Measure your milk and stir in the lemon juice or vinegar. Leave for five minutes to sour.
Place the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Depending on how solid / liquid the coconut oil is, rub it in to the flour with your fingers or a fork until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. If the oil is liquid, omit this step and add it at the same time as the milk.
Make a well in the centre and pour in the soured milk. Stir with a round bladed knife from the inside to the outside until the ingredients are just combined and form a dough.
On a lightly floured surface. pat the dough out with yor hands to form a round about ¾" (2cm) thick. Cut into small rounds with a 2 ½" (6cm) floured cutter. Combine the leftover bits, pat and cut again until the dough has all been used. You should get 7 or 8 scones depending on how thick you made them.
Place onto a greased baking tray and brush with your milk of choice. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the scones are golden and the bases sound hollow when tapped.
Place onto a cooling rack. Enjoy at least one whilst they're still warm. Serve with jam and whipped coconut cream, with mushroom pâté or cashew cheese. They also make a good accompaniment to soup.
You can leave out the protein powder and replace with wholemeal flour, but it's good for some additional nutrition as you won't be getting the protein and other nutrients from dairy milk. Both pea flour, quinoa flour are good as well as lupin flakes.There's a slight bitterness that comes in with the protein powders, so you might want to offset it with a little sugar. It's entirely optional and will depend on what you're planning to serve it with.You can substitute 2 ½ tsp of baking powder for the cream of tartar and bicarbonate of soda.These scones don't rise as well as ordinary scones due to the bran in the wholemeal flour, but they're not at all heavy and definitely delicious.Best eaten on the day they are made. Or can be frozen once cooled.Please note: calories are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on exact ingredients used.