When you’re self-employed and most of your work is online, it’s not hard to go a little…insane.

To keep my head on straight, I try to get out of the house to work as much as I can. Enter my best friend, Starbucks. Not because of their piping hot lattes and iced chai teas, but because of their free WiFi.

When I’m feeling a bit cooped up or unproductive I grab my mug, my laptop, and my power cord and head out the door. I’d feel bad for just using them for their internet, so of course I give my due patronage. {Like it takes a lot of convincing for me to buy something there.Winking smile}

My favorite work fuel? A soy cinnamon dolce latte and a famous Starbucks cinnamon chip scone.

cinnamon scones

Of course I can’t always work at Starbucks, so it’s nice to be able to whip up my own latte and a scone or two to go with it. I’ve been making cinnamon scones for awhile, but they’ve never been quite right.

Until my stepdad saved the day. He hunted the aisles of copious grocery stores until he came upon exactly what my scones needed: cinnamon chips!

starbucks scones

Scone making no longer requiring me to first make a batch of cinnamon chips, I was now able to throw together a more authentic {though less sugar-laden} version of my favorite coffee shop delight.

cinnamon scone recipe

Cinnamon Scones

Cinnamon Scones


  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp flax seed meal
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter {or regular}
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon chips


  1. Mix together milk & lemon juice. Set aside. Mix flax meal & water. Set aside.
  2. Stir together dry ingredients.
  3. Using pastry blender or a pair of knives, cut in cold butter. Pop mixture in the freezer if it gets too warm.
  4. Mix in liquid ingredients.
  5. Fold in cinnamon chips.
  6. Dough may be slightly dry- add more liquid if you need to, but not too much- use your hands to finish mixing the dough.
  7. Roll dough into a circle about 3/4 inch thick.
  8. Slice dough into triangles {like a pie}.
  9. Place on greased or lined baking sheet.
  10. Bake at 375 for 12 minutes.
  11. Optional: sprinkle with sugar


recipe cinnamon scones

What’s your favorite coffee shop indulgence?