Vegan Raspberry Coconut Scones

Vegan Raspberry Coconut Scones

My sweet breakfast kick continues. For over a year, I was on a nonstop savory & spicy breakfast kick (see breakfast tacos, page 30 in the book). Next came the carrot-ey baked goods, and now we’re onto these raspberry scones. Or I should say, the royal “we” are on to these scones. Jack loves them too, but my dirty secret is that he only has one or two out of every batch because I hide the extras in the freezer – where I know he will never look (well, until he reads this).

Vegan Raspberry Coconut Scones Vegan Raspberry Coconut Scones

These little treats are vegan and gluten free. Instead of butter and cream, they’re made with coconut oil and Almond Breeze. To make them gluten free, I use a combination of oat flour and coconut flour.

Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of comments asking for more (or, um, any) recipes with coconut flour. It’s a funny flour to work with. It’s never a 1:1 replacement in baking recipes because it absorbs so much more liquid than any other kind of flour. Luckily, I found it really helps the texture of these scones. They’re dense in that way that scones should be, but not dry in that way that scones often are.

Vegan Raspberry Coconut Scones Vegan Raspberry Coconut Scones

These are lightly sweet on their own, but they’re extra delicious drizzled with this almond milk glaze. I know, I know – I’ve wrecked the healthy breakfast, but I highly recommend not skipping the glaze part.

This recipe makes 2 disks which slice into 6 small-ish scones each. And as I mentioned above, they freeze extremely well. Let them thaw at room temp or pop them in the microwave for no longer than about 10 seconds.

Vegan Raspberry Coconut Scones

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Vegan & Gluten Free Raspberry Coconut Scones
 
Serves: 12 scones
Ingredients
  • 3 cups gluten free whole rolled oats (or 2 cups oat flour + ½ cup for dusting)*
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons chilled coconut oil
  • 1 cup cold Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original Unsweetened
  • ⅔ cup raspberries, sliced in half
Glaze (optional):
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons almond milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the powdered sugar and almond milk to make the glaze. Set aside.
  3. Using a food processor or a blender, process the whole rolled oats into a fine flour and measure out 2 level cups. Reserve the remaining flour for dusting.
  4. In a large bowl, stir together the oat flour, coconut flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the chilled coconut oil using a pastry cutter or fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. You can also use a food processor for this step, if you prefer. Add the cold almond milk and stir to incorporate.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead gently several times, incorporating more flour if needed. Separate the dough into two halves. Working with one half at a time, pat the dough down and place ⅓ cup of the raspberries on one side of the dough. Fold the other side of the dough over the raspberries and press gently so that some raspberries show through. Shape the dough into a 1” thick round and slice into 6 triangles. Transfer the scones to the baking sheet. Repeat with the second half of dough.
  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the scones from the oven and cool on the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling. When they are completely cool, drizzle with the glaze and serve.
Notes
This one is best if you make the recipe following the exact instructions. If you swap flours, etc, I can't guarantee the results, thanks!

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54 comments

  1. Jackie on said:

    Can’t wait to try these! I bought a big bag of coconut flour but every vegan recipe I try with it totally flops. Yay scones!

    • Coconut flour is so tricky to swap into recipes! I hope you like the scones 🙂

  2. Nancy from nancyfaingreenfingers.com on said:

    That is a lot of white sugar in the glaze -yikes. What can you substitute?

    • You can skip it, they’re plenty sweet without the glaze.

  3. Fernando @ Eating With Your Hands on said:

    Sooo beautiful! Scones for the win!

  4. Libby from xoxolib.com on said:

    These are so PRETTY!! Why don’t I ever think about baking with raspberries? They’re so beautiful. I love the oat/ coconut flour combo as well. Very creative work around to lighten them up!

  5. Robyn on said:

    What might be a good substitute for oat flour if one doesn’t eat grains?

    • Hi Robyn, I’m not sure how to make these grain-free, so sorry!

    • Nicole on said:

      what about almond flour?

  6. Nuno Lobato from oandrajos.blogspot.pt on said:

    They look so good! yummy yummy!
    Might try them with strawberries and without being GF, hope they looks just as good 🙂

  7. Nish Kitchen from nishkitchen.com on said:

    Awesome recipe to make easy peasy qeema! Looks so scrumptious! Can’t wait to try this!

    • Nish Kitchen from nishkitchen.com on said:

      I meant “scones”. Autocorrect error.

  8. These scones are so pretty! I’ve tried baking with coconut flour many times but haven’t had any success. You’re right, it’s such a tricky flour! I might give it another try with these scones. They look so cozy and delicious! <3

  9. Jordan from urban-radish.com on said:

    These look delicious! Would love to have these as a nice brunch or dessert. Plus I love raspberry, so I’m all for this.

  10. Tanya Sage on said:

    thank you for your wonderful recipes and making the format so easy to print! Can’t wait to buy your cookbook –

  11. Oh, the glaze on these scones just takes them over the edge- why have I never thought to make a vegan glaze with almond milk before!

  12. Sonali from goldenrim.blogspot.com on said:

    I am hungry already. Loved the recipe and the idea. 🙂

    Golden Rim

  13. sherri on said:

    I love how these look super dense and a bit crumbly. I’ve been debating if I should indulge my craving in making (devouring) some scones…my favorite! and there isn’t much control when I encounter these wonderful creations. I think this(recipe) might have pushed me over the edge. I even have all the ingredients! It was meant to be!!! Thanks – great pics!!

  14. Leslie on said:

    i love baking scones and can’t wait to try this recipe. I always have trouble cutting the dough into triangles. What is this wonderful device to cut them that you used and is shown here? I’d like to buy one! Any tricks?

  15. Omg! I can’t wait to try this out! It looks so inviting and the ingredients are all so good, it’s impossible not to like the final result.

  16. Sarah Roberts on said:

    Maybe this will help me use up my coconut flour! I pretty much hate trying to use it, but combining with oats seems like a good idea.

    One thing I’ve thought about when trying to make coconut flour work is whether different brands are different enough textured to make a big difference in results, since the flour is so finicky! What brand did you use? (I have Bob’s Red Mill.)

    • Hi Sarah, I used Bob’s Red Mill’s flour – I haven’t tried enough brands to know if one is better than another. The biggest thing is that it can’t be replaced in baking 1:1 because it doesn’t act like other flours. And it never works as the only flour in a recipe (at least as far as my experiments have gone), which is why I have a a much bigger oat flour to coconut flour ratio here. Hope you like the scones!

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  18. I love making scones on Saturday morning. It’s such a great way to start the weekend. I always end up with way too many though, so definitely going to try freezing some next time!

  19. Laura from thefirstmess.com on said:

    My mother got me a giant bag of coconut flour on a US Costco outing and I’ve been struggling to use it up. It’s such a funny ingredient to work with! I’m excited to try your base scone recipe with all kind of additions (ahem, chocolate). xo

  20. Ana Carolina on said:

    Hi Jeanine!
    This recipe is so great!!! I’ve tried this weekend and is so delicious!!!
    One doubt, what coudl I use to substitute the coconut oil and flour? My sister is very allergic to coconut…
    Thanks!

    • Hi Ana, I’m glad you liked it! You could use butter instead of coconut oil, and you could use extra oat flour instead of the coconut, but you will likely have to use more than the 1/2 cup since coconut flour absorbs more moisture. Basically, you will want to add enough oat flour until your dough is workable and not too too sticky. Hope that helps!

  21. Jona from assortedbites.com on said:

    Ohhh so tempting, want to make it soon, but I was wondering if I could substitute raspberries for strawberries.

    • Hi Jona, I didn’t try this with strawberries, so I can’t say for sure – but they might be too watery and add too much moisture to the dough. (The flour here is measured specifically for the water-factor in raspberries). Another fruit (say blueberries), would be easier to sub in.

      • Jona from assortedbites.com on said:

        Thanks Jeanine, I did find local raspberries and used them for the recipe, turned out amazing. Made them a couple of times by now, with just a couple of tweaks. Great recipe 🙂

  22. Nina on said:

    Hi & Greetings from the UK.

    I have to avoid coconut oil,and butter. Do you think the recipe would work using another oil i.e., Rapeseed (canola) or light olive oil? Also I am now making my own unsweetened almond milk using a Vitamix blender will the consistency of this be similar/same to brand suggested? Many thanks.

    • Hi Nina!

      I haven’t tried this with other oils, but I think it’s really important to use chilled hardened coconut oil (or butter) because they’re both solid fats. This step is really important for the texture of the scones: “Cut in the chilled coconut oil using a pastry cutter or fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs,” and I it wouldn’t be possible to achieve this with oil that’s in a liquid form.

      I’m not sure what the consistency of your almond milk is, so it’s hard for me to say from here :). But homemade almond milk should work fine.

  23. Jen Jones from sweetgreenkitchen.com on said:

    I’m so excited about this recipe. I’ve had a lot of success making gluten free cookies and muffins and quick breads, but gf scones have given me so much trouble and my family loves scones! I will be trying these very, very soon, may swap out the raspberries for blueberries. What do you think of adding in some slivered almonds?

    http://www.sweetgreenkitchen.com

  24. Vanessa L from pidgepidge.etsy.com on said:

    I just made these and while the flavor is delicious, I had a few roadblocks. Chilling the coconut oil made a solid mass so hard, it was impossible to work with by hand. Bent my pastey cutters, evaded two knives- I had to squeeze each piece with my fingers so tight to just smooch them smaller. Food processor is a must. They needed about 10 extra min to cook and came out flatter and spread thin. Any ideas why? I followed all ingredients to a tee.

    • Hi Vanessa, you coconut oil shouldn’t be so hard that it’s difficult to work with – I suggest letting it melt a little until it’s a more workable consistency. Or use the food processor instead, just be sure to pulse only until coarse crumbs form. If they spread while baking it means that the dough got worked a little too much. Hope that helps!

  25. ML from meravwrites.com on said:

    I just made these–no raspberries, so I used peaches, and they were delicious! The texture is divine.
    However, I found that the taste of the baking powder was really strong and overpowering. Do you think they can be made with less–maybe 1 or 1.5 teaspoons?
    Thanks!

    • Hi ML, they might not rise as much, but you could try using half (1.5 teaspoons). I didn’t taste baking powder, but maybe one brand is stronger than another…

  26. Émilie on said:

    I made them with blackberries instead because that was i had and it was still DELICIOUS. I had to restrain myself to make another batch instantly.

    • Yay, I’m so glad! Thank you for sharing..

  27. Karen on said:

    I am trying to avoid cane sugar. is there another substitute like Stevia I can use instead? I am dying to make these scones

    • Hi Karen, I’ve never baked with stevia, but I’ve heard that it’s not a 1:1 swap. For this recipe, I recommend following it exactly so that the texture will work out. A few other recent recipes use maple syrup instead of cane sugar, you might want to check those out! (the carrot breakfast cookies, the no-bake bites). Hope that helps!

  28. abbie on said:

    Delicious… and texture is amazing! I did sub coconut sugar for cane sugar & canned coconut milk for almond milk. Thanks for recipe!

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  31. Sarah from weirdfishesblog.wordpress.com on said:

    Oh my gosh! These are delicious! I have been looking for more gluten-free recipes, especially with coconut flour because I have so much of it, and this recipe is FANTASTIC! I added some chia seeds for more protein and some chunks of dark chocolate instead of the glaze and I was not disappointed. Thank you for this recipe, it will be added to my regular rotation.

  32. Deanna from gofundme.com on said:

    These were really really good and my 12 an 15 year old LOVED them. I used blueberry and sour cherry from our tree and yum! I am going on a trip to the Okanagan and plan on using this recipe with some fresh picked fruit and I want to try raspberry next. I omit the glaze and used a bit of margarine instead- but make sure your scone is warm so it melts

  33. Sara on said:

    These are delicious!!! We’re not as pretty as yours but tasted amazing. I have a lot of food allergies and often find it hard to recreate treats without allergens. This was an exception. Tasted better than mainstream scones for sure! I added a decent amount of almond extract, ground flax, and chopped almonds. I also used a frozen berry medley instead of just raspberries because it’s what I had. I put toasted coconut flakes on top and it was a nice touch. Thanks for the great recipe!

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  35. Sarah on said:

    Do you have any suggestions for what to serve these with? Can’t wait to try them. Thanks!

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  37. Lori on said:

    Can another type of milk be substituted for almond milk? If so, do you suggest a specific milk?

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