Saturday, October 15, 2011

Vegan cherry scones

Breakfast: Almond butter and banana smoothie

Lunch: Kasha salad followed by vegan cherry scones

Dinner: The special protein burger with kale slaw from Fresh

On long weekends you've got to bake something special, and its been so long that I had these that I just had to try making some myself. I used to buy cherry scones every time we went shopping, and this recipe had me remembering all those delicious tastes in every mouthful. Definitely a great autumn treat!

You'll need:
(Makes 8 scones)
2 cups wholewheat flour
2 tbsp icing sugar
4 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup vegan margarine
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup glace cherries
Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celcius
Sift the flour, icing sugar and baking powder into a bowl
Add in the vegan margarine and combine using the rubbing in method
Once the mixture reaches the consistency of breadcrumbs, add in the almond milk
Add a little of the water and mix until the mixture becomes a moist but still thick dough
Chop the cherries and add to the dough, kneading slightly to blend them evenly
Turn out onto a floured surface and flatten to a circle a few inches thick
Cut this across the middle, then again across the middle, to create 4 quarters
Cut each quarter in half (cutting the circle across the middle twice more) to create 8 wedge-shaped scones
Place these onto a lightly greased baking tray and brush with almond milk (and brown sugar, if you like)
Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the top is slightly browning
Allow to cool, then serve with jam!

These are also delicious with vegan margarine, nut butters or just plain, with a cup of chai tea.

I find it slightly perplexing that no one has thought to do vegan high tea in Toronto; I know for a fact that I'd be there on a weekly basis!


  1. making these with choc chip right now, they smell so good! I was looking for an easy recipe for scones for ages and this one is great! thanks!!!

  2. Oh yay I'm so glad you like them Astrid! Let me know how they turn out!

  3. they turn out great! eating some righg now. yum!