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).
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.
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 that 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.
- 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
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 to 3 tablespoons almond milk
- Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, stir together the powdered sugar and almond milk to make the glaze. Set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.