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Table Set with Two Plates of Vegan Scones and Strawberries, and Coffee Cup
Vegan Brown Sugar Walnut Scones
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Rich, buttery, flaky and bursting with the flavors or brown sugar, walnuts and cinnamon! These vegan scones are easy to make and the perfect sweet treats for enjoying with coffee or tea.

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, British
Servings: 8 scones
Calories: 413 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
For the Scones
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup organic brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chilled vegan butter
  • ½ cup unflavored and unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
For the Brown Sugar Glaze
  • ½ cup organic brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 2 tablespoons unflavored and unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
To Make the Scones
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Stir the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Add the vegan butter to the bowl, then cut it in using a pastry cutter (a couple of butter knives or a fork will work as well).

  4. Continue cutting until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  5. Stir the milk and vanilla together in a separate bowl or liquid measuring cup.

  6. Use a spoon to form a well in the center of the flour mixture, then stir in the milk mixture.

  7. Mix to form a dough. Dig in with your hands to incorporate all of the flour mixture. The dough will be shaggy, but you should be able to get it to hold together by pressing it firmly in your hands.

  8. Fold in the walnuts.

  9. Shape your dough into a ball and transfer it to your baking sheet.

  10. Flatten out the dough and use your hands to shape it into a 10-inch circle.

  11. Use a large knife or pizza cutter to cut the circle into 8 wedges.

  12. Use a pie cutter or spatula to very carefully separate the wedges, leaving about an inch between them on the baking sheet.

  13. Place the baking sheet into the oven and bake for about 15 minutes, until the scones are set and beginning to brown on top.

  14. Remove the scones from the oven. Transfer the baking sheet to a cooling rack and allow them to cool slightly before serving.

To Make the Glaze
  1. When the scones are almost completely cool, place all ingredients for the glaze into a small saucepan and set it over medium heat.

  2. Melt the butter and sugar, stirring frequently, and bring the mixture to a boil.

  3. Lower the heat and allow the mixture to cook at a low simmer for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

  4. Remove the pan from heat. The glaze will thicken up as it cools. Let it sit until it's thickened up a bit but is still thin enough to drizzle.

  5. Drizzle the glaze over the scones. Optionally top them with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Brown Sugar Walnut Scones
Amount Per Serving (1 scone)
Calories 413 Calories from Fat 212
% Daily Value*
Fat 23.5g36%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Sodium 317mg13%
Potassium 273mg8%
Carbohydrates 44.5g15%
Fiber 2.3g9%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 7.1g14%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 13mg72%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.