This easy never-fail recipe for vegan scones makes the perfect fluffy scone in just 30 minutes. They are scented with vanilla, stuffed with dated and almonds and bake up beautifully! Tender on the inside and crispy golden on the outside thanks to a maple almond milk glaze. Coconut oil makes these super moist and tender. They can be made sweet or savory. Serve with my vegan clotted cream.
Chop coconut oil small and then rub into the flour with your fingers until the flour looks pebbly. Do not rush this step or take shortcuts for light, nicely risen scones. Fold in chopped nuts, fruit or any add-ins. Mix milk and vanilla.
Bake for about 12 minutes or until nicely browned. Most ovens are a bit uneven in their heat distribution. I rotated the tray after 8 minutes so that they are evenly browned on all sides.
Let the scones cool down a little before cutting them in half and filling them with vegan lemon curd and vegan clotted cream (recipe below) or coconut cream. (see serving tips)
For the vegan clotted cream, simply whip all the ingredients together for a couple of minutes until light and fluffy. Taste and adjust by adding more salt or icing sugar, if desired.
You can serve this Vegan Clotted Cream right away or keep it refrigerated in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.