Vegan Scones Recipe with Ginger and Chocolate
Whether you’re an afternoon-tea, or a late-night smeared in almond butter kind of person, this Vegan Scones Recipe is perfect! These dairy-free scones are deliciously light and airy, with hints of ginger and chocolate in every bite!
A Vegan Scones Recipe for Everyone!
I know it sounds British of me, but I love a good tea-time. Include a scone (let’s be honest, any vegan pastry..) and I am set!
Instantly, my head is filled with delicious thoughts of coffee shops. The aroma, the atmosphere, and the food all come together to deliver a very specific experience. But what happens when you want to recreate that feeling at home? I have the tea, I have the coffee, but.. scones?
It was time to visit the test kitchen!
Traditional Scones Are Much Different Than You Think…
First I had to ask myself; What is a scone!?
The definition is pretty vague:
[A scone is] a small unsweetened or lightly sweetened biscuitlike cake made from flour, fat, and milk.
I then looked to my distant European roots, researching the traditional way to make scones. (After all, they are the tea-time professionals!)
Come to find out, I have never had a scone prepared the traditional way (thank god!). They look like round (Pillsbury-esque) dinner rolls, coated with layers of egg on top to promote browning.
Not only are eggs disgusting, but the scones themselves did not even remotely look appetizing. No thank you!
Of course, I’m not assuming everyone in Europe makes scones this nasty way! The beautiful thing about scones is they are fully customizable.. I will just stick to my favorite crumbly, lumpy, scone-cakes I’m used to. 🙂
I did learn, however, that the secret to a perfect scone is mixing the oil with the dry ingredients first. Specifically cold coconut oil! Just toss it in the fridge if it’s too melted, it’ll only take 5 minutes!
Perfectly delicious, crumbly, not-too-sweet scones. I chose ginger and chocolate to jazz things up because I’m obsessed with both.. why not pair them together!?
The flavor combination is oh-so-perfect. I can’t even explain the combination, you just have to try!
I used 1.5 Tbsp of fresh grated ginger and it was perfect. I was a little worried about them turning out spicy, but the result is a beautiful vegan scones recipe with a hint of chocolate and a mild ginger aftertaste. Absolutely divine!
I also didn’t want any of this dense-brick-scone nonsense, so I used a blend of whole wheat and pastry flours!
I was bragging so much about these babies at work, my coworkers even requested I bring some in to share. I totally would have if Cameron and I hadn’t eaten them already, haha!