Are Scones Vegan & Vegetarian?

Scones are a type of baked goods that originated in Scotland and are popular in many countries around the world. But are they vegan friendly? Let’s find out.

In this post, we’re going to examine the scones ingredients to determine if they are suitable for vegans.

Scones are a type of rich, slightly savory pastry that is often served at breakfast, especially in Britain. The term “scone” in reference to a pastry, has been in use in Scotland since 1513.

They are the most highly evolved in Scotland as well, suggesting that the food originates there.

Scones are a versatile food that can be enjoyed any time of day and can be served plain or with a variety of toppings and accompaniments.

They are usually shaped into a round disc and then cut into wedges before baking.

They have a dense and crumbly texture that is similar to a pastry, and are often served with jam, cream, or butter, as part of a tea or coffee service or as a light snack.

What are scones made of?

Scones are typically made from a mixture of flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, and milk or cream.

In addition to the traditional scone recipe, there are many variations of scones that incorporate different ingredients and flavors.

Some popular variations include fruit scones, savory scones, and chocolate scones. Other recipes call for mashed potatoes.

Traditional English scones slightly resemble American biscuits, as both use a flaky, dense pastry, but scones tend to be a bit sweeter, and also incorporate ingredients like dried fruit.

Are Scones vegan friendly?

No, the traditional scones are not vegan friendly. They contain animal derived ingredients such as egg and milk products.

Keep reading to find out why Scones are not vegan friendly.

Are Scones vegetarian?

Yes. Scones are vegetarian.

As per the vegan definition, vegetarians are vegans that consume milk, egg and dairy products.

Scones contain egg and milk products, and therefore they are suitable for vegetarian.

Why Scones Are Not Considered Vegan?

The basic scone dough has flour, milk or buttermilk, eggs, butter, salt, baking soda, and sugar. The scone is often sweetened and occasionally glazed with egg wash.

Somes of theses ingredients are not vegan such milk and eggs.

Best Vegan Scones?

Scones are not typically vegan, as they traditionally use butter and milk. But it’s super easy to make vegan scones with plant based butter and milk.

They’re just as delicious, but delightfully animal free!

This recipe requires just 8-ingredients, and the process is crazy simple too.

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Where Can i Buy Vegan Scones?

One of the best place to buy vegan scones is your local market( walmart, Target,…).

But if you want to order them online, here’s a link to the Whole Foods Market on amazon.(check it here).

This brand is my favorite when it comes to vegan scones.

Are Scones Cakes or Bread?

A scone is more like a biscuit in texture. It is made with a dough that is rolled or patted and cut. Scone has very little sugar, and could contain dried fruit. It has a crumbly consistancy when broken.

Scones are more bread-like than muffins or cakes because they have less sugar and fat (both holders of moisture).

They are mainly flour instead, like bread is, but unlike bread the scone is very tender/friable because the dough is not worked to develop gluten.

Gluten is necessary in yeast breads to capture the bubbles of gas produced by the yeast. In scones (and in cakes/muffins) chemical leaveners, usually baking powder, are used instead.

Are Potato Scones Vegan?

Potato Scones are made the same way as normal scones.

They contain animal derived ingredients like butter and milk.

Which means Potato Scones are not vegan.


Scones are not vegan. They contain animal derived ingredients.

They are not suitable for vegans.


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