Scones are a delicious, lightly sweetened, baked bread similar to a muffin. Some say scones have originated in Scotland, but they are popular throughout the English Isles. Traditionally, scones were made using oats and butter.
Plant lovers worldwide can turn any everyday classic recipe into a vegan version. Below are a few of our favorite easy vegan scone recipes. So grab a cup of tea and let’s dig in.
1. Vegan Strawberry-Lemonade Scone by Delish Knowledge
These perfectly tender scones spotted with strawberries with drizzled lemonade on top will be hard to resist. You’ll need all-purpose flour, sugar, strawberries, coconut oil, baking powder, and oat milk. You can substitute for another kind of plant milk, but the oat milk contains a higher sugar content – this gives them a nice brown color when baked.
For the glaze, mix lemon zest, lemon juice, and powdered sugar, drizzle over the scones, and let harden. These are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a gift.
2. Vegan Blueberry Scones by Nora Cooks
An easy one-bowl recipe perfect for a quick breakfast for the kiddos. This recipe uses all-purpose flour, baking powder, ground flaxseed, plant-based milk, blueberries, and cold vegan butter. You’ll have to get your hands dirty to knead the dough with the cold butter.
Once your dough is ready, you will flatten it out into a 1-inch circle. Here’s a great tip: cut it into pieces using a pizza cutter before baking – this will create less mess with no crumbs wasted. There is an optional glaze with plant-based milk and powdered sugar. You can also freeze these for later.
3. Simple Orange Scones by One Green Planet
To make this easy and flavorful scone, you’ll need all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, orange zest, full-fat coconut milk, and spices. You don’t want to leave the glaze out on this one as it captures the taste.
To make it, mix orange juice and powdered sugar. Add chocolate chips for a surprisingly delicious treat. A delightful breakfast pastry to enjoy with your tea.
4. Vegan Scone Recipe | Only 4 Ingredients by My Goodness Kitchen
You will know exactly what you’re putting into your body with this 4-ingredient recipe. You can have this fluffy scone ready for breakfast in just 30 minutes. This easy scone recipe uses only self-raising flour, full-fat coconut cream, apple cider vinegar, and soda water.
The soda water, Sprit or Schweppes, makes these scones puff up for a nice, fluffy texture. The extra fat in the coconut cream also helps. If you don’t have self-raising flour on hand, sift together 1 cup of flour and 2 teaspoons of baking powder. Cut in half and load it up with jam and whipped cream for a sweet, delicious treat.
5. Vegan Berry Scones by The Spruce Eats
You can use a mixture of any berry of your choice for this berry scone recipe. This recipe uses all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, berries, plant milk, vanilla, and coconut oil. The oil adds a slight coconut taste while making it light and crumbly. You can also use any citrus fruit zest you like as this will make it a delicious treat with some jam and an afternoon tea.
6. Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Scones by I Love Vegan
Infused with lemony goodness and minimal ingredients, this is a perfect recipe for breakfast or an afternoon tea sweet. You’ll need flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, non-dairy milk, coconut oil, poppy seeds, and lemon juice.
The lemon glaze consists of powdered sugar, non-dairy milk, coconut oil, lemon juice, and zest. These will store up to 2 days in an air-tight container if you can manage not to eat them all on the day you baked them.
7. Vegan Scones by Vegan on Board
There are many different scones in the world, but this recipe is close to the traditional scones you can find in Britain. They consist of flour, sugar, baking powder, vegan butter, non-dairy milk, and raisins or chocolate chips. Then top it off with cream and jam of your choice.
There is a big debate on whether you should put the cream or the jam first on this quintessential English delicacy. It all depends on where in England you are. In Devonshire, they use cream first whereas Cornwall puts jam first. Either way, it’s all going to the same place.
8. Vegan Flourless Peach Scones by Labless Nutrition
Scones can be an acquired taste. It’s somewhere between a muffin and a cake. If hard and flat gluten-free scones have got you down, you have to try these. You will need almond flour, sugar, cornstarch, coconut oil, vegan egg powder, baking powder, plant milk, almond extract, and peaches.
This non-vegan-approved recipe is low in sugar as there is an optional glaze. You will need powdered sugar, plant-based milk, and sliced almonds. Just like many other scone recipes, you’ll shape this into a 1-inch circle and cut it into eight pieces before baking.
9. Chocolate Pecan Scones by Cooking with Parita
If you’re craving something sweet for breakfast this is a yummy and easy recipe to try. You will first start by making a vegan “buttermilk” by mixing apple cider vinegar with any vegan milk. While you wait for that to curdle, you can get the rest of the ingredients ready.
First, you will mix the cold vegan butter, sugar, baking powder, and flour in a bowl. Then add your wet ingredients along with the chocolate, and pecans. A tip to keep the chocolates and pecans from sinking to the bottom is to add a bit of flour to them.
10. Vegan Pumpkin Scones by Fit Mitten Kitchen
Fall is not complete without something made out of pumpkin so why not try this healthy vegan scone. This seasonal delight has a soft center with a crispy edge and a cinnamon coconut glaze that makes you never miss Starbucks scones again.
In this healthy version, you’ll use whole wheat white flour, coconut sugar, canned pumpkin, baking powder, coconut oil, coconut milk, and spices. You could use any plant-based milk of your choice or another type of sweetener if you don’t have coconut sugar on hand. However, coconut sugar is a healthier option as it has a lower glycemic index in blood sugar levels.
11. Vegan Scones With Maple Glaze by Glue and Glitter
Not a fan of pumpkin? Pumpkin spice and maple syrup are the main flavor players in this recipe. First, you will start by mixing your wet ingredients. Vegan milk, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar to give it time to curdle and make vegan buttermilk.
In another bowl, mix in your all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and pumpkin spice. Then cut up shortening or vegan butter and knead it with your hands till you have a beach sand consistency. Top it off with maple syrup and vegan butter glaze and indulge.
12. Vegan Plum Scones by Sustained Kitchen
Plums add just the right amount of sweet and tart in this recipe. You’ll need the usual ingredients: all-purpose four, sugar, baking powder, coconut oil, non-dairy milk, plums, lemon juice, and zest. It also called for spelt flour and aquafaba.
What on earth is aqauafaba you ask? It is the leftover liquid from a can of chickpeas. That’s right. Normally you wouldn’t think twice about dumping this out, but maybe next time you will. Aquafaba is like using egg whites. When you whip it up well, it becomes super light and fluffy. It is great to use in vegan meringues and vegan chocolate mousse.
13. Raspberry Scones by Raepublic
We have included almost every berry on here except one: raspberry. We chose this recipe because it uses whole wheat flour, applesauce, flax egg, coconut oil, and maple syrup instead of sugar. Be sure to use cold coconut oil, not mettled, as it gives the dough the perfect consistency. The dough may seem dry at first, but the raspberries will moisten it up.
14. Banana Bread Scones by From My Bowl
Do you have overripe bananas hanging around? This is a perfect recipe to use them in. Overripe bananas add extra sweetness while also acting as an egg replacement. You will use the typical ingredients: all-purpose flour, sugar, dairy-free milk, apple cider vinegar, vanilla, vegan butter, chocolate chips, and of course, bananas.
This recipe uses dark brown sugar instead of white because it gives it a yummy caramel flavor. If you like nuts in your banana bread, you can add them here. Scones are usually eaten for breakfast or brunch with a hot drink like coffee or tea, but these are so delicious you could eat them as a dessert.
15. Cheddary Turmeric Scones by That Vegan Nephew
By now you are probably thinking that scones are only sweet, but did you know you can make savory scones as well? Flaky, cheesy, and herby, these puff pastries will add a great touch to any soup or savory dish. Nutritional yeast gives them their cheddar flavor and turmeric that cheesy color.
To make these you will need flour, nutritional yeast, vegan butter, baking powder, vegan milk, lemon juice, cream of tartar, garlic powder, thyme, and turmeric.
16. Sourdough Vegan Breakfast Scone by Let’s Eat Smart
If you have ever thrown-out sourdough start then weep no more. Adding unfed sourdough discard may not add leavening to the recipe but it will add immense texture and flavor. With just 5 simple ingredients these scones are super easy to make. All you need is flour, baking powder, salt, vegan butter, and a sourdough starter discard.
To give this that classic round scone shape, roll them out until it is 1-inch thick, no less. Then, use a cookie cutter or mug to cut out a few rounds. They are not only for breakfast. Add a dollop of jam and enjoy it as an afternoon snack.
17. Vegan Tahini Scone Recipe by My Jewish Learning
Do you want a scone loaded with lots of nutrition and only takes 10 minutes to prepare? Tahini is a sesame seed paste similar to nut butter. It surprisingly has 3 times more protein than beef. In Isreal, tahini is just as abundant in the stores as peanut butter is in the US.
For this recipe, you will need, whole wheat flour, white flour, baking powder, applesauce, maple syrup, tahini paste, coconut cream or milk, dried cranberries, chocolate chips, and an optional sesame seeds as a garnish. A perfect vegan and a refined sugar-free way to spoil yourself without the guilt.
18. Vegan Savory Scones by Thinly Spread
Some people may think of savory scones as biscuits, similar to those served in the southern USA. Call it whatever you want, but as long as it’s good, the name doesn’t matter. These herby and flavorful scones are awesome with a hearty soup or packed nicely in a lunchbox.
You can pretty much turn your granny’s scone recipe into a vegan one by swapping out the butter and milk for vegan-friendly options. For this recipe, you’ll need the usual, self-rising flour(check out recipe # 4 if you don’t have self-rising four), vegan butter, and vegan milk. What gives this recipe its charm is the Dijon mustard, thyme, parsley, chives, and chili flakes. You can omit the chili flakes if you don’t fancy a spicy kick.
19. Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Cinnamon Scones by Bakerita
If you love apple pie during the fall you will love these easy apple cinnamon vegan scones. Not only are they gluten-free but they are also refined sugar-free. First, you’ll start by caramelizing one small apple, peeled and diced, with coconut sugar. Or you can skip this step and use one raw apple.
Next, pulse together in a food processor almond flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and coconut oil. In a separate bowl whisk coconut milk, maple syrup, coconut sugar, and flax egg, and then add it to the dry ingredients. Finally, add your apples and pecans if using.
20. Miraculously Simple Cherry Coconut Vegan Scones by Fearless Fresh
The key to a fluffy scone is not to over knead. Using your bare hands is best. This recipe asks for bread flour but regular flour also works. You’ll also need sugar, baking powder, shredded coconut, cherry halves, and full-fat coconut milk.
Mix all the dry ingredients then toss in the cherries. Add the coconut milk last and knead until u have a lumpy, sticky dough which is also known as “shaggy dough”. Brush the top of your mold with coconut milk as an “egg wash” for a nice golden look.
21. Easy Date Scones by Plant-Based Jess
Scones are no longer just for the coffee shops. They are super easy to make at home. With these 7-ingredient carmelized date scones you’ll never miss store-bought again. Making sure your ingredients are cold is another key element for the perfect scone.
Start with chia seeds and some water. These make the scones egg-free and hold everything together. Set that to the side and mix the flour, baking powder, and coconut oil. Mix until the dough is crumbly. Then add the maple syrup, chia seeds, vegan milk, and chopped dates. Feel free to play around with flavors like cinnamon, and cardamom, or sprinkle coconut sugar on top for added sweetness.
22. Lavender And Earl Grey Scones by Vegan Life Magazine
Turn your favorite tea into a scone. Begin by gently boiling non-dairy milk with Earl Grey tea bags and lavender buds. Let it cool slightly and infuse. Then mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, vanilla, and vegan butter. These perfumed scones would go perfectly with an elegant afternoon tea.
23. Vegan Vegetable Scones by Levana Cooks
Hearty and delicious, vegetable scones are not just for breakfast but are also like a mini-meal. Scones are easily ready in a flash and pack a nutritional punch. This recipe is gluten-free but regular flour will also work. You will need chickpea, oat, tapioca, and cornflour.
Carrots, scallions, parsley, cilantro, dill, basil, oregano, and kombucha are the suggested vegetables and herbs you can use. Don’t forget the nutritional yeast to give these scones that cheesy flavor.
24. Gingerbread Scone Recipe by The Curious Frugal
Your house will smell like the holidays when you bake these in your oven. Gather the flour, sugar, baking powder, molasses, vegan butter, vegan milk, and spices together. If you want to add decadence to these scones try them with the maple vanilla glaze. Your guests will love them.
The warm smells of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves bring nostalgic feelings. These gingerbread scones are perfect for those chilly days when all you want to do is curl up with a cup of coffee.
Easy Vegan Scone Recipes, Final Thoughts
The possibilities for making vegan scones are endless. Who knew that being a vegan could taste so good. For the perfect flaky and moist scone make sure your vegan butter and milk are cold. Be sure not over knead as well.
Although eating scones fresh out of the oven are best they will store for a few days in an air-tight container. So the next time a friend pops over for tea, you have the perfect scone list to come back to.