Makes 8 Large Scones
If you love whole grain baked goods and you are craving something rustic, healthy & nutritious then today’s recipe will blow you away. These Rustic Rye & Spelt Scones with Dried Cherries & Dates have that amazing earthy flavor of whole grains but also have a delicious sour cherry or date in almost every bite, which makes you just keep wanting the next bite. The flavors of the rye & spelt whole grain flour combined with the depth in the sweetness of the sucanat & the creamy coconut milk & yogurt make this rustic & delicious but not dry at all. It is a combo that is so natural together that you will find yourself making these over and over just to have on hand a healthy & nutritious treat to enjoy. I hope you will make these because they are so good, but don’t just take my word for it, make them yourself & enjoy your own plate of delicious scones. Enjoy.
Pre-heat your oven to 400F (200C)
Add the Spelt flour & the rye flour to the bowl.
Add baking powder, sucanat sugar, and salt to the bowl & stir to blend.
Add the cherries & the chopped dates into the flour mixture so they don’t stick together. Set aside.
In a separate bowl add the coconut milk.
Then add the lemon juice & stir.
Now add the baking soda and watch it fizz. Stir gently so that you keep the foamy mixture.
Lastly, add the vegan yogurt & mix but don’t over mix.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients & and combine with a spatula. When there is still flour left to mix in dump the mixture on a piece of parchment paper and start trying to incorporate all the flour without over kneading or mixing.
Flatten the dough into a circle. (You can add a piece of parchment paper on the top and flip over to add more flour to keep the dough floured and not sticky. on either side.
Cut the dough into 8-10 pieces. You don’t have to cut all the way thru but you can as long as you put all the pieces together and in a tight circle before you bake.
Slide the parchment paper onto a baking tray.
Sprinkle with some sucanat sugar and dust with a little flour if there is none on the top.
Transfer to the oven & bake for 20-25 mins.
Remove from oven and allow the scones to cool till warm before you slice or break one off to enjoy!
Try them with vegan butter & maple syrup, flavored vegan yogurts, or even plain yogurt, or jam or butter and jam. They are so earthy & nutritious but so tasty and can you believe all this with NO OIL. Yes, it is true!