These Chewy Cherry Cocoa Scones will knock your socks off! They're gluten-free and dairy-free and vegan so they're sure to please everyone in your home. Enjoy!

Gluten-Free and Vegan

Makes 12

Chewy Cherry Cocoa Scones (Gluten-Free)Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups brown rice flour
  • 1/3 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ cup Earth Balance vegan butter
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp. almond extract
  • 1 large zucchini, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. ground chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free cereal, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp. dried cherries, finely chopped

Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    2. Place the flours, baking powder, cocoa powder and sea salt into a medium mixing bowl; whisk to combine. Add in vegan butter; continue to mix.
    3. In a separate small bowl whisk together maple syrup, milk and almond extract.  Add to dry ingredients; mix well with hands until mixture thickens.  Add zucchini, chia seeds, crushed cereal and dried cherries; continue to mix.
    4. Using a tablespoon, portion out golf ball-sized portions onto a cookie sheet.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
    5. Remove from oven; set aside to cool before serving.
    6. Enjoy.

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