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.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 8 scones
Calories 282 kcal


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


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

  2. In a food processor, add the gluten-free flour, xanthan gum (if using), baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Pulse to combine.

  3. 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. 

  4. 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).

  5. Stir in 1 cup of chopped granny smith apple.

  6. 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.

  7. Mix together 1 teaspoon granulated sugar and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Sprinkle over the tops of the scones.

  8. Bake at 375F for 15-17 minutes, until they are a light golden brown.

  9. Remove the scones from the oven and allow to cool before glazing.

  10. 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. 

  11. Drizzle or spoon the cinnamon glaze over the scones and allow to set completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Cinnamon Scones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 221mg 9%
Potassium 168mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 26g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Vitamin C 0.9%
Calcium 9.2%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.