Vegan Golden Milk Scones

Golden Milk is a centuries-old Ayurvedic beverage that is currently enjoying a trendy “comeback” - probably due to its Ista-worthy sunny yellow color. A concoction of turmeric, coconut milk, and coconut oil, these flavors make a tasty vegan scone. A pinch of black pepper enhances turmeric’s bioavailability, with crystallized ginger, cinnamon, and cloves for spicy warmth.

Ingredients

MAKES 6-8 SCONES

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup coconut sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons turmeric

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

6 tablespoons coconut oil

1/3 cup crystallized ginger chips

1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flax meal and 2.5 tablespoons water)

3/4 cup coconut milk

1 tablespoon Demerara sugar

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425°. Whisk flax with water in a small bowl and set aside. In a large bowl whisk together flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, salt, turmeric, cinnamon, and cloves. Add coconut oil, then cut in to the dry ingredients with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Mix in ginger chips.

Whisk the coconut milk with flax egg, then slowly add to the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Knead a few times in the bowl until dough just comes together.

Turn out onto a parchment lined baking sheet, patting into a 1"-thick round and sprinkle with Demerara sugar. If you have time, pop into the freezer for 15-30 minutes. This relaxes the gluten, re-solidifies the coconut oil, and makes for a flakier, more tender scone. Cut into 6-8 wedges, pulling apart slightly. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

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