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Apple-Walnut Spelt Scones
80 votes


I adapted my favorite scone recipe to be ok for almost any blood type (I'm an A). These scones are delicious and make a healthy breakfast or snack. I make them quickly in my food processor, but they can be made by hand too.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (3 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Dessert
  • 2 3/4 cups whole spelt flour
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal (or cornmeal)
  • 1/2 cup sugar [or 1/4 cup agave]
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons baking powder or variations
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 stick cold margarine (or butter), cut into chunks
  • 1 cup soy milk mixed with 1-2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • (or 1 cup buttermilk)
  • 1/2 cup dried apples,chopped
  • 1/2 c. walnuts, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons coarse raw sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (or 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg)
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Grease a cookie sheet (or use parchment paper)
  3. Mix dry ingredients in processor
  4. Add margarine & pulse until resembles cornmeal
  5. Add soy milk, apples, nuts-pulse just until mixed
  6. Place dough onto lightly floured wax paper
  7. Wet hands & pat dough into an 8' circle
  8. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon
  9. Cut into 8 slices (rinse knife as you slice)
  10. Pick up & place slices on baking sheet
  11. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned
  12. Cool on rack & eat warm or at room temp.


  13. When cool, wrap any scones you're not eating
  14. the same day & freeze. You can reheat them
  15. in microwave for about 30 sec. or in the oven.
  16. Scones dry out quickly, this way they taste like they were just baked.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Spelt Flour/Products1 ,2 ,3 ,4 N N N N N N N A
Oat/Oat Bran/Oatmeal1 ,4 B N B B B N N A
Apple/Apple Juice/Cider3 ,4 ,5 N N N N N N N A
Sea Salt4 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Beverage Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Buttermilk4 A A A A N N A A
Soy Milk5 B N N A A N N A

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Walnut (English)4 ,5 B B B B N B B B

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Butter4 A A A A N N N N
Ghee (Clarified Butter)4 N N N B N B N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which are known to be common allergens.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 10, 2007 at 09:32 AM By: Rodney