Friday, March 29, 2013

gluten free vegan strawberries n' cream scones


Well, good morning!  How would like to wake up to a fresh, baked gluten free scone?  I know I sure would!  I like to treat my family to a warm breakfast in the mornings.  It's a great time to sit around the table and enjoy a good meal together.  It's also a super fantastic way to start the day!

Another thing I love to have when I wake up...my cup of coffee!  I'm a bit picky and only like So Delicious coconut coffee creamers in my coffee.  They are the BEST dairy free creamers and really hit the spot.  Is there anything So Delicious makes that I don't love?  Ummm...nope!  I was so excited when they contacted me and asked if they could send me their new Barista Style Coffee Creamers.  Yes, please!  They come in shelf-stable quarts and in two flavors, original and french vanilla.  It was a good day when I opened a box with not only the creamers, but also their new Unsweetened Vanilla Coconut Milk.  Most of you know how much I love using their coconut milk in all of my baking.  It made me happy to see an unsweetened version of vanilla coconut milk because you get the natural sweetness from the vanilla, without the added sugar.  It has been a fabulous addition to my pantry (and to my smoothies)!

I knew I wanted to come up with a recipe using both the unsweetened vanilla coconut milk, as well as the coffee creamer.  Strawberry n' cream scones came to mind.  Let's give it a try!  I love the fresh strawberries mixed throughout the biscuit-style dough.  A burst of berry sweetness.  After the scones came out of the oven, I let them cool a bit and drizzled on a simple vanilla glaze, using the french vanilla coffee creamer.  Simply splendid.

Today I'm not only sharing this recipe for strawberrie's n' cream scones, but So Delicious has offered to send 2 of my readers...3 coupons for FREE So Delicious products!  What?!  That means you can take your little coupons to the store and pick up the two new creamers AND the unsweetened vanilla coconut milk.  You could also use them for any of your favorite So Delicious products.  It would be too hard for me to choose.  I have too many favorites....the coconut mint chocolate chip ice cream, the chocolate coconut milk, the unsweetened coconut milk (always in our fridge).  If you win, you will have the same dilemma of choosing only 3 amazing So Delicious products too!

gluten free vegan strawberries n' cream scones

makes 8

  • 1 3/4 cups Sarah's gluten free flour blend
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 5 tablespoons Earth Balance vegan butter, chilled
  • 1/2 cup So Delicious unsweetened vanilla coconut milk
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, diced

vanilla glaze
  • 1 cup organic powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons So Delicious barista style coconut milk french vanilla coffee creamer

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Cut in cold vegan butter using a pastry cutter.  Continue until only pea-size pieces of butter remain.  Pour in the coconut milk and stir until just combined.  Add the diced strawberries and gently fold them in.  

Prepare large baking sheet with parchment paper.   Set aside.  Cover counter space with large piece of plastic wrap.  Sprinkle on a little of the flour blend.  Place the dough in center of plastic wrap.  With floured hands, gently flatten out dough into 12-inch circle*.  Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 8 triangles.  Take a small spatula and gently lift up the triangles of dough and place on prepared baking sheet.  You may need to slightly mold them back into triangles, as the dough may be soft.

Bake scones for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown.  Place scones on cooling rack.  Make the vanilla glaze by mixing together the powdered sugar and coffee creamer.  Drizzle over the cooled scones.  

*These scones can also be made into drop scones.  Place 8 1/4- cup scoops of the dough onto baking sheet.  Lightly flatten with floured hands.  Bake for 16-18 minutes.

It's a beautiful morning when you wake up to these.

three FABULOUS new products from So Delicious! 

 I'm in love with this unsweetened vanilla coconut milk.
I use it in almost all of my baking.  I think you should too.

Coffee is my friend.
These Barista Style Coffee Creamers are my friends now too.

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35 comments:

  1. Ooooh- these look delicious!
    I'd love to try the unsweetened vanilla to see how it compares with the unsweetened vanilla almond milk I typically use!

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  2. I would love to try the Barista Style creamer!

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  3. I would like to try the new creamer and the chocolate coconut milk

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  4. I love the So Delicious coconut milk frozen dessert pints...particularly their Chocolate peanut butter swirl. Yum! I would love to try any of these new products out!

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  5. Strawberry anything is always a summer time favorite! I am excited to add this recipe to my collection! I can't wait to make them! It will go prefect with my French Vanilla So Delicious creamer!

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  6. So far I have only tried the coconut mikk and almond milk. I would love to try the creamer

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  7. I am trying Almond milk.for extra protein..

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  8. I would like to try chcocolate coconut milk...I Like anything cocoanut!

    Chickie brewer

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  9. This is timely - I was looking at a non-vegan scone recipe this morning and wondering what could replace the cream. The French Vanilla creamer sounds amazing!

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  10. I can't wait to try that creamer. I haven't seen it in the stores yet. My daughter loves the Greek style yogurt.

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  11. I just tried the So Delicious Creamer and I love it! Hooray! Trying to reduce dairy in my diet.

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  12. Michelle W says: Yum, MUST make this, soon! :)

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  13. i love everything but especially their original coconut milk. it's really hard to find in my area, which is a real bummer!!!

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  14. I love all their unsweetened products.

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  15. This recipe sounds delicious and just the thing for Easter. I would love to try the new Barista style creamers.

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  16. The coconut milk creamers look awesome! I drink my coffee black but I love baking using nondairy creamer.

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  17. Can't wait to try these - LOVE So Delicious!

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  18. I love all the So Delicious frozen desserts ~ my fiance is dairy intolerant, so it's great to have an alternative that we can enjoy together!

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  19. Lauren A. R. KoslowMarch 29, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    I'd be interested in trying some of the more off-beat nice cream flavours.

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  20. I especially love the coconut selection of So Delicious.

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  21. I love the coffe creamers...they are so yummy!

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  22. The coffee creamer in french vanilla.

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  23. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice-cream! It's Gluten Free! (:

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  24. wow...the strawberry scones look delicious! i'm going to make them tomorrow morning for breakfast. this is very timely...i just got some beautiful fresh strawberries :)

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  25. Sarah, how do you get your glaze/frosting to look white? When I use organic powdered sugar (uses tapioca instead of cornstarch) it turns out an ugly brownish color. Curious to find out.

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  26. I love your blog! And I am going to be making these! I love coconut milk. So good!!

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  27. Would like to try that Vanilla Coconut Milk, looks great!

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  28. I want to try the french vanilla creamer!

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  29. We buy a ton of the So Delicious yogurt and chocolate milk. I'd like to try the Barista vanilla creamer!

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  30. I use the unsweetened coconut milk every morning in my smoothie! Can't wait to find the creamer at the store this morning. Thanks

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  31. Is there carrageenan in the creamers? We only buy nondairy milks that don't have it. Research shows it may be carcinogenic in large quantities.

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  32. I tried your scone recipe this weekend. I left out the strawberries and just made them vanilla bean and glazed them with a vanilla bean glaze like you see in stores. Divine!

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  33. I have to admit the picture of your scone looks divine! In the midst of making these I decided they would be fantastic as chocolate strawberry scones. I generally won't change a recipe until I try the original, but this time I couldn't resist the chocolate craving. My adjustments turned out great and these scones were so good they didn't even need a glaze. Thanks for the recipe so I could experiment!!!

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thanks for the love!