Vegan Scones with Raspberries

Coconut flour is the secret to giving these gluten-free vegan scones the perfect texture. Dotted with raspberries, they're a yummy breakfast treat.

Vegan Scones

My sweet breakfast kick continues. For over a year, I was on a nonstop savory & spicy breakfast kick. Next came the carrot-ey baked goods, and now we’re onto these vegan scones. Or I should say, the royal “we” are on to these scones. Jack loves them too, but my dirty secret is that he only has one or two out of every batch because I hide the extras in the freezer – where I know he will never look (well, until he reads this).

Vegan scones recipe Raspberry Coconut Vegan Scones

Vegan Scones Ingredients

These little treats are vegan and gluten-free. Instead of butter and cream, they’re made with coconut oil and almond milk. To make them gluten-free, I use a combination of oat flour and coconut flour.

Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of comments asking for more (or, um, any) recipes with coconut flour. It’s a funny flour to work with. It’s never a 1:1 replacement in baking recipes because it absorbs so much more liquid than any other kind of flour. Luckily, I found it really helps the texture of these scones. They’re dense in that way that scones should be, but not dry in that way that scones often are.

I finish these vegan scones with baking powder to help them rise, a little sugar, and raspberries to dot them with juicy, sweet bites.

How to make vegan scones

These are lightly sweet on their own, but they’re extra delicious drizzled with an easy almond milk glaze. I know, I know – I’ve wrecked the healthy breakfast, but I highly recommend not skipping the glaze part.

Vegan Scones Recipe

Vegan Scones Serving Suggestions

This recipe makes 2 disks that slice into 6 small-ish scones each. And as I mentioned above, they freeze extremely well. Let them thaw at room temp or pop them in the microwave for no longer than about 10 seconds. They’re great for quick, on-the-go breakfasts on busy mornings.

Otherwise, add them to a big brunch spread with a frittata, breakfast casserole, or shakshuka for something savory. If you want more sweet options, try banana pancakes, French toast, or baked oatmeal with smoothies to drink!

Raspberry Vegan Scones

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Gluten-Free Vegan Scones with Raspberries

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These Raspberry Gluten-Free Vegan Scones are a delicious healthy breakfast or brunch treat. We love them drizzled in a powdered sugar glaze.
Recipe type: Breakfast, snack
Serves: 12
  • 3 cups gluten-free whole rolled oats (or 2 cups oat flour + ½ cup for dusting)*
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons chilled coconut oil
  • 1 cup cold almond milk
  • ⅔ cup raspberries, sliced in half
Glaze (optional):
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the powdered sugar and almond milk to make the glaze. Set aside.
  3. Using a food processor or a blender, process the whole rolled oats into a fine flour and measure out 2 level cups. Reserve the remaining flour for dusting.
  4. In a large bowl, stir together the oat flour, coconut flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the chilled coconut oil using a pastry cutter or fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. You can also use a food processor for this step, if you prefer. Add the cold almond milk and stir to incorporate.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead gently several times, incorporating more flour if needed. Separate the dough into two halves. Working with one half at a time, pat the dough down and place ⅓ cup of the raspberries on one side of the dough. Fold the other side of the dough over the raspberries and press gently so that some raspberries show through. Shape the dough into a 1” thick round and slice into 6 triangles. Transfer the scones to the baking sheet. Repeat with the second half of dough.
  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the scones from the oven and cool on the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling. When they are completely cool, drizzle with the glaze and serve.
This one is best if you make the recipe following the exact instructions. If you swap flours, etc, I can't guarantee the results, thanks!




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  1. Stacy

    Can unsweetened vanilla almond milk be used?

  2. Melissa

    I know, I know…. It was recommended to not make any substitutions but I only had chickpea flour.
    I halved the recipe as well because I didn’t have enough oats and…wasn’t sure it would work with the flour I had. It worked great. Just needed a little more than the recipe calls for.

  3. Krista

    Can oat milk be subbed for the almond milk? I have a family member who is allergic to almonds?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Krista, yes, I think that would be fine.

  4. Sam

    Can we use liquidified coconut oil for this recipe instead?

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)

      Hi Sam, the coconut oil needs to be firm for this recipe. If you bought regular coconut oil, which is solid at cooler temps and liquid when it’s warm, you can chill it in the fridge, and it will firm up.

  5. Lisa

    I’m so excited to try this recipe but was wondering about how long to chill the coconut oil, just until is solid?

    • Phoebe Moore

      Hi Lisa, for recipes like these, Jeanine and I like to measure the coconut oil while it’s still soft and freeze it for 15 minutes. Then, we cut it into small pieces with a paring knife before working it into the flour.

  6. Yulia

    Is there a way to swap out the sugar for maple syrup or honey?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Yulia, not in this recipe since the moisture will be different. For a less refined sugar, I would try coconut sugar.

  7. Jody

    As with many scones recipes, I refrigerated the cut scones for 20 min just before baking to ensure they don’t spread flat. Is this something that is required in this recipe? It wasn’t mentioned so I wasn’t too sure but I did it anyway to be on the safe side.
    I haven’t baked them yet but the dough already smells great. I added chopped raspberries, lemon zest and juice, almond and vanilla extract to the milk.

  8. Allie

    Hi! Hoping to make this with just oat flour. I’m a bit confused on measurements. Would it be 3 cups total with 1/2 cup of that saved for dusting? I can’t find your note on dusting either. Could you explain what that is?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Allie, these won’t work with only oat flour – they’re too wet without the addition of the coconut flour. The additional flour is for step 5 – both for the floured surface and for adding to your dough if it’s too sticky to work with as you knead.

  9. Monika

    I’m making this for a camping trip and wondering how long they last either at room temp or in the fridge! So excited to try this recipe. I’m just trying to figure out how much ahead of time I can prep!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Monika, they’ll be good for 2-3 days at room temp, I usually like to freeze them after that.

  10. Susana

    Lovely recipe! The scones turned out amazing. I will make this recipe again in the future

  11. Jacqueline

    These look and taste amazing. I substituted raspberries for blueberries with great success. Sweet enough without the glaze but kids love the glaze.

    Five stars! Don’t substitute flours.

  12. Emma

    These are amazing! The best GF scone recipe I’ve ever tried. I used frozen blueberries instead of raspberries, added cinnamon to the glaze & cut mine into circles with a biscuit cutter. They turned out fantastic. The most success I’ve ever had using coconut flour!

  13. K

    Hi, what can I sub for the oats? I am allergic.

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Regular flour might work instead of the oat flour (the coconut flour should also be replaced in that case because it’s there to work with the oat flour), but I haven’t tested it this way, so I’m not sure it’ll work without other adjustments to the recipe.

  14. Michelle

    I’ve just made these today and they were WONDERFUL! Even without the glaze! I found I needed quite a bit more oatflour but I usually use grams when I bake so I probably just screwed up when I was measuring it out. Such a great way to use up coconut flour (everything else I’ve tried ends up dense and gross). Thank you!!!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I’m so glad you loved them! I agree, coconut flour is a hard ingredients to use.

  15. Courtney A

    These scones are amazing!! I have been craving scones for years but haven’t had any since I stopped eating process food and basically all the major food allergens. Thank you SO much for this recipe!
    I used frozen blueberries, added vanilla and a tad extra almond milk the second time around (my oven might just be off because they were slightly dryer than I like the first time) but the second time they were PERFECT! Gonna try more variations of flavours asap. 🙂

  16. Mariam

    I have made this recipe about 5 times this month. I’ve served it to 7 omnivores, who don’t need to eat a GF diet.

    They all loved it as much as I do!

    I tend to put a tad more salt, 1.5 – 2x the fruit (blueberries and rhubarb are also delicious) and a splash of good vanilla. I also use Earth Balance instead of coconut oil.

    This is my absolute fav vegan GF baked recipe and I’m sending you all my gratitude for it.

  17. Khyati

    Do you suggest I can try this with cherries? It’s very difficult to find raspberries where I live !

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      It should work just fine with cherries.

  18. Solveig

    Made them for my mom’s b-day! Very good & easy! I would definitely make them again!

  19. Laura Wing

    Each brand of coconut flour reacts very differently compared to the next one. What brand do you prefer that gives you amazing results every time?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Laura, I used Bob’s Red Mill coconut flour in these.

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