Vegan Brownie Scones

Nov 19, 2021all recipes, breakfast, dessert, snack, winter

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vegan chocolate scones on a cooling rack and with cream on top


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The first time I’ve heard of scones must have been about 2 years ago. I was just starting my blogging journey and I knew a lot less than I do now. I stumbled upon a gorgeous photo of scones and I had to try them. About two years later, my vegan brownie scones saw the light of the day.


The story of failed brownie cookies

I saw this video on Tik Tok where Sarah Crawford from Broma Bakery was making brownie cookies. I loved the idea. She’s not vegan and I couldn’t just use her recipe. So I took the idea of it and started creating my own recipe. Without checking the amounts of ingredients or even the ingredients list. I can do it on my own, I thought. Wrong.

I created a dough that reminded me of Sarah’s, but it was thicker. Ah, whatever, I’ll try and see what happens, I thought. Well, my cookies ended up keeping the exact shape I gave them when I scooped them onto the baking sheet with an ice cream scoop. They were supposed to melt into cookie-shaped circles, but no – they baked into mountains of chocolate dough.

I was disappointed at first, but then I tried them and … oh my! That was good! The taste was really nice, the structure was really nice and, to be honest, the shape didn’t bother me that much at all.

I realized they remind me of something I’ve made before. Of course, scones! I needed to twitch a recipe for vegan brownie scones a bit and improve it, but the base was created. I just love it when failures turn into something this good. Thank you, Sarah, for the inspiration!

I was just about to develop a holiday-themed recipe for a brand I work with, so the next time I was making these vegan brownie scones, I added two scoops of chocolate flavoured vegan proteins. It came out so good I couldn’t believe I actually added protein powder to them. The proteins I used were Sun Warrior proteins (Clean Greens + protein) and You can get them in Slovenia in the online store Super Hrana. Sun Warrior is an American brand so they are most probably available all around the world. You can find the measurement for scones with brownies in the notes below the recipe or in a Q&A section.



Vegan brownie scones – and your Christmas will never be the same again

Yup, Christmas is just around the corner (okay, alright, it’s more than a month away, but hey, I’m a food blogger, give me a break). Are you selecting the recipes you’ll be making this Christmas? I don’t want to brag about it, but these vegan brownie scones are seriously good and I think you’ll be happy to make them.

Do you know how Christmas recipes can take up lots of time? And of course, we happily dedicate that time because it’s Christmas and we want to impress our family and feel good about such an accomplishment. But let’s break the spell, it’s still time-consuming. So why not make a recipe that only takes about 40 minutes? Baking and decoration included! 30 minutes if you’re not decorating and complicating.

Let me also tell you that these vegan brownie scones melt in hot coffee or tea. I crave them as I’m writing this. Don’t even let me start about half-cooled scones with melted chocolate chips inside – black and white! If you decide to top them with vegan whipped cream you’ve set yourself up for success, I promise. They are gorgeous, gorgeous!




My scones are really soft and they spread out during baking into large cookie-shaped circles. Why?

You probably added too much liquid to the dough. If the dough is more like batter and scones don’t hold their shape when you scoop them onto the baking sheet, then the dough is too wet and will most probably spread out even more as it bakes. You can try adding more flour and making it thicker.

I only have 150 g of chocolate, is it okay to make it without chocolate chips?

Yeah, it’s okay. But it’s not the best. You’re not destroying the recipe or anything, but you are challenging the pleasure these scones might give you. Chocolate chips are a really nice addition to them.

Can I use something else than coconut oil?

We’re using melted coconut oil in this recipe so it could work with melted margarine, too. Or you can use some other plant oil, like sunflower seed oil. Just make sure it’s pretty neutral in taste.

I want to make it fat-free, would that work?

I do not recommend that. You’ll have to replace that oil with some kind of liquid and no other liquid will make the dough as fluffy and moist. Using milk or water will make it stiff so please, do use oil. If you need a fat-free recipe, I recommend looking it up somewhere else.

Can I replace the baking powder with baking soda or something else? 

I’ve never made them with anything else but baking powder. I believe it should work for sure, but I cannot tell you about the exact measurements. In Slovenia I know I can easily replace baking powder with baking soda, but as far as I’m concerned it’s not the case in America, so make sure to pay attention to that.


Vegan brownie scones on plates with whipped cream and chocolate on top


If you like this recipe and you’re a bit of a chocoholic, then you need to try my recipe for super creamy vegan chocolate pie. And if you like protein snacks, you should give these homemade protein bars a go.

Are you using any of my recipes? Make sure to take a photo, post it and tag me on Instagram @littlekitchenvibes



vegan brownie scones on a cooling rack and with cream on top

Vegan Brownie Scones

If brownies had babies with chocolate cake this vegan brownie scones would be that baby. Topped with whipped cream it already feels like Christmas!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Decorating 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 scones


  • 250 g flour
  • 30 g cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 pack vanilla sugar
  • 80 g brown sugar
  • 150 g dark chocolate
  • 70 g coconut oil
  • 200 ml oat milk
  • 100 g chocolate chips 50g dark chocolate and 50 g vegan white chocolate


  • First, melt chocolate and coconut oil over a steam bath.
  • Add all of the dry ingredients to a large bowl - flour, cocoa powder, salt, sugar, vanilla sugar, baking powder (and proteins if you're using them).
  • If you're using chocolate in a bar, then chop dark and white chocolate into chips.
  • Once chocolate and coconut oil are melted, whisk them well so they create a homogenous liquid. Add that to the dry ingredients along with oat milk. Start mixing with a spatula.
  • Halfway through, when not all ingredients are evenly distributed yet, add chocolate chips to the bowl. Mix well until you have no dry chunks left and everything is evenly distributed. The dough will remind you of cookie dough.
  • Using an ice cream scoop, scoop balls of chocolate dough onto a baking sheet. I usually get from 10 to 12 balls from this amount of batter.
  • Bake your brownie scones at 180°C for 20 minutes.
  • After they're baked and cooled down, you can decorate them with whipped cream, melted chocolate, chocolate chips, sugar decorations, etc. They go super well with a cup of hot coffee or tea.


If you want to add protein powder to this recipe, add 50 g chocolate protein powder and only 200 g flour. Everything else stays the same.
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