Carrot Coconut Scones With Honey

Scones are one of my favorite morning breakfast snacks. They are so incredibly easy to make and you can really put whatever you like in them! In the summer months I like to use fresh fruit, but it’s a little early for that, so I went with carrots this round and added coconut and honey to sweeten it up. I will definitely be making these again! I may experiment a little next time and add a few crushed walnuts, or a little yogurt to make them even softer, but I liked them just the way they were too!

Ingredients: (adapted from Kitchen Trial & Error)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small chunks
3/4 cup apple sauce, unsweetened
3/4 cup peeled and shredded carrots
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey
1 large egg

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, coconut, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and salt. Next add the cold butter and toss with the dry ingredients. At this point you can either incorporate the butter by rubbing the butter chunks into the flour mixture with your thumb and finger (as if you’re trying to snap your fingers) or you can use a pastry cutter which is what I did. Try to be fast though so the butter doesn’t melt too much. In a separate large bowl mix together the apple sauce, carrots, vanilla, honey, and egg. A little at a time add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until fully incorporated. Lightly flour a piece of parchment paper and form the dough into a ball in the center, flattening it a big, then place covered in the fridge for 15 minutes. This makes it easier to cut. With a sharp knife, slice 6-8 pieces (depending on how big you want them) and place the dough on the same parchment paper right onto a baking sheet. Bake for 16-20 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Let cool for a few minutes then drizzle with honey and serve!

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