Vegan Apple Cinnamon Scones

These vegan apple cinnamon scones are a really tasty breakfast or snack that only take half an hour to throw together. They make a great brunch or potluck contribution, or simply a tasty companion to your morning coffee.

Makes 10 scones

Variety Tip: *your favourite sweet variety can be used


1 tbsp flax meal (15 mL)
3 tbsp warm water (45 mL)
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar (15 mL)
1 tsp vanilla extract (5 mL)
3/4 cup soy milk (180 mL)
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour (350 g)
2 tbsp brown sugar (30 g)
1 tsp ground cinnamon (5 mL)
1 tbsp baking powder (12 g)
1/2 tsp salt (5 mL)
1/2 cup vegan butter (vegan Becel/margarine was used) (110 g)
1 cup chopped Ontario Apples*
1 tsp ground cinnamon (5 mL)
2/3 cup powdered icing sugar (100 g)
2 tbsp soy milk (or water) (30 mL)


  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Start by making a flax egg by combining flax meal and warm water in a small bowl and let gel for 5 minutes.
  3. Make buttermilk by combining apple cider vinegar, vanilla extract, and soy milk and let thicken.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine all purpose flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and stir to evenly mix ingredients.
  5. Cut in vegan butter until you have pea-sized crumbles in the flour. Add soy buttermilk mixture and flax egg to the batter and mix until almost combined.
  6. Add the diced apples and turn over onto a well-floured surface. Shape into a rough oval shape and cut into 10 triangles.
  7. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes at 375F.
  8. Once golden, remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack,
  9. Meanwhile, combine ground cinnamon, icing sugar, and soy milk to get a glaze. Drizzle over cooled baked scones and let dry for about 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container (these also freeze well).

Recipe developed for Ontario Apple Growers by The Viet Vegan