Oh man! THESE are the best scones ever! Especially if you like gingerbread but sometimes find it too heavy and strong. Amazingly yummy, fragrant, fluffy, and the gold raisins are just the right touch. And very tender, fall-apart kinda tender. You’ll need a spatula to transfer them to a plate if you serve them warm, they’re that soft and delicate.
SnarkyVegan’s Light and Fluffy Gingerbread Scones with Juicy Bits
Preheat oven to 425° F for 6 large or 8 medium scones
- 2 cups Bisquick® baking mix (the original is vegan, the heart healthy is not)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger (or a little more if you’re ok with ginger)
- 1/4 cup gold raisins
- 1/3 cup molasses/maple syrup combo (I combined both in the same 1/3 cup measure)
- 1/3 cup soy milk, maybe a teensy bit extra if it’s too dry
- Use a whisk to stir the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.
- Stir in the raisins.
- Switch to a spoon to stir in the liquids gently. Don’t stir too much, just barely enough to moisten the dry mix.
- Drop by spoonfuls onto parchment papered cookie sheet.
- Bake at 425° F for 15 minutes or until rough edges brown.
These will NOT disappoint. There’s just a bit of molasses so they’re not too strong. And just a touch of ginger so they’re not overpowering. Of course, if you like a stronger gingerbread, ditch the maple syrup and go all molasses and increase the ginger. But I found that the amount of spices is perfect for the fluffy texture. If they were any more spicy, I’d probably make a denser texture like a cookie or something. These are just perfect!
In fact, these would work really well as a dessert with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream or a cashew cream topping. Served warm of course.
November 10, 2010 at 1:40 pm
Okay, I want these beautiful scones and beery cheesy biscuits too! I’m going to make them both. I’ll do it!
November 10, 2010 at 4:24 pm
Heading to kitchen to make scones…. That falls in the category of breakfast for dinner, right?
November 10, 2010 at 6:06 pm
I was sold on this recipe when it mentioned “juicy bits” haha looks yummy!
November 10, 2010 at 8:00 pm
I love gingery baked goods so I am surprised I’ve never made ginger scones, yours looks so delicious!
November 11, 2010 at 5:14 pm
If you really like ginger, try making them a little stronger than I did. I’m going to do that next myself.
November 11, 2010 at 5:16 pm
Let me know how they turn out for you. I’m going to try a lighter beer with the beer biscuits at some point.
Yes, breakfast for dinner. Always ;-P
November 11, 2010 at 9:56 pm
oh my gosh, wow. those look just perfect. Mmmm!
November 12, 2010 at 1:08 pm
Can you use whole wheat flour instead of Bisquick?
November 12, 2010 at 1:44 pm
They are yum, we couldn’t save any for later. Ate the all in one sitting. We’re pigs really ;-P
I’ve not tried them with whole wheat flour or any flour for that matter. I just discovered Bisquick because I suck at making biscuits that don’t kill. A future task will be to create a vegan baking mix WITHOUT partially hydrogenated junk like in the Bisquick. Not sure it’s possible without having to store in a fridge. I think the partially hydro makes it storable at room temp. So I’ve got 3 long term goals:
1. create a baking mix without milk solids
2. create a mix without partially hydro junk
3. create a mix with whole wheat
I’ll post, of course, if I succeed.