Two scone halves topped with white cream and strawberry jam decorate with mint leaves on a white plate with pink flowers

Gluten-Free Vegan Scones

These Gluten-Free Vegan Scones are light and flaky, and perfect topped with silky coconut cream and sweet strawberry jam! 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: gluten-free scones, vegan party food, vegan scones
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 9 scones
Calories: 158kcal


  • 150 g (1 1/4 cup) ground almonds (almond meal) *
  • 150 g (1 1/4 cup) gluten-free flour blend (or sub plain flour if not gluten-free)
  • 2 heaped teaspoons baking powder (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar ** (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or sub any other similar sweetener)
  • 200 ml (4/5 cup) unsweetened almond milk (or any other plant-based milk)

To serve:


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well (no need to sift in the flour) - add the milk a little bit at a time until you get a soft dough that’s firm enough to mould easily. You can also add a tiny splash more milk if it’s looking too dry
  • Line a baking tray with greased baking paper
  • Use your hands to shape the dough into little balls and then flatten the top and bottom - makes around 9 scones
  • Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes until browned and an inserted skewer comes out clean
  • Leave to cool slightly before slicing in half to eat
  • Best served sliced in half and topped with thick coconut yogurt or coconut whipped cream and strawberry jam!
  • Taste best when fresh, but keep covered in the fridge for up to a few days - best sliced in half and toasted


*You can alternatively use almond flour
**If you don't want to use vinegar, substitute it with 2 tablespoons lemon juice as you need something acidic to react with the alkali bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Vegan Scones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Sodium 59mg2%
Potassium 32mg1%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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