Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
These savoury scones use tahini in place of butter, which makes them quite healthy and also gives them a unique taste. They do have a slight sweetness and a lovely crunch from (roasted) sunflower seeds. Very yummy! You could use peanut butter and peanuts or cashew butter and cashews or almond butter and almonds, too. Whatever floats your boat. :)
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1⁄4 cup whole wheat flour (I use spelt)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 9 tablespoons tahini or 9 tablespoons nut butter
- 1⁄2 cup roasted sunflower seeds or 1⁄2 cup chopped nuts
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- Heat oven to 375°F.
- Combine flours, sugar, salt and baking powder until well blended.
- Add tahini or nut butter by tbs, covering each spoonful with flour mixture. Using a pastry blender or wire whisk, cut tahini or nut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Fold in roasteed sunflower seeds or chopped nuts of your choice.
- In a separate bowl combine egg and milk and whisk until blended. Pour into tahini flour mixture reserving 1 tbs full for glaze and combine until just blended.
- On a floured surface flatten dough using your hands or a rolling pin. Using a glass cut out scones of desired size.
- Place on a paper-lined baking sheet and glaze with reserved egg mixture. If you like sprinkle some seeds or chopped nuts on top.
- Bake for about 15 minutes until slightly golden on top. Enjoy!
Oh my Loula these are just fabulous! Definitely not the kind of flavors I was expecting in a scone, these weren't as sweet as I thought they'd be even though I used vanilla soymilk in place of milk. I used 1 cup regular flour and 3/4 cup wheat flour, and threw in some walnuts since I don't care for sunflower seeds. Would definitely make again though maybe a little sweeter next time. Made as a recipenap for Veggie Swap 22.
These are yummy scones! I really am enjoying their healthfulness for snacks and breakfast (excellent with fruit salad!). They have quite a savory flavor and a firm but crumbly texture. I enjoyed dressing up some of my batch with a dab of berry jam, before baking. I'd love to try them with other nut butters. Thanks for posting!
I was looking for a recipe to use up some tahini, and came across this delicious recipe. I plan to add it to my repertoire of scones. Of note, I increased the sugar to 4 tablespoons, and used slivered almonds. Thanks so much.