5-Spice Spelt Scones

Chinese 5-spice powder gives these tender vegan scones a warm, enchanting flavor and aroma that your morning guests will love. Serve this vegan breakfast recipe with your favorite coffee or tea and round out your meal with fresh fruit and a bit of vegan cheese.
Chinese 5-spice powder gives these tender vegan scones a warm, enchanting flavor and aroma that your morning guests will love. Serve this vegan breakfast recipe with your favorite coffee or tea and round out your meal with fresh fruit and a bit of vegan cheese.

5-Spice Spelt Scones

Makes 8 scones

Ingredients:

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  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
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  • 3 tablespoons water
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  • 2-1/2 cups spelt flour
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  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
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  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
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  • 2 teaspoons Chinese 5-spice powder
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  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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  • 6 tablespoons vegan margarine, softened at room temperature
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  • 1/2 cup vegan buttermilk
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  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup
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  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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  • 1 cup dried currants

Directions:

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
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  3. In a small bowl, stir flax and water together. Set aside for 5 minutes or until thickened.
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  5. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, 5-spice powder, and salt.
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  7. Add margarine and use your fingers to rub margarine into flour mixture until a coarse meal forms.
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  9. In a medium bowl, whisk together flax mixture, buttermilk, maple syrup, and vanilla.
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  11. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients, gently mixing just until moist. Stir in currants.
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  13. Form dough into 8 balls and place them on baking sheet.
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  15. Bake for 17 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cook’s note: Alternatively, for perfectly triangular scones, you can place dough portions in a Scottish scone pan.

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