Cranberry Lemon Scones. Lemon Blueberry Scones. Add Your Favorite Mix-ins Scones. Dairy-Free Scones. Scrumptious Scones. Take Your Pick Scones.
If you are looking for an easy and freshly baked breakfast idea that can be prepared days in advanced, you have found it! This is especially great if you have company coming. I feel like mom of the year when the kids eat a hot breakfast that came out of the oven morning of (okay, maybe not mom of the year, but a satisfied mom in the very least). The trick is freezing the dough beforehand. It’s a must, and since we have to freeze it, we HAVE to prepare it in advance. It is a win-win.
Last spring I resurrected this recipe that my inspiring friend, Merri, shared with me several years ago. She is a wealth of culinary knowledge and has passed on many recipes, tid bits, and morsels to me through the years, and not only about the ways of the kitchen, but about the ways of life. How I appreciate her, her friendship, and godly counsel.
Okay, onto more recipe talk. I set out to slash the dairy from the contents of the scones. Does it work? Swimmingly. I just switched out the heavy cream for coconut cream at Trader Joe’s. Easy switch. There are no eggs in the recipe, so we are naturally left with a vegan scones. I also switched out the bread flour for a healthier counterpart with less gluten, white whole wheat flour, and the unadorned granulated sugar for a richer, deeper, and more advantaged coconut sugar.
And the base of this recipe is very easy with 5 simple ingredients. The plain scone is great. As I’ve experimented, lemon blueberry became a favorite. But seeing as it’s Thanksgiving, and I bought that big bag of fresh cranberries at Costco, I had cranberries left over after making cranberry orange sauce, I thought I’d throw them in. Yes!
I’ve also made these with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips, made them with and without a drizzle of icing and chopped almonds. Every which way is fabulous! Best eaten right out of the oven.
“Mom, may we have these for my birthday?” “These are sooo good.” Just a few of the comments from my family.
For another easy make ahead breakfast, French Toast Bake with a Crumble.