Vegan Strawberry + Chocolate Mint Scones
Blessed Litha to you all! It's been some time since I last posted and I apologize for that. What can I say other than life? 🤷♀️
In addition to Litha, today is also Father's day and the Cat Father in our household likes to have something sweet with his morning coffee. We just tried some vegan scones from Whole Foods a few days ago, and as delicious as they were I wanted to give it a go myself and use some of my own herbs. This recipe is based on a recipe by Nora Cooks. I hope you enjoy this light summer treat. :)
Here's what you'll need for the scones:
• 2-3 cups all-purpose flour ( you may need more if your dough is still sticky)
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• 1 chia egg (1 Tbsp chia seeds + 2 1/2 Tbsp water mixed and set aside for a few minutes until gelatinous)
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup cane sugar
• 8 tablespoons cold vegan butter
• 3/4 cup oat milk
• 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
• 1 cup fresh strawberries
• 1/2 Tbsp fresh chocolate mint minced (you can sub other types of mint if you don't have chocolate mint)
Here's what you'll need for the glaze:
• 1 cup powdered sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 Tbsp oat milk
Directions for the scones:
1. Preheat the oven to 400º F and grease a large baking sheet with coconut oil.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add the chia egg and whisk in.
3. Add the cold vegan butter, and use your hands to work the butter into the dry ingredients. It should be coarse and crumbly.
4. Pour in the oat milk and vanilla, and stir until just combined. Mix in the strawberries and chocolate mint.
5. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough a few times until it comes together. If your dough is sticky add more flour until it's no longer sticky. Flatten the dough with your hands or rolling pin into a circle, about 1 inch thick.
6. Using a large knife into 8 pieces just like you would a pizza.
7. Place the scones onto the baking sheet in alternating directions and bake for 22-26 minutes, until lightly golden brown on top.
Directions for the glaze:
1. Combine the powdered sugar, oat milk, and vanilla in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. If the glaze is too thick, add more milk. If too thin, add more powdered sugar.
2. Let the scones cool for at least 15 minutes, then drizzle some of the glaze onto each scone. Let the glaze set before serving.