Vegan scones are delicious breakfast treats that feel fancy but are ready in less than 30 minutes! Fluffy, soft, and totally customizable with add-ins like berries and nuts, this will be your new favorite brunch option. Easily gluten-free if needed!
Why I Love This Vegan Scone Recipe
Scones have been one of my favorite breakfasts for years. They feel fancy but require very minimal effort.
But today I’m focusing on a very basic recipe. Basic in this case meaning: adaptable! These scones will work with a variety of add-ins, but are just as delicious completely plain.
My favorite way to eat them is with a hearty coating of my current favorite jam!
How to Make Vegan Scones
- These vegan scones are made much lighter with yogurt. This helps to bind them, along with a flax egg.
- We’re only including 3 1/2 TBS coconut oil for the entire batch.
- Whole wheat pastry flour provides whole grain goodness along with some staying power.
- We’re keeping sugar to a minimum as well. I tend to go light on the sweetener here (because as noted above, adding jam i the BEST). If you prefer a very sweet scone, feel free to add sugar to suit the crowd you’re serving!
These are my boyfriend’s most-requested recipe, and I hope you see why. A perfect breakfast is only 30 minutes away! This recipe makes 6-8 large vegan scones but can easily be doubled.
These scones are also perfect if you’ve been invited to brunch, as they travel easily. I do not recommend storing overnight, as they will become slightly less fluffy.
Substitutions When Baking
- If you are not vegan, please feel free to swap in one regular egg and equal amounts of dairy yogurt for the yogurt and butter for the coconut oil.
- I tend to use different fruits depending on what season I’m in. This could be berries in the spring and summer and apples or pears in fall and winter! In this specific case I am actually using frozen berries, which are available year round.
- I love candied ginger as a topping, but if that doesn’t suit you please omit. Other fun toppings include frosting, crushed nuts, or even chocolate chips.
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