Vegan Peach Scones
You may be surprised at how light and wonderful these fresh peach scones are. They are one of my absolute favorite treats. This is a variation of my blueberry scones that I made a couple of years ago. Both these recipes are absolutely delicious. Be sure to check them out.
1 1/2 cups (unbleached) all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole white wheat flour
3 tablespoons natural cane sugar
1 tablespoon aluminum-free baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/3 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup fresh chopped peaches
1 (to 1 1/2) cup coconut milk
1/8 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
sliced almonds for topping (optional)
raw sugar for sprinkling (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In a bowl sift together the flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the coconut oil with a pastry cutter or with two knives until the mixture resembles sand. Add the peaches and gently mix. Pour in the coconut milk and almond extract; mix until just combined. The dough will be wet. Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface and form into a round disk about an inch thick and cut into eight species like a pie. Transfer each scone onto a lined baking sheet tray, brush with coconut milk, and sprinkle with a tiny bit of raw sugar and sliced almonds. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until slightly golden on the edges. Enjoy!
Note: 100% Whole Wheat
We know that whole wheat flour is much better for us than white flour, the reason being that most of the fiber and some of the nutrients have been removed from the white flour. However, when substituting whole wheat for white flour, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. White Whole Wheat flour is a better choice than regular Whole Wheat in these scones, as it has the same value, yet is less bitter. If you are not used to the 100 % Whole Wheat taste, start by replacing a little bit of the flour with White Whole Wheat as I have done in the above recipe, and then gradually increase the whole wheat over time. Keep in mind that whole wheat flour is denser and heavier so you need to use less flour or more liquid. In this recipe use 1 3/4 cup of white whole wheat (King Arthur) flour when eliminating the white flour. The dough should be slightly wet, but workable. Let me know how it turns out!