Hi! Pour up a cup of coffee because we’re chatting over SCONES today! The most crumbly, tender, flavorful gluten free ginger scones… but we’ll get to those soon.
Ohh and practicing a whole bunch of yoga (my body keeps reminding me haha). My new year’s resolution this year was to focus a little more on self-care, beginning with some more time on my yoga mat. I’ve actually been following through on this one and, as expected, my body couldn’t be happier. I can definitely feel myself slowly getting stronger, my body feeling more comfortable in the poses, and my mind relaxing (especially after busy days at work). And I kind of really love it.
I love it so much that I’ve been thinking lately about the idea of yoga teacher training. Have any of you completed a program before? I haven’t done too much research into it yet, but the thought keeps popping into my mind so I feel like I need to pursue the idea a bit.
Even thought I’m a teacher by trade, I’ve never thought of myself as a yoga teacher before… so it’s definitely something I need ponder some more. And maybe even if I don’t see myself teaching yoga, it would be amazing to really commit to my practice in that way. Hmmmmm….
Well, anyways, just laying out some new thoughts. I’d love to hear if you’ve done a yoga training program before, or thought about it too!
So besides yoga, I’ve also been thinking about these scones! I’m going to honest, these scones were the bane of my existence for about 2 weeks. I just could not get the recipe right. First they were too soft, then they spread too much, and finally, I hit that that perfect mark. The answer: oat and almond flour!
I absolutely love baking with almond flour, but sometimes, when used all by itself, the texture is a little too tender. But that combination of oat flour AND almond flour, man that is perfect! The other key step is chilling the scones for at least an hour before they go in the oven. This allows for that crispy, flakey, yet still soft and buttery scone texture that we all love so much.
And of course we can’t forget about that fresh ginger. Ginger is a game changer with these scones. That warm, comforting, just-slightly-spicy flavor is such a knock out. Paired with a steamy cup of coffee, these babies are pure magic!
So if you’re a scone lover, or ginger lover for that matter, I definitely recommend these as your next baking venture. I promise, they will not disappoint 😉 Have a wonderful Monday everyone!
Thank you to Bob’s Red Mill for providing me with the almond flour for this recipe. All opinions expressed are my own. Thank you for supporting brands I work with to make Pumpkin & Peanut Butter possible!