Homemade Vegan Scones Anyone Can Make
Tired of the same old breakfast muffin? We have a new and exciting recipe to freshen up your mornings. These apple vegan scones with a cider cinnamon glaze will knock your socks off. Check out this delicious new recipe, perfect for the holidays, on today’s #LunchBreakLIVE with Kelly Kerr, vegan chef, and creator of The VeganAbler Collective!
The VeganAbler, Changing The Way You Look At Veganism
Kelly Kerr (aka The VeganAbler) is a vegan facilitator, eager to find those who are interested in eating more plant-based meals, are already determined to start down the road to veganism, or have started and are needing some help and support with shopping, cooking and social adaptations. With over seven years of vegan “experience” under her belt, she’ll make sure that you enjoy eating plant-based as much as she does! She is also the founder of The VeganAbler Collective, bringing together food solutionaries from around the world and creating a network of resources, preparing to support the tidal wave of people who want to transition to a plant-based diet.
Let’s Make Some Vegan Scones
These vegan apple scones are to die for. They are so delicious, especially with the homemade glaze to top it off. The recipe is pretty simple and is perfect for the holidays because the fragrance and flavors are festive and popular for the winter months. Kids and adults alike will go crazy for these tasty breakfast treats, so go ahead and give them a try.
Vegan Scones with Apple Cider Cinnamon Glaze
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch of ground nutmeg
- pinch of ground allspice
- 8 tbsp unsalted vegan butter frozen (I used Earth Balance stick)
- 1/2 cup plain or unflavoured vegan yogurt (Greek style if you can find it) or sub vegan sour cream
- 1 heaping cup peeled and small diced apple of choice (I used honey crisp in demo but if any apple will work depending on how tart you want the scones to be!) Note: you can also shred your apple if you don’t like chunks of fruit
- 2 tbsp Just egg liquid or you can sub with flax egg, see notes
- 2-3 tbsp plant milk of choice
- FOR THE GLAZE
- 1 tbsp vegan butter; melted
- 1 cup icing/confectioners’ sugar; sifted
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2-3 tbsp apple cider
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients.
- Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater; use your fingers to work in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal (butter should be pea sized).
- In a small bowl, whisk the yogurt, vanilla extract, Just egg (or flax egg if subbing), and plant milk until smooth. Add in the chopped apple.
- Using a fork, stir yogurt mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to shape dough into a ball. The dough will be crumbly at first, but, will come together. If it seems to dry add plant milk 1 tsp at a time until the ball is tacky but not too wet/sticky.
- Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7-8inch circle about 3/4-inch thick. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles; place on prepared baking sheet, about 1 inch apart. At this point you can bake immediately or put in refrigerator for 30 minutes so shortening in dough is nice and cool (which yields a flaky scone).
- Bake until golden, about 15-20 minutes (depending on your oven & your location). After 15 minutes, see if dough looks thoroughly cooked, and if not keep checking every minute until they are cooked through (check if bottom is light brown and middle looks baked) . You can even broil them for 1-2 minutes to get them brown on top. Cool for 10 minutes and prepare the glaze.
- In a medium bowl, prepare the glaze by mixing together all of the glaze ingredients. Whisk until smooth. Drizzle over the warm scones, or cool scones then add glaze.
You can substitute the plant milk for apple cider for more infused cider flavour
If you are substituting the Just egg with a flax egg, to make your flax egg, combine 1 tsp ground flax with 3 tsp water and let sit 5 min until thickened
If you do not want a glaze on the scones, you can add sugar on top before baking. Brush scones with a bit of plant milk then sprinkle sugar on top! (coarse works best).
You can eat these (unglazed) with some vegan apple butter or vegan honey (which is often made from apples!)
Holiday Breakfast Everyone Will Love
Give these apple vegan scones a try this holiday season, your family will thank you for it. Take a photo of your finished treats and tag @Unchianed_TV on Instagram. If you are looking for more simple and tasty plant-based recipes to cook up, jump on over to the #LunchBreakLIVE page, where we have a ton to choose from. Until next time…keep cookin’!
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