Lo prometido es deuda!
On my latest post I shared a recipe on how to make your own Applesauce (handy so that you can make it as natural as possible and free of all that refined sugar) and explained how it is majorly used in vegan baking as an egg replacement. I also hinted that we would be needing some of it for a next creation – the time has come to grab some of that sauce and put it to use.
The first time I tried making scones, I came up with a Raisin Oatmeal variation sweetened with honey. Originally I used one egg and some ghee (which I still think is incredibly delicious and a healthy fat source for vegetarians), but this time I’ve managed to replace those two (the vegan way) with nothing less than the applesauce I’ve been talking so much about.
These are equally tasty with a lovely texture; the applesauce adds a fruity touch while some maple syrup takes care of the sweetness.
My favorite part of it all (aside from enjoying them afterwards with a cup of tea): kneading and shaping the dough. Do take some seconds to enjoy that moment ~~
*July Vegan Challenge update!
I’m already on day 30 of my vegan challenge which means tomorrow marks already the very last day!
I’m so happy I’ve made it this far without any major struggle, aside from carrying a lunch box with me wherever I go (but I can’t really refer to that as a “struggle”). I’ve received so much love and support from friends, followers and readers around the world, making this experience ten times more exciting and fulfilling. I’ll make sure to write a detailed wrap-up post about how this month went down for me.
For now, let’s bake some scones together…
(Vegan) Applesauce Scones sweetened with Maple Syrup
Ingredients (makes around 7 scones):
190g (Spelt) flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
16g baking powder (around 4 teaspoons)
60g (hard) coconut oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup
80g applesauce (around 2 tablespoons)
80ml soy or oat milk (I personally used oat)
Optional: 30g raisins
1. Start by grinding the oats in a food processor until they become powder-like. In a deep bowl combine the ground oats, flour, salt and baking powder.
2. Add the coconut oil to the flour mixture. Since the oil needs to be hard you’ll have to incorporate it by kneading a bit or pressing with your hands.
3. Separately, beat the maple syrup, applesauce and milk. Make a hole in the middle of the flour blend and throw in the milk mixture. Combine delicately with round movements.
4. Fold in the raisins (if using) – try not to overmix. Extend the dough over a floured surface in a round shape until it’s around 3cm thick (1 inch). Place it over a baking tray lined with wax paper and cut the slices.
5. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C and bake for 20 minutes.
Serve warm with some jam., buen provecho!