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Irish Soda Bread Scones

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And now we talk scones. There’s really not much to say except that I love Irish soda bread and I love making scones, so fusing the two together has made for one of my favorite scones of all time. On the spectrum of easy baked goods, these vegan Irish soda bread scones fall somewhere between “that was too easy” and “why don’t I make these every week?”.  Everything from the number of ingredients (11 and you probably already have most of them on hand) to the preparation (1 mixing bowl and some elbow grease, or a stand mixer and no elbow grease) to the bake time (about 20 minutes)…these scones will make you want to skip the coffee shop treats.

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In case ease of preparation wasn’t reason enough, these are far healthier than most scones. I adapted my original vegan and gluten-free Irish soda bread recipe to use whole grain spelt flour, swapped out the buttery spread for more wholesome unrefined coconut oil, replaced the sugar with extra currants and orange zest for sweetness and flavor, and kept the applesauce and 5-minute vegan buttermilk (just non-dairy milk with a splash of apple cider vinegar) because those two things make for perfectly crumbly scones. Somehow these are whole grain, lower fat, no added sugar, vegan, and so good I’m thinking of starting a weekly scone baking tradition.

Vegan Irish Soda Bread Scones | picklesnhoney.com

Vegan Irish Soda Bread Scones | picklesnhoney.com

Vegan Irish Soda Bread Scones | picklesnhoney.com

I like to top these with a bit of orange marmalade because it pairs really well with the caraway seeds, but you also can’t go wrong eating them plain and warm out of the oven. Bonus: they will make your home smell positively dreamy.

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Irish Soda Bread Scones

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Irish Soda Bread Scones

Vegan,

Serves: 8 scones


Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Vegan Irish soda bread meets scones! Whole grain, lower fat, no added sugar, and my favorite scones to date. These are so easy and delicious, you may just want to make vegan Irish soda bread scones a weekly tradition.

Vegan Irish Soda Bread Scones | picklesnhoney.com

Irish Soda Bread Scones

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (I used cashew milk)
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups spelt flour, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil, solid
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup currants, soaked in hot water for 5 minutes and drained
  • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds, lightly toasted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest

Cuisine: Vegan Servings: 8 scones

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Total Time: 30 mins

Vegan Irish soda bread meets scones! Whole grain, lower fat, no added sugar, and my favorite scones to date. These are so easy and delicious, you may just want to make vegan Irish soda bread scones a weekly tradition.

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, lightly dust with flour, and set it aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the non-dairy milk and apple cider vinegar to make vegan buttermilk. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt. Add the coconut oil, using your hands to pinch it into the flour (pea sized or smaller pieces is ideal). Stir in the vegan buttermilk and applesauce until a sticky, thick dough forms. Fold in the currants, caraway seeds, and orange zest.
  • Transfer the dough to your prepared baking sheet, dust it with a little more flour, and form it into an 8-inch round. Cut into 8 parts. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. Allow the scones to cool slightly and enjoy with a little extra coconut oil and some marmalade or jam if you like!

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