Vegan blueberry scones are loaded with fresh blueberries and topped with lemon icing! This vegan scone recipe is easy to make and requires only 9 ingredients. Whip up a batch for a weekend breakfast, or holiday gatherings, or enjoy a scone with your morning cup of coffee.
The soft moist centers and crisp golden-brown tops are what freshly baked scones are known for. And these blueberry scones definitely deliver on both without the need for vegan eggs!
Most non-vegan scone recipes call for eggs. So I decided to test this recipe using yogurt as an egg replacer because it worked so well in my blueberry muffin recipe.
But I wasn't very impressed with the outcome after baking.
Next, I tried using a flax egg with the same results.
Then, I made a batch of blueberry scones leaving out the egg replacement and they were the best scones yet!
I nailed the recipe!
They were delicious with the perfect taste and texture.
Vegan blueberry scones are made with everyday ingredients keeping the recipe simple.
- All-purpose flour is best for this recipe. For a gluten-free option use a 1:1 ratio gluten-free flour.
- Plant milk – Use any kind of plain unsweetened non-dairy milk, I used almond milk. But you can use soy milk, oat milk, cashew milk, or what you have on hand.
- Cane sugar is my sugar of choice. You can use any granulated sugar or even coconut sugar.
- Himalayan pink salt gives the scones a buttery flavor. You can also use sea salt or table salt.
- Coconut oil is cut into the flour giving the scones their perfect texture. Go with refined oil for a neutral taste. Or use vegan butter if you'd like.
- Blueberries are the center of this recipe. Use fresh or frozen. If using frozen, lightly coat them in flour to limit the color bleeding into the batter.
- Baking powder helps the dough rise while baking.
- Salt brings the flavors together. I used Himalayan pink salt, but you can use any salt you have available.
- Powdered sugar and lemon juice are the final 2 ingredients needed to make the optional lemon icing.
These vegan scones are made in 1-bowl so they’re easy to whip up. Let me show you how!
Step 1: Add the dry ingredients to a large bowl and mix them together.
Step 2: Carefully dollop the oil into the bowl.
Step 3: Use a pastry cutter or fork to cut the oil into the dry ingredients.
Step 4: Once the oil is well incorporated, slowly mix in the non-dairy milk. Add a little bit at a time until the dough comes together and there are no dry crumbles at the bottom of the bowl.
Step 5: Add the blueberries to the bowl and carefully mix them in to avoid smashing them. It may be easier to fold the blueberries in by hand.
Step 6: Form the dough into a ball.
Step 7: Transfer the dough ball to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Shape and flatten the dough into a 2-inch thick disc using your hands.
Step 8: Use a pastry scraper or sharp knife to cut the dough into 8 pie-shaped slices.
Step 9: Pull the cut scone dough apart and space them out on the baking sheet.
Step 10: Bake at 400ºF for 15-22 minutes. Allow the scones to cool for 5-10 minutes before enjoying.
What to serve with these scones
I definitely suggest topping your vegan blueberry scones with the included lemon icing. It’s sweet, tart, and perfectly compliments the scones.
For slightly less-sweet blueberry scones enjoy them plain or add fruit-sweetened jam or a slight dusting of powdered sugar. Agave nectar is another delicious topping to drizzle over the scones.
Seve them with a warm cup of coffee or tea for your morning breakfast, brunch, or as an evening dessert!
- Roll the dough out to a 2-inch thick disc for perfect-sized scones.
- Slowly pour the non-dairy milk into the dry ingredients while mixing. Add enough milk to bring the dough together until there are no dry crumbles at the bottom of the bowl.
- Sometimes the blueberries can be a bit tricky to mix into the finished dough, even with your hands. To avoid that, mix the blueberries into the bowl of dry ingredients. Just be careful not to smash them while mixing in the wet ingredients.
- If you notice the tops of the scones aren’t browning but they appear done, switch the oven to broil for about 1-2 minutes. This will brown the tops. But keep a close eye on them while they are in there. The tops can go from brown to burnt very quickly!
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- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup cane sugar
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
- ¾ cups plain unsweetened non-dairy milk
- ⅓ cup coconut oil, scoop-able (use refined for a neutral flavor)
- 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
Optional Lemon Icing
- ⅔ cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 400ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a larger bowl combine the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt).
- Cut-in the coconut oil using a pastry cutter or fork.
- Mix in about half of the non-dairy milk. Slowly add the remaining non-dairy milk to the mixture a little at a time. Add just enough milk to create a dough with no flour crumbs at the bottom of the bowl (you may not need all the milk). The dough should be slightly sticky like biscuit dough.
- Gently fold in the blueberries. If the blueberries aren't cooperating, use your hands to evenly mixed them in.
- Shape the dough into a ball and transfer it to the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Using your hands, shape and flatten the dough ball into a round disc about 2-inches thick.
- Cut the dough into 8 pie-shaped pieces using a pastry scraper or sharp knife.
- Carefully pull apart the scones and space them out on the baking sheet.
- Bake at 400ºF for 15-22 minutes. Allow them to cool for 5-10 minutes before icing.
- Add the powdered sugar to a small bowl.
- Mix in 1 Tablespoon lemon juice. Add the second Tablespoon as needed to reach a drizzle consistency.
- Drizzle the lemon icing over the scones using a spoon.
- Frozen blueberries: Coat frozen blueberries in flour to keep the color from bleeding into the dough.
- To brown the tops: If the tops aren’t browning, broil the scones on the middle rack for 1-2 minutes. Watch them closely while they broil because the tops will brown/burn quickly.
- Non-dairy milk: I used almond milk, but you can use soy milk, oat milk, cashew milk, or what you have on hand.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 scones Serving Size: 1 scone
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 293mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 4g
**Nutritional info is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients I used and for convenience and as a courtesy only.**
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