As Alex left for an early-morning walk on Sunday, I climbed out of bed to mix up some scones and surprise him with breakfast when he returned! Something about the rainy, foggy morning put me in the baking mood, and a French cafe mood…whatever that means 🙂
I don’t think I’ve ever made scones before, and I’ve always thought of them as being difficult, but they really weren’t. I put on some French cafe Pandora, and had finished mixing and forming the scones within 15 minutes.
I based my recipe off of this one, from my favorite food blog, Begin Within Nutrition.
I made a couple of changes: I used real butter (we didn’t have coconut oil or vegan ‘butter’ on hand), I used berries, omitted lemon, and used almond milk in my glaze instead of lemon juice.
When Alex returned, I opened the door and welcomed him to ‘France.’ Clearly, being cooped up during mud season causes me to loose my mind just a little bit!
He peered into the oven to see what was bakin’.
“Those look like health scones,” he said, warily.
“They’re gonna be good!,” I assured him. “I used real butter.”
Having just rearranged some furniture, I took advantage of some new space in front of our tall front windows and set up a little table and chairs for our cafe.
Alex made delish lattes, and we enjoyed these hot fresh scones while we watched the rain fall. It was a pretty idyllic Spring morning if you ask me 🙂
For the dough:
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup oat flour (made by grinding old-fashioned oats to a flour in the blender or coffee grinder)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
1 TBsp chia seeds
3 TBsp butter, cold
1/3 cup vanilla almond milk
1 cup mixed berries, fresh or frozen
For the Glaze:
3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 and 1/2 TBsp vanilla almond milk
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all dry ingredients together.
Step 2: Cut in the butter until the dough is flaky.
Step 3: Add the almond milk and mix thoroughly. Knead until smooth.
Step 4: On a floured surface, press dough into a circle, about 1 inch thick. Cut into 8-10 triangles.
Step 5: Bake for 18-20 minutes. While the scones bake, mix the ingredients for the glaze. Glaze and serve hot!