Vegan Scones

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Always have the perfect treat to eat for breakfast or a midday snack with these delicious Vegan Scones. Pair with your morning cup of hot tea or coffee for an incredible pick-me-up.

Do you look forward to things like muffins and scones but aren’t sure how to make them without dairy? If so, you’re in luck, because this Vegan Scones recipe is not only delicious, it’s also simple to make.

Closeup photo of two vegan scones, stacked on top of eachother. They are surrounded by fresh fruit, like blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries, on a textured plate.

These classic scones are easy to prepare and full of flavor. The best part about making this recipe? It won’t take up too much of your time!

So, even if you’re pressed for time, rest assured that you can whip this up in the kitchen in little to no time!

Once you’ve made these tasty scones, eat them as is or cut them in half and enjoy them with dairy-free butter and jam. I love making them at the beginning of the week to have one for each morning!

Top view photo of three vegan scones, on a textured gray plate, with fresh fruit like strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.

Why You’ll Love This Vegan Scone Recipe

  • You can quickly prepare these Vegan Scones in little to no time! You won’t have to worry about putting in too much effort to make these goodies!
  • The scones have the perfect taste and texture. They will literally melt in your mouth! Serve them along side Baked Oatmeal.
  • You can easily add some of your favorite toppings to these scones to enhance their taste even more or eat them plain, whichever you prefer.
Top view photo of the ingredients to make Vegan Scones, in separate bowls.

Ingredients for Dairy-Free Scones

When you’re planning to make these tasty Vegan Scones, you’ll need to gather the following ingredients. The good news is that you don’t need too many ingredients to prepare these delicious scones.

Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour – Start with gluten-free flour as the base for the batter you will use to prepare these delicious scones.

White Sugar – A bit of white sugar gives these tasty scones their sweet taste.

Vegan Butter – Grate your vegan butter into thin pieces. It doesn’t matter the brand you choose to use for this recipe.

Lemon Juice – You will need a tablespoon of lemon juice. Fresh or bottled lemon juice will work for this recipe.

Unsweetened Almond Milk – Use plain unsweetened almond milk with flour and other ingredients to create the perfect consistency for your batter. If you don’t have almond milk, you can use coconut milk, but it will alter the taste of these scones just a bit.

With these and a few other ingredients, you’re going to have everything you need to make the most delicious Vegan Scones.

Collage of photos showing the steps to make Vegan Scones.

How to Make Vegan Scones

You can easily make Vegan Scones by following these simple steps:

Step #1: Sift your dry ingredients, such as the flour, baking powder, and baking soda before grating your dairy-free butter and combining.

Step #2: Measure your milk and lemon juice and pour in the center of the dry ingredients after making a well with them.

Step #3: Flour your work surface and begin rolling out your dough, cutting it with a knife into six triangles for six scones.

Step #4: Bake for anywhere between 14 to 17 minutes.

It’s truly that simple. Making vegan-friendly scones isn’t as hard as it might seem, and everyone will love these, whether they’re following a vegan diet or not.

Tips and Tricks for Making Vegan Scones

Add an Extra Sweet Touch

If you want to make these vegan scones sweeter, you can drizzle homemade dairy-free icing on top.

Add a Savory Touch

You can make these sweet and savory by adding a few different spices to your dough and even tossing in some dairy-free cheese to the mixture.

Dip in Your Coffee

If you don’t mind getting crumbs in your favorite cup of coffee, dip these scones into the warm beverage. It adds flavor to them and makes them even softer with every bite!

Dairy Free Scones FAQs

Do I need to let the butter sit out before using it?

No, it’s best to keep the butter frozen, making it easier to grate and use in this recipe.

Can I use a sugar substitute in this recipe?

If you’re trying to watch your sugar intake and would prefer to use a different sweetener, you can test this recipe out with stevia or even agave syrup to see if the batter will have the same texture.

Can I store the scones?

Yes, you can make these scones in advance and store them in an airtight container for several days at a time.

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Vegan Scones

Top view photo of three vegan scones, on a textured gray plate, with fresh fruit like strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
Always have the perfect treat to eat for breakfast or a midday snack with these delicious Vegan Scones. Pair with your morning cup of hot tea or coffee for an incredible pick-me-up.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup frozen vegan butter grated
  • ½ cup plain unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then, in a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Add in the grated frozen butter and mix well until crumbly.
    Top view photo of a bowl with the ingredients to make Vegan Scone mixed together (minus the milk).
  • In a separate bowl or measuring cup, mix together the almond milk and lemon juice. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the almond milk mixture. Mix well then knead one to two times.
    Closeup photo of a hand pouring almond milk into the dry mixture to make Vegan Scones.
  • Lightly flour a clean work surface and place the dough on top. Use your hands to form the dough into a circle, about 1-inch thick. Cut the dough with a knife or pizza cutter into 6 triangles. Space them out on the prepared baking sheet.
    Top view photo of the dough for Vegan Scones cut into 6 small triangles.
  • Bake for 14-17 minutes, until they have risen slightly and are firm on the tops. Eat immediately or store in an air-tight container for a few days.
    Photo of golden brown Vegan Scones on parchment paper, ready to enjoy.

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