Raw lemon blueberry scones

Hey hey hey 😀 How are ya?

When I saw that my dear friend Heaby made her own coconut butter yesterday, I couldn’t wait to get in on the action.

As we all know, I have no luck whatsoever making “butters” of any type. Patience is not my virtue when it comes to nut butters –I want to open the jar and eat it. Not make it- but I was hoping I would be a little better with this attempt. I was a little wary after my smoking Vitamix incident.

I put the shredded coconut in the Vitamixalicious:


And within 20 minutes, it had transformed into dreamy coconut butter.

coconut (2)

I put it into a mug and started to think of things that I could “frost” with coconut butter:

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(Side note: Did anyone else have a mug of bacon fat in the fridge growing up?? The madre used to use it for crack pancakes. I like to think the coconut butter in a mug is a healthy replacement, and still makes me feel nostalgic)

When I got the following tweet, I knew it was raw scone time.


I conjured the following recipe out of my brain:


And got crackalackin’ 😀

Raw Lemon Blueberry Scones


Makes 1 Gina-hungry scone, or 2 smaller ones

1/4 C Oat groats (processed into fine flour in a coffee grinder)

1 t ground flax

8 raw almonds

pinch sea salt

1/2-1 t lemon zest, 1 t lemon juice

1/8 C + 1 T fresh almond milk

1/2 t vanilla

1 t maple syrup (add more if you like it sweeter.. this was more of a fruity biscuit)

1/2 C organic blueberries

1. Grind the oats into fine flour.

2. Add the oats to a food processor, with the remaining ingredients (except for the blueberries). Mix well.

3. Transfer dough to a bowl:


4. Gently fold in blueberries (reserve some for garnish)

5. Make into a scone shape of choice (I rolled with the triangle) and place onto a Teflexx sheet to dehydrate 1-2 hours at 115*

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6. Flip onto mesh screen and continue dehydrating for an additional 2-4 hours, until scone reaches desired texture.

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7. Top with coconut butter, more blueberries and prepare for foodgasms.


8. Feast

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© 2010 The Fitnessista


Well I’m off to pilates (gonna take it easy) and to tell my Zumbies that there’s no class tonight 🙁

Have a wonderful evening <3



Something to talk about: What was your biggest kitchen disaster?? Mine definitely was mistaking cumin for cinnamon in a pear-ginger crumble (I grabbed the wrong spice because the containers look the exact same). Let’s just say, it tasted like death.

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  1. Heather (Heather's Dish) on March 10, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    yum to the scone and yikes to the disaster!!! i would say that subbing salt for sugar (it was at a friend’s house, they didn’t have it labeled!!!) was the worst…oops 🙂

  2. Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty on March 10, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Those look great!

    I want to make that coconut butter too! I saw it on HEABs website and it looks awesome!!

    Hope you are feeling better soon!! Zumba really hurts my knees too… any tips?

  3. Jess @ Truly.Into.Fitness on March 10, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Oh YUM! I wish I had a dehydrator!!!

  4. Jessica @ How Sweet on March 10, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    My mom still has bacon fat in her fridge…and…so do I! 🙂 These scones look amazing!! And OMG – I have so mistaken cumin for cinnamon, too – in my OATMEAL!!! My biggest disaster was red velvet cake. Took about 5-6 tries before I got it right.

  5. Andrea J on March 10, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    those scones look so good! and I didn’t know making coconut butter was so easy,i’ve been wanting to try it but its usually pretty expensive so i’m def going to try that out!

  6. Lauren @ Eater not a runner on March 10, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    That looks amazing! My biggest disaster was the last Zucchini bread I made. Something was off and the middle was liquid….gross 🙁

  7. Danielle (Coffee Run) on March 10, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    The scone is genuis! I wish I had a dehydrator- I would have so much fun with that 🙂

    The cumin crumble sounds…horrible lol

  8. Sarah Jayne on March 10, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Aghhhhh that scone looks FAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hurry up bakery, I want to buy all you can make!

    My worst blunder was using 2/3 CUP of salt rather than 2/3 TBSP of salt in a pie crust back when I was a newbie in the kitchen.. HAHA!

  9. Emily J on March 10, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    I so admire you for being able to come up with something like that right off the top of your head! I’m terrible at that sort of thing :/
    My biggest disaster was probably the time when I was little and made Christmas cutout cookies with expired shortening (I had never used shortening before and apparently wasn’t aware that it was not supposed to be greenish). I’d never had anything before that quite literally tasted like a$$, but that pretty much did it.

  10. Bri on March 10, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Hi Gina,
    This is kind of random (I would of emailed you but I could not find it!) but I had a question about your nutritional consultations (I have noticed sometimes you say you have an apt for those as well as training sessions). I am a CPT working at a gym and going to a holistic school to be a clinical nutritionist. Your business is kind of an inspiration to me and in some ways I model my training after you! I have been given the opportunity at my gym to offer separate nutrition consultations to the members. If you could explain to me how you go about this and how is started I would SO appreciate it! Also, you gym didn’t seem to care that you were not an RD or certified (obviously you are a wealth of information) – but how do you advertise your services? I am debating on whether or not to start now or wait until I am certified in June to advertise “Certified Clinical Nutritionist”)
    Sorry about the long post, and thank you!

  11. Ashlee on March 10, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    OMG, I did the exact same thing with mistaking cumin for cinnamon. I realized part way in and tried to cover it up with a ton more cinnamon. I should have just started over. It was definitely the worst thing! That scone looks amazing. I cannot wait for your online bakery to get going!

  12. Hilary on March 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Hi Gina!

    Yum, that scone looks delish!
    I noticed you often grind up oat groats into something like an oat flour. Would there be much of a difference if I were to just buy pre-ground oat flour? I don’t have a coffee grinder, so trying to think of alternatives. Or, if I food-processed some rolled oats?
    Let me know what you think!
    Love your blog 🙂


  13. Sarah @ THE FOODIE DIARIES on March 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    ooooh me gusta! that looks divine

  14. Kendel on March 10, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I too know the jar of bacon grease stored in the family refrigerator. My parents still cook their eggs in the fat. Yuck. My biggest mistake was misinterpreting the name for cumin in German and ending up with turmeric. I thought the color and taste difference was just the “European way.” For about 4 months I used turmeric in everything that called for cumin. Let me tell you, the two are not interchangeable!

  15. RHODEYGIRL on March 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I once made your banana bread (like 1.5 years ago?) and I was so excited to try it I popped it out of the pan right away. It vomited all over the serving tray and became a big pile of mush. it still tasted AMAZING, but it was all in crumbles!

  16. Ange on March 10, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Yummers!! Gina – is there anyway to make these with an oven – perhaps just setting the temp at 175F or something?

  17. Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place on March 10, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    that coconut butter looks ahhhmazing! I had no clue it would be so easy to make !

  18. kate on March 10, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    that scone looks wonderful & your coconut butter looks very frosting-ish! a few years ago i made some muffins and put them in the muffin tin. i put the tin in the oven tightly between the two racks & it didnt even cross my mind taht the muffins would expand upwards when they cooked! needless to say when i pulled the muffins out i also pulled the tops off 🙁 haha matt still makes fun of me for it to this day!

  19. kirsten on March 10, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I think you should write a fitnessista raw cook book. I would definitely buy it 🙂

  20. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on March 10, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    que bonita!!
    reason #4564 i need a dehydrator!

  21. Diane on March 10, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    YUM!! And so pretty!

  22. Jen on March 10, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Those look awesome! I also want to make my own coconut butter!

    The first time I ever baked was brownies (i was in 6th grade and it was out of a box). I’ll never forget them because the recipe called for a teaspoon of salt and I put in a tablespoon! They were SALTY!

  23. Gina on March 10, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    That is drool inducing!!! I think coconut butter sales are going to drop after this week:)

  24. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on March 10, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I just bought Maca powder for the first time and thought of you!

  25. Maya on March 10, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    One of these days I’m going to get a dehydrator and it will be glorious! Your scone looks like total gasm.

  26. Ellen on March 10, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    OMG! I have done the cumin for cinnamon thing too! My first bfast cookie- I was chowing down and kept thinking that it tasted kinda strange. Went to work and then came home that night to cook dindin and saw the oats, PB, and agave sitting out and next to them was the cumin. My first thought “why did hubby take out the cumin???” , then DUH! I felt so stupid. Hubby thought it was funny.

  27. christina cadden on March 10, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    mmm, looks great!

  28. Erica on March 10, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    HEAB and CD are awesome for coming up with homemade coconut butter!!! The scones look fabulous. I still haven’t tried working with groats. Glad you’re taking it easy tonight- enjoy class

  29. Tyler Ramey on March 10, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    I swear, the blog world is so interconnected! Emily (emilyeatsclean.wordpress.com)and I were talking at the gym this morning saying how we were going to have to try HEAB’s coconut butter. Now with your stamp ‘o approval, it’s a lock!

  30. Health Foodie on March 10, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Love that question!

    I have broken so many food processors and blenders…the quality is not what it used to be… haha

    I made some chocoalte/cinnamon pudding once for a dinner party. But I added salt instead of sugar…gross.

    I also made the mistake of trying a recipe at the back of a product. It was a healthy vanilla pudding and it had the grossest texture ever! My husband and I joked how it could be used in movies as alien goo. We even made a video of it. I have to share it sometime! 🙂

  31. Brittney on March 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I can’t wait to try out the scone recipe, the worst mix up in the kitchen I had was just the other day I cut up a gorgeous jazz apple and spinkled what I thought was cinnamon onto it, I was in a dark kitchen, because next thing I know my mouth is on fire and I had just sprinkled a ton of cayenne pepper on my
    gorgeous apple

  32. Beth on March 10, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Holy moly, that scone looks incredible. Lemon blueberry is my favorite combination as scones go.

    I’m totally making coconut butter as soon as I replenish my coconut stash. My daughter used most of my supply to make raw macaroons!

  33. TanyaS on March 10, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    I had a similar mix up, grabbing chili powder instead of cinnamon. Luckily I noticed the color was a little more red than it should be right after I dumped it in and was able to scoop most of it out.

  34. Midgetkeeper on March 10, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    That scone looks amazing.

    My biggest disaster was when I put A LOT more brown sugar in a slow cooked pork recipe I was supposed to. It was like pork in syrup, disgusting.

  35. Ashley on March 10, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    When I was ten I made a batch of cookies for my grandmother. I read 1 tbsp. baking salt as 1 cup salt and made them with a whole cup of salt. Sadly, we didn’t figure this out until she tried a cookie. Lol, I still feel so bad…

  36. Danielle on March 10, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    The scone looks amazing! I can’t wait to make that coconut butter though! I definitely could use a cheaper option!

  37. kara on March 10, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    I just made almond butter for the first time last night and was so impressed with how simple it was. I can’t wait to try my hand at coconut butter also. My mom kept the bacon grease in a coffee mug in the fridge too and used it for pancakes and fried eggs, I think coconut butter is definitely a healthier alternative. 🙂

  38. Katalina on March 10, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    That scone looks really delicious!!! do you eat sweets? I thought you gave up them for Lent?!

    • Fitnessista on March 10, 2010 at 7:29 pm

      i did. just because i made it doesnt mean i ate it. 1 bite and it went in the freezer.
      thanks for watching out for me though

  39. Brittany on March 10, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Yup! Totally remember the coffee mug of grease/fat from when I was younger. 🙂

  40. Katalina on March 10, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    only one bite and it went in the freezer?!!! you are very brave!!!!! 🙂 I don’t think i can resist such a goodness!!! 🙂 you are very inspiring to me, by the way you eat and how you exercise. Thanks for sharing everything!

  41. Sarah Anne on March 10, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Gina! This post made my tummy rumble! I <3 the coconut butter by Artisana but it's about 15 bucks here in Canadia! I'm definitely going to try this out!

    The scone looks fantabulous too! <3

    • Fitnessista on March 10, 2010 at 7:53 pm

      that’s exactly why i never buy it- it’s $15 here too!
      now, it’s $3 😉

  42. Megan (from Happily Healthy) on March 10, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Mmmmm! That scone looks soo good! And yes I always remember my mom and Grandma having a cup of bacon fat in the fridge! I always wondered what the heck it was for but didn’t bother asking! Sooo gross lol!! That coconut butter looks waaayyy better!

  43. Catherine on March 10, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    OMG must try to make raw scones!!!!! I so need to borrow my mom’s dehydrator and hit up this recipe. You are amazing my dear!

    Hmmm biggest kitchen mistake? Granted I was 8 years old, but I sorta mixed up baking soda for confectioner’s sugar. Oopsies…

  44. Paige @ Running Around Normal on March 10, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Genius, I tell ya! Definitely going to make this (but on my lowest oven setting, so not raw) but this looks fantabulous!

  45. Tara on March 10, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    The raw scone looks AMAZING!! I wish I had a dehydrator.
    Probably not my biggest kitchen failure, but definitly my worst flavor failure was when I accidently put ginger on my eggs instead of cumin. I noticed right after, and I didn’t want to start over, so I decided it would be a good idea to dip it in soy sauce. BAD IDEA. Haha.

  46. Ellen on March 10, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Well hello, Miss Impressive! YUM!

    I made a chocolate-pear cake once and instead of evenly mixing in all the chocolate chips, I poured them into the middle of the batter. It was not pretty when I took it out of the oven—it had a big brown blob in the middle! It tasted OK but I also realized I used the wrong kind of pear, which must have made a difference because my friend had previously made a cake from the same recipe and it was delicious.


  47. Theorist on March 10, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Raw scones? You are a pimp.

    • Fitnessista on March 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm

      LOL. one of the best comments ever, haha!

  48. Laura J. on March 10, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Ooo those scones look diiivine! You are seriously a culinary goddess!

    P.S. I just tried millet bread for the first time. LOVE. Pure love. It really is as amazing as you say! It’s definitely going to become a new staple in my household! Yum! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on March 10, 2010 at 10:13 pm

      thank you!
      and so awesome you loved the millet. once you go millet, you never go back 🙂

      • Diana @ Fit Girls on the Go on March 11, 2010 at 8:59 am

        I can’t find millet bread in any store near me, but I did find some plain millet. I cooked some up yesterday on the stove and it is delicious! Instead of rice and beans, I had some millet and beans 🙂 Another yummy GF grain to add to the list!

        • Diana @ Fit Girls on the Go on March 11, 2010 at 9:06 am

          P.S. That scone looks to-die-for. My mom and I used to go to this quaint little tea house and drink tea alongside scones topped with cinnamon butter. I bet you could add some cinnamon to that almond butter and it would be equally as delish! …I think I may have to try that 😉

  49. Heather Eats Almond Butter on March 10, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Foodgasms Feast, yes indeed my friend. I love how you just whip up a raw scone. Looks delicious!

    Worst kitchen disaster. Oooh, this was bad. I was attempting to make a healthy version of Oreo Pumpkin cheesecake in my Vita-Mix using carrots and Newman’s O’s. It was so bad…CD and I still laugh about it.

  50. Erin M. on March 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    your a genius!!

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