cheese scones recipe

Delicious Vegan and Gluten-Free Cheese Scones

Recently we shared our fluffy and delicious Gluten-Free & Vegan Scones, which has proven to be a hit. After all, who doesn’t love a scone?

So, LiberEat has decided to create a cheesy version: Gluten-Free & Vegan Cheese Scones.

Gluten-Free & Vegan Cheese Scone Recipe

These cheesy, buttery and delicious scones are so incredibly more-ish and once you smell them baking in the oven you will struggle to say no. Especially when served warm with some soft dairy-free butter, they are irresistible. 

Perfect with a cup of tea as a snack or with a bowl of soup. You have to try our dairy and gluten-free cheese scones. You will not regret it.

Our top tip for making scones:

An important tip to making cheese scones or scones in general is to work the dough as little as possible. Use a light hand and work the dough until it comes together. 

Overworking the dough will lead to hard and chewy scones instead of light and fluffy.

Spice up your Vegan and GF Cheese Scones:

  • Add Jalapenos for an added kick. Stir in about 2 tbsp of chopped Jalapenos before bringing the dough together. You can also add in Cayenne pepper for a cheesy & spicy punch.
  • Make mini cheese scones for a canape idea. Add some chutney on top and you have the perfect finger food.
  • Add olives – a great pairing with the cheese.
  • These scones also work great with slices of fresh tomato and fresh basil – a bit like a pizza.
GF & V cheese scones

Doves Farm Gluten-Free Cheese Scones

We used the Doves Farm Gluten-Free Self-Raising Flour to make our cheese scones. We found this flour makes a light and flaky scone that allows the dough to rise and turn golden. Everything you want in a scone despite being free from gluten and dairy!

Gluten-Free & Vegan Cheese Scone Recipe

Cheesy, buttery and incredibly light vegan and gluten-free cheese scones, no one will know they are dairy and gluten-free. Enjoy as a snack or with a nice bowl of soup.
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: gluten-free bake, gluten-free recipe, vegan bakes, vegan snack
Servings: 8 scones
Author: Cara


  • 225 g gluten-free self raising flour Doves Farm
  • 50 g vegan butter room temperature
  • 125 g vegan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp chives
  • 60 ml dairy-free milk


  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees (fan oven). Place baking paper over a baking tray.
  • Sieve the flour into a large bowl. Cut the room temperature butter into small chunks and add to the bowl.
  • Rub the butter into the flour using your fingers, until it becomes a breadcrumb texture.
  • Grate the cheese into the bowl, add the salt, mustard powder and chives. Mix through the flour mixture to combine evenly.
  • Add the milk and mix until combined. Add a tablespoon at a time of cold water until the mixture becomes a dough consistency.
  • On a clean surface, add some flour and tip out the dough. Gently roll it out with a rolling pin until 1.5cm thick.
  • Using a biscuit or pastry cutter, cut out as many scones as possible and place on the baking tray. Repeat until all the dough is used.
  • Brush the tops with dairy-free milk and pop in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

If you enjoyed this vegan and gluten-free cheese scone recipe, you might enjoy more LiberEat recipes, including recipes from The Vegan Society & lots of other amazing creators!


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