Vegan Pumpkin Scones

After a few recent visits to local coffee houses, I found the scones and pastries behind the glass calling to me. I resisted, however, I immediately took my cravings to my kitchen in the pursuit of a clean-eats pumpkin scone. Not only did I want it gluten free and vegan, but I also wanted to use readily available products and uncomplicated prep. After meeting these conditions, tinkering in the kitchen, and testing a batch, I now have to honestly say… my scone cravings have been superbly satisfied. So, for all my gluten free, vegan peep coffee house patrons… this one is for you!

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Serving Size: 1/10th recipe
Calories: 275.25
Fat: 15.05g
Carbs: 21.45g
Protein: 7.24g
Fiber: 8g
Nutrition facts are approximate and calculated without glaze.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds (*alternatively, almond flour)
  • 1 cup gluten free oats (*alternatively, oat flour)
  • 2/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1 scoop Nuzest Smooth Vanilla Clean Lean Protein
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon uncultured blackstrap molasses
  • 2 tablespoons coconut nectar
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon alcohol free vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place almond and oats in a dry blade container for a high powered blender. Blend together until a flour consistency is achieved (*alternatively, use almond and oat flour).  
  3. Add flour to a food processor with remaining ingredients, minus nibs. Process until well combined. Add nibs.  Pulse until well incorporated.    
  4. Place batter on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cover with another piece of parchment and using a rolling pin, flatten dough into the shape of a circle about 3/4” thick.  
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cut into even slices. Return to oven for 10 minutes longer.  Remove from oven again and separate slices. Bake another 7 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.  
  6. Top with glaze (below) and chopped nuts. Store leftovers in refrigerator for up to three days.

 

Cinnamon Glaze (optional)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 teaspoon alcohol free vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 scoop Smooth Vanilla Clean Lean Protein
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Method:

Place dates in a high powered blender and cover with 1 cup hot water for 20 minutes. After soaking, do not drain. Add  vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, 1 scoop protein, coconut oil and cinnamon. Blend until smooth and well combined. Once cooled, add glaze to a ziplock bag and cut off bottom corner to pipe glaze on the scones. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to three days.