Scones with Fruit and Cream

These quick scones are delicious to whip up for a weekend breakfast.

They are crisp on the outside and so soft inside, pulling apart easily into two halves that can be loaded up with fruit and (plant-based) cream.

Try them with fresh berries, kiwi, or mango to brighten up your morning.

This is my adaptation of the technical challenge set by Paul Hollywood in season 1, episode 2 of the Great British Bakeoff.

I took his recipe and made it vegan, with some whole grain flour and unrefined sugar. 🙂

If you try it, let me know how it goes for you!

I hope you love it.

Great British Bakeoff Season 1, Episode 2, Technical Challenge


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup vegan butter, cold and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 2 flax eggs (2 Tbsp ground flax seeds soaked in 5 Tbsp water)
  • Berries, kiwi, mango, or other bite-sized pieces of fruit
  • Plant-based whipped cream


In a large bowl, mix the first 5 dry ingredients. Using a knife, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it looks like coarse crumbs.

In a small bowl, mix the soy milk and flax eggs together, then add to the flour mix and stir just until combined into a nice dough – not too sticky, not too dry. Knead it gently for about a minute to make sure all the ingredients are well incorporated, but don’t overwork the dough or it won’t rise properly.

Roll out the dough to about 1/2″ thick. Use a large glass or cookie cutter to cut out 8 circles, or if you prefer wedges, use a knife to divide up the dough into any shape you like for the scones.

Put the scones on a parchment-lined baking sheet, brush them with a little bit of soy milk (optional), and bake at 400F for 15 minutes, or until they are starting to turn golden brown.

Serve your scones warm with fruit and whipped cream, nutella, honey, or eat them straight up. To reheat any leftover scones, pop them in the oven at 350F for 3-5 minutes. Enjoy!

Chef Maitri Carmichael brings a creative and peaceful energy to every plate. She grew up in Toronto with a British Grandma and an Italian Nonna who showed their love through food, then she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years, spending her free time at community farms and zen kitchens. Originally a scientist and biotech entrepreneur, she graduated from the Vegan Chef School in London (2021) and the Raw Food Culinary Academy in Vancouver (2023), and is now settled in Hawaii.

3 responses to “Scones with Fruit and Cream”

  1. maitricookswithlove Avatar

    Such a fluffy and delicious breakfast!

  2. maitricookswithlove Avatar

    Instagram comment from evancarmichael: Looks so good 🙌

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