apple cardamom scones


(recipe adapted from this primal life)

two christmases ago, my friend becky and i had to make 4 batches of cookies for our annual polyanna at janelle’s house (going strong since middle school) :) we decided to make cardamom cookies- however, when we went to the acme to get the ingredients, a jar of cardamom was $15!!! needless to say, we didn’t get any cardamom. we made the cookies without the cardamom & they ended up not tasting like anything- who would’ve guessed? well.. when chad came over while we were baking, he found it pretty.. interesting that we chose to leave the cardamom out of the cardamom cookies (did i mention his parents have a cake business?). we ended up laughing til our stomach’s hurt that night- ok, really, that happens pretty often when we’re together.. so good for our lives! sometime last year, i came across cardamom at whole foods for $5.99! that doesn’t make any sense to me- whole foods out of all places. now that i have it, i look for opportunities to use this spice & was happy to try it out in this recipe. if you don’t happen to have any cardamom, i’m sure cinnamon or nutmeg would work just as well. i’m not sure quite how to categorize these- they’re a treat for the morning, but would probably be pretty delicious with a scoop of coconut milk ice cream as well.


  • 2 tablespoons apple juice/sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 diced apple
  • 1 cup almond flour/meal
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoons honey


  • turn oven to 350 degrees
  • put apple juice/sauce & coconut oil in a skillet over low-med low heat & toss in apple pieces until softened
  • mix together almond flour/meal, salt & baking soda
  • when apples are ready, mix them into the almond flour mixture
  • mix in egg, cardamom, vanilla & honey
  • scoop batter with a teaspoon onto a parchment-lined baking sheet
  • bake for 15-18 minutes (these can take awhile to bake through because the apples release a lot of moisture- bake until it gets to the consistency you want)

2 Responses to “apple cardamom scones”

  1. haha, I’ve never had cardamom, let alone baked with it. I’m always drawn to recipes with the spice, though. Wishes… but hey, this is inspiring, so, who knows? ;-)

    Thanks for the recipe! I LOVE scones.

  2. you’re welcome! it is a flavor that is not as common which makes it a nice change!

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