It may be Monday but it’s not just any Monday, it’s A’s birthday! This means we had to have Birthday Cake Scones, with SPRINKLES, yesterday for Scone Sunday! If you follow me on Instagram you know that we recently brought back Scone Sundays. This is a tradition we had years ago that the girls have been requesting we bring back. We’ve tried but with early morning soccer games, tournaments, and traveling it hasn’t happened for awhile but we’re giving it another try.
I’m a little surprised that the girls want scones so much over pancakes and waffles but hey we’re going with it. This year things have changed and most mornings are toast with our homemade sourdough or cereal (muesli or oats). Although today we are having pancakes for A’s birthday, some crazy ones at that which I’ll share on Instagram Stories. Just like our original Scone Sunday tradition we switch up the flavors every week, trying to keep it seasonal here in the fall and winter with the holidays. This week though adding fun with the sprinkles and adapting my Petite Vanilla Bean Scones to make slightly bigger scones and adding fun sprinkles inside and on top!
So fun I had to share these on the blog and with all the love on Instagram for Scone Sunday I thought I’d post a recipe and if the love is there maybe share them more often with some of our really fun and different flavors we have coming!
Scones are fairly simple to make and when things get crazy I even make them ahead, throw them in the freezer, and pull them out in the morning while preheating the oven and then bake them up quick. This past weekend being gone for a little adventure north with friends to the Headwaters of the Mississippi and having a little birthday fun it was a perfect time to do just that and bake them up quick before heading to church. We usually are in a hurry so we grab a fresh baked warm scone and coffee, steamer or warm apple cider or tea for the girls.
When it comes to scones the ingredients are basic, flour, baking powder, butter, sugar, milk or cream, and inclusions or flavor additions. There are options to easily make them vegan and gluten free. To make them gluten free use a gluten free baking flour like Bob’s 1:1 Gluten Free Baking Flour or Cup 4 Cup Flour (does have milk flour for the one that we used in the past that works best). To make them dairy free and or vegan use a vegan butter, frozen coconut, or combination of both and a dairy free milk or cream. Depending on the recipe we use a thicker dairy free milk, coffee creamer, or there is even dairy free half and half. While in most cases these can be made with coconut palm sugar with these ones I stick to organic cane sugar for color and taste. If you are looking for fun but a little less sweet you can omit the Vanilla Glaze and added sprinkles on top.
Today is Monday like I said, so that means Meatless Monday! My co-host, Deborah, and I look forward to seeing what you’re eating on this fabulous fall Monday! Tell us below, link up and share a favorite, either way I hope you’re inspired by this recipe and one (hopefully more) linked up below! Happy Monday!
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