Hazelnut Cream Scones + Giveaway {Closed}


I left work yesterday with a dark cloud above me, following me home. No literally- my phone sounded an alarm for a flash flood warning (scared the crap out of me!) as the sky just darkened over to a misty gray. I got home in the midst of lighting and thunder right before the sky ripped open and just sobbed all over the area.  I had planned on doing a nice DIY project outside to post for today, but the weather had other plans. What other choice did I have left but to bake? I decided to venture on making hazelnut cream scones.

Brandon ordered a box of 4 bags of hazelnut meal/flour online from Bob’s Red Mill, and it has been sitting in our pantry for over a month.  We bought it to try and make our own soy-free dairy-free version of Nutella, but it’s one of the many things we just haven’t gotten around to yet. There is however, a really delicious recipe on the back of the bag for hazelnut cream scones that required just the right amount of time and effort.

Recipe on the bag:
1 cup of hazelnut meal
1 cup of all purpose flour
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbs baking powder
1 cup of heavy cream chilled
1/2 cup currants



I adapted the recipe a bit by replacing heavy cream with coconut milk, (therefore making this recipe vegan) changing the sugar quantity to a 1/4 cup, and using dried cranberries instead of currants. Last night I combined the dry ingredients together, measured out the coconut milk and set it aside in the fridge. When I woke up this morning I folded in the coconut milk, and rolled out the dough between 2 sheets of wax paper. Then I cut them to size and baked for approximately 12 minutes at 425 degrees.




This was the perfect treat to eat for breakfast as the sun was rising over the cool breeze of the soggy morning leftover from last night’s storm. I loved having the door cracked open as I sipped my coffee and savored my scone. It is something everyone should experience!

That being said, I’d love for you to make your own hazelnut cream scones! I’m giving away a bag of hazelnut meal to 2 lucky readers. All you need to do is comment below (or on the Story Style Vision Facebook page) what you like to do during a thunder storm. The winners will be chosen randomly and notified via email by next Wednesday June 11th. Good luck!

There are 12 comments for this article
  1. Carolyn at 8:46 am

    Hide;) I’m the worst in thunderstorms!

  2. Caitlin at 8:50 am

    Online shop! I committed last night to buying a BEAUTIFUL vermillion red North/South Coach tote from a friend trying to downsize. I can’t wait to show it to you! But in the past I’ve Amazon-splurged on everything from batteries (after finding my flashlight didn’t work) to computer parts to video games to hair products.

  3. Jessie Z. at 9:17 am

    Get into my pjs and drink something warm! I’m loving these spring thunderstorms.

  4. Elizabeth at 1:23 pm

    I used to hide… now I just make sure Josh holds me! He likes to watch so it’s a win-win. 🙂

  5. iloveapplepie at 2:47 pm

    These sound so yummy! I love eating scones and I love baking them, too!! Great idea to have all the ingredients pre-measured the night before! And as for thunderstorms, I enjoy watching them while singing “I love a rainy night…”

  6. Ellyne Olson at 4:39 pm

    When I was younger, I was terrified of thunder and lightning. In the summer, when the windows were left open at night for a cool summer breeze and if it started to storm, (I lived on Long Island and it was humid) I woke up my younger sister to close them for us. Well, I did out grow it when I had my own babies and I did not want them to have the same fear I did. Now, I take out the candles, have some coffee and wait it out. These scones look scrumptious! And I bet they will go great with a cup of coffee. Nice job Mags! xoxo

  7. Dana at 4:52 pm

    I love to cuddle up under a blanket and watch it all come down 🙂

  8. Abi at 9:06 pm

    First I close all the storm windows so the rain doesn’t come in! Then I like to watch it with the boys and talk about what’s happening up in the sky.

  9. Presh at 2:26 pm

    I know this sounds oober lame but I usually sleep thru them. I used to be terrified of thunderstorms & couldn’t be alone during them but now I semi enjoy them 😉 & usually turn on some movies!

  10. 58Teresa at 6:58 am

    When I was little – snuggle down with my dog , if I could find her – she was Mire scared than me – with my babies – I’d pull all the plugs in the house, set up the oil lamps & read to them – now – I snuggle down with my dog. Circle of fear. Those scones are beautiful!

  11. Megan Callahan at 8:59 am

    Yum! I am definitely going to try these! I’m always looking for a gf df treat! My favorite thunderstorm activity is cuddling up in bed and reading or watching a show. Having my husband beside me an awesome bonus! Remember the huge storm we had new years when y’all visited? We miss you guys.