Tender and light, dairy free Cherry Almond scones are loaded with tart cherries and topped with a sweet almond milk glaze.
Almond Milk as a Milk Substitute
It's that time of year when everyone is on the New Year resolution train. Not something I ever take part in. I'm a pretty consistent goal maker all year long. It's also that diet and exercise time of the year. Also very rare for me to ever diet and I try to maintain a consistent exercise schedule. I try to eat healthy (at least most of the times) and am a big believer in portion control. Now if I find something I like that I can add into my daily life to help with cutting calories, I usually do it. For me that something is Silk Almond Milk. I use it all the time as a milk alternative. And for the record, they aren't paying me, they aren't sponsoring me, this is just my opinion.
I have zero aversions to dairy. I grew up on it, love it and enjoy it daily. But as I got older I discovered Almond milk. My previous career I was a heavy duty traveler and it made me crazy to come home from a week or two of travel and have nothing in the fridge. Usually I was home for a day then head back out on the road again. This is where I found a love for soymilk, almond milk and many dairy alternatives. The shelf life of these products was just heaven for me. I loved the taste of them so why not incorporate them into my life.
I've incorporated almond milk in a lot of my baked goods. For this recipe I used a light vanilla almond milk, but you could use full fat original almond milk. (Shoot if you didn't want to go dairy free, just use milk in the recipe. Both ways are delicious.)
Ingredients in Cherry Almond Scones
The deliciously tender dried cherry almond scones are dairy free and full of almonds and cherries for a tasty breakfast treat or afternoon snack. You'll find most of these ingredients in a well-stocked pantry.
- Baking powder
- Canola oil
- Silk almond milk
- Almond extract
- Toasted almonds
- Dried Cherries
- Powdered sugar
How To Make Dried Cherry Almond Scones
This is a super easy recipe. I used a 3" square cookie cutter to make the scone then used a knife to cut the square into little triangles. If you want, you could easily freeze the dough once you have it cut and pull out a few at a time to bake instead of baking the entire batch all at once.
- Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl and stir in the canola oil being carful not to overwork the dough.
- Combine the remaining wet ingredinets in a small bowl then mix into the flour mixture with a fork until just moistened.
- Add in the almond and cherries.
- Knead the dough on a floured surface until nearly smooth.
- Divide the dough in half and form two squares. Cut each square on an angle to make four triangle.
- Bake 12-15 minutes then cool slightly before drizzling with glaze.
Almond Milk Glaze
I also topped these with a glaze made from powdered sugar and almond milk. If you didn't want to do that it's fine. Skip it, or even sprinkle on some sugar in the raw before baking. It's entirely up to you.
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What are some of your things you like to incorporate into your diet to help with reducing calories or eliminating dairy? And if you just love dairy and aren't giving any of it up, we also whipped up a chocolate cranberry scone that is pretty delicious. I hope you enjoy these Cherry Almond Scones as much as we do. Please share if you end up making them. Happy New Year!
Cherry Almond Scones
- 2 ½ cup flour 355 grams
- 2 tablespoons sugar 28 grams
- 1 tablespoon baking powder 15 grams
- ¼ teaspoon salt 2 grams
- ⅓ cup canola oil 73 grams
- ¾ cup Silk Almond milk 181 grams
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon almond extract 3 grams
- ⅓ cup almonds toasted and chopped in food processor 55 grams
- 1 cup dried cherries 172 grams
Almond milk glaze
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon almond milk
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the canola oil. Do not overwork the dough.
- In a medium bowl combine eggs, almond milk, almond extract.
- Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Stir using a fork until just moistened. Add the almonds and dried cherries and continue to stir until just moistened.
- Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead dough for 10 - 15 strokes until it is nearly smooth.
- Divide dough in half. Roll each portion into a 6" square. Cut each square into four squares. We used a cutter. Then cut each square into half diagonally to create triangles of dough.
- Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush the triangles with additional milk. Place these in the freezer uncovered for about 30 minutes.
- Remove from freezer and bake for 12 - 15 minutes until golden. Cool slightly and drizzle with glaze.
Almond Milk Glaze
- In a small bowl stir together the powdered sugar, almond milk. Stir in additional almond milk if needed to reach a drizzling consistency.
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