Who else is excited when strawberry season comes around?! The cardboarding tasting, picked-before-they-are-even-ripe-and-shipped-thousands-of-miles, strawberries available in Canada throughout the Winter are just plain sad, guys. I’m always SUPER happy when we start seeing the juicy, plump, sawwweett and flavorful strawberries in store and at the market again. I usually pass on the “fresh” strawberries during the wintertime and stick to frozen berries for my smoothies and sweets.
Luckily, for y’all, these Dark Chocolate Strawberry Scones can be made with either Summer fresh or ripe frozen strawberries all year long. When I saw ALL the fresh strawberries in store right now I KNEW I had to make you guys these rich, decadent and chocolate-y Dark Chocolate Strawberry Scones!
Well, scratch that, I first tried to make these with fresh raspberries buuuuuut I got lost in my own thoughts and forgot to add the baking powder. Has that ever happened to you before? It’s probably one of the worst baking feelings ever. Wasting LOTS of expensive ingredients and then realizing once the scones are already in the oven that as much as you pray, there’s no way they are going to rise! Guys, these scones will NOT turn out well with out the baking powder. It’s kind of an essential ingredients, lol! 😉 #BakingFail
It ended up working out well because I had fresh strawberries in the fridge waiting to be baked up into these now Vegan Dark Chocolate STRAWBERRY Scones. And friends, these Dark Chocolate Strawberry Scones sure are yummy 🙂
These Dark Chocolate Strawberry Scones are a lovely rich and decadent breakfast or brunch item (or tea-time snack if you have a huge sweet tooth like me!). They are easy to throw together and like my Lemon Blueberry Scones, use full fat coconut milk instead of butter. These healthier Dark Chocolate Strawberry Scones are made with only 8 simple ingredients (+ sea salt), have the perfect crispy exterior + soft and flaky interior and are FILLED with melty chocolate chips. They are sure to become a favorite in your home!
- 2 cups light spelt flour
- ¼ cup cacao powder/ high quality cocoa powder
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 3 tsp baking powder
- ½ cup + 2 tbsp cane sugar
- ¾ - 1 cup full fat coconut milk
- ½ tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup + 1 tbsp chopped strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- ½ cup + 2 tbsp chocolate chips
- Pre-heat oven to 200C/390F. Line a pan with parchment paper and flour it or spray it with a non-stick cooking spray.
- Place spelt flour, cacao powder, baking powder, sea salt and cane sugar (1/2 cup) in a large mixing bowl. Stir together..
- With a spatula, make a well in the middle of the mixing bowl by moving the flour mixture to the edges. Add the vanilla extract and 3/4 cup of the coconut milk into the middle of the bowl. With the spatula (or clean hands) combine the flour into the wet ingredients. If the dough is too dry add a bit of the coconut milk by the ½ a tbsp until it is fully combined. Do not add too much liquid or the scones will not hold together and will get more muffin-like (I added an extra 2 tbsps). I like to do this part with my hands to get the dough fully combined. Try your best not to overwork the dough or your scones will be too dense. Gently fold in 1 cup of the chopped strawberries and ½ cup of chocolate chips.
- With slightly damp hands (so the dough will not stick to your hands), place the dough onto the parchment paper. Shmoosh and shape the dough into a flat circle about 9.5 inches/24 centimeters wide. The dough will be a bit sticky, but that's okay.
- Sprinkle the remaining strawberries (1 tbsp), cane sugar (2 tbsp) and chocolate chips (2 tbsp) onto the scones. With a share knife, cut down the middle of the scones on both sides of the circle, 4 times, until you have 8 equal slices (see photo).
- On the middle rack of the oven, bake the scones for 18 - 25 minutes. They are ready when they are fully cooked in the middle. Leave them to cool fully before removing them from the pan. Cut into the 4 slices you made before baking so the scones will separate easily Enjoy!
2) Substitute Cane Sugar for Regular Sugar.
3) Leave the scones to cool fully on the pan before removing them.
4) Substitute Light Spelt Flour for All Purpose Flour or White Whole Wheat Flour.
5) Make sure your strawberries are fully dried off before using them in the scones. If using frozen strawberries, carefully chop the strawberries with a sharp knife while frozen. Do not defrost them before adding them into the scone batter.
If you do try these Healthy Vegan Dark Chocolate Strawberry Scones, leave a comment below and share your photos with me on Instagram @CearasKitchen (and remember to tag #CearasKitchen so I don’t miss it!) or share it on my Ceara’s Kitchen Facebook page. It seriously makes my week hearing your feedback and seeing your delicious #CearasKitchen creations 🙂 Happy Baking everyone!
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I made these for my daughters and I and we are fans! Warm, they are a cross between brownie, cake and scone. Room temperature, they are very scone-y. I found them a little difficult to work with when it came to adding the strawberries and chocolate chips – the dough got very slippery and wet and I was worried they would turn out tough from potential over-mixing. But they were so delicious. We will make them regularly. Thank you for sharing the recipe!
The scones were excellent, excellent. I am pre-diabetic and this is my favorite dessert. Thank you!
Instead of cane sugar I used coconut sugar.
So happy you enjoyed the scones, Rosita 🙂 Thank you for the lovely feedback!
These tasted amazing! Thank you Ceara for the recipe!
I’ve been wanting to make scones for a while but never found a good recipe. I think I’ll make this but use fresh raspberries instead! I’ll let you know how they turn out!
The Vegan 8 says
These look so amazing Ceara and of course I love that they are dark chocolate!! I need to make these as well, they look just so rich and perfect!! You are just baking up a storm lately! I want to be at your place!! I also use coconut milk as the fat in recipes as well and LOVE it, I’ve done it in muffins and it makes them SO MUCH! Gorgeous recipe girl!
Those look delicious and so chocolatey!!
Michele @ Two Raspberries says
I seen these on IG! I was waiting for the recipe 😉 pinned! these looks SO tasty!!!
Thank you so much for sharing girl! xo!
Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong says
Dark chocolate and strawberries.. One of my favourite combinations.. The scones look gorgeous!! 🙂
Thank you so much, Arpita!! 🙂
Manali @ CookWithManali says
I love all your healthy scone and muffin recipes! These scones look amazing Ceara, dark chocolate is my weakness!
Thank you SO much, Manali!! Dark chocolate is my weakness too 😀
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
Strawberry season always gets me excited too! Love that you made scones! They look fantastic with the chocolate chips and strawberries peaking through! Yay that they’re healthy too!
🙂 Thank you so much, Kelly!!! Yay for Strawberry season!
What a treat,Ceara! This is to die for! Chocolate and strawberries in a scone! And the best thing about them is that they are light! Pinning!
Thank you so much for sharing and the kind words, Hadia!! 🙂
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
I am SO excited about strawberry season. I am planning on going strawberry picking this weekend and then I need to make this!
Have fun strawberry picking!! 🙂
Yum! I’ve never seen anyone shape scones like this before. I’m definitely going to try these soon.
Thank you Natasha 🙂 We always shaped them like this growing up! It’s the “easy” way to shape scones !! Let me know if you end up trying them!
Do you think I could use a Gluten Free flour mix that has rice flour, tapioca and potato starches and xanthan gum? I would love to make these. Can you please let me know? Thanks!
Hmmm, I’ve never tried a GF flour mix with these but you could give it a shot. I’ve only made these with spelt, all purpose and light whole wheat flour with good results. I am really not sure if a GF flour mix would work. Let me know if you end up trying it!
The other day I accidentally added salt instead of sugar to a recipe and didn’t realize until it was finished, it was horrible! I hate when things like that happen! Raspberry chocolate scones would be good, but strawberries are some of my favorite fruits so I’m glad you used them! These look awesome 🙂
Salt instead of sugar in baked goods could be traumatic, LOL!! <3 Thank you so much, Izzy!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Wow do these scones sound amazing, Ceara! I don’t think I’ve ever had a chocolate scone before! I absollutely love these! And the strawberries are definitely the perfect match. Such a great way to use up those fresh berries! Pinned!
Thanks for the sweet words and pin, Gayle!
Christine@ Apple of My Eye says
YES to anything strawberry related! I live in California so we have tons of great produce here and I’m excited to try this recipe out. You can’t go wrong with the dark chocolate and strawberry combo 😉
Natalie | Feasting on Fruit says
We might as well call you Ceara the Healthy Scone Master! Love this chocolate version <3
<3 LOVE IT! Thank you so much, Natalie!! xo