Easiest Scones Ever – Light, Fluffy, Vegan, and Only 3 Ingredients!

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Easiest Scones Ever - Light and Fluffy and Only 3 Ingredients! {Vegan}

Being the cute, goofy old-toot that he is, my grandpa usually refers to scones as stones.  That’s because a good one, like a biscuit, is hard to make and usually ends up hard…  He will be happy to know that I threw out the scone rule book to make an easy, fluffy version of this delightful breakfast treat.

Scone technique is very similar to biscuit making, whereas you cut butter into a leavened flour mixture and then stir in cream.  But did you know that you can get the same soft, crumbly insides and crisp, browned exterior with none of that technique? It’s called a Cream Biscuit and it’s an old method. I used the classic ingredient proportions for this recipe. Your mixture may seem too wet but if you make it but with a gentle hand and very fresh ingredients, you will see the flour and coconut milk fluff up!

I’ve been making these lightly sweetened scones for a long time.  They are perfect to surprise overnight guests with in the morning.  Serve with jams, butter, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, and a smiley morning face. 

They are fully customizable to any additions, glazes, or topping you can imagine.  I’ve included some ideas below.

Some notes about the ingredients used:

You must use FRESH self-rising flour for this recipe.  Stale or old self-rising flour loses it’s rising power with time. You will end up with wallpaper paste instead of fluffy scones if you use it. Not good!  Self-Rising Flour is great because it eliminates the extra ingredients required for regular baking. It’s just your average All-Purpose Flour with salt and baking powder already mixed in. If you don’t keep it in your pantry, you can make your own. Get the measurements here: How to Make Cake Flour and Self-Rising Flour.

If you’ve never bought canned coconut milk, you’re in for a real treat.  I have a whole pantry full of this stuff.  You can usually find it in the Asian or Health foods aisle of your average grocery store.  At about $2-3 a can, it can feel a little pricey but since it replaces the heavy cream that also runs $2-3, it’s really not a bad deal at all!  When you pop open a can you will notice that there are two layers, the coconut cream and the coconut water- just stir these two layers together until you get a nice smooth mixture.  It doesn’t have a strong coconut flavor, just a great comparable creaminess to heavy whipping cream.  If you have extras, it freezes nicely. Do not use light coconut milk or the kind that comes in boxes for use on cereal, as both are too watery. You could also substitute heavy whipping cream if you wanted.

Easiest Scones Ever - Light and Fluffy and Only 3 Ingredients! {Vegan}

Customize your Scones

Stir-in’s:
– Dried Spices (Nutmeg, Clove, Cardamom)
– Dried Fruit or Fruit (Currants, Blueberries, Strawberries, Raisins)
– Citrus Zest (Orange, Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit)
– Chocolate (Dark, White, Milk)
– Nuts (Pecans, Hazelnuts, Slivered Almonds)
– Preserved Fruit (Candied Ginger, Preserved Lemon Peel)
– Savory (Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Cheese, Black Pepper, Olives, Chives)

Glazes or Toppings:
– Citrus Glaze
– Cream Glaze
– Maple Glaze
– Honey
– Jams and Jellies
– Butter
– Caramel Sauce
– Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Easiest Scones Ever - Light and Fluffy and Only 3 Ingredients! {Vegan}

Let’s Bake!

Easiest Scones Ever - Light and Fluffy and Only 3 Ingredients! {Vegan}

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Then In a medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, and any additional stir-in’s together. Note: You must use FRESH self-rising flour for this recipe. Stale or old self-rising flour loses it’s rising power with time. You will end up with wallpaper paste instead of fluffy scones if you use it. Not good!

Easiest Scones Ever - Light and Fluffy and Only 3 Ingredients! {Vegan}

Stir in 1 and a 1/2 cups room temperature coconut milk or heavy whipping cream until just combined, don’t over-mix!

Easiest Scones Ever - Light and Fluffy and Only 3 Ingredients! {Vegan}

Dump the mixture onto a floured surface and very gently fold 4 to 5 times until mixture is a nice even texture and no longer sticky. If you over-mix or over-work your dough, you will not get light, fluffy scones. The texture of the dough is dependent upon the additional flour added during this step. If your dough is still too sticky, add more flour and fold a couple extra times.

Easiest Scones Ever - Light and Fluffy and Only 3 Ingredients! {Vegan}

Your dough should be a lovely texture that is not too wet and not too dry.  If it is still too wet, add a bit more flour to the board and fold a couple more times.  Shape into an 8 in square and cut into 8 triangles using a pizza cutter or sharp knife. It should be about an inch thick. Keep pieces together.

Easiest Scones Ever - Light and Fluffy and Only 3 Ingredients! {Vegan}

Brush the additional Tablespoon of coconut milk on the tops and sprinkle with the additional sugar. Bake on the top rack of the oven, for 17 to 20 minutes.
Note: I tried baking my scones separated and together. The best results came from the ones baked together. If you prefer a crispier, firmer scone, you may prefer the ones baked separately though.

Easiest Scones Ever - Light and Fluffy and Only 3 Ingredients! {Vegan}

I made a quick grapefruit glaze for my scones by mixing 2 teaspoons of grapefruit juice and 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Drizzle glazes on top of slightly cooled scones. Serve fresh from the oven with jams, butter, teas, and coffee.

3 Ingredient Easiest Scones Ever - Light and Fluffy
Yields 8
Get the same soft, crumbly insides under a crisp, browned exterior of a regular scone without the extra technique or ingredients.
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Prep Time
7 min
Cook Time
18 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
7 min
Cook Time
18 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups fresh Self-Rising Flour, plus 1 to 2 Tablespoons of additional flour if necessary*
  2. 2 Tablespoons Sugar, plus 1 teaspoon
  3. 1 1/2 cups canned room temperature, stirred, Coconut Milk or Heavy Whipping Cream, plus 1 Tablespoon

  4. OR

  5. 2 cups fresh All-Purpose Flour, plus 1 to 2 Tablespoons of additional flour if necessary
  6. 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  8. 2 Tablespoons Sugar, plus 1 teaspoon
  9. 1 1/2 cups canned room temperature, stirred, Coconut Milk or Heavy Whipping Cream, plus 1 Tablespoon
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, and any additional stir-in's together.
  3. Stir in coconut milk until just combined, don't over-mix!
  4. Dump the mixture onto a floured surface and very gently fold 4 to 5 times until mixture is a nice even texture and no longer sticky. Do NOT over-mix the dough or it will become tough. The texture of the dough is dependent upon the additional flour added during this step. If your dough is still too sticky, add more flour and fold a couple more times. The dough should be a lovely texture that is not sticky, but also not dry. Be very gentle with it.
  5. Shape into an 8 inch square and cut into 8 triangles using a pizza cutter or sharp knife. It should be about an inch thick. Keep pieces together.
  6. Brush the additional Tablespoon of coconut milk on the tops and sprinkle with the additional sugar.
  7. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet, on the top rack of the oven, for 17 to 20 minutes.
  8. Let cool for 2-3 minutes before adding any optional glazes.
  9. Serve immediately with jams, butters, fresh fruit, tea, or coffee.
Notes
  1. You must use FRESH self-rising flour for this recipe. Stale or old self-rising flour loses it's rising power with time. You will end up with wallpaper paste instead of fluffy scones if you use it. Not good!
  2. You could also substitute heavy whipping cream for the coconut milk if you wanted to.
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