Everyone except me likes pumpkin spice. (At least in our house.) So once a year I buy the necessary cans of pumpkin and the house turns into a pumpkin spice factory.
These plant-based pumpkin scones are a special treat that are very popular around here.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup margarine
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 3 Tbsp soy milk
- 1 flax egg (1 Tbsp ground flax seeds soaked in 2 1/2 Tbsp water for 5 minutes)
- 2 tsp vanilla
In a large bowl, mix the flours, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.
In a blender, mix the margarine, pumpkin, soy milk, flax egg, and vanilla and blend to combine well.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture and stir together with a wooden spoon to form a soft dough. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough briefly until it just comes together.
Cut the dough into 7 large or 14 small pieces, shape them into whatever scone shapes you like (circles, triangles, random shapes) and arrange them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake at 400F for 10-12 minutes, until they’re browned on the bottom and a toothpick inserted into the middle of a scone comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy warm.
For today’s inspiration, I would like to share Seven Sacred Teachings from Canadian Indigenous leaders. The teachings were shared with me from the Circles for Reconciliation organization.
1. Love: it is important to care for one another
2. Honesty: better to fail with honesty than succeed by fraud
3. Respect: give it, earn it, receive it
4. Truth: it is always easiest to speak the truth
5. Humility: to be humble about your accomplishments is to be strong
6. Courage: let nothing stand in the way of doing the right thing
7. Wisdom: with hard work and dedication will come knowledge
May the scones and the teachings bring you peace and happiness.