August 20

Pear and Almond Scones Recipe

I love scones! However they are usually quite sugary and made with wheat flour, not a great fit for the ethos of my blog. So a recipe had to be found!

Also I've had a pear and maple syrup cake that I've been dying to make but it has 200g of sugar and a ton of butter!!! Delicious, but not a healthy treat at all!

So I took out my old recipe book (which is now falling apart) and swapped sugar for maple syrup and more ground almonds. Butter for coconut oil. Here is the result! Enjoy!


  • 3 cups ground almonds
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil, warmed to melt but not hot
  • 2 eggs/flax eggs (see note below)
  • 2 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large ripe pear, skin removed and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • flaked almonds for the top
How To:
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients and mix together. Sieve the baking powder to remove lumps.
  3. In a small bowl/large cup, add the wet ingredients and whisk together with a fork.
  4. Add wet ingredients and the chopped pear to the large bowl and use your hands to mix together, the dough should be wet enough that it sticks together easily.
  5. To prepare the dough for cutting, sprinkle some ground almonds on a clean counter top before pressing the dough down until its rough 3cm thick, use a glass to cut out scones and place on a lined baking tray. I got 6 scones.
  6. Press a small amount of flaked almonds into the top of each scone for an extra crunch!
  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Check for the last five minutes. You want the outside to be golden.
  • To make vegan eggs, grind three tablespoon of raw flax/chia seeds with a pestle and mortar to a fine powder. Add three tablespoons of water per tablespoon of flax, ie. 9 tbsp. Whisk with a fork or a whisk. Place in the fridge for 15 minutes to an hour to set. Voilà!

I hope you'll enjoy this recipe. Check out my Pinterest Board with all of my other recipes here.

Emma x

Meet Emma

Hi, I am Emma McAtasney, a NCEHS Personal Trainer since 2009. I earned my Pilates credentials through BASI Pilates, a highly respected college-level Pilates teacher training programme which aim is to create and maintain professional standards for the teaching of the Pilates Method to the highest calibre.

In addition, I am a prenatal and postnatal exercise specialist, nutritionist and founder of a boutique Pilates studio in Dundalk, Ireland.

I help my clients eat healthier, ditch fad diets and lose weight for good by guiding them to make small manageable changes that long term have a huge impact on their quality of life!

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