Kumquat Poppy Seed Scones + A Giveaway!

by Kris on March 12, 2012

Spring is here and that extra hour of daylight has finally begun! I am so happy to have longer days, that extra hour of light certainly helps when it comes to photographing food! Greg is on spring break this week, so we’re packing up the car and heading up to Oklahoma for a much needed camping trip. I can’t wait to sit under the stars next to a warm fire and just enjoy the tranquility of the natural surroundings. To me, it doesn’t get much better than that.  

Spring also means citrus season is nearing it’s end. I managed to pick up some kumquats this weekend and throw together some vegan, gluten free scones for our camping trip. I’ve always really enjoyed lemon poppy seed scones, so I figured kumquats would work equally well. Using coconut flour, milk and oil gave the scones a really nice coconut flavour that complemented the tartness of the kumquats. They’re really easy to throw together and make a great addition to a springtime brunch.

I also wanted to show my appreciation for the support I received during the 2012 Homie awards and have my first giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a brand new retro magnetic kitchen timer. Contest details are at the end of this post.

Vegan Kumquat Poppy Seed Scones

  • ¾ cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup gluten free oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp agave nectar (or maple syrup)
  • ½ cup kumquats, seeded and finely chopped (plus 8 slices for decoration)

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, sift together coconut flour, oat flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix in poppy seeds and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together coconut milk and coconut oil until fully combined. Add vanilla extract, agave nectar, and kumquats; stir to combine.

Slowly fold the liquid mixture into the flour mixture, and stir until a firm dough comes together. If the dough is sticky, add a tablespoon at a time of coconut flour until the dough reaches the desired consistency.

Knead the dough into a ball and transfer to a flat surface. Flatten the ball of dough with your palms until it is about ¾ of an inch – 1 inch thick. Use a large knife to cut eight equal pieces. Top each piece with a kumquat slice.

Transfer the scone slices to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until slightly golden on top.

Cool on a wire rack.

Yield 8 scones

Now to the giveaway…

Thanks to all your votes, Munchin with Munchkin won a 2012 Homie Award for Best Recipe Blog. I wanted to thank you with more than words, so I’m having my first giveaway! One lucky winner will receive an awesome Zassenhaus retro magnetic timer in light blue. I’ve had one of these timers for several months and it is so useful. I also love how cute it looks right above my stove. To enter, read the details below.

UPDATE: The winner is Claire who is most looking forward to asparagus this spring. Congratulations! An e-mail has been sent to you, please respond within 24 hours so I can mail you your prize!

Giveaway Details

One winner will each receive one (1) Zassenhaus Retro collection kitchen timer magnet in blue. Retail value $14.95

How to Enter

To enter to win, simply leave a comment on this post and answer the question:
“What are you looking forward to the most this spring?”

You can receive up to FOUR additional entries to win by doing the following:

1. Subscribe to Munchin with Munchkin by either RSS or email. Come back and let me know you’ve subscribed in an additional comment.

2. Follow @munchnmunchkin on Twitter. Come back and let me know you’ve followed in an additional comment.

3. Tweet the following about the giveaway: “RT @munchnmunchkin Celebrating a 2012 Homie award with a retro kitchen timer #giveaway http://tinyurl.com/6o46r4b”. Come back and let me know you’ve Tweeted in an additional comment.

4. Become a fan of Munchin with Munckin on Facebook. Come back and let me know you became a fan in an additional comment.

Deadline: Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.

Winners: The winners will be chosen at random and will be notified via e-mail. If the winners do not respond within 24 hours, another winner will be selected.

Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by Munchin with Munchkin. Open to legal residents of the United States. Must be 18 years or older. No purchase necessary.

Good luck!

Giveaway is now closed.

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amy marantino March 12, 2012 at 5:28 am

spending more time outdoors

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Katherine Fox March 12, 2012 at 8:15 am

I’m most looking forward to the return of the weekly farmers’ market! Having just recently moved from Seattle, WA (where our farmers’ market was year-round) to Massachusetts (where it’s seasonal), I’ve really been jonesing for fresh, locally-grown produce. Hooray for spring!

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Katherine Fox March 12, 2012 at 8:19 am

Just liked you on FB. Keep up the great recipes! I’m making your tamale stuffed peppers tonight. (www.munchinwithmunchkin.com/2011/05/05/tamale-stuffed-peppers/)

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Katherine Fox March 12, 2012 at 8:24 am

And now I’ve subscribed to your RSS. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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Leslie March 12, 2012 at 9:58 am

I found your blog through the homies, and just love it! I’m so happy that my new favorite food blog won!

This spring I am looking forward to sinking my hands into the soil of my raised bed garden. Last year we moved the garden across the yard, and my seeds/plants went in relatively late. This year nothing will keep me away!

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 10:35 am

Thanks! I’m so glad you found my blog. Sounds like you’ll have a great garden this year! I’d love to hear any tips or advice you have, we’re starting our first garden this year.

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Leslie March 12, 2012 at 9:59 am

OK, now I’m subscribed to the email.

By the way, I’m in the planning stage of my kitchen renovation, and that timer would be an amazing inspiration. Count down to new kitchen? Awaiting a new oven? I’d totally love it.

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Claire March 12, 2012 at 10:52 am

Looking forward to asparagus!

Also, congrats on your homies win, I’m new to your site and was introduced via the Kitchn!

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 10:33 am

Thank you!

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Claire March 12, 2012 at 10:52 am

And, I now subscribe via RSS

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Chelsea M March 12, 2012 at 11:53 am

Looking forward to leaves on the trees!

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Chelsea M March 12, 2012 at 11:57 am

Now following on twitter :)

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Jenn March 12, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Another new reader who found your site via thekitchn. I love when blogs have the subscribe visa email option, all the good stuff delivered right to my inbox :)

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 10:32 am

Welcome!

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Sarah H.P. March 12, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I’m most looking forward to the local farmer’s market opening in May and warm weather for hiking!

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 10:28 am

Me too! The farmer’s market here is starting to sell more spring veggies. I can’t wait for an abundance of tomatoes and peppers.

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Shannon R. March 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I’m most looking forward to get started on my 2012 garden! I’m expanding to include twice as many veggies this year and some decorate container plants along the side. Congratulations on your win, I’m a big fan – especially of this kumquat recipe. Oh, how I love kumquats but the bucketful!

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 10:27 am

Thanks so much! Your garden sounds great. We’re starting our first this year. I’d love to hear any tips you have :) (I have a seriously brown thumb)

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Laura March 12, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Thrilled to be introduced to your blog! This spring I’m most looking forward to the birth of my first baby. With this comes continued enjoyment of using fresh, local ingredients (we live in SF) to nourish my family and the (eventual) passing on of great food traditions to my new little one!

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 10:26 am

Congratulations!! Food is such an important part of family. My mum taught me at a young age the importance of fresh and local food. I’m so happy to hear you plan on passing on this knowledge to your little one. SF is such a great city, my fiance is from the Bay Area. There is no shortage of great healthy food there!

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Alyssa March 12, 2012 at 2:24 pm

One thing I look forward to each spring is not having to wear big bulky winter coats. I have a blazer I just love and cannot wait to rock it for the next few months.

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 10:22 am

Putting that bulky parka in storage is so liberating!

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Charissa March 12, 2012 at 2:52 pm

My birthday is the first day of spring so I’m looking forward to that! ;)

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 10:22 am

I’m a spring baby too. Happy early birthday!

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Charissa March 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I follow you on Twitter!

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Mary March 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I’ve subscribed by email:)

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Mary March 12, 2012 at 4:17 pm

This Spring, the thing I’m looking forward to most is participating in a CSA for the first time.

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Lyra March 12, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Rhubarb, how I love thee. And the timer would be perfect for timing pie ;)

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Kristin March 12, 2012 at 6:40 pm
Kristin March 12, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I’m looking forward to the great temperatures…but I’ll have to enjoy quickly because we don’t have much of a spring!!

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 10:21 am

I understand that! Here in Texas, if you blink spring is over.

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Kristin March 12, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I’m subscribed to your email updates!

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Kristin March 12, 2012 at 6:42 pm

I’m following you on Twitter!

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Kristin March 12, 2012 at 6:42 pm

I’ve liked your page on Facebook!

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Liz March 12, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Going swimming. Today I was able to wear a tank top and shorts to class… Kris I’m sure you enjoyed the weather too! Local DFW girl here at TCU!

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 10:20 am

That is what I love about Texas! Can’t wait to cool off by the pool. I’ve definitely been soaking up the sun, although I got a little burned at the St. Patrick’s Day parade! :S Love that you are local!

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Lizzy March 12, 2012 at 9:30 pm

I am most looking forward to spending time outside in nice weather!

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Lizzy March 12, 2012 at 9:32 pm

I follow you on facebook!

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Lizzy March 12, 2012 at 9:32 pm

I follow you with Google Reader.

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M.E. March 12, 2012 at 10:33 pm

a trip to europe i’ve been saving for years to take!

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 10:16 am

That is so exciting! Bon Voyage!

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M.E. March 12, 2012 at 10:45 pm

liked, followed, and subscribed. :)

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stylefriendly March 12, 2012 at 11:29 pm

The amazing weather!

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 10:16 am

I hear ya!

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Kathy March 13, 2012 at 1:31 am

I’m looking forward to riding my bike!

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 10:15 am

Oh, I miss my little red bike. I left it in Canada when I moved here.

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Kathryn March 13, 2012 at 5:58 am

I am most looking forward to spring blooms, there is nothing better than green leaves sprouting out of a dingy, unloved flower bed and bursting into color

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 10:14 am

absolutely! We have a few sprouts popping up, I can’t wait for them to turn into fresh herbs!

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Kathryn March 13, 2012 at 5:59 am

I subscribed via RSS, and I’m psyched to keep updated on what you’re cooking! Thanks!

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Sherry Lykins March 13, 2012 at 7:18 am

I love to see the flowers start to bloom!! lilsis_75@hotmail.com

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 10:10 am

Me too! I’ve already grabbed some lilacs from outside. I love how fresh it makes my apartment smell

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Chantal March 13, 2012 at 11:53 am

I’m looking forward to moving away from here.

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 10:10 am

Exciting! Good luck with the move!

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Chantal March 13, 2012 at 11:55 am

I subscribe via email.

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nik March 13, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I’m looking forward to cut offs, clogs and lightweight tees…no more sweats! Cheers!

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 10:08 am

Dusting off those summer clothes is always so exciting. It’s like having a brand new wardrobe.

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Cindy A. March 13, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Yard sales! I can hardly wait to start scouring for vintage treasure.

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 10:05 am

Yes!! I love yard sales.

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Cindy A. March 13, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I follow via email.

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Cindy A. March 13, 2012 at 7:01 pm

I follow you on Twitter via @normawatson.

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Cindy A. March 13, 2012 at 7:09 pm
Cindy A. March 13, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I like you on Facebok – Cindy A.

Thank you so much for offering such a fun giveaway! :)

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Jessica March 13, 2012 at 11:07 pm

I’m going to travel more and read a real book now that I’ve graduated from college – Yippie!

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 10:03 am

Congratulations!

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elenamc March 14, 2012 at 2:38 am

looking forward to:
your emails
planting for our organic co op farm
planting for my own gardens
taking lots more photo portraits of rescue dogs at LCARF.org
finishing a screenplay (giggles)
moving my home office OUTside!
making your yummy recipes

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 10:02 am

An outside home office?! wow, I’m jealous! Sounds like you have a pretty exciting spring ahead!

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May I Have That Recipe March 14, 2012 at 11:26 am

I am looking forward to sit outside a coffee shop enjoying my drink and feeling the sun on me. The Sun gives me energy!!
I have never used coconut flour, this is my chance to do so. Thank you for sharing the recipe and congrats.

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 9:58 am

Thank you! There is nothing like a lazy, sunny day sipping on coffee and enjoying life. I’m with you on that one!

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May I Have That Recipe March 14, 2012 at 11:29 am

I subscribed via email

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Abby @ Fig & Fork March 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I am SO looking forward to digging my hands into the earth for the first time this spring! The ground is just starting to warm up in Minnesota and starting my garden is all I can think about!

On a side note – I loved that you used kumquats in the scones. I’ve seen them too many times used as a pretty garnish, but not actually in the dish itself. Yum!!

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 9:54 am

Looks like Minnesota’s been having some abnormally warm weather, maybe you’ll get to enjoy your garden earlier than you think! I did notice that most recipes for kumquats were either candied or turned into a jam. I figured they were enough like lemons for them to stand on their own in a recipe. Thanks for stopping by!

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Cookie + Kate March 14, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Coconut scones sound great! Funny, we both went north—I’m in Kansas City while you’re in Oklahoma!

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 9:50 am

We ended up going south in the end because our favorite campsite in OK was closed due to flooding. I’m hoping to go up that way sometime this spring though. How was Kansas city? I’ve never been, but I’ve heard they have great BBQ sauce

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Elisabeth March 15, 2012 at 8:20 pm

I’m looking forward to starting my own business this Spring!

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 9:48 am

Congratulations! That is so exciting. Best of luck!

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Elisabeth March 15, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I’m subscribed through RSS.

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Elisabeth March 15, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I’m now following on twitter!

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Elisabeth March 15, 2012 at 8:22 pm
Elisabeth March 15, 2012 at 8:23 pm

I now follow on FB!

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Carmen March 17, 2012 at 9:07 pm

I think spring came early for us this year. That said, I can’t wait to start our garden!

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 9:41 am

It seems that way here too. I’m not complaining. I’m so excited for fresh blooms

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Mb March 18, 2012 at 11:10 pm

warm weather!

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Kris March 19, 2012 at 9:41 am

absolutely! Bring on the heat!

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