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Cinnamon Scones

Cinnamon Chip Scones

Cinnamon Chip Scones

OH! My! Gahd! I just threw down on the most delicious cinnamon scones ever. I decided I wanted some scones and took to the interwebs to scope out some vegan scone recipes. Only problem, I wanted cinnamon chip like Starbucks makes. Mainly because I’d picked up some cinnamon chips that were on sale. That, was a total impulse purchase.

I didn’t check the ingredients because I figured it’s cinnamon right. No dairy, no fowl. I was wrong. They totally contained dairy, but what the heck right? It’s not my preference, but it’s also not going to kill me. If you want vegan cinnamon chip scones, then check out what appears to be a rocking recipe for them here.

Not so vegan cinnamon chips

Not so vegan cinnamon chips

I found this recipe and decided to modify it a bit to fit my needs. I didn’t want blueberry scones, I didn’t have any blueberries on hand, and since I’m currently living alone, I also didn’t want 12 delicious scones hanging around trying to tempt me. It is the new year after all, and aren’t we trying to lose weight?

Thank me later 🙂

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 scones

Ingredients:

2 c. all purpose flour, plus extra for kneading the dough (For best results, sift or spoon the flour into the measuring cup.)
3/4 c. cinnamon chips
2 tbsp. sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. cinnamon powder
1/4 c. (4 tbsp.) virgin coconut oil
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
About 3/4 c. almond milk, or other milk substitute (I used Silk vanilla almond milk)

Everything but the milk

Everything but the milk


Preparation:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the dry ingredients. I mixed everything with a fork because I don’t have a flour sifter.
3. Use your hands or a spoon to mix in the virgin coconut oil. I kept mixing with the a fork.

Dry ingredients mixed with coconut oil

Dry ingredients mixed with coconut oil


4. Add the vanilla extract and then slowly mix in the almond milk or other milk substitute, working the dough as little as possible, until you have a dough that just barely sticks together.
5. Turn the dough out on a heavily floured cutting board or parchment paper (I believe in easy clean-up.)
Needed Kneading
6. Knead the dough slightly. When it is done, it should be easy to handle and smooth.
Kneaded Dough
Gently pat the dough into one thick disc. By thick I mean about 1/2 in. thick.
7. Cut each disc into 6 pieces.
Cutting of the scones

Cutting of the scones


8. Transfer the scones to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Unbaked Scones
9. Sprinkle the scones with extra sugar and/or cinnamon and then bake in preheated 400-degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden. (Optional: Turn pan halfway through baking.)

Cool on the baking sheet.

Might I suggest that you enjoy them slightly warm with a pat of real or fake-me-out butter and a nice hot mug of tea or coffee.

Cinnamon Chip Scones

Cinnamon Chip Scones

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