Vegan Cherry Almond Scones

Scones, scones, and more scones. Man do I love these slightly sweet biscuit-like cake pastries. My favorite type of scone has always been cherry almond since the combo just pairs so well together. 

I thought it would be fun if I tried to make a vegan version of my favorite pastry and I do have to admit these turned out pretty amazing.

You must try out this recipe even if you aren't vegan. Trust me, these scones will be a success for any tea party, brunch picnic, or a spot of breaky on a sunny Sunday.


For scones
  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup halved fresh cherries
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp sparkling sugar
  • 1 stick vegan butter, cubed
  • 1 1/4 cup vegan milk plus 2 Tbsp for brushing (I used almond milk)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

For glaze
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 3 Tbsp vegan milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds for topping


For scones
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Mix together flour, granulated sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Cut butter into dry ingredients until the mixture looks like coarse meal.
  5. Stir in milk and then gently fold in cherries.
  6.  With a medium sized spoon or ice cream scooper, place dough onto the baking sheet. Makes around 14-17 scones.
  7. Brush the top of the scones with milk and sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
  8. Bake for 32 minutes. Let scones cool completely before glazing.

For glaze
  1. For glaze, whisk together sugar, milk, and almond extract.
  2. Drizzle glaze onto scones with a fork.
  3. Top with sliced almonds.
  4. Let glaze dry before serving.

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