Vegan Scones


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Indulge in the delectable world of vegan baking with our irresistible Vegan Scones recipe. These scones boast the perfect balance of flakiness and tenderness, all while being completely plant-based. Whether enjoyed for breakfast, brunch, or as a delightful afternoon treat, these scones are a testament to the fact that you don’t need dairy to achieve baked perfection.

Vegan scones are a delightful twist on the traditional British baked good, scones, which have been enjoyed for centuries with a cup of tea. The history of scones dates back to Scotland, where they were originally made from oats and cooked on a griddle. Over time, scones evolved, incorporating different ingredients and baking methods.

  • Scottish Roots: The word “scone” likely comes from the Scottish term “sgonn,” which referred to a type of flat, unleavened bread. Early scones were made with oats and cooked on a griddle over an open flame.
  • English Tea Tradition: In England, scones became closely associated with the afternoon tea tradition. They were baked with flour, sugar, and leavening agents to create a light, fluffy texture, perfect for pairing with clotted cream and jam.
  • Vegan Adaptations: Vegan scones emerged as a response to dietary preferences and restrictions. By substituting traditional ingredients like dairy and eggs with plant-based alternatives, it’s possible to create scones that are both delicious and suitable for those following a vegan diet.

Vegan Scones

Vegan Scones are a classic British pastry that has been given a plant-based makeover. These scones are tender on the inside, delightfully flaky on the outside, and bursting with flavor. Whether paired with your favorite vegan butter, jam, or even as the base for a vegan cream tea, these scones are a must-try for anyone seeking a dairy-free baked treat.

Tools and Equipment

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 15 mins Rest Time 15 mins Total Time 45 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 8 Calories: 224.1 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  3. Add the cold, cubed vegan butter to the dry ingredients. Use a pastry cutter or fork to cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  4. Create a well in the center of the mixture and add the almond milk and vanilla extract. Gently mix until a dough forms.

  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead it a few times until it comes together. Be careful not to overwork the dough.

  6. Roll out the dough to about 1-inch thickness. Use a round biscuit cutter to cut out scones and place them on the prepared baking sheet.

  7. Brush the tops of the scones with a little almond milk to promote browning.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until the scones are golden brown.

  9. Remove from the oven and let the scones cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 224.1kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.93g14%
Saturated Fat 1.74g9%
Cholesterol 0.14mg1%
Sodium 438.73mg19%
Potassium 51.14mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 32.34g11%
Dietary Fiber 0.94g4%
Sugars 7.92g
Protein 3.35g7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Please note that the nutritional values provided are approximate and may vary depending on the specific ingredients and portion sizes used. It's always best to double-check with your specific ingredients and measurements for accurate nutritional information.


Tips and Variations:
  • Add-ins: Incorporate raisins, dried cranberries, chopped nuts, or dairy-free chocolate chips into the dough for added flavor and texture.
  • Glaze: Drizzle a simple glaze made from powdered sugar and plant-based milk over the cooled scones for an extra touch of sweetness.
Serving Suggestions:
  • Enjoy the Vegan Scones warm with your favorite dairy-free butter or jam. Pair them with a hot cup of tea for the ultimate cozy experience.
Allergen Information:
  • Dairy-Free: Vegan scones are inherently dairy-free as they use plant-based milk and vegan butter or margarine instead of dairy milk and butter.

  • Egg-Free: Traditional scones rely on eggs for moisture and structure. Vegan scones typically use ingredients like flaxseeds, chia seeds, or applesauce as egg replacements.

  • Gluten-Free Options: If you have gluten allergies or sensitivities, you can find or make gluten-free flour blends to use in place of regular flour in your vegan scone recipe.

Wine or Drink Pairing:
  • Tea: Vegan scones are a classic pairing with tea, just like their non-vegan counterparts. A cup of black tea, green tea, or herbal tea complements the slightly sweet and crumbly scone texture.

  • Coffee: For coffee lovers, a good cup of coffee, whether black or with a plant-based milk, can be an excellent companion to vegan scones, especially if you prefer a slightly stronger and bolder flavor profile.

Storage and Leftovers:
  • Room Temperature: Freshly baked vegan scones are best enjoyed on the day they are made. To keep them at their best, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

  • Reheating: If your scones have become slightly stale, you can refresh them by placing them in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 5-10 minutes. This will help restore their texture and warmth.

  • Freezing: To extend their shelf life, you can freeze vegan scones. Wrap them individually in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, place them in a freezer-safe container or bag, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw them at room temperature or reheat in the oven before serving.

Keywords: Vegan Scones, Dairy-Free Baking, Plant-Based Pastry, Flaky Delights

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