Buttermilk Oat Scones - The Vegan Way
1 cup steel cut oats ( check the bulk bin or available
1 cup soy milk with 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar added (yes
that is how to make vegan buttermilk)
1 and 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tablespoon organic sugar
2 teaspoons non-aluminum baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/3 cup dried currents
4 tablespoons non-hydrogenated margarine (I like Earth
cinnamon and sugar mixture for top if desired
Turn oven to 350. Spread oats on a cookie sheet and toast for
20 minutes, stirring a few times. You want them to change color slightly.
Add vinegar to soy milk.
After oats are toasted, place in a bowl and add soymilk and
let soak for 20 minutes.
Then oil the cookie sheet lightly for the baking.
Raise oven temperature to 400.
Combine the flour and rest of the dry ingredients, mix well
with a fork.
Then add the currents and stir to distribute through. Cut in
the margarine using a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture has the
consistency of coarse meal.
Stir in the soaked mixture.
Flour your hands and knead briefly into a ball (don't over
Place the batter on the cookie sheet and press and shape into
a rectangle or oval that is 3/4 inch thick.
If desired brush with a bit of soymilk and sprinkle a cinnamon
and sugar mixture on top.
With a sharp knife score almost to the bottom into eight
slices, the end ones may be curved a bit.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Cool in pan and separate. You may want to cut each one in
These are nice served with an all-fruit jam.
If you are limiting your sugar or baking for someone who is,
this will satisfy a sweet tooth without much sugar.
Good for a brunch, casual entertaining or to take to a