Orange-date drop scones (v)

A delicious afternoon tea or anytime treat.
Makes approximately 16 small drop scones.

Author: Bite-Sized Thoughts.

Original post (with pictures) here.

1 tbsp chia seeds soaked in 1/2 cup water for at least 15 minutes
1 cup spelt flour (or plain white flour)
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp almond milk
6 dates, roughly chopped
Juice and zest of 1 large orange (approximately 1/4 cup juice)

Oil, if needed, for cooking

1. When the chia seeds have soaked, combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the chia seeds in water and almond milk and stir well to combine. Add in the chopped dates, orange juice and orange zest and stir to incorporate.
2. Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat and spray with oil if desired. Use a large spoon to drop the mixture into the pan, aiming to pour the mixture off the end of the spoon. Cook in batches of 3 to 4, for approximately 3 minutes on each side until golden brown.