Grain-Free Lemon Blueberry Scones

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My mother in law is amazing. She’s always known how to make ordinary moments graceful and full of beauty…it’s just one of the many things I love about her. Her home is always open, there always seems to be a pot of tea brewing, and if you give her 20 minutes notice she’ll have a plate of warm scones waiting for you too! She knows just how to create a quiet little bubble of peace with a pretty table, a conversation that fills you up, a bit of art, and some well-chosen words of wisdom.

And scones. We can’t forget the scones! Her recipe has changed over the years, and it lends itself well to various types of flour. Grain free? We can do that! Depending on the season and the mood, her scones might have currents baked in, or walnuts and cinnamon. Ginger scones are a specialty of hers, cranberry are a great pick-me-up, and chocolate chips are popular with the grand kids. But one of my favorite combinations is lemon-blueberry…fresh blueberries (frozen are too moist), Meyer lemon, and a touch of honey. Delicious! The sweet blueberries and tangy lemon really make these scones flavorful, the perfect accompaniment to a quiet moment carved into your busy afternoon.

To make the scones, start with organic raw almonds. Pulse these in your food processor until you’ve got almond flour. With the courser texture of the almond flour, it’s nice to balance things with something that’s more fine and soft…banana flour works well (or, if you don’t have it, arrowroot flour also works). Stir in some baking soda, and then mix together coconut oil, egg, maple syrup, lemon zest and juice. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Finally, carefully fold in the blueberries. Press the dough into a parchment lined pan, bake, and serve with love!

Grain-Free Lemon Blueberry Scones
These grain-free lemon blueberry scones are made with almond and banana flour. Tangy lemon and sweet blueberries make these scones a delicious breakfast or snack!
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  1. 1 cup organic, raw almonds (or substitute one cup prepared almond flour)
  2. 1 cup banana flour (or substitute arrowroot flour)
  3. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
  5. 1 organic, cage-free egg
  6. 3 tablespoons organic maple syrup
  7. 2 tablespoons juice from a Meyer lemon
  8. 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  9. 1 cup organic blueberries (fresh work best)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the almonds until you have flour (or use 1 cup prepared almond flour).
  3. Combine the almond flour, banana or arrowroot flour, and baking soda in a bowl and mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the coconut oil, egg, maple syrup, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  5. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients. The dough will be crumbly but packable, if it's too dry add water a tablespoon at a time until it holds together when you squeeze it. Carefully fold in the blueberries.
  6. Press the dough firmly into a parchment-lined pan (I used a spring-form pan lined with a circle of parchment paper, but you can also use a pie plate or round cake pan). Bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Allow the scones to cool for a few minutes, then cut and serve! These go great with homemade berry jam, or a drizzle of honey.
Adapted from this recipe at fed+fit
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30 Paleo Breakfast Ideas

Everyone always talks about how Breakfast is the most important meal of the day… and yet doesn’t it seem to be one of the hardest to come up with healthy, different, and delicious ideas? Luckily there are quite a few different Paleo breakfast ideas out there! You don’t have to say no to your favorite breakfast foods either! From pancakes to sausage and everything inbetween there are some great tasty Paleo recipes out there and we’ve found 30 of some of the best!

1. Grain Free Paleo Pumpkin Spice Protein Waffles

Waffles are my weakness when it comes to breakfast dishes. Well now they not only don’t have to be a weakness but can be Paleo and healthy, they can also help give you a great boost of protein! As soon as you see this recipe you’ll be ready to try it out! I love putting all natural maple syrup and a little bit of almond butter on these! Find the recipe here.

2. Paleo Breakfast Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to get in a great start to the day with a big nutritional punch and this delicious recipe is no exception. Especially for those who may not be a fan of certain vegetables smoothies can be a way to sneak some of those in without even tasting them. Filled with some pretty amazing, healthy, and even healing ingredients you wont go wrong with this delicious breakfast smoothie! Find the recipe here.

3. Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

To most people Muffins have started to verge from a great breakfast choice to a dessert or treat. It’s no wonder when most are filled with countless processed ingredients and refined sugars. I still hold to the idea of muffins being a great and healthy breakfast and these Paleo pumpkin muffins just make my point even stronger. Healthy, delicious, filling, and a great change from some of your typical breakfast options. Find the recipe here.

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins - My Natural Family
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4. Paleo Breakfast Pizza

How can you not like the idea of pizza for breakfast? This is one of my favorite go-to breakfasts, especially when I’m sick of the typical same old breakfasts I tend to get in the habit of making. Not only is this recipe simple, has very few ingredients, it’s amazing delicious. Find the recipe here.

 5. Paleo Cinnamon Coffee Cake

If you are one for sweet breakfasts then we have a winner for you – and the great part about this is it’s completely guilt free! Sweet, guilt free and absolutely delicious you can’t go wrong with this yummy paleo cinnamon coffee cake. Find the recipe here.

6. Two Minute Paleo Porridge

Growing up I loved porridge… my mom always called it a “stick to your bones” type of breakfast. For those days when you need something to stick with your for a long morning then you can’t go wrong with porridge! Add in the fact that it only takes 2 minutes to whip up? You have me sold! Find the recipe here.

7. No-Oat Paleo Oatmeal

It may sounds a bit strange to call it ‘oatmeal’ if it doesn’t actually have oats, but many Paleo lovers (such as myself) love oatmeal and giving it up was a bit hard for us. Luckily this delicious, healthy, and filling no-oat Paleo oatmeal makes it all okay again! Find the recipe here.

No Oat Paleo Oatmeal
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8. Ham, Broccoli & Sweet Potato Paleo Frittata

Talk about a real breakfast of champions! Packed with tons of vegetables and protein filled eggs you will feel like a champion when you eat this delicious frittata. Not to mention your taste buds will feel like champions too. So good! Find the recipe here.

9. An addicting Paleo Green Smoothie

There are plenty of green smoothie recipes out there, some healthier then others, and some tastier then others. This one hits the bill of both – delicious and healthy and not to mention addicting. Good thing it’s so good for you! Find the recipe here.

10. Paleo Cinnamon Rolls

Who doesn’t love cinnamon rolls?! I never thought I’d find a Paleo cinnamon roll recipe that made me think I wasn’t actually eating Paleo… but I did. Once you take a look at how beautiful and delicious these look you’ll waste no time in making them. Find the recipe here.

11. Three Ingredient Paleo Crepes

One of my favorite weekend traditions was making fruit crepes for breakfast on Sundays. I took a long time perfecting a recipe that really wasn’t that healthy for you and definitely not Paleo. Luckily I found this super easy and delicious 3 ingredient Paleo crepe recipe. Find the recipe here

12. Paleo Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes

I have always felt that you can’t really go wrong with combining apples and cinnamon and this Paleo apple-cinnamon pancake recipe is just another example of how right that combination can be. Fluffy and delicious you can’t ask more out of a pancake recipe. Find the recipe here

Paleo Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes Recipe
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13.  Coconut Milk Yogurt

I bet you thought going dairy free meant saying goodbye to yogurt forever? Luckily that isn’t the case with this dairy free coconut milk yogurt! Bring back your favorite go-to yogurt flavors and still be dairy free! Find the recipe here

14. Sunnyside Salad

You may not typically think of a salad when you are thinking up breakfast ideas, which makes this recipe even more great. Chang up the boring typical breakfast routine with this delicious and nutritious sunnyside salad! Find the recipe here

15. Paleo Twice Baked Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

I love sweet potatoes and I thought I had tried them in every way imaginable… until I tried this! You wont believe how yummy and filling these Paleo twice baked breakfast sweet potatoes! Plus it doesn’t hurt that they are so easy to make. Find the recipe here

16. Cinnamon Vanilla Paleo Muffins

Muffins are a great way to have a quick and easy breakfast made ahead of time. For those days you are on the go you can’t go wrong with these beautiful and delicious cinnamon vanilla Paleo muffins. You’ll be sure to come back for another. Find the recipe here

Cinnamon Vanilla Paleo Muffins
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17. Paleo Chocolate-Glazed Chocolate Donuts

Let’s face it – there aren’t very many people out there that would pass up a donut – especially a chocolate glazed donut. Don’t worry though – you wont be cheating on your Paleo diet with these delicious chocolate-glazed chocolate donuts! Find the recipe here

18. Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

One of my favorite flavors is pumpkin… nothing beats pumpkin spice in the fall. This is probably why I love making these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins so much. Plus… hello… chocolate chips in a muffin? Sign me up. Find the recipe here

19. Cinnamon Faux-St. Crunch Cereal

Most cereals are filled with horrible ingredients… in fact most Paleo eaters don’t even think of cereal as a good breakfast option. Well if you have a craving for cereal then this Cinnamon Faux-St Crunch cereal recipe is perfect with some coconut or almond milk. Find the recipe here

20. Apple-Onion Chicken Breakfast Sausage

Nothing beats a good breakfast with some sausage and eggs…. sadly not all sausage is created equal. Luckily this apple-onion chicken breakfast sausage is not only Paleo but so completely delicious and perfect with a side of sweet potato hash or eggs. Yum! Find the recipe here

Apple Onion Chicken Breakfast Sausage Paleo
Photo credit: An Edible Mosaic

21. Smoked Salmon Egg Stuffed Avocados

I’ve seen some stuffed avocados before but nothing as tasty looking as these beautiful smoked salmon egg stuffed avocados. Filled with protein, healthy fats, and pure yumminess you wont go wrong with this quick and easy breakfast! Find the recipe here

22. Cheesy Bacon Cauliflower Bites

Cauliflower is one of those vegetables that gets a bad reputation a lot of times. I feel like it’s bad reputation all comes down to people not knowing how to cook it correctly. Take for example these delicious cheesy bacon cauliflower bites. They are so good and a great way to get some healthy veggies in for the day. Find the recipe here.

23. Coconut Flour Pop-Overs

Pop-overs are a great replacement for bread… so if you are craving some bread then you’ll love these coconut flour pop-overs. Add in a little butter, some homemade Paleo jam and you’ve got a delicious breakfast! Find the recipe here.

Fresh homemade popovers with black raspberry jelly.
Photo credit: Primal Hub

24. Apple Nut Butter Crisp

This is a great substitute for cereal in our house. Not only do the kids love it but so do I. Sweet, crunchy, full of delicious apples. You can’t go wrong with this yummy apple nut butter crisp. Find the recipe here.

 25. Lemon Raspberry Pancakes

I love adding lemon to recipes for a bit of zest and citris so when I saw this lemon raspberry pancake recipe I had to try it. I’m so glad I did the combination of fluffy pancakes, raspberries, and lemon is more delicious then I was expecting. Find the recipe here.

26. Paleo Chicken Sweet Potato Frittata

For whatever reason chicken isn’t seen very often in breakfast foods and I don’t understand why that is. Once you try this Paleo chicken sweet potato frittata recipe you’ll wonder why too. So good and packed with protein you’ll fall in love at first bite. Find the recipe here.

27. Paleo Pancakes

Sometimes you just want a regular nothing fancy good old fashion pancake. These are so fluffy, soft and delicious they are perfect for any breakfast. Add syrup, almond butter, or just regular butter and you will be in pancake heaven. Find the recipe here

Paleo Pancakes
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28. Paleo Granola Bar Recipe

Some days you are running late… whether from sleeping in or having to deal with getting the kids ready for school things can throw breakfast plans for a loop. Which is why I love having these Paleo Granola Bars already made up. They are the perfect go-to breakfast option. Find the recipe here.

29. The Ultimate Paleo Breakfast Cookie

Okay you had me at the term “breakfast cookie”. Seriously how could you pass up anything with that title? As soon as you take a look at these delicious breakfast cookies you’ll wonder why you never had them before. Find the recipe here.

30. Paleo Egg Muffin Recipe

I’m all about quick and easy breakfast ideas… especially ones that make extras for future breakfast. This Paleo egg muffin recipe fits that bill to a tee. Easy? Check. Makes a lot for the family? Check. Healthy? Check. Full of vegetables? Check. Delicious? Double check. Find the recipe here.

Paleo Egg Muffins Recipe
Photo credit: My Natural Family