Vegan Bhakti Chai Spiced Scones

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If you read my last post for my Chai Spiced Scones then you know how much I have fallen in love with Bhakti Chai Tea after a recent visit to Colorado. I’m pretty sure I cannot get enough of this drink but wait it gets better! I saw that there was an amazing contest going around on Instagram to win a year supply of Bhakti Chai Tea through the wonderful Instagram account @CravingThirty. All you have to do is create a recipe using Bhakti Chai Tea. Now there is something to be said about coincidences…not only had I been working on my Chai Spiced Scone recipe but I also discovered that my local Earth Fare Store sells some of the Bhakti Chai Tea collection!! So I got right on the challenge and decided to not only replace the Almond Milk in my Chai Spiced Scone recipe, but I would also make these scones vegan. I hope you all enjoy this alternative recipe it’s seriously just as good as the original if not better!

Vegan Bhakti Chai Spiced Scones with White Chocolate and Almonds 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole grain pastry flour
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 8 tbsp cold vegan butter replacement (earth balance) or 1/2 cup of coconut oil (solid form). Currently because of the warmer temps my coconut oil is completely melted in my pantry. If that’s the case for you then pour a 1/2 cup in a bowl in place in the fridge until solid.
  • (1) 3.5 oz of white chocolate chopped (I love using Green & Black’s Organic White Chocolate) or 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup of chopped almonds
  • 2/3 cup + 1-2 tbsp of Iced Bhakti Chai Tea
  • 1 flax seed egg replacer (1 tbsp organic ground flax seed + 3 tbsp water)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar

Directions: 

  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg in a medium size bowl.
  • Cut butter or cold coconut oil into small cubes and add to dry ingredients. Next you want to cut your butter/oil into your flour mixture by either taking a fork or two knives and incorporating the butter into the flour until it’s a sand like consistency (I usually have some bigger chunks of butter/oil remaining in my flour and it’s definitely not going to ruin your scones if you do).
  • Fold in the white chocolate and almonds.
  • In a small bowl make your flax seed egg replacer by combining 1 tbsp of organic ground flax seed and 3 tbsp of water. Let this mixture sit for 5 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, mix Iced Bhakti Chai Tea, flax seed egg replacer, vanilla, and sugar.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until incorporated.
  • Turn out dough onto your baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  • Shape dough into a large circle with about a 1/2 an inch thickness. Cut your dough into 8 triangles but keep them together in their circle. By keeping your scones together they will puff up nicely (see photos below for reference).
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden on the edges. I usually take mine out after 19 minutes with my oven.
  • Allow time to cool and enjoy.

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I love Green & Black’s Organic White Chocolate in this recipe along with the Iced Bhakti Chai Tea – it’s perfect!

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Right out of the oven – recut along your “pie slices” and allow to cool!

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The perfect breakfast combo!

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Enjoy!

Chai Spiced Scones with White Chocolate and Almonds

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I love Chai Tea more than any other hot beverage (even green tea). There is something so comforting about this drink and once you throw in some steamed milk (almond milk is my first choice) it turns into a frothy, rich, delicious treat. I was recently in Colorado and while I was there I drank my weight in Bhakti Chai Tea. Have you ever had it? I literally would go to these amazing local coffee shops in every town we stopped in to get myself a Bhakti Chai Tea. There was always a sweet or spicy options or  a mix of both. Of course I went for spicy, because if you know me then you know I love ginger. I like ginger in my dressing, pickled with my sushi, steeped in my green tea, or just raw and all by itself! I’m a weirdo, but the fact that ginger has all these amazing health benefits only adds to my obsession with this delicious root. If you follow my personal Instagram then you know that this past week I discovered Iced Bhakti Chai at my local Earth Fare store! I’m literally over the moon excited about this and I’ve been drinking it nonstop. So I guess it’s safe to say I have a Chai obsession and I’m totally okay with it. In addition to my Chai obsession..and ginger obsession… I’m also kind of obsessed with scones. I love making them and I love eating them. I’ll be sharing some more scone recipes (including my mom’s favorite scones that I make) next month.

I know I haven’t posted any new recipes on here in well over a month, but life has been crazy and finding time to bake between my two jobs has been challenging. I’ve been working on this particular recipe for a little while because I wanted it to be just right. I ended up making two different versions: regular and vegan Bhakti Chai Version. I’ll post the latter version separately following this post. Whichever recipe you decide to make you will not be disappointed these scones are sweet, spicy, flaky, but still incredibly moist and rich. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Chai Spiced Scones with White Chocolate and Almonds 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup organic whole grain pastry flour
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 8 tbsp cold butter
  • (1) 3.5 oz of white chocolate chopped (I love using Green & Black’s Organic White Chocolate) or 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup of chopped almonds
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar

Directions: 

  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg in a medium size bowl.
  • Cut butter into small cubes and add to dry ingredients. Next you want to cut your butter into your flour mixture by either taking a fork or two knives and incorporating the butter into the flour until it’s a sand like consistency (I usually have some bigger chunks of butter remaining in my flour and it’s definitely not going to ruin your scones if you do).
  • Fold in the white chocolate and almonds.
  • In a separate bowl, mix almond milk, egg, vanilla, and sugar.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until incorporated.
  • Turn out dough onto your baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  • Shape dough into a large circle with about a 1/2 an inch thickness. Cut your dough into 8 triangles but keep them together in their circle. By keeping your scones together they will puff up nicely (see photos below for reference).
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden on the edges. I usually take mine out after 19 minutes with my oven.
  • Allow time to cool and enjoy.

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Green and Black’s White Chocolate is the absolute best!

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Love the colors of the all the Chai Spices!

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Dough is cut and ready to bake.

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Chai Spiced Scones are ready to eat. Enjoy!