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Indulge in the ultimate vegan delight with these Raspberry Scones drizzled in a zesty Lemon Glaze. A harmonious blend of natural sweetness from applesauce and the robust depth of maple syrup, these scones not only satisfy your sweet tooth but are refined sugar-free! Ready in under 30 minutes, these scones are the quick, delectable treat you’ve been searching for.

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Why I Love This Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make: This raspberry scone recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make. Ten minutes to prep and only twelve to fifteen minutes to bake.
  • Allergy-friendly: This vegan scone recipe calls for whole wheat pastry flour. However, it can be subbed for a gluten-free flour blend.
  • Less added sugar: This easy scone recipe is made with equal parts maple syrup and applesauce, so it gets its sweetness partially from fruit.
  • Perfect pairing for tea: I am a huge tea drinker. These scones are the perfect combo with a cup of tea

What Is The Secret To Making Good Scones?

There are several tips I can share when it comes to making good scones. First, make sure not to over-mix the batter. Using a pastry blender helps to not over-mix. Second, make sure that the coconut oil is really cold. The easiest way to do this is to place it in the fridge when you pre-heat the oven. A few minutes later, when you’re ready to mix it into the batter, it will be perfectly cold.

Recipe Ingredients

Delve into a symphony of flavors and textures. Each ingredient plays a crucial role in ensuring your vegan raspberry scones are both delicious and wholesome.

  • Flour: This easy vegan scone recipe calls for whole-wheat pastry flour.
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Coconut Oil: The key to using coconut oil in this recipe is ensuring that it is very cold. If needed, I recommend refrigerating the coconut oil for 5-10 minutes.  
  • Maple syrup: Maple syrup is a great sweetener option for baking.
  • Flax egg
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Applesauce: This is a great addition to any vega scones recipe as it minimizes the amount of added sugar that is needed.  
  • Raspberries: I use fresh raspberries for these lemon raspberry scones. 

Step-by-step Instructions: How To Make Raspberry Scones

Let’s transform quality ingredients into scrumptious raspberry scones, perfect for any occasion.

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C.
  2. Mix together dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Fold in maple syrup, flax egg, applesauce, and vanilla into the dry mixture.
  4. Using a pastry blender, add in chilled coconut oil until you’re working with a thick dough. (Don’t over-mix!) Using a pastry cutter makes it hard to over-mix.
  5. Gently fold in the raspberries until they’re mixed evenly throughout the sticky dough.
  6. On a floured surface, form dough into a circle that is roughly an inch thick all around and cut into eight slices, just like you would a pie!
  7. Place separated slices onto a parchment-lined baking sheet (or use a silicone mat).
  8. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes.

Lemon Glaze for Raspberry Scones

Add a citrusy twist to your scones with this tasty Lemon Glaze. This zesty drizzle is the perfect finishing touch, elevating each bite with a hint of brightness.


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (ensure it’s vegan)
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice. Start with one tablespoon of lemon juice and add more as needed until you reach your desired consistency.
  2. Stir in the lemon zest.
  3. Once the scones are cool, drizzle the lemon glaze over the top. (Placing the baked scones on a wire rack can speed up their cooling time.) 

Raspberry Scones Topping Ideas

I make this traditional scone recipe with an easy lemon glaze. Here are some ideas for additional toppings.

  • Lemon Zest: Lemon zest sprinkled on top adds a little kick. 
  • Powdered Sugar: A dusting of powdered sugar is an easy, simple option. 
  • Raspberry Jam: Raspberry jam is a delicious addition to these scones. 

Recipe Variations

Craving a twist on the classic? Explore these delightful variations to customize your scones, catering to every taste and preference.

  • Butter: Instead of using coconut oil, you could use cold vegan butter to make this vegan scone dough. I am a fan of Miyoko’s butter, but whatever vegan butter you have on hand should work just fine. Just make sure it’s cold butter!
  • Lemon Zest: To add a citrusy note to your scones, mix in the zest of 1 lemon to the dough.
  • Flour: To make gluten-free scones, replace whole-wheat pastry flour with an equal amount of gluten-free flour blend. 
  • Chocolate: In the mood for white chocolate scones? These scones are so tasty, with some vegan white chocolate chips added in! 
  • Sweetener: Agave nectar is another great sweetener option. If you are looking to reduce the sugar further, then stevia is a great alternative. 
  • Raspberries: Frozen raspberries can be used instead of fresh.


What is the secret to making good scones?

As mentioned above, not over-mixing the dough and ensuring your fats (like coconut oil or vegan butter) are cold are two crucial steps. Another tip is not to handle the dough too much, as this can result in tough scones. Always use a sharp knife or a scone cutter to cut your scones, pressing directly down without twisting to ensure they rise well.

What is the difference between a scone and a tea biscuit?

Scones and tea biscuits are similar, but there are differences. Scones tend to have more fat and sugar, giving them a richer and often more crumbly texture. Tea biscuits are lighter, less sweet, and more bread-like.

Are scones just muffins?

No, scones and muffins have distinct differences. While both are often enjoyed with tea or coffee, scones are denser and usually have a crumbly texture, while muffins are lighter and more cake-like. The method of making each also differs; scones are made by cutting fat into flour, and muffins are typically made by mixing wet and dry ingredients separately.

Are scones dry or moist?

Scones can vary in texture based on the recipe and preparation. Traditionally, scones have a crumbly texture on the outside and a slightly moist interior. However, they shouldn’t be overly dry or hard.

A well-made scone should strike a balance between being tender and moist on the inside while maintaining a slightly crumbly exterior. Adjusting ingredients, such as the amount of liquid or fat, can influence the final moisture content and texture of the scone.


Raspberry scones on a black background.
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Raspberry Scones

Yield 8 scones
Prep Time 10 minutes
Bake Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Quick and easy raspberry scones that are vegan and refined sugar-free. They are the perfect amount of moist and flaky all at the same time. 



  • Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C.
  • Mix together dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Fold in maple syrup, flax egg, applesauce, and vanilla.
  • Using a pastry blender add in cold coconut oil until you’re working with a thick dough. (Don't over mix!)
  • Gently fold in the raspberries until they’re mixed evenly throughout.
  • On a floured surface, form dough into a circle that is roughly an inch thick all around and cut into 8 slices, just like you would a pie!
  • Place separated slices onto a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • Bake for 12 – 15 minutes.


Please read through the above blog post for helpful tips and tricks!


Calories: 285kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 338mg, Potassium: 230mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 10IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 69mg, Iron: 2mg

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  1. This sounds great! Mom looooves scones, and her birthday is coming up this February. This will be a nice and healthy alternative to a birthday cake!