Do you have trouble deciding what to eat for breakfast? These vegan blueberry-lemon scones make the choice simple. They are easy, healthy and satisfying. Dense and bursting with flavor, they are sure to please both vegans and non-vegans alike. I’ll have a scone please! Maybe even two!
Vegan blueberry-lemon scones make for a quick and filling breakfast. I adapted the recipe from Run Fast Eat Slow, a wonderful cookbook for athletes written by Elyse Kopecky and Shalane Flanagan. I adore Shalane and Elyse and their concept of nourishing the body with whole foods that you take the time to prepare. Their original Blueberry-Lemon Scone recipe calls for butter and yogurt, but with some simple substitutions you can easily veganize them! I made some other alterations as well, such as using maple syrup to naturally sweeten the scones, and baking them with coconut flour to maintain the idea of using healthy fats. Everyone at the potluck loved them, no one knew they were vegan!
I love how flavorful these scones are. Blueberries are among the healthiest fruits. They have high levels of antioxidants, and are good sources of vitamin K and manganese. Not to mention they are sweet and delicious! The lemon juice adds the right amount of lemon flavor without being too tart. Both ingredients make these scones a refreshing and filling choice for breakfast.
I make the scones with coconut flour so they are also gluten-free. Coconut flour has a light texture and produces tender baked goods, like my almond-butter-stuffed banana muffins. It also has a surprising amount of protein- 17 grams in a cup! Continuing with the coconut theme, I use coconut milk yogurt in the recipe too. Coconut has nourishing fats, which (I’m learning) are so important for proper health, especially for athletes. Among other functions, the healthy fats found in coconut help regulate inflammation, hormones and metabolism, which are keys for athletic success. Both the flour and the yogurt create light and moist breakfast scones.
Some of you are thinking, “But I don’t like coconut flavor!” Have no fear! Notice how they’re called blue-berry lemon scones? The ingredients are mild enough that the scones have no coconut flavor.
Vegan Blueberry-Lemon Scones