For vegan baking, we use palm shortening instead of butter. Look for palm shortening from companies committed to sustainability, such as Spectrum. It’s also important to use 100% palm shortening because some brands use a mix of palm oil, coconut oil, and other fats that may alter the texture of these scones. Maple syrup is our preferred natural sweetener in baked goods, not only because it is made locally but also because honey loses its nutritive qualities when heated.
Jeremy Rock Smith
Also appeared in: Healthy Recipes from The Kripalu Kitchen Cookbook