Vegan Sultana Scones

The taste of an English summer! Vegan sultana scones are by far my favourite recipe to throw together quickly and easily at home. We love them on woodland picnics, summer garden parties and on lazy Sunday afternoons in June.

Scones are an excellent option for impressing guests with very little hassle. I always keep a good local jam in the cupboard, along with some self raising flour, some sultanas and oat milk.

You may also like these Vegan Rainbow Pancakes.

About the Ingredients

When it comes to choosing ingredients for our Vegan Sultana Scones, we like to choose the items with the lowest carbon footprint and the least packaging waste.

Vegan Meal with The Natural Essex Girl

Local Jam

Essex is an excellent location for locally made and sourced jams. Strawberry jam, raspberry jam, cherry jam, blackberry jam, blueberry jam … there’s endless choices available. We prefer these Vegan Sultana Scones in perhaps the most traditional way; with dollops of strawberry jam!

In England, it’s easy to grow strawberries and raspberries throughout the summer months in pots. In late summer, it’s also possible to forage for local blackberries, wild strawberries, pears, apples, plums and more. Making homemade jam is quick and easy and growing your own fruit at home is the cheapest way to do it.

Grow Your Own Fruit Trees

New to growing food? Read our Grow Your Own Beginners Guide.

If growing fruit and making your own jam seems a bit much to take on, Essex is an ideal location to source excellent quality jams made by local people. We love Springlands Raspberry jam and Wilkin and Sons Strawberry jam.

We’d love to hear what fruits you like to grow!

Leave us a comment at the bottom of this page telling us what’s in your garden or whether or not you intend to make your own jam from them.

Oat Milk

There are heaps of plant based milks to choose from so don’t feel limited. If you would like your Vegan Sultana Scones to be sweet, try coconut milk. If you prefer a nuttier taste, you could opt for almond milk. When it comes to our vegan baking recipes, we use oat milk.

We love oat milk because its flavour is super versatile; not too sweet, not too nutty. More importantly, it also has the lowest carbon footprint of all the plant based milks.

Alpro Oat Milk

Order plant based milks online at The Vegan Kind Supermarket.

Print Recipe
Vegan Sultana Scones
An English summertime classic, these delicious vegan sultana scones are light, tasty and dairy free. By far our favourite recipe!
Vegan Scones with Strawberry Jam
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
scones
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
scones
Ingredients
Vegan Scones with Strawberry Jam
Instructions
  1. Combine the self raising flour and vegan butter in a large mixing bowl. I prefer to use my hands. Ensure all the butter lumps are well combined into the flour.
  2. Add the sultanas and stir with a large spoon.
  3. Initially, add 2/3 of the oat milk and combine. I use a large spoon for this stage. Then, gradually add the rest of the oat milk in stages, combining the mixture as you go. I like to use my hands for this stage. Once the mixture is forming a dough, there is no need for more milk. Adjust as required. If the dough is too wet, simply add a little extra self raising flour.
  4. Flour a clean work top and rolling pin. Roll out the dough to roughly 1cm tall and cut out your desired scone shape. I prefer to use a standard cookie cutter size and shape for scones.
  5. Place the scones on a buttered baking tray and dab a little milk on top of each one. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until the scones have a toughened top. I like my scones nice and fluffy inside so pull mine out as soon as the top feels mostly hardened. If you prefer your scones a little dryer or crispier, you can choose to leave them in the oven a little longer.
  6. Allow to cool. Serve with vegan butter, homemade or locally sourced fruit jam - strawberry jam or raspberry jam are my two top choices. If you find an excellent vegan clotted cream, please let me know!
Recipe Notes

I purchased a large quantity of cookie cutters second hand on Gumtree for just a few pounds. If you don't have a second hand option available, choose plastic free cookie cutters that can be easily recycled in the future.

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