These vegan lemon lavender scones are essential for your next tea party. If you’re not having a tea party, they are still essential. Why? Because this is the dreamiest flavor combination I have come up with. Until I realized I didn’t come up with it. Turns out, it’s been done. But who cares!
These fluffy scones are plant based, using oat milk as a milk substitute and vegan butter as a butter substitute. Oat milk works so well because it has a higher fat and sugar content. It’s the perfect substitute for full fat milk.
I infused plain ol’ scones with a bag of lavender I bought from Mountain Rose Herbs. Before I understood the meaning of an ounce, I would mistakenly order massive bags of herbs. Who knew that 8 ounces could be so big! I’ll just have to come up with a lot of lavender recipes!
With a plethora of fresh lemons from Mimi’s tree, (Mimi is my grandma), I started whipping up any baked good with this combination of lavender and lemon. It’s so lovely, and I promise people are impressed, like really impressed when you cook with lavender. So bring these lemon lavender scones to a girly brunch or to your mom on a warm spring morning to have a coffee and chat about the most recent episode of the bachelor.
I whipped them up before my Galentine’s tea party in just under ten minutes!! And so can you! Arrange them on a vintage platter with a white doily underneath and garnish with lavender sprigs.
Easy Lemon Lavender Scones
The fluffiest scones with floral notes, and plant based too!! Make these for your girly brunch or for yourself on a Saturday morning!
- Prep Time10 min
- Cook Time18 min
- Total Time28 min
What you need:
- 2 cups flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup cold vegan butter (8 tablespoons)
- 2/3 cup oat milk
- zest of one lemon
- juice of one lemon
- 1-2 teaspoons culinary lavender chopped finely
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Preparing the spices
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
First finely chop the lavender to release some of the flavor. So lavender is tricky.. Because if you overdo it, it can possibly taste like a bar of soap. I have tested these scones a few times, and a tablespoon is all you need.
Whisk your dry ingredients in one bowl. Add the cold butter and use a pastry cutter to blend the dough.
Add in the oat milk and lemon and stir to combine.
Turn on a floured surface. If it gets a little wet, add flour as needed.
Arrange in a disk, and use a pastry cutter to slice it like a pizza. Reshape with your hands on the baking sheet.
The best part is the lemon glaze. Whisk the powdered sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice together and drizzle on your warm scones.
Arrange in a basket with a white lace linen underneath. Happily skip to the tea table with your basket and serve them with tea.