It has been a while since I baked anything. I’m trying to cut back on baked and sweet stuff for health reasons. I baked these cranberry scones because I had a big pack of cranberries from Costco and was looking for ways to finish it off. I found this scone recipe on the pack itself but you can refer to the original here. I incorporated some changes and veganized it. So here it is, an easy vegan scone recipe. Don’t forget to check a similar cranberry scone recipe I have posted already using dried cranberries and white chocolate chips.
Vegan Cranberry Scones Recipe
Vegan Cranberry Scone Recipe4.0 from 1 reviews
Quick and easy to bake, this vegan scone recipe can be adapted to suit your taste by substituting cranberries with your choice of berries.
Preheat oven at 350F/180C for 15 minutes. Lightly grease a large cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine together the flour, sugar, orange peel, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Cut in the coconut oil and mix it using a pastry blender or 2 knives, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in cranberries. Add the milk and vanilla extract.
Divide the dough into half. On a lightly floured surface pat one half of the dough into 6 inch circle which is 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 6 wedges. Repeat it for the other half of the dough too.
Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned. Mine was ready around 17 minutes. Serve warm.
These scones were light and flaky, mildly sweet, which was absolutely perfect for us. Enjoy it warm with a dab of butter and your choice of fruit spread.
I have not baked scones using whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour. So I don’t know how it will turn out texture-wise and taste-wise and hence I’m not recommending it as a substitute for all purpose flour.
For chopping frozen cranberries, rinse it under running tap for a couple of minutes, drain and chop it immediately.
The original recipe required the scones to be baked at 400F/200C for 15 minutes, but I reduced it to 350F because I was using coconut oil, the smoking point of which is 360F.