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Coffee Hazelnut Scones

January 2, 2011

It’s 2011 – I’m so excited to see what the New Year brings 🙂

In other blog news, you may have noticed some changes. Firstly, I’ve finally gotten around to creating a recipes page!

Here you’ll find an index of the recipes I’ve posted on the blog. The challenge now is to keep it up to date 😉

Also, many of the earlier posts had pictures which were quite small/low resolution due to the fact that they weren’t being posted at ‘full size’. Thankfully that’s been fixed so the pictures should now appear larger.

Anyway, on to the yummy part: coffee hazelnut scones.

I’ve made these scones several times and they never disappoint. Even before they’re baked, the coffee scent of the batter is so promising and they’re incredible hot from the oven with a cup of coffee.

But seriously, with all that said, coffee + hazelnuts: how can you go wrong?

Adapted from Oh She Glows


  • 1 + 3/4 C whole wheat flour (all purpose works too for a less dense scone)
  • 1.5 t baking powder
  • 3/4 t baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1 T raw sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1/4 C sunflower (or any other vegetable) oil
  • 1/4 C maple syrup
  • instant coffee granules (as much as you would normally use to make a cup of coffee)
  • 1/3 C boiling water
  • 1 t vinegar
  • 1 T soymilk
  • 1/2 C + 2 T hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C and line a cookie sheet with baking/parchment paper.
  2. Mix the boiling water and instant coffee in a small cup.
  3. In another cup, mix the soymilk and vinegar and allow to curdle.
  4. In a large bowl mix the wet ingredients (oil, vanilla, maple syrup, vinegar+soymilk mixture, water+instant coffee mixture).
  5. In another bowl mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar).
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until combined (try not to overmix).
  7. Fold in the chopped hazelnuts.
  8. Roll the batter into balls and place them spaced apart on the lined cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted and the scones spring back slightly when touched.
  10. Cool on a wire rack. Makes about 10 small scones.

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