Teeny tiny kumquats were virtually unknown to me until I took a chance late this winter, at the height of citrus season. Not knowing what to do with these little balls of sunshine, I took to the internet, and stumbled upon this delightful scone recipe. After my first batch, I was completely hooked. These scones are toothsome and moist, while still achieving that crumbly quality that makes scones so great.
Paired with a tall cup of coffee and a bright orange glaze, they come together in a flash — perfect for a lazy Sunday morning brunch.
Adapted from Pickles & Honey
1½ Cup All-Purpose Flour
1 Cup Almond Meal Flour
¾ Cup Granulated Sugar
2 Tsp. Baking Powder
½ Tsp. Salt
¼ Cup Solid Coconut Oil
1 Mashed Banana
1 Cup Fresh Kumquats, thinly sliced and seeds removed
3 Tbsp. Non-Dairy Milk (I used unsweetened, plain almond milk)
- Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees F.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the coconut oil to your dry ingredients, and using a pastry cutter or your hands, cut in the oil until it forms course crumbles. The oil should be about the size of peas.
- Stir in the banana and sliced kumquats until just combined.
- Add the non-dairy milk, 1 Tbs. at a time, until the dough comes together. You may need a little more or a little less than 3 Tbs. depending on how much juice gets incorporated with the kumquats.
- Shape the dough into a round ball and flatten out into a circle about 1/3-1/2 inch thick. Slice into 8 equal portions. Separate the scones slightly so they don't bake together in the oven.
- Bake for approximately 25 minutes, until golden brown and firm to the touch.
- Allow to cool and drizzle with citrus glaze and a sprinkle of orange zest.
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
2-3 Tbsp. Fresh-Squeezed Orange Juice
1/4 Tsp. Orange Zest
- Add the powdered sugar and zest to a bowl, and stir in the orange juice, one tablespoon at a time until the glaze comes together and it reaches the desired consistency. You may need a little more or less juice.