Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Scones

Kick brunch up a notch with these gluten-free vegan chocolate chips cones. Studded with dairy-free chocolate chips and topped with a chocolate drizzle, its a chocolate lovers dream!

Overead view of chocolate chip scone triangles with a chocolate drizzle on a dark baking pan.

I have a slight obsession with scones. They just feel so fancy, yet rustic all at the same time. They’re a cinch to whip up, especially using a food processor, and only require a few easy ingredients. Also, have I mentioned how easy they are to make gluten-free and vegan? While I’m not vegan, I do tend to bake vegan due to my dairy and egg intolerances. I’ve shared a few other scone recipes on the blog before, including these gluten-free vegan grapefruit scones and these vegan orange cranberry scones

A hand holding a chocolate chip scone with chocolate drizzle.

These gluten-free vegan chocolate chip scones sure do not disappoint. Honestly, I’m not sure how it took me so long to add some chocolate to my favorite scone recipe! Now that I have, it’s going to be tough not to add chocolate to them ALL the time. Plus, any time I have an excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast is fine by me! I really like using Guittard extra dark chocolate chips in this recipe, because they’re gluten-free and dairy-free. A lot of dark chocolates have an almost bitter taste, but I feel like Guittard is just really deep and rich, which I absolutely love. You can use whatever type of chocolate you like, but if you want to keep the recipe dairy-free, look for a chocolate without milk in it.

You’ll love how simple it is to make these gluten-free vegan chocolate chip scones. They’re great for brunch with friends or just for a special treat!

A pile of gluten-free chocolate chip scones with zig zag chocolate drizzles.

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Scones

Kick brunch up a notch with these gluten-free vegan chocolate chips cones. Studded with dairy-free chocolate chips and topped with a chocolate drizzle, its a chocolate lovers dream!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes
Servings: 8 scones
Calories: 355kcal
Author: Megan


  • cup granulated sugar**
  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour (I like Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten-Free Baking Flour)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cup butter (cold and solid, cut into small cubes (I used Earth Balance vegan butter))
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅛-1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 1/4 cups dark chocolate chips (Guittard is gluten-free and dairy-free)


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • In a food processor, add the sugar, gluten-free flour, baking powder, and salt. Pulse to combine.
  • Then, add in the very cold butter chunks and pulse until the butter is the size of small peas. If you don't have a food processor you can also do this in a bowl with a pastry blender or two knives. You just want the butter to remain cold and not melt into the flour mixture.
  • Then, add in the vanilla and almond milk. Start with ⅛ cup of almond milk and keep adding more until the mixture is slightly wet and can be held together into a dough (I ended up using almost the full ½ cup of milk but it will depend on your brand of flour).
  • Stir in 1 cup of the dark chocolate chips.
  • Pat the dough into a circle (about 8 inch in diameter). Cut it into 8 wedges.
  • Bake at 400F for 15-17 minutes, until they are a light golden brown.
  • Remove the scones from the oven and allow to cool before glazing.
  • Melt the remaining 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, in 30 second increments, until chocolate is melted.
  • Drizzle or spoon the chocolate over the scones and allow to set completely before serving.


**Be sure to use vegan sugars if you would like to make this recipe vegan.


Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 329mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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  1. Hi,
    This looks delicious. Is there another milk I could use beside almond milk. I want to make this for my husband but he has a nut allergy.

    1. Hi Neera, You can use regular cows’ milk or any plant-based milk for this recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    I made these for my daughter for her birthday and she and her roommates polished off most of the batch in one sitting. Seriously, these are amazing! I’m glad I found your website. Thank you so much for posting this! ❤️