Vegan Meyer Lemon Blueberry Scones

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A few days ago, Peter and I were at Sam’s Club. As we strolled the aisles of this big box store, loading our oversize cart with far too many bulk cheeses and 24-pack paper towel roll bundles, my eye fell on a carton of Meyer lemons. They were bright. They were shiny. They were calling my name.

“Jeeeeeeeeeessie, ARRRRRR DEEEEEE … we are taaaaasty … we prevent scuuuuurvy … we’re only 98 ceeeeeeeents … buuuuuy uuuuuus … “

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Before I knew it, I had two pounds of Meyer lemons sitting on top of our cart mountain. Apparently, I still haven’t learned from the ricotta cheese almostdebacle: one does not buy large quantities of foods without a consumption plan.

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While I don’t plan to have an impromptu Ingredient Week (like the previous Pumpkin Week or Chocolate Chip Week), I will share some recipes that use this tart/sweet citrus fruit over the next few weeks. It’s a challenge for me, and it will encourage me not to let these beauties go to waste. I’ll begin with these whole grain vegan Meyer lemon blueberry scones, with gluten-free potential.  I’ll stop there with the description – if I added any more adjectives, the whole sentence would tip over.

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Despite being an RD, I haven’t experimented much with vegan, gluten-free, etc. baking. That changes now! The recipe below is adapted from this one and is vegan through the use of coconut oil and soy milk. If you’d like to make a gluten-free version, try using a gluten-free flour mix, such as Bob’s Red Mill, or grind your own gluten-free oat flour.  Make sure the oatmeal package says the oats are gluten-free before using.

These scones are surprisingly light, but still a bit heartier than a typical scone. Enjoy like I did, with a hot cup of tea, or as a quick breakfast with fresh fruit.

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Vegan Meyer Lemon Blueberry Scones

  Prep Time: 10 minutes

  Cook Time: 20 minutes

  Keywords: bake vegan oats Meyer lemon

Ingredients (8 scones)

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup oat flour
  • 1/3 cup raw quick oats
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Meyer lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • Sparkling sugar (optional)

Sweet Lemon Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted

Instructions

Note: You can make oat flour by grinding raw oats in a coffee grinder or blender. Make quick oats from whole oats by pulsing whole oats for a few seconds in a blender.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In medium bowl, mix flours, quick oats, sugar, chia seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in coconut oil with a fork or your fingers until the mixture is crumbly, like pie crust before adding the liquid. Add soy milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, and blueberries and mix until dough comes together.

Gently roll dough into a ball and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Press into a circle about 1 inch thick and cut into 8 wedges. Place scones onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar, if desired. Bake in preheated oven until edges are lightly golden, about 18 to 20 minutes.

While scones bake, mix confectioners’ sugar, lemon juice, and melted coconut oil in a small bowl. Spread glaze on top of scones while still warm.

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Q: Have you ever tried vegan/gluten-free baking? How about Meyer lemons?

19 Comments

  1. I love scones! Mine always come out so dry and crumbly, though. These look tasty so maybe I’ll try it out!

  2. Few things are as satisfying as freshly baked scones! I think gluten-free baking is quite tough since the texture tends to change so much and I don’t like dry baked goods…but nowadays there are so many great ingredients available, that makes a big difference.

    Looking forward to seeing what else you do with those pretty lemons! 😉

  3. This looks really tasty! Have to buy lemons next time I go shopping. Looking forward to more vegan recipes! 🙂

  4. Yum! They look wonderful! I have done a bit of vegan baking and a LOT of GF baking. It is a real challenge! I always figured scones were a no-go and something I just won’t be able to have, but perhaps I can try again…
    Plus? Lemons? Yum! I love citrus fruits in the middle of winter- they bring such color and flavor to the cold and drab days.

  5. Jessie those sound delicious and now I think I should try a gluten free version so I can tell you how the are!

  6. These look awesome. Can’t wait to try! I love anything lemon, and these look a lot more straight-forward than a lot of the vegan baking I’ve seen.

  7. Gluten free version delicious and I didn’t even put a glaze on them.
    I used 2/3 cup brown rice flour
    1/3 cup sorghum flour
    2/3 cup of oats ground into a rough flour
    2 1/2 Tbsps. tapioca flour (starch)
    2 1/2 Tbsps. ground flax seed
    3/4 tsp. xanatham gum
    1 Tbsp chia seeds
    1 tsp. baking powder
    1 tsp. baking soda
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/4 cup sugar
    3 Tbsp coconut oil
    2 Tbsp lemon juice
    1 Tbsp lemon zest
    2/3 cup rice milk * note the increase to a gluten free recipe!

    Also I mixed it so it held together then just used a spoon to put it on tray to cook and gentle shaped them into one inch thickness and round kinda like a biscuit.

    First one disappeared so quick I couldn’t believe that I wasn’t only half way through it but done!

    1. These look fantastic, Sarah! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Of course I added 1/3 cup of blueberries too!

  9. I don’t bake much (as I don’t like to measure and you sort of have to when you bake I guess…), and I haven’t baked any vegan/gluten free things.

    The scones look really good! And I love all lemons – in salad dressings, in water, on/in things…

  10. I am in LOVE with meyers!! So far this season I’ve made a cake with them, ice cream, and creamy delicious bars. Sharing the ice cream recipe on Friday and it’s amazing! I just ran out though so I definitely need to get more to make these awesome scones!

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