1½ cups whole-wheat pastry flour or spelt flour + additional for dusting
1½ tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp orange zest
3/8 tsp (1/4 + 1/8 tsp) baking soda (TRY: Bob’s Red Mill Baking Soda)
1/4 tsp sea salt
6 tbsp cold organic unsalted butter (TIP: Keep in fridge until ready to use)
1/2 cup unsweetened raisins or currants
1/4 cup chopped unsalted pecans
1/4 cup raw cacao nibs (or use 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks and reduce maple syrup to 2 tbsp)
2 tbsp hemp hearts
1/2 cup cold buttermilk + additional as needed
2½ tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably Grade A)
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, orange zest, baking soda and salt. Cut butter into pieces and use a pastry cutter or your fingertips to work butter into flour mixture, making a coarse meal with a few larger chunks.
Add raisins, pecans, cacao nibs and hemp hearts to bowl and stir to combine.
In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together buttermilk, maple syrup and vanilla. Slowly add buttermilk mixture to flour-butter mixture, stirring to combine, just until mixture begins to form clumps. (Note: If any dry flour remains, add more buttermilk as necessary, 1 tbsp at a time, until flour is incorporated.)
Transfer mixture to baking sheet. Lightly dust your hands with flour and gather mixture into a ball, squeezing to form a dough (it may still crumble slightly).
Flatten dough to 1-inch thickness and fold in half. Flatten and fold once more. Gently shape into a 1-inch-thick, 6-inch-diameter round. Cut into 6 wedges, then arrange them 1/2 inch apart. (Alternatively, shape into a rectangle and cut into squares.)
Brush tops with buttermilk. Bake scones until puffed, golden brown on top, and hollow-sounding when tapped on bottoms, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool slightly on a wire rack.
We’ve packed six health-boosting superfoods – oats, coconut, chia, cinnamon, maca and dark chocolate – into these chewy, delicious cookies for the ultimate on-the-run breakfast or snack that will truly satisfy your taste buds.