Scrumptious Vegan Scones

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Scrumptious Vegan Scones

I thought I didn't like scones until my friend Debbie told me I just hadn't had the right scones. She explained to me that good scones feature a complex flavor and a dense, not too crumbly texture. I then began my journey to create vegan scones based on the teachings of this scone-ophile. The result is this Scrumptious Vegan Scones recipe. I used golden flax meal for its binding abilities, apple cider vinegar for it's subtle flavor complexity and ability to enhance crumb, just the right combination of all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour and Vegan Butter to enhance buttery flavors. Finally, raisins or berries adds just the right amount of fruit flavor and sweetness while still allowing the rich, buttery flavors to come through. I'm now a self-described sconeophile and enjoy eating scones amongst other sconerati.

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Scrumptious Vegan Scone Recipe

¼ cup non-dairy milk
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon golden flax meal

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup (108 grams) Regular Vegan Butter or margarine (1 stick. Not tub margarine)
¾ cup raisins or berries

½ cup non-dairy yogurt

¾ teaspoon sugar

1) Curdle your non-dairy milk

Preheat your oven to 400F (204C). In a small bowl whisk together the non-dairy milk, apple cider vinegar and flax meal. Set aside for at about 10 minutes so the non-dairy milk curdles.

2) Mix your ingredients and cut the Vegan Butter into them

In a medium mixing bowl, mix the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Place the Vegan Butter on a cutting board and cut it into about ½ inch size cubes. Using a fork or hand-held pastry blender, cut the Vegan Butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse pea-sized crumbs. Take extra caution that you don't over mix. Stir in the raisins or berries.

3) Whisk the non-dairy yogurt with your curdled non-dairy milk mixture

In a small bowl, whisk together the non-dairy yogurt and the non-dairy milk, apple cider vinegar mixture from Step 1.

4) Mix the dough

Using a spoon, stir the mixture from step 3 into flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball. The dough will be sticky in places and there may not seem to be enough liquid at first, but as you press, the dough will come together.

5) Form your vegan scones and bake to perfection

Place your ball of dough on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7 to 8 inch disc about 1 inch thick. Sprinkle the ¾ teaspoon of sugar evenly over the top of the dough. Use a knife to cut the dough crosswise into 8 triangles and place on a cookie sheet about 1 inch apart.  Bake until golden, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. To serve the leftovers, broil on low for a few minutes to warm. This recipe makes 8 Scrumptious Vegan Scones.

Vegan Scone Recipe Variations

Cranberry Orange Scones

Follow the recipe for Scones, adding a generous teaspoon of finely grated orange zest to the dry ingredients and substituting dried cranberries for the raisins.

Lemon Blueberry Scones

Follow the recipe for Scones, adding a teaspoon of finely grated lemon zest to the dry ingredients and substituting blueberries for the raisins.

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My recipe for life!

Freakin incredible! I used soy milk, coconut yoghurt and olivani a nz vegan margarine plus softened chopped dates and 1/4 tsp cinnamon. I also cut them into rectangles. So delicious my life is better for having this recipe! :)

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These are hella good! They are beyond good - they are fabulous. I used coconut milk creamer for the liquid and coconut milk yogurt. I wasn't sure how it would come out but boy was I surprised. After I patted them into a circle, I brushed the tops with a little melted Earth Balance and sprinkled with butter. I cut them with a pizza cutter. As I saw them baking, they rose so high and looked yummy in through the oven door. They were just great. I make vegan baked goods once a month for a club I belong to and these are a hit. Thank you for such a great recipe.

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So glad you liked the scones Laurie!

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Loved these!

I have just made these scones and I have to say they are so so tasty!! I had just tried some scones at a bakery and were not so awesome, but these reminded me of the ones my mom makes (which is a huge compliment), so thank you so much for the recipe!!

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This is the third recipe that I have tried of yours. Thank you so much for your hard work. This is also a winner. Enjoyed with morning coffee. Better than what I buy at the bakery.

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So glad you enjoyed the scones Shryee!

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So delicious!

I just made these and tried one fresh out of the oven. So good! They are wonderfully delicious! I followed the recipe and they came out perfect. They were easy and quick to make.

I agree with yum that they were very moist with a crunch. I baked them for 17 minutes. I still really like them as they are but might leave them in for a few more minutes next time to see if I can get them to be a little less moist.

Excellent recipe, Mattie! I look forward to making your famous chocolate chip cookies next!

Owner's reply

So glad these worked out for you marrajess! Good to know they may benefit for a few minutes longer in the oven. I'll make them again soon and update the baking time in the recipe if I need to. Thanks for the feedback!

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great, fast simple vegan recipe - these scones came out really moist with a crunchy crust. they do contain much more fat than the scones I knew, but the taste is really worth it. almost like a cake. but people would never guess there is no egg in it.

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So glad you liked them!

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Just curious if you would use fresh or dried blueberries if substituting for raisins? I'm worried that fresh may make the scones too wet.


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Hi Stacey, I recommend using fresh blueberries because they'll add more flavor and have a softer texture in the scone. Most of them will pop during baking and leak tasty juice in their immediate areas but it shouldn't be detrimental to the scones. If you want them to act more like raisins would then go with dried. Good luck!

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Savory version?

Haven't tried these yet, but I was thinking, I would love a savory version! Maybe with herbs and chives!

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Scrumptious Scones

Excellent! We made these with currants and using whole soy& company lemon yogurt and lemon juice instead of the cider vinegar. Worked great, rose beautifully and tasted delosh! Submitted a picture ...

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