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Vegan Pumpkin Scones

  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Total Time: 39 minutes
  • Yield: 8 scones 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy recipe for vegan pumpkin scones is quick to make.  A drizzle of pumpkin spice glaze on these moist scones will get your mouth watering.  Your whole family will love these fall treats!



For the Scones

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (240g)
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold vegan butter (112g)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (130g)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (50g)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (60 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup almond milk, optional (60 ml)

For the Spiced Glaze

  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar (150g)
  • 1-2 tablespoons almond milk (15-30 ml)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Pour the flour into a mixing bowl and whisk in the pumpkin spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well blended.
  3. Rub the cold vegan butter into the flour mixture with your fingertips until pea-sized pieces of butter remain.
  4. Mix in the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, applesauce, and vanilla to form a soft, slightly sticky dough.  If the dough is dry, add some of the almond milk.  (When I make this recipe, I find that I don't need the milk.)
  5. Tip the dough onto a floured surface and gently roll it out into a 1-inch thick circle.  Cut the dough into 8 wedges like a pie.  (I like to use my bench scraper for this.)
  6. Transfer the triangular scones to an 11x17-inch cookie sheet and bake at 400 F for 14-18 minutes, or until the bottoms of the scones are lightly browned.
  7. Place the scones on a wire rack and let them cool for about 15-20 minutes.
  8. While you wait, make the spiced glaze.  Sift the powdered sugar into a mixing bowl and stir in the pumpkin spice.  Mix in enough almond milk to create a thick but spreadable glaze.
  9. Spread the glaze on top of the cooled scones, and let them stand for about 10-15 minutes to let the glaze harden.  Enjoy the scones while they're fresh.


  • Gently handle the dough to avoid making the scones tough.
  • It's best to use canned pumpkin puree, as it is less liquidy than homemade.
  • Watch the oven timer carefully so the scones don't overbake.
  • Category: Scones
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: vegan, healthy, recipe



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