Espresso Scones

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These scones blew all my expectations out of the water!  I made them two ways:  one batch of coffee-infused scones with an espresso glaze and another batch without the glaze so the Husband could cover the scone in strawberry jam.


If you subbed the egg out with a flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flax and 3 tablespoons water; let it stand so it jells), this recipe would be deliciously vegan.


These Espresso Scones (I had two) tasted amazing with a fresh pot of English breakfast tea.  This is what happens when you marry a British boy, by the way – we have tea almost every afternoon.  It’s such a nice break to do tea!


Espresso Scones

Inspired by these wonderful scone recipes: The Pioneer Woman and Peas and Thank You 


Ingredients (makes eight scones):



  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 sugar
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup Earth Balance
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup Silk almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder


Espresso Coffee Glaze:

  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 3 cups powdered sugar




  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. 
  • Using hands, mix in Earth Balance until it looks like crumbles. 
  • In small cup, combine drizzle of water and instant coffee powder.
  • In a mixing bowl, quickly mix egg, vanilla extract, coffee and water mix, and milk.
  • Add liquid to dry. Use hands to combine.
  • Transfer dough ball to a floured cutting board.  Roll out thick to one-half inch thick.  Use an upside-down drinking glass to cut out circles.
  • Place scones on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 18 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine all glaze ingredients in a mixer.
  • After scones cool, dip into glaze and place on plate for glaze to dry.
  • Enjoy!


These scones were crumbly and soft and chewy.  Wonderful!


And you know what?  Dinner was just as amazing. :)  This eating-in thing isn’t so bad when you actually put effort into your meals!


A Japanese-style whole wheat noodle dish with tofu and mushrooms.  I’ll share the recipe tomorrow.  It was super easy to make and the ingredient list is really simple.


Sunday night already? :(  I’m very sad face (not really, still jolly.  But why can’t the weekend last foooorever?).



  • Jamie @ Food in Real Life February 13, 2011, 7:25 pm

    That noodle dish looks wonderful. Can’t wait to get the recipe. I find big noodle bowls so comforting and satisfying!

  • Laura (Starloz) February 13, 2011, 7:25 pm

    my weekend is already over, its depressing.

  • Kait's Pursuit of Health February 13, 2011, 7:33 pm

    I am obsessed with your blog! I’m a fairly new reader and a brand new blogger- so happy I have found your blog!
    Those scones, especially the expresso one… have successfully made my mouth water. I must try!

  • Bronwyn Coyne February 13, 2011, 7:33 pm

    Those espresso scones sound delicious! I’m slightly obsessed with scones lately. Bet it would be even better if you gave it a chocolate glaze. hmmmmm. coffee and chocolate.

  • Kiran February 13, 2011, 7:34 pm

    I love scones and English way of afternoon teas! or evening? Well, I am game either 😀

  • Kristy @ KristyRuns February 13, 2011, 7:37 pm

    Whoa. Everything looks amazing! I want to try to make the vegan espresso scones!!!

  • Rachel @ Healthy Teacher February 13, 2011, 7:39 pm

    Those look delish. I must try them sometime.

  • Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete February 13, 2011, 7:40 pm

    I agree — boo to Sunday night 🙁

    Those scones look so good — and the espresso glaze sounds just delicious. I love that you have afternoon tea!

  • LIz February 13, 2011, 7:41 pm

    I randomly really love that you used the word jolly. I am also trying to eat in more so hopefully I make some delicious meals as well!

  • Allison February 13, 2011, 7:41 pm

    espresso scones AND scones with jam, heck yes!
    i wish the weekend could last forever too 🙁 *tear*

  • Kacy February 13, 2011, 7:42 pm

    Seriously. Why are weekends so much shorter than work weeks. It’s a crock.

    The scones look great! That’s one thing I’m too scared to make for some reason.

  • hippierunner February 13, 2011, 7:48 pm

    I’m excited about your plans to eat in- that tofu dish looks really yummy! Can’t wait to see what else you come up with.

    • Caitlin February 14, 2011, 9:00 am

      I’m excited to eat in too! Too bad I have to go away on business today.

  • Jen @ keepitsimplefoods February 13, 2011, 7:51 pm

    Lovely teapot! I also love tea time. My fiance and I took a trip to London last fall where we took tea as often as possible. I love the tradition of taking a break in the afternoon and just pausing to enjoy some well-brewed tea and a little nibble.

  • Nicole February 13, 2011, 8:00 pm

    Those scones look yummy. Reminds me of when you made sticky toffee pudding–that shit was awesome! I’m sad the weekend over too. 🙁

  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) February 13, 2011, 8:05 pm

    Your Japanese inspired noodle dish looks yummy & so pretty. You’re making me want to make noodle bowls for dinner 😉

  • Ashley February 13, 2011, 8:06 pm

    Mmmm! I love tea and I absolutely love your teapot. Very cute!

  • Lauren February 13, 2011, 8:09 pm

    Mm, I’ve never tried to make scones, but these sound yummy. A friend of mine makes delicious espresso chip cookies that I’m attempting to make a little healthier!

  • Charlie February 13, 2011, 8:10 pm

    I’ve never made scones but yours look so yummy I might have to try soon ;).

  • Kara February 13, 2011, 8:15 pm

    You should open up a little cafe in the clinic and serve things like those scones and tea 🙂

    • Caitlin February 14, 2011, 8:56 am


  • JenATX February 13, 2011, 8:23 pm

    I don’t want the week to begin either 🙁 I have to get up @ 6! Eek!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 13, 2011, 8:32 pm

    Those scones look amazing!!!

  • Errign February 13, 2011, 8:33 pm

    I totally want these, sans espresso glaze. Is it weird that I am a barista and hate coffee? lol.

    Your dinner looks bomb, and that’s saying something ’cause I don’t like mushrooms or tofu. 🙂

    • Caitlin February 14, 2011, 8:56 am

      Hahah no it’s understandable, if I were surrounded by anything all day, I would learn to hate it too.

  • Jen February 13, 2011, 8:37 pm

    Mmmmm tea is one of my favorite things! Especially on a chilly day. Those scones look really delicious!

  • AJ @ Flowing to Fifty February 13, 2011, 8:42 pm

    Sad face. 🙁 The weekend is over.
    But scones are a great way to feel better. What’s the difference between scones and tea biscuits?

    • Caitlin February 14, 2011, 8:55 am

      Not sure – maybe they are the samething?

  • Gracie February 13, 2011, 8:45 pm

    Scones are my second favorite food!! (cookies being the first ;)). I don’t have Earth Balance…do you think I could use regular butter?

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss February 13, 2011, 8:56 pm

    I was *just* thinking of making scones. Although, I’m not a coffee drinker at all so there’s no espresso around. It’s still an inspiring recipe, though!

  • Michelle February 13, 2011, 8:56 pm

    My husband is irish and we do the afternoon tea thing too! I love it! Americans have got to adopt that tradition!!

  • Maddie (Healthy Maddie) February 13, 2011, 8:57 pm

    Those scones look great!

  • Alex @ Healing Beauty February 13, 2011, 8:57 pm

    Espresso scones? Sign me up 🙂

    • Alex @ Healing Beauty February 13, 2011, 8:58 pm

      They look delicious and I love doing afternoon tea when I can…which isn’t often but still, it’s a nice idea

  • Gina February 13, 2011, 9:04 pm

    Weekends are always gone too soon 🙁

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) February 13, 2011, 9:10 pm

    Mmmmm looks amazing! 😀

    I can’t believe this weekend is gone! It was definitely a busy one for me, but any weekend that I get to spend with another blogger is amazing! 😀

  • Erika @ FoodFitnessFun February 13, 2011, 9:14 pm

    These scones look just as good as they sounded on Twitter. YUM! Thanks for the recipe Caitlin! 😀

  • Carolyn @ eatlivebewell. February 13, 2011, 9:22 pm

    Looks yummy – waiting for the soup recipe. I’m not much of a baker, but the scones do look delicious.

    Is your hubby vegan?

    Also, I wanted you to recommend a vegan friendly (but also meat-eater friendly) restaurant in Orlando. My hubs and I are meeting folks in Orlando next weekend I wanted to ask you where to eat?


    • Caitlin February 14, 2011, 8:54 am

      He is technically a vegetarian who highly avoids milk products but eats eggs 🙂

      Try Dandelion CommuniTea for something casual or Seasons 52 for something nicer.

      • Caitlin February 14, 2011, 8:55 am

        Well Dandelion is vegetarian but I think everyone would like it.

        Or Royal Thai!

  • Jen February 13, 2011, 9:32 pm

    Love the espresso scones recipe. Sounds super easy. I will definitely have to try those!

  • Katie @ peacebeme February 13, 2011, 9:41 pm

    I think tea time is such a nice ritual!

  • Baking 'n' Books February 13, 2011, 9:49 pm

    Pretty much Sunday night through to Thursday night is very sad for me…isn’t that terrible? True though.

    Just seen the run you did! That’s amazing time! Those scones look great – anything soft and chewy really 😉 Do you use ground flaxseed or just the whole flaxseed?

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) February 13, 2011, 10:00 pm

    Oooh, those scones are cute! Never seen one with coffee glaze… thanks for a vegan recipe!

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged February 13, 2011, 10:28 pm

    I’m chomping at the bit to see that recipe for the Asian noodle soup!

  • Ashley February 13, 2011, 10:36 pm

    I want to lick my screen to taste the last picture. It looks so good. I don’t think I’ve ever had a scone, I might have to give it a whirl. I love tea! At all times.

  • natalie @ February 13, 2011, 10:46 pm

    a cup of tea could solve the worlds problems, imagine if the world leaders just sit down to a cuppa? tea time is a rital in my house, morning, afternoon and night!

  • Jolene ( February 13, 2011, 10:48 pm

    Yummmmmm – that soup looks amazing!!! I am doing a vegan challenge this week, and might have to change my menu plan to incorporate that soup … if it is vegan.

  • Parita@myinnershakti February 13, 2011, 11:32 pm

    Can’t wait to see the soup recipe tomorrow! And yes, I agree, why can’t weekends last FOREVER?!?!

  • annette February 13, 2011, 11:33 pm

    I always feel like that on Sunday evenings…. 🙁 But tomorrow is a HOLIDAY -which makes the day (Monday) soooo much better, right?!

  • Allison @ Happy Tales February 14, 2011, 12:16 am

    Ugh, I’m in denial that the weekend is over. This is going to be a long week, too…. (have to work til 10PM two nights in a row! bleh. So not a fan.)

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 14, 2011, 12:45 am

    I hate Sunday nights! I feel so anxious thinking about the beginning of a long week 🙁

    • Caitlin February 14, 2011, 8:50 am

      I’m sorry 🙁 That’s a horrible feeling. I hope your week goes well!

  • Julie @ Shining From Within February 14, 2011, 7:13 am

    I love tea! I need to make these scones so I can enjoy them with my tea ;). That dinner dish looks fab! Can’t wait to get the recipe.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 14, 2011, 7:36 am

    I love the idea of doing an espresso glaze. That would be delicious!

  • Ashley February 14, 2011, 10:37 am

    Wow – those scones look AMAZING! I totally want one NOW! : )

  • Amber K February 14, 2011, 1:51 pm

    I have never liked scones, but they look good! I just had baked goods that are crumbly. Doughy and chewy are where it’s at! 🙂

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