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Easy and Delicious Vegan Scones

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Are you searching for a delicious and easy vegan scone recipe? Look no further! I’ve got you covered. Follow these simple steps to whip up a batch of mouth-watering vegan scones. Get ready for a delightful treat, perfect to serve as part of a vegan cream tea, or just spread with some lovely soft butter.

A pile of vegan scones.

If you’re not English you might have read about cream teas in old fashioned books. A Victorian whimsy that involved wealthy ladies sitting around white filigree tables sipping Darjeeling Tea from Bone China teacups and eating dainty sandwiches.

We no longer have time for afternoon tea; our modern lifestyles are so hectic that that the idea of brewing tea in a teapot is almost inconceivable. However, no matter how pushed you are for time during the week, you can always squeeze in 10 minutes on a Sunday Afternoon to make a batch of Scones, to be served with some vegan cream or butter and jam.

Scones really are one of the easiest things to make, just pour and stir, as easy as muffins and just as versatile. They are referred to as quick breads with good reason. For example, cheeze (particularly blue cheese) scones caused my reconsideration of the scone as something edible and enjoyable. Spread thickly with butter whilst hot from the oven, these crumbly textured biscuits are something special.

A sweetened scone mixture can be dropped on top of stewed fruit and baked to make a hearty fruit cobbler, and a plain scone mixture can be served Southern style with vegan sausage and gravy. My favourite way of having scones though is just spread thickly with sticky crimson strawberry jam and butter.

The Flakiest Easiest Vegan Scones Recipe

There is nothing to beat the taste of fresh scones. They taste best in the summertime, like ginger ale or freshly squeezed lemonade, taken outdoors and enjoyed, basking in the sunshine. Whilst this isn’t always the case, we stoic Brits find our sunshine where we can, and if the sky is blue and the grass green, we’ll be outside making the most of it.

This simple recipe is the perfect introduction to vegan baking, and you will be thrilled when you produce your first batch of delicious scones. Using basic ingredients, you can start experimenting with all sorts of different flavours. I have a great recipe for savory vegan cheese scones here, made by omitting the sugar, fruit and vanilla.

The easiest flakiest vegan scone recipe


  • Plain flour (all purpose flour), or you can also use gluten free flour, although you may need to add a little more liquid. You could also use whole wheat flour too.
  • White sugar
  • Baking Powder. This is an essential ingredient and guarantees the best texture and a great rise.
  • Vegan Butter, very cold and cut into cubes. Use your favorite vegan butter to get delicious buttery scones.
  • Vegan yogurt, this is your binding agent, to replace egg. Use your favorite unsweetened brand.
  • Plant Based milk, I use almond.
  • Vanilla Extract. As always!
  • Raisins, currants or dried cranberries or chocolate chips. This is where you can start customising! Or omit the fruit altogether!

This is ONLY a list of ingredients for the recipe; please see recipe card below for complete printable recipe.


  • Chopped fresh fruit such as strawberries or peaches
  • Chopped dates
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Glace Cherries and Almond Extract to make a Bakewell Scone
  • Remove the sugar/vanilla and replace with vegan cheeze and some chopped herbs, chives or thyme would be delicious (or try my recipe for cheeze scones, here)
  • Add a cupful of fresh blueberries for vegan blueberry scones
  • Cranberry and Orange is an awesome combination
  • Add some orange or lemon zest, or make a lemon glaze


Vegan scones on a baking tray.

Scones are so easy to make. Remember to be light of hand when mixing the vegan block butter into the the dry ingredients, and make sure that your butter is really cold. If you follow these tips, you’ll always have light, fluffy scones.

Tip: cut your butter into cubes, place in a small bowl, and refrigerate for another half an hour or so.

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients, the all purpose flour (or self-raising flour), baking powder, caster sugar and salt.
  • Using the tips of your fingers, gently rub the cubed, cold vegan butter into the dry mixture until you have coarse crumbs. You could also use a pastry cutter if you have warm hands!
  • Now stir in your dried fruit (or any of the above additions, if substituting) and lemon or orange zest.
  • Using a wooden spoon, mix in the non-dairy milk (I like to use soy milk, but you could use almond milk, oat milk or coconut milk), natural yogurt and vanilla extract, stirring until just combined.
  • Using your hands, gently bring the mixture together into a soft dough, and turn out onto a floured surface.
  • Flatten your scone dough until you have a round disk, about an inch thick.
  • Brush with a little more plant milk, and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Cut into 6-8 equal triangles and place on a baking tray sheet with parchment paper. These are called cut scones. You can use a cutter if you’d prefer, but this mixture is very soft, and it is easier just to cut into wedges.
  • Brush the tops of the scones with a little plant based milk and sprinkle with sugar (optional).
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Leave to cool for a couple of minutes before placing on a wire rack.
  • Once cool, store in an airtight container for upto 5 days

Can I make Gluten Free Scones?

Yes you can!

Simply replace the flour with your favourite self-raising gluten-free flour mix. You may need to add a little more or less milk to bind the dough as the mixture maybe quite crumbly.

Can I freeze vegan Scones?

Yes! You can either freeze the dough, wrapping it tightly in clingfilm and then placing in a ziplock bag, or you can freeze your baked and cooled scones. They will taste best eaten up to 6 weeks after freezing.

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How to Make Vegan Scones

A tray of vegan scones with tea and jam
A quick and easy recipe
4.97 from 66 votes
Prep 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • cups Plain Flour - or Gluten Free Self-Raising Flour
  • cup Granulated Sugar
  • 4 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¾ cup Butter - vegan, cut into dice and chilled
  • 1 cup Raisins - or Sultanas
  • ¼ cup Vegan Yogurt
  • ¼ cup Almond Milk - or other vegan milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Extra milk for brushing the tops
  • Little sugar for sprinkling


  • Preheat oven to 220c.
  • Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl.
  • Using two knives or a pastry cutter, cut the margarine into the flour until sandy.
  • Stir in the raisins or sultanas.
  • Mix in the milk, yogurt and vanilla and stir until just combined.
  • Using your hands, gently form the mixture into a ball and place on your baking tray.
  • Flatten until you have an inch thick disk. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Cut into wedges and gently separate. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden.
  • Leave to cool before breaking apart to eat!

Please note that where the recipe asks for milk, butter or yogurt, this refers to any plant-based version that you prefer.

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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. I love scones that are more flakey rather than soft and cake like. These look terrific – which is a no brained because you consistently offer such delicious recipes!

  2. I pinned this for later because I often meet with a friend for coffee who is a vegan and always need new vegan snacks to bake. So, I will be making this soon!

  3. I’ve never baked my scones as one whole disk before- I always cut them before baking. I be this way keeps them super nice and soft! Must try!

  4. Before I moved to the UK, I believed that tea was something people drink typically. Personally, tea was always herbal, and I only drank it when I was under the weather. Imagine my confusion when I heard a colleague asking, “what do you cook for tea tonight?”:))) It turns out Brits no longer have a 5 o’clock liquid tea served in posh tea sets and shared with guests, but a light supper called “tea”, which they cook for the family and eat around 5-ish:)) Tea or not, I love a good scone!

  5. Thank you for sharing your vegan recipe at SIPB – I am always looking for new vegan recipes to try out as we have vegan in the family and as soon as we are allowed to visit again will make these for them. Thank you

  6. Ich muss die Scones unbedingt nach backen, sie sehen so lecker aus.
    Vielen Dank für die Gramm Angaben!
    Grüße, Jesse-Gabriel

  7. 5 stars
    I don’t follow a vegan diet, but I really loved the way these vegan scones looked, so I decided to try the recipe out. Neither my family nor I could tell they were vegan. So flaky and delicious.

  8. Love this vegan version of scones. They still bake up light and fluffy and you don’t miss the butter at all. Thanks for the easy vegan recipe.

  9. This looks so delish!!! I’m so excited to try this vegan Scones, this will be the first time I will be making it.:) Thanks!

  10. 5 stars
    Oh this recipe is fabulous. I’m always looking for new recipes to expand my vegan baking and this hits the spot!

    Katie xoxo

  11. I have never made scones, but reading your post I feel that I should give them a try! Do you think coconut oil can replace vegan butter? Thank you in advance.

  12. 5 stars
    These scones are so delicious and perfect anytime you want a sweet snack any time of the day! Love how these are vegan too 🙂

  13. So good! I made a batch and I’ve been having them every morning with my coffee!! YUM!! Great recipe.

  14. 5 stars
    Isn’t it interesting how our tastes change over the years? There are things I still won’t eat, but I have grown out of most of it, thank goodness. I have always loved scones though and these were delicious. I will be passing the recipe to a few friends!

  15. 5 stars
    I didn’t have raisins, so I made these vegan scones with currants and used coconut vegan yogurt and the results were out of this world delicious!

  16. 5 stars
    I had no idea scones could be so easy to make but they were easy to make and delicious! I do still have my afternoon tea most days and this these scones pair amazingly well with my tea! Great recipe!

  17. 5 stars
    I love scones! I have never tried a vegan scone before, but these sound delicious! I am excited to give this recipe a try!

  18. 5 stars
    I love that there are so many more easy to find vegan substitutes these days. These scones were easy to make and so good – will definitely make again!

  19. 5 stars
    I love a good scone and this one doesn’t disappoint! I used some dried apricots that I had on hand and they were delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  20. 5 stars
    Light, fluffy, and so scrumptious! Regardless if you’re vegan or not, these rock! Thank you so much for sharing!

  21. 5 stars
    Growing up in UK, we used to go to Windsor and enjoy cream teas in the little old world teashops near the castle. I love a British cream tea and I love scones! I’ve never tried vegan scones but these look great. Definitely want to try them out!

  22. 5 stars
    I would never have guessed these were vegan! They are so soft and fluffy…a perfect breakfast treat with coffee!

  23. 5 stars
    Being a Brit, I love my scones but I eat any time of the day! These easy and delicious vegan scones were amazing. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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