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Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Cinnamon Scones

Scones have never been easier to make with this gluten-free vegan apple cinnamon scones recipe. They only require a few ingredients and are so easy to make. Simple fall ingredients, like apples and cinnamon, give these scones a delightful autumnal flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 scones
Calories: 282kcal


For the Scones:

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum if your blend doesn't already contain it
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons dairy-free butter cold and solid, cut into small cubes
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup granny smith apple cubed
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider


  • Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • In a food processor, add the gluten-free flour, xanthan gum (if using), baking powder, cinnamon 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. 
  • Then, add in the vanilla and apple cider. Start with 1/4 cup of apple cider and keep adding more until the mixture is slightly wet and can be held together into a dough (I ended up using a full 3/4 cup of apple cider but it will depend on your brand of flour).
  • Stir in 1 cup of chopped granny smith apple.
  • Pat the dough into a circle (about 8 inch in diameter). Cut it into 8 wedges and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Mix together 1 teaspoon granulated sugar and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Sprinkle over the tops of the scones.
  • Bake at 375F for 15-17 minutes, until they are a light golden brown.
  • Remove the scones from the oven and allow to cool before glazing.
  • Mix together powdered sugar, apple cider and cinnamon in a small bowl until smooth. Add any additional apple cider if needed to thin out the glaze. 
  • Drizzle or spoon the cinnamon glaze over the scones and allow to set completely before serving.


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1.3mg