This vegan scones recipe has been with me for close to 20 years and it has always been egg free, sugar free and so easy to make!
The sweetness comes from the added dates and walnuts and cranberry gives it such a nice zing!
However if you don’t particularity like those add in’s just sub in something else that you do like!
Keep in mind scones are not meant to be too sweet nor very moist.
Maple glaze is the added extra that makes these scones really pop!
Traditional English scones are much more dry than my recipe here
And scones can certainly be a bit shocking to us Americans if you have never tried one before!
But my recipe for vegan scones are just perfect for any of you who may be new to the scone scene!
Slather on some vegan butter (or not) and enjoy!
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Bakery Style Cheese Danish Recipe
Cranberry Maple Walnut Scones
I make jumbo scones and get 6 out of this recipe, you can always cut them thinner or even use a round cookie cutter for smaller biscuits.
I Know many people cannot get cream of tartar, so you can use 3 teaspoons of baking powder in place of BOTH the baking soda & cream of tartar
- All Purpose Flour 2 cups (250g)
- Cream of Tartar 1 teaspoon
- Baking Soda 1 teaspoon
- Salt ½ teaspoon
- Cold Vegan Butter 5 Tablespoons (70g)
- Plant milk *preferably a thicker milk like soy or oat ¾ cup (177ml)
- Dates ½ cup (80g)
- Walnuts very lightly toasted ½ cup (60g)
- Fresh Cranberries ½ cup (50g)
For the Maple Glaze
- Confectioner Sugar ¾ cup (90g)
- Maple Extract 1 teaspoon (5ml) OR 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
- Plant Milk 1 Tablespoon
- *Aquafaba for brushing the scones before baking OR additional plant milk is also fine
- Preheat the oven to 350°F
- Combine the dates, walnuts and cranberries in a food processor and process to fine bits. Reserve
- In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt and mix well.
- Add the grated vegan butter (or small diced if you do not have a grater) and then mix by hand incorporating the butter throughout the flour until it resembles course meal.
- Add the finely chopped date-nut-cranberry mixture and distribute evenly throughout
- Add the plant milk and mix gently by hand just until it is all absorbed and forms a sticky dough
- Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead just about 5-6 times folding the dough over into itself
- Press it out to a disc approximately 8" in diameter and cut it into 6 equal pieces (or 12 smaller 3" diameter cookie cutter sized).
- Place on a parchment paper lined sheet pan and brush with aquafaba or plant milk
- Bake immediately in a preheated 350°F oven for approximately 35 minutes or until golden brown and baked through.
- Cool while you prepare the maple glaze by combining the sifted confectioners sugar with the maple extract (Or maple syrup) and add plant milk to desired consistency, whisk smooth.
- Drizzle over the scones and then top with additional chopped cranberries *optional
Scones will go stale before they go bad so it is best to keep them wrapped aritight at room temperature for up to 4 days. Freeze for laonger storage wrapped well for 1 month
These look divine!! I was curious about the glaze. Does it soak into the scones and make them soggy? I would love to give these as gifts, but I would never want to serve soggy scones.
Your recipes are amazing and so user friendly. Thank you for all you do. My next cookbook will be yours.
Thanks you so much and you are welcome too! No this is a sugar glaze that gets sort of dried on top, like a glazed donut.
Just made these scones and I want to eat them all. They are the perfect bite of not too dry with perfect flavor. Long story short they are delicious and I wouldn’t change a thing.
thanks Jessica for the comment!
I tried your lemon cheeze cake with lemon curd both of these were marvouless how i send you a pic of tis cake you are amazing
Great thanks! You can post pics to my facebook page click here
Can we sub the maple walnut and cranberry and put just olives instead what ingredients do we sub in this case
YES!! For savory biscuits this is an awesome idea! I would also add some vegan cheese or even a pesto!! This scone base is very versatile so get creative! I love it!
Hi can you make this recipe with spelt flour or whole wheat pastry flower? And do the dates make them sweet enough? Thanks!
yes you can use whole wheat pastry flour, I have not tried spelt though. Scones are not meant to be “sweet” pastries. They are more like breakfast biscuits. There is no sugar in the recipe and this is intentional. In my opinion the sweetness from the dates is perfect!
Thanks for this recipe! Can we make it into a Banana Scone? Appreciate it!