Vegan Bhakti Chai Spiced Scones with White Chocolate and Almonds

Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole grain pastry flour
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 8 tbsp cold vegan butter replacement (earth balance) or 1/2 cup of coconut oil (solid form). Currently because of the warmer temps my coconut oil is completely melted in my pantry. If that’s the case for you then pour a 1/2 cup in a bowl in place in the fridge until solid.
  • (1) 3.5 oz of white chocolate chopped (I love using Green & Black’s Organic White Chocolate) or 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup of chopped almonds
  • 2/3 cup + 1-2 tbsp of Iced Bhakti Chai Tea
  • 1 flax seed egg replacer (1 tbsp organic ground flax seed + 3 tbsp water)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar
Preparation
  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg in a medium size bowl.
  • Cut butter or cold coconut oil into small cubes and add to dry ingredients. Next you want to cut your butter/oil into your flour mixture by either taking a fork or two knives and incorporating the butter into the flour until it’s a sand like consistency (I usually have some bigger chunks of butter/oil remaining in my flour and it’s definitely not going to ruin your scones if you do).
  • Fold in the white chocolate and almonds.
  • In a small bowl make your flax seed egg replacer by combining 1 tbsp of organic ground flax seed and 3 tbsp of water. Let this mixture sit for 5 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, mix Iced Bhakti Chai Tea, flax seed egg replacer, vanilla, and sugar.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until incorporated.
  • Turn out dough onto your baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  • Shape dough into a large circle with about a 1/2 an inch thickness. Cut your dough into 8 triangles but keep them together in their circle. By keeping your scones together they will puff up nicely (see photos below for reference).
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden on the edges. I usually take mine out after 19 minutes with my oven.
  • Allow time to cool and enjoy.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Bhakti Chai and Craving Thirty‘s #CravingBhakti Recipe Contest 1st Place Winner Gingerly Sweet Treats.

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