The New Hybrid Desserts – A Scuffin


The newest craze in the baking world is a hybrid called the “cronut” (crossiant/donut). Although I have not yet sampled one, I can imagine how absolutely delicious it must taste (hint, hint…someone PLEASE start selling these!)

This scone recipe was given to me from a client who used to make these at a coffee shop years ago. I followed the recipe thinking it would taste like a traditionally dry scone, but rather it came out as a scuffin (scone/muffin hybrid). I have always tended to prefer muffins over scones, but now I can say that I have found a delicious compromise.

The beautiful tart cherries I found at Slone’s farmer’s market a few weeks ago particularly inspired me to bake these. Any of her delicious berries would shine in this recipe, and dried fruit in the winter would suffice as well.

Although “scuffin” is not an appetizing word, I promise you will not care what they are called once you take that first bite. This recipe is gluten free, full of antioxidants and healthy energy.


Almond Flour Scones


  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar (I used 1/4 cup agave syrup)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut syrup (think latte flavoring)
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • 3 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup cherries
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried unsweetened coconut


  • Mix butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs and mix well.
  • In same bowl combine vanilla, salt, coconut syrup and almond extract.
  • In separate bowl mix almond flour, fruit, coconut and chocolate chips.
  • Slowly mix dry to wet and combine thoroughly.
  • Pour into muffin pan.
  • Bake at 325 F, 25-30 minutes (Disclaimer: my stove is from the 1960’s. Baking time may be considerably less on a newer model.)




About Author

Stacy owns Fisher Fitness, a personal training studio in Jackson, WY. From her meat and potatoes upbringing in the Midwest, Stacy has been on a lifelong cooking journey to create healthy foods that don't taste "healthy" to better counsel her personal training clients. She has since then tasted, tested, passed and failed many recipes. It brings her great joy when her clients realize that food can taste delicious without butter. Stacy is completely incapable of measuring ingredients or baking, holds infamous sushi parties, and would eat buffalo short ribs everyday if her body allowed.

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