A batch of golden vegan scones on a cooling rack, with a pot of cream and jam

Vegan scones

  • makes 8 scones
  • Easy

Scones are a classic teatime treat that no one should miss. That's why we've come up with these soft, fluffy vegan versions. Serve with a plant-based spread or coconut whipping cream and jam

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Bake a batch of these vegan scones, then check out our vegan shortbread, vegan brownies, vegan lemon drizzle cake, vegan meringues and more vegan baking recipes.

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Ingredients

  • self-raising flour 400g, plus extra for dusting
  • salt ¼ tsp 
  • baking powder 1 tsp
  • caster sugar 2 tbsp
  • vegan vegetable spread 130g
  • soy milk (or other plant-based milk alternative) 150ml, plus extra to glaze
  • jam to serve
  • vegan whipping cream alternative

Method

  • Step 1

    Mix the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar in a bowl. Rub in the vegetable spread until you have a breadcrumb consistency. You can also gradually blitz it in a food processor until it resembles breadcrumbs. 

  • Step 2

    Gradually stir the milk into the mixture until you have a smooth dough. Lightly a worksurface with flour and gently knead the dough for 30 seconds-1 minute until it comes together, is fully incorporated and smooth. Then gently roll out the dough until 2cm thick. Transfer onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and put it into the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.

  • Step 3

    Take out the dough from the fridge and, using a 6-7cm cutter, cut out the scones. Put them, top-side down (this gives the scones an even top), onto another baking tray lined with baking paper, leaving at least a 2cm gap between each one. You can continue rolling and cutting until you use up all of the dough – you should get about eight scones.

  • Step 4

    Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Brush the tops with the extra milk, making sure that it doesn’t drip onto the sides (otherwise they will rise unevenly). Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Leave to cool slightly, then serve with jam and whipped vegan cream or vegan butter/vegetable spread, if you like.

Check out more of our easy vegan baking ideas

Vegan Brownies Recipe

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 308
  • Fat 12.1g
  • Saturates 3g
  • Carbs 43.3g
  • Sugars 5.3g
  • Fibre 2.1g
  • Protein 5.4g
  • Salt 1g
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