Whew it’s been a hot minute since I’ve gotten creative in the kitchen! Each time I do I remember how fun it is and how accomplished I feel. These scones here? They have been on my to-do list for, oh, MONTHS!
So the inspiration? Not wanting to eat plain sweet potato anymore. Seriously I know it’s basically everyone’s favorite “carb” but after buying a lot of them, I was over it.
Another inspiration: I had the ingredients.
Yup, I love scones in all forms, so I figured that after reading a billion different recipes, I could create my own version (on the fly), use less ingredients and make fewer of them in case I failed and they were horrible.
This recipe makes only 2 scones but if you want smaller ones, this would comfortably make 3 or 4 as well. I just shaped them into the size I wanted.
Pro tip: I used chickpea flour in these. Why? Well honestly because I got it on a flash sale at my co-op and had wanted to try it. Chickpea flour is something I had never used so I wanted to experiment. Well…why not experiment in my next recipe? Chickpea flour is high in protein and gluten-free so everybody wins.
You can use regular flour, you might need to add some milk to get a better consistency, but play around with it. The flavor is so on point, honestly you could eat the batter (you actually could though).
I can’t wait for you to try these! If you do, let me know and tell me how they can be improved. I love making already tasty recipes even better!
1.25 cups chickpea flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1t baking powder
3/4 c mashed sweet potato (I left the skins on mine when I mashed the most)
Preheat over to 400 degrees.
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Using a fork and then your hands work in the sweet potato until it has come together but still a bit sticky. On a floured surface, pour the scone contents out and knead it a few times working in more flour until the mass of dough is no longer sticky.
Shape into whatever scone form you desire and place on sprayed baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until the tops are starting to brown.
What mix-ins would you add here?
Chickpea flour? Yay or nay?