Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
It’s pumpkin season!!
I’m a huge fan of pumpkin but I try not to overdo it all year long so that it feels extra special in the Fall and Winter months.
But there’s nothing holding me back now. So prepare yourself for an onslaught of pumpkin recipes.
First up, pumpkin scones. But pumpkin scones that most of my friends and family can enjoy! No gluten. No dairy. And vegan, thanks to a flax egg.
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So, last year for one of my dearest friend’s birthday, I baked scones and brought them over to her for a special brunch.
After 8 years of friendship, I learned something new about her. She doesn’t like scones. Somehow, in all of our conversations and coffee dates, scones never came up.
But not only does she not really like scones, the scones I brought tasted TERRIBLE.
I added at least twice as much baking soda as I should have. It was partly because I had accidentally put baking soda in my gluten-free blend (I buy the maority of my baking supplies in bulk, so it all comes in similar looking bags that may or may not have been correctly labelled by myself). I thought I scooped it all out, but I hadn’t. So I added more to the scones because I wasn’t sure how much was in the flour blend (which was, as it turns out, a lot).
They. Were. Gross.
Happy birthday, dear friend! Hope you like your awful treat that you hate to begin with!
But these pumpkin scones taste amazing. Unless you add too much baking soda. Don’t do that.
I really couldn’t believe that these turned out so well without butter. I’ve never made them with coconut oil before now, but it worked!
The flavors are delicious, and just right for the cozy season we’re in.
I will warn you, I love my spices on the spicier side, so if you’re NOT a fan of strong flavors, you can half the spices in the recipe.
My favorite way to eat these is with a cup of coffee with a sprinkle of cinnamon in it.
Cozy, cozy, cozy.
Writing this totally makes me want to eat another one with a cup of coffee.
But they’re already gone.
What’s your favorite way to eat pumpkin?