Vegan Gingerbread Scones


I wanted to make a festive version of my regular scones and a few permutations later, success! I hope you enjoy these.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
16 scones


  • 1 orange

  • 2 tablespoons water, or as needed

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

  • 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger

  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup coconut oil, chilled

  • ½ finely chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Juice the orange into a measuring cup; add enough water to reach 8 ounces. Stir in chia seeds and molasses. Set wet mixture aside until gelled, about 10 minutes.

  3. Place flour, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cream of tartar, baking soda, nutmeg, allspice, and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until just combined, about 30 seconds. Cut chilled coconut oil into 8 pieces; add to flour mixture and pulse until mixture resembles wet sand, about 30 seconds.

  4. Pour wet mixture into food processor and pulse briefly until the dough starts to stick together, about 1 minute. Scrape dough into large bowl. Add pecans and knead 5 or 6 turns to distribute them in the dough.

  5. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface; cut into 2 equal portions. Pat or roll each portion into a 1-inch thick round. Cut into 8 wedge-shape pieces and place on the prepared baking sheet.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops of the scones are firm and edges look dry, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute mace for the nutmeg, if desired.

You can test for doneness by carefully pressing a scone with your finger; the top should give way very slightly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

152 Calories
7g Fat
20g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 152
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Sodium 189mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 120mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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