Lightly sweetened, moist and delicious vegan berry scones that are completely paleo, too? Sign me up! These scones are made with raw cashews, filled with fresh fruit and make the perfect breakfast, snack or dessert. Grain free, dairy free, kid-approved and so easy to make!
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Vegan berry scones are my new go-to!
It's no secret that I am absolutely and utterly obsessed with using raw cashews in many wakes of kitchen life. I make raw cheesecake filling from them, incorporate them into smoothies & drinks and tend to use them in tons of desserts!
They are versatile AF.
They have a warmer and more buttery flavor than almonds do, and I flipping prefer it. I couldn't eat almonds for a couple of years, so I thought it would be fun to experiment with raw cashews.
Boy, am I glad that I did because I use them more often than any other nut in my kitchen. These vegan scones are the perfect example of how delicious raw cashews are in baked goods... yum!
When making something like muffins or scones with raw cashews, I tend to prefer incorporating a light and airy grain free flour like arrowroot flour. It keeps things fluffy and incorporates better texture than you would get sans the arrowroot.
These scones were an absolute hit at my house over the weekend. We had our siblings all over for my sister's birthday, and these ended up being everyones' midnight snack and early morning breakfast too.
My brother-in-law seemed to eat the majority of the pan. Every time I turned around, he'd be sticking his fingers in the dish. Come on, bro- where are your manners? Just kidding.
We don't really do that at our house 😉
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It's been an exciting week over here, as I have been spending a lot of time in the kitchen making new recipes. I also decided to switch up OBGYN offices, and it's such a darn relief- let me tell ya.
I felt like I had settled for an office nearby because I listened to everyones' opinions around me about what being further away from my OBGYN could mean.
Soon enough, I was really unhappy after my checkups, completely fed up with the lack of customer care within the office and didn't feel excited about the nurses on staff. I decided it was time for a change.
Per my doula's recommendation and after speaking to a few holistic mamas in San Diego, I stumbled across an OBGYN who specialized in unmedicated births. He has his own private practice and works alongside a wonderful midwife with hospital privileges.
I am officially not anxious but instead *excited* for my due date coming up on July 24. This is a testament of how important it is to trust your intuition and go with that gut!
Giving birth and bringing life into this world is a big freaking deal. You should make sure you are hooked up with the best care possible and that you are feeling at ease as the big day approaches.
There is no room for additional stress and anxiety, am I right?!
Okay, okay but let's get back to these scones...
You can dress up these vegan berry scones for dessert and top them off with some homemade whipped coconut cream if you'd like. It's unnecessary as they are already delicious enough on their own... but it wouldn't hurt anyone 😉
I decided to whip up some organic heavy whipping cream and throw in a dab of raw honey and a splash of pure vanilla extract.
Boy was I over the moon after enjoying a scone with that dreamy deliciousness.
PRO TIP- If you absolutely must use frozen berries instead of fresh, be sure they are completely thawed out and drained properly. You don't want any excess moisture looming around in these scones!
You can also get creative with other berries. Go ahead and use raspberries or blackberries in these berry scones if you'd like... just be sure the tartness level is to your liking.
Anyway, are you guys ready to bake vegan scones?! Let’s go!
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Paleo and Vegan Berry Scones
- 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
- 1/4 cup arrowroot flour
- a pinch of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted but at room temperature
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds see notes
- 2 1/2 tablespoons water see notes
- 1/2 cup strawberries diced
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- Line an 8 inch (20 cm) cast-iron pan with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350°F and adjust the oven rack to the middle position.
- Blend the cashews in a food processor until they reach a powder consistency and transfer to a large bowl. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and whisk together. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk all the wet ingredients, except for berries. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until well incorporated.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared cast-iron pan. Lightly place the berries all over the top of the scone batter.
- Bake for 26–30 minutes, until the edges look golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
Hi! I’m Monica – recipe developer, matcha addict and lover of all things chocolate, kombucha and any & all puns. I am also the blogger, real food lover, & bonafide hustler behind the blog ‘The Movement Menu.’ I’m so excited to welcome you to my happy space, where my appreciation of creative recipes and healthy & mindful eats come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.
Teddi Cuccio says
This is a new family favorite, and so easy to make!
Monica Stevens Le says
Yay I love them too!
I made these tonight but didn’t have cashews, so I used raw almonds—turned out great! I also had some extra cherries so I tossed some on top as well. Will make this again and again! Might try a little more arrowroot or even coconut flour to made them slightly drier, but this recipe is incredible as is! Thank you.
The Movement Menu says
Thanks so much Maria. I'm so happy to hear they turned out with your substitutions- yum!!
Chelsea @ DoYouEvenPaleo says
Yum! I'm so glad it's summer. These sound perfect on a warm summer morning!
The Movement Menu says
I am glad, too. They are the perfect snack / breakfast / treat- yum! 🙂
Sounds delish! Any thoughts on a cashew substitute for someone who is nut-free??
The Movement Menu says
That is a tough one, as it is the main flour. You can make these scones with coconut flour, I am sure but it wouldn't be a 1:1 substitution since coconut flour absorbs so much more liquid... I am sorry I don't have an answer for you! 🙁
Was worth asking! Thanks anyway 🙂
Have you tried sunflower seed flour? I have a friend with a tree nut allergy and have used sunflower seeds as an excellent cashew substitute. I just blend them in the food processor or power blender. It may be worth a try.
The Movement Menu says
THat's such a good idea- I'll have to try this out!