Caramel Apple Scones - Vegan Adaptable

Author Joanna (Everyday Made Fresh)

Ingredients

::apples:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large granny smith apple peeled and chopped into tiny pieces
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

::scones:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cold butter cut into chunks
  • 1 cup Oikos vanilla Greek yogurt

::icing:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. ::apples:: Melt the butter over medium heat and add the apples. Cook about 4 to 5 minutes or until the apples are softened. Add the cinnamon and stir together. Pour into a small bowl and set aside.
  3. ::scones:: Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the butter and use a pastry cutter to mix together. Your looking for a wet sand texture.
  4. Stir in your apples until your dough comes together. Do not over mix!
  5. Pour your dough onto a lightly floured surface and form a 14x4 inch flattened log.
  6. Using a sharp knife cut your dough into triangles. You should get about 12 of them.
  7. Put the triangles onto your baking sheet, leaving about 1 inche in-between each one and bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until they are cooked through. Allow them to cool for a few minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.
  8. ::icing:: Melt the butter, stir in the brown sugar and milk. Cook for about a minute over medium heat. Pour into a mixing bowl to allow to cool. (I had a small metal bowl in the fridge and pulled it out for this step)
  9. Stir in your vanilla and the powdered sugar. Beat with a mixer until smooth. Drizzle the icing over the warm scones.