Who says scones have to be sweet? These delightfully savory dairy-free scones are just as tender and crumbly as the ones you take with tea, but instead of fruit, they’re packed with nutrient-dense sautéed veggies and a bit of gooey dairy-free cheese. Enjoy them warm with a pat of non-dairy butter for a savory breakfast, afternoon snack, or a hearty side at dinner.
Dairy-Free Scones Ingredients
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 cup dairy-free cheese shreds (try Parmela or Violife)
1 cup of spinach, chopped
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups spelt flour
5 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup COLD dairy-free butter or margarine (try Miyoko’s or Earth Balance)
1/2 cup dairy-free milk
Sprinkle each salt and minced garlic (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a frying pan over medium heat, add a drop of oil followed by the onions and cook for 2 minutes until they start to brown. Add the red peppers and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the spinach and cook just until it wilts—an additional 1-2 minutes. Allow this vegetable mixture to cool while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder. Once combined, add the butter in small chunks at a time. Working quickly, use your fingertips to work the butter into the flour until the dough resembles pea-shaped crumbles.
4. Using a wooden spoon or your hands, stir in the vegetable mixture followed by the dairy-free milk and cheese shreds. The consistency will be very thick.
5. Plop the dough onto a floured surface and shape it into a rectangle about one-inch thick. Brush the top with some melted dairy-free butter and sprinkle on salt and minced garlic.
6. Cut the rectangle into eight equal smaller rectangles or triangles.
7. Place the eight pieces onto your baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Recipe and photo reposted with permission of Meagan Duhamel, a Switch4Good athlete, Olympic gold medalist, and creator of the blog, Lutz of Greens. If you’re a recipe developer, athlete, or just proud to be dairy-free, sign up to be a part of our growing team of go-getter individuals!