What could possibly be cosier than snuggling up under a blanket with a hot maple walnut scone and a cup of coffee right now? I sure can't think of any so I can only give you all the recipe for these delightful, "buttery", sweet vegan scones and hope that you take matters into your own hands. As always, remember to tag me @mealsbymiri on Instagram if you make these so I can see your creations!
Ingredients: 380g all purpose flour
110g vegan butter
2 tbsp flax meal + 6 tbsp water
2 tsp baking powder
50g maple syrup
½ tsp kosher salt
120g soy milk
75g chopped walnuts
1tbsp vegan butter + 1tbsp maple syrup for brushing on top
Mix flaxseeds with water and set aside.
Combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a bowl.
Add chunks of 110g cold vegan butter and use your fingers to pinch the lumps of butter until there are no chunks larger than the size of a pea, making sure not to melt them. Stir in chopped walnuts. Combine soy milk, maple syrup and the flax "egg". Whisk to combine and pour into your dry mix. Mix until roughly incorporated before turning the dough onto a clean surface and kneading until just combined but still flaky and “rough” looking. Pat into a circular disc and cut into 8 equal “slices”. Place on a tray lined with parchment paper. Melt 1tbsp vegan butter, combine with 1tbsp maple syrup and brush over the top of each scone. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until they start to brown in the middle of the oven at 200C. Leave the scones to cool before serving with some butter and maple syrup.