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Cowboy Scones

vegan cowboy scones recipe

Because what else would cowboys snack on? Easy to make and bake, these vegan scones are great for using up odds and ends around the pantry.

Like cowboy cookies, only cakier, being a scone and all. Perfect with coffee and a campfire.

Cowboy Scones

45 minutes

10 small scones

Rugged yet tender scones that are studded with gluten free oats, chocolate, coconut, and nuts. Giddy up!


  • 1 1/4 cups sorghum flour blend
  • 3 tablespoons coconut or raw sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon guar gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons shortening or vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup gluten free oats
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, optional


Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, combine gf flour, sugar, baking powder, guar gum, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, and salt.

Cut shortening into dry ingredients. Place bowl in fridge while you prep liquid ingredients.

In a cup, combine applesauce, coconut milk, vinegar, and vanilla extract. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and blend thoroughly. Fold in chocolate chips, gluten free oats, nuts, and coconut. Let dough chill in the fridge for 15 minutes. A bit longer is fine too.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Use a number 16 disher to drop dough onto parchment paper. Sprinkle scones with extra gf oats and chocolate chips.

Bake for about 20 minutes.


Make a sorghum flour blend by combining: 2 parts sorghum flour, 2 parts tapioca flour, 1 part potato starch, 1 part almond meal. Mix flours well in a large container. Use this blend to replace wheat flour in recipes. Enhance the color and flavor of baked goods by adding a few tablespoons of mesquite flour to your favorite flour blend.

No oats? Substitute quinoa flakes.

Dishers (aka ice cream scoops) are essential for making baked goods of uniform size. It's the easiest way to handle this dough and your scones will bake evenly being all the same size.

Freeze extra scones to enjoy as needed.


cowboy scones recipe

Great. Now I can’t stop thinking of that one scene from Blazing Saddles . . .


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