Zesty Orange and Dark Chocolate Scones

A healthy alternative with absolutely no compromises on decadence.
Sit back and enjoy with a piping hot pot of tea!


225g of almond flour (you can also use ground almonds)
1 teaspoon of baking soda
3 squares of 85% dark chocolate finely chopped
Zest of a large orange, finely chopped
3-4 tablespoons of freshly squeezed orange juice
4 tablespoons of Agave nectar (you can also use honey or maple syrup)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence

Makes 6 large scones


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180°c/356°F.
  2. In a large bowl combine the almond flour, baking soda, dark chocolate and orange zest.
  3. In another bowl whisk the eggs and combine with the rest of the liquids.
  4. Mix both sets of ingredients together.


  5. Using a large metal spoon separate the dough, roll into small balls and place on a parchment lined baking tray, using your fingers gently press down on each scone.


  6. Place in the oven for 25 minutes, until the scones are a lovely golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.


  8. Enjoy slightly warm with one of The Wonky Spatula’s top notch serving suggestions:

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    These Paleo scones are delicious teamed with Irish made dairy free ice-cream nobó, Cut your scone in half and pop a good dollop of nobó between each half and enjoy like an ice-cream sandwich!! The ideal unguilty pleasure!!

    Or why not whip up your own homemade cream?! The topping of my Blissfully Guilt-Free Banoffee Pie doubles up as a delicious serving cream!

    – Refrigerate a tin of coconut milk for a few hours, carefully open it up scoop out the delicious cream (discard the water), whip it for a few minutes with 1/2 tsp of vanilla essence, smother the cream over your scone and garnish with some mint leaves – Absolutely scrummy!

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