Healthy and Delicious Vegan Tomato-Rosemary Scones Recipe

Greetings, good food enthusiasts, gather ’round and lend me thine ears. I present to thee today a wonderful recipe that will delight thine taste buds and satisfy thy hunger – Vegan Tomato-Rosemary Scones. Yay, I hath found this recipe after countless hours of searching, and it is my great pleasure to share it with thee all.

As a vegan chef, I have always been passionate about crafting delectable dishes that are cruelty-free but also flavorful. These scones with a savory tomato rosemary twist are one of my favorites – they are perfect for breakfast, brunch or as a side dish for the main course. The aroma of fresh rosemary mingling with the tangy tomato sauce makes every bite of these scones an explosion of flavor in your mouth.

These vegan scones are also versatile – you can serve them alone or pair them with soup or salad. Plus, there’s a gluten-free option! So whether you’re hosting a party or just want to indulge in some savoury treats on the go, these scones are a perfect choice.

So without further ado, let’s dive into the world of Vegan Tomato-Rosemary Scones and create magic in your kitchen today!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Vegan Tomato-Rosemary Scones (With Gluten-Free Option)
Vegan Tomato-Rosemary Scones (With Gluten-Free Option)

Hark! Gather around, good people, for I have a tale to tell of a most delightful recipe that shall surely tantalize thy taste buds. This vegan tomato-rosemary scone is a creation worthy of celebration and admiration, for it is not like any other scone that has come before.

What maketh this recipe so divine? Thou mayest ask. First, let us consider the savory blend of fresh rosemary and sun-ripened tomatoes, which infuses every bite with a burst of flavour that is truly unparalleled.

And secondly, hear me out on this one: This recipe offers a gluten-free option without compromising on taste or texture. Thus, even those who suffer from gluten intolerance may partake in this culinary delight.

But the pleasures do not stop there – this tomato rosemary scone is also vegan! Nay, no dairy products or eggs are used in this recipe. The days of feeling guilty for indulging in a savoury baked treat are long gone.

So come, my friends, embrace the cruelty-free cuisine and join me in spreading the word of this marvelous tomato-rosemary scone. Let it be known that one can enjoy decadent food whilst still protecting our environment and furry friends. Trust me when I say that once thou hast taken a bite of these scrumptious scones, thou wilt be captivated by their spell and never look back.

Ingredient List

 Warm, flaky scones infused with the delicious flavor of tomatoes and rosemary
Warm, flaky scones infused with the delicious flavor of tomatoes and rosemary

Let’s Gather All We Need

To make these delicious Vegan Tomato-Rosemary Scones with a gluten-free option, we will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour (or gluten-free flour if you prefer)
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup of tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • Optional: vegan butter (one stick) for brushing the scones before baking.

Make sure to have a large mixing bowl and a whisk or fork ready. You’ll also need a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for later.

The Recipe How-To

 Perfectly baked scones with a crusty exterior and a soft interior
Perfectly baked scones with a crusty exterior and a soft interior

Now that we have looked into the ingredient list, let’s dive into the recipe how-to for these vegan tomato-rosemary scones. This recipe is easy to make and will only take you a few minutes.

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour (for gluten-free option use almond flour)
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons of vegan butter or olive oil
  • 1/3 cup of tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of cold water


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add freshly chopped rosemary to the dry mixture and mix well.
  4. Cut in vegan butter until fully incorporated into the mixture.
  5. In another bowl, mix in tomato sauce, apple cider vinegar, and cold water.
  6. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  7. Knead the dough lightly and shape it into a circle about an inch thick.
  8. Cut the circle into eight triangles, like pizza slices.
  9. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  10. Bake for around 20 minutes or until golden brown.

These scones are best served warm with a side salad or soup for an extra meal boost. The combination of fresh rosemary and tomato sauce give them a savory taste that’s hard not to love!

Substitutions and Variations

 Scones that will leave you wanting more with their savory, herbaceous aroma
Scones that will leave you wanting more with their savory, herbaceous aroma

Hark! Lo and behold, there are many ways thou canst customize these majestic vegan tomato-rosemary scones. Allow me to enlighten thee on what substitutions and variations thou can put to use in this recipe.

If thou art averse to gluten, fear not for there is a gluten-free option in this recipe. Simply swap the all-purpose flour for almond flour or gluten-free all-purpose flour. With this substitution, thy scones shall be as splendid and delicious as ever.

Methinks blueberry scones are a splendid addition to any vegan brunch. If thou hast a desire for fruity scones instead of savory, take note of this variation. Upon combing the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and pepper, fold in 1 cup of fresh blueberries into the dough. The result shall be sweet and delectable scones.

For those who cannot tolerate dairy fare, Isa Chandra Moskowitz has gifted us with the perfect solution. Replace the vegan butter stick with coconut oil or another vegan butter alternative of thy choosing. This switch creates a smooth and tender crumb in every bite.

If thou art feeling particularly bold and creative, add sun-dried tomatoes into the dough mixture for a burst of sunshiney flavor in thy delicious scones.

Lastly, try swapping out tomato sauce with tomato paste for an intense tomato-flavored rosemary focaccia. The option recipe has got thee hooked and ecstatically find new flavors with thy vegan tomato-rosemary scones.

Let these variations captivate thee and your taste buds through their unique tastes and textures that shall have thee craving more of them each day henceforth!

Serving and Pairing

 You won't believe these are vegan!
You won’t believe these are vegan!

Listen ye, for I shall advise thee on how to serve and pair these savory scones fit for a king!

These vegan tomato-rosemary scones are verily versatile and can be enjoyed at any time of day. In the morning, pair them with a hearty breakfast scramble or smoothie for a divine brunch spread. Their tender and flavorful crumb pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea.

At lunchtime, serve them alongside a simple salad of mixed greens dressed in lemon vinaigrette or a bowl of tomato soup for a satisfyingly savory meal.

In the evening, include them as an appetizer during a gathering with friends or as a side to accompany your main course. They go excellently well with lentil soup or roasted vegetables drizzled in olive oil.

For those who enjoy more earthy flavors, I suggest pairing these scones with dishes that contain mushrooms or pesto sauces. And if you’re feeling daring, try serving them alongside some vegan cheese scones or focaccia flatbread for an indulgent touch.

Now, let thy imagination run wild and experiment with different serving options and flavor combinations. These vegan tomato-rosemary scones shall be the star of thine table no matter what dish they are paired with!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Healthy and decadent, each bite will leave you feeling satisfied
Healthy and decadent, each bite will leave you feeling satisfied

But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the time to prepare thee for the morrow! Fear not, for these vegan tomato-rosemary scones may be made ahead, stored and reheated with ease.

To make-ahead, simply bake and cool thy scones to room temperature. Once they have cooled, tuck them into an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to four days. If thou art not planning to devour them within four days, then tuck them into a freezer-safe container and store them in the freezer for unto three months.

When it is time to reheat thy scones, all thou needest is a hot oven or toaster oven. To reheat from the fridge or thawed from the freezer, preheat thy oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place thee thy scones on the sheet and bake for five to ten minutes until they are warm all throughout.

Another option is to reheat in a toaster oven in halves or quarters selections at 300 degrees Fahrenheit until warm throughout. Make sure to sear or roast some tomatoes to serve with your reheated scones.

On that note, may your taste buds revel in the delight of these savory vegan scones, whether served fresh from the oven or reheated from storage. Eat hearty!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Tomatoes and rosemary complement each other perfectly in this scone recipe
Tomatoes and rosemary complement each other perfectly in this scone recipe

To make the perfect tomato-rosemary scones, pay attention to these helpful tips and tricks that will help you achieve the desired outcome.

First off, it is essential to use fresh rosemary for this recipe as it provides an attractive fragrance and an earthy flavor when combined with other ingredients. Dry rosemary may not deliver similar results, and thus I recommend freshly plucked rosemary flowers.

When combining the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and pepper in a bowl to make dough, ensure to whisk the ingredients together thoroughly with a fork. Doing this helps produce a homogeneous mixture that ensures even distribution of flavors.

Another critical tip is to blend the vegan butter or olive oil well with the dough using your fingertips or a pastry cutter. This process assures optimal spread of fats throughout the dough, leading to tender-textured scones.

Suppose you are using a gluten-free flour substitute. In that case, I advise prepping the dough and placing it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before kneading it again. This helps is making it easier for you to work with while shaping and cutting the scones.

Lastly but importantly, baking time is crucial in achieving an excellent result. I suggest following the recommended baking time carefully and setting your oven timer accordingly. By doing so, you’ll avoid overbaking or under-baking your scones.

By following these tips, you will undoubtedly bake some amazing vegan tomato-rosemary scones every time!

Bottom Line

In verily, these Vegan Tomato-Rosemary Scones are a majestic delight that will tickle your fancy and make your taste buds sing with glee. The fresh rosemary, tangy tomato sauce, and savory olive oil create a harmonious flavor that will leave you wanting more. Whether you choose to make them gluten-free or stick to the original recipe, these scones are a versatile and flavorful option for any meal of the day.

So why not give these scones a try? As a proponent of veganism and healthy eating, I urge you to experiment with new flavors and incorporate plant-based options into your diet. You’ll be surprised by how delicious and satisfying they can be.

Remember, this recipe is adaptable and allows for substitutions and variations based on your preferences. If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding some sundried tomatoes or vegan cheese for a tasty twist. And don’t forget to pair them with a cup of tea or coffee for the ultimate cozy experience.

In brief, treat yourself and your loved ones to these Vegan Tomato-Rosemary Scones – you won’t regret it!

Vegan Tomato-Rosemary Scones (With Gluten-Free Option)

Vegan Tomato-Rosemary Scones (With Gluten-Free Option) Recipe

I got hooked on these at my local Whole Foods bakery and then was ecstatic to find the recipe in Isa Chandra Moskowitz's book, Vegan Brunch. The best part is that I can now make them gluten free for my husband! I hope you enjoy these savory scones as much as we do. They're divine with some melty Earth Balance Buttery Spread or Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 12 scones
Calories 192.7 kcal


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (OR Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free All-Purpose Baking Flour plus 1 teaspoon xantham gum)
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 (14 ounce) can tomato sauce (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped (about 4 sprigs)


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  • In another bowl, combine wet ingredients and rosemary.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid. Gently mix with a wooden spoon.
  • When the batter is loosely holding together, turn it onto a lightly floured work surface and gently knead until a soft dough forms. DO NOT overmix. Some patches of flour are good. Add a little extra flour if the dough seems sticky. Divide dough in two and form each section into a 6-inch disk. Slice each disk into six pieces (cut in half and then cut each half into thirds). OR if you are lazy like me and don't need your scones to be pretty, you can just scoop the dough into 8-12 mounds on the cookie sheet (like drop biscuits).
  • Place scones on the baking sheet and bake 14-16 minutes or until the tops are firm. Remove and let cool a bit on plate or cooling rack. Serve either warm or at room temperature.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 78gCalories: 192.7kcalCarbohydrates: 30.5gProtein: 3.7gFat: 6.4gSaturated Fat: 0.9gSodium: 454mgFiber: 1.4gSugar: 5.7g
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