that way?

Have a great Saturday!



bitt of raw said...

everything from flying apron is amazing! they made my wedding cake and it was sooo good. everyone loved it much better than wheat wedding cake.

awesome that you are 70-80% raw. i find if i really crave cooked food then it's silly to deny myself. i just have to watch my body's reactions to it. be happy! rice and veggies are a great choice.

as for the fermented veggies comment, i too was super scared of them. i dislike regular sauerkraut. then i tried some when i was away from "real pickles" that had spices i liked in it. i was hooked. i like making it myself because i can control the level of fermentation, spices, salt, etc. but i suggest trying a small bottle of one of the brands on the market just to give the raw stuff a go. if you hate it, find a friend to donate it too. it doesn't go bad quickly.

happy scone-eating!

RawSierra said...

oh my gosh you live near Flying Apron? I want to vacation in Seattle just so I can go there everyday for like 10 times a day!

Okay I will try the fermented veggies and get back to you. I know they are good for you.

blessedmama said...

Scones look good! And, yes, you can gain weight from vegan food - I'm a living testimony to that. But, I rejoined the gym in December, so I'm gonna be fit again - yay!

VivaciousVegan said...

Looks good!!!
I am making scones someday....I used to make them weekly, now I am lucky to make them once a

Lori said...

Just this past week I've found myself experimenting with vegan (but not raw) foods. I realize that the rice and cooked veggies, sometimes packaged hummus, won't kill me.

P.S. The scones look so great!

rawkstar diaries said...

My kids would looovvveee those. They look scrumptious! :)

Nikki said...

Nice job on the scones! I live in Seattle and visit the Flying Apron every now and then when I want baked goodies. I have the book too and have baked a few things. The Flying Apron hasn't disappointed me yet. Best gluten free recipes I've found. I agree with Bitt, if cooked veggies make you happy you should eat 'em up! I eat whatever makes my body feel the best, and sometimes that means something warm :)

Cassie - Vegan Fox said...

I'm a sucker for scones and these look terrific! Thanks for posting this, I've been curious about this book and will have to try it out.