I love food that is colorful and fun. Like this photo above makes my heart so happy.
When I first started baking and making gluten-free goodies is was very monochromatic. Aesthically I truthfully kind of hated it. I was using almond meal, which made it all very dark in color and kind of gritty looking. I felt the same with coconut sugar, I loved the flavor but it really is great for replacing brown sugar, not regular sugar. It is just too dark and I don’t get the bakes I want. I want the things I make to look like their traditional counter parts. That is why I have fallen in love with maple sugar as well, it is lighter in color and it has AMAZING flavor. So the things I’ve been baking truly look like conventional baked goods. Truthfully I typically don’t tell people until later that things are gluten-free until after they eat them because they’ll go in presuming it tastes differently. So if it doesn’t look different, I’m not telling.
Recently I have been playing with some all-natural sprinkles. They are so fun. So colorful.
And I personally really liked the flavor of these scones. And they are cute.
Gluten-Free Birthday Cake Scones
- 3 cups almond flour
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/4 cup maple sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup butter, cold & cubed (You can try cold spectrum as well to make it dairy-free but I personally have not tried it)
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1/2 cup sprinkles (plus more to garnish)