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Blueberry Sourdough Scones (Vegan)

Blueberry Sourdough Scones – A great way to use sourdough starter discard! Delicious flaky scones packed with a rich sourdough flavor and fresh blueberries


Blueberry Sourdough Scones (Vegan)
Guys, I have a problem. I’m currently going on a Google deep-dive and obsessing over sourdough and all the amazing recipes I can make. Please excuse me while the blog slowly transitions into sourdough-only blog.

I HATE wasting food. It makes me cringe. So the whole “throwing away half of your sourdough starter every day” thing was really stressing me out. And then I read up on it, and I learned that you can add sourdough starter discard to just about anything.

Apparently using sourdough starter in everyday recipes is a super common thing? I guess a lot of people feel the same as me about wasting food, and that’s pretty cool.

Blueberry Sourdough Scones (Vegan)

Using sourdough starter discard adds a subtle sourdough flavor to whatever you add it to, even it’s starter from the first few days of feeding. The flavor isn’t totally developed yet, but it’s slowly starting to get that rich sour flavor, and adding it to baked goods works SO WELL.

Blueberry Sourdough Scones (Vegan)

These scones are light and fluffy, with big chunks of blueberry in every bite. The cinnamon sugar on top adds a nice crunch and a small bit of sweetness, which works well because these scones aren’t inherently sweet. They’re not savory either, they’re just the perfect middle ground. Best served with a slab of butter and a big cup of coffee.

Blueberry Sourdough Scones (Vegan)

How to Make Blueberry Sourdough Scones:

These scones require a little bit more work, but oh boy are they worth it. Chop up some cold butter and throw it into your dry ingredients, then add your sourdough starter and blueberries. Mix gently until combined, cut out rounds, and bake until golden brown and delicious!

Blueberry Sourdough Scones (Vegan)

Brit Wolfe
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breads
Servings 10


  • 1/2 Tbsp. flaxseed meal + 1 1/2 Tbsp. water
  • 2 Tbsp. nondairy milk, such as Silk
  • 1/2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 6 Tbsp. vegan butter, such as Earth Balance cold
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sourdough starter discard
  • 2/3 cup fresh blueberries


  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  • Mix together the flax and water and let sit until slightly thickened, about 5-7 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the nondairy milk and vinegar and let sit until slightly thickened, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add the brown sugar. Cut the butter into small pieces and gently mix with the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. I always use my hands because I feel I have more control, but you can use a pastry blender or fork. If you feel that the mixture is getting too warm, throw it in the fridge for 5 minutes to chill. You want the butter very cold, and big chunks of butter in your dough are a good thing!
  • Add the liquid ingredients (flax and water mixture, milk and vinegar mixture, and vanilla extract) and the sourdough starter into the flour and gently work the dough until it almost comes together. Add the blueberries, then dump onto a lightly floured surface and VERY GENTLY knead the dough until everything comes together. The more you work the dough, the tougher the scones will be, so be gentle.
  • Roll the dough to 1" thick, then use a circle cutter to cut out rounds and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Gather the dough and gently refold to cut more biscuits, repeating the process until all the dough is used.
  • Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes, then sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon and granulated sugar before putting it in the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the tops are golden brown and the blueberries are bubbling.

Blueberry Sourdough Scones (Vegan)

Blueberry Sourdough Scones (Vegan)

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Blueberry Sourdough Scones (Vegan)

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  • Jonathan Crowley

    5 stars
    These turned out so great! I used smoked cinnamon in the dough and regular cinnamon sprinkled on top, instead of blueberries I used chocolate chips, and I made a one inch thick circle and cut it into six triangles. Will definitely be making this again.

    May 31, 2020 at 12:12 PM Reply
  • Lily

    5 stars
    Made these today and they turned out great! I used regular milk and butter, and swapped the blueberries for hazelnuts and chocolate bc that’s what I had at hand. Left halv of the batch in the freezer for another day.

    May 25, 2020 at 12:20 PM Reply
  • Maya

    I don’t have flaxseed, is there something else I could use?

    May 11, 2020 at 11:11 AM Reply
    • Brit Wolfe

      Hello! Chia seeds would be the best replacement ♡

      May 12, 2020 at 9:34 AM Reply
  • Christine

    Do you put baking sheet In freezer before putting the scones on it or do you put scones on then put in freezer for 10 min? Anxious to try it.

    May 11, 2020 at 9:32 AM Reply
    • Brit Wolfe

      You place the scones on the baking sheet and then put that baking sheet into the freezer ♡

      May 12, 2020 at 9:32 AM Reply
  • Ann Marie Faughnan

    5 stars
    Delicious and easy recipe to follow!!

    May 5, 2020 at 10:43 AM Reply
  • Grace

    4 stars
    just made these today (a half-batch) & for my first time making scones, i think they came out pretty great!! i didn’t use a cookie cutter & simply cut 6 pieces from the round of dough, like a pizza. i think next time ill increase the sugar in the batter, as they came out more savory than id hoped. also, what measurements would you recommend for the cinnamon sugar topping? i tried my best but i dont think i used enough, im a new baker so its hard to judge things by eye. thank you for a great recipe!

    April 17, 2020 at 6:54 AM Reply
  • Jaycey

    Hello, just wondering if these would be suitable to make in advance and freeze or not?!

    December 5, 2019 at 2:31 AM Reply
    • Brit Wolfe

      I haven’t tried freezing them, but it should work just fine. I would either freeze the scones right after you cut them out or after they’re fully baked. Hope you enjoy the recipe! ♡

      January 25, 2020 at 11:45 PM Reply
  • Noelle

    Is the vanilla missing from the recipe portion?

    November 17, 2019 at 11:24 AM Reply
    • Brit Wolfe

      It was, I’m sorry, thank you for pointing that out! ♡

      January 25, 2020 at 11:44 PM Reply
  • Kim

    5 stars
    Loved the blueberry scones so I adapted the recipe to make a savoury scone, mixing in some basil, pepper, garlic powder and nutritional yeast. I used coconut sugar instead of brown. I topped them with a brush of almond milk, fleur de sel and Espelette pepper.

    August 6, 2019 at 1:16 PM Reply
    • Brit Wolfe

      Wow, those sound so good! So glad you enjoyed the recipe ♡

      August 15, 2019 at 8:02 AM Reply
  • Kaitlyn Modz

    5 stars
    Hi! I tried making these, they worked out super well. Very tender and fluffy scone. I wanted to drop a line and note that I did a couple things differently than the instructions said, and still had them work out fine. Firstly I used solid room-temperature coconut oil (scoopable consistency) in place of the vegan butter, which was what I had on hand and already knew would work; then I used some dried raisins and cranberries since I wanted to use those up; and finally instead of rolling out the dough and cutting shapes, I formed the dough into a one inch thick circle with a bit of flour and sliced them into 8, like you would slice a pizza. If anyone wants to try any of these modifications they’ll definitely work 🙂

    December 1, 2018 at 4:03 AM Reply
    • Brit Wolfe

      Awesome, I’m so glad you liked them! And thanks so much for the modifications, I’ve never tried using just coconut oil but I’ll definitely be trying that now! ♡

      December 5, 2018 at 11:49 AM Reply
  • MB

    I don’t see a step where you add the sourdough starter. Maybe I missed it?

    March 14, 2018 at 3:54 PM Reply
    • Brit Wolfe

      Sorry about that. I added it to the recipe, thank you for pointing that out!

      March 15, 2018 at 9:12 AM Reply

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