Whilst perusing Pinterest last week (whilst we were supposed to be blogging) we stumbled across The Minimalist Baker’s recipe for Vegan Cheddar Jalapeño Biscuits, Vegan. Cheddar. Biscuits. These just sounded too good not to try!
Firstly the Minimalist Baker refers to these as biscuits, we would class these as scones but that is just a matter of phrasing across different sides of the pond just like ‘you say zucchini, I say courgette’.
These little scones were so easy to make, we had all the required ingredients in the cupboard already including nutritional yeast which is probably the least well known ingredient. Nutritional yeast is a bit of a super-food packed with fibre, protein, folic acid and vitamin B-12 and is gluten free. What really makes nutritional yeast super in our eyes is that it tastes like cheese, yes you read that right – cheese! Nutritional yeast is becoming more readily available in supermarkets and health food shops, if you struggle to find it in stores then no need to panic, Amazon.co.uk also stock it.
These scones took 10 minutes to make, 14 to bake and then even less time to devour! We topped ours with pumpkin seeds which were a nice addition and left out the jalapeños however we will most definitely be making these again and are excited to see how they taste with the added spice of the jalapeños. They were delicious warm with a little vegan butter and a smear of jam took them into afternoon tea territory!
In Birds quest to be a better vegan a treat she often misses is cheese scones, so thank you to the Minimalist Baker for finding a vegan alternative!
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