When you’re craving a buttery, crispy scone but are trying to be healthy, there’s no need to fret. Make one of these better-for-you versions!
Below you’ll find low-sugar, gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan options. Plus, they come in every flavor imaginable to keep your sweet tooth satisfied—whether you’re eating them for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.
1. Paleo Blueberry Scones
If you’re not about to make your own gluten-free flour with cashews and arrowroot starch, you can use store-bought coconut or almond flour instead. We love the super-detailed, step-by-step photos, which show exactly what you should be doing.
2. Whole Wheat Chai Chocolate Chip Scones
In 40 minutes, you could be eating these. Sure, the name is a bit of a tongue twister, but the flavors are delicious. The traditional recipe gets a better-for-you twist thanks to the whole-wheat flour and quick cooking oats.
3. Gluten-Free Cranberry Coconut Scones
These scones prove that gluten-free baked goods don’t have to taste like cardboard. If you love the sweetness of coconut mixed with the tartness of cranberries, this recipe is totally for you.
4. Easy Pumpkin Scones
For the pumpkin-obsessed, we give you this scone. The recipe packs in all of our favorite flavors (ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and of course pumpkin), and you can seriously cut down on the added sugar if you leave out the glaze.
5. Vegan Banana Oat Scones
Not only are these scones a deliciously dense version of a banana oat muffin, they’re also naturally sweetened with honey and bananas. If you’re looking for an extremely healthy baked good, this recipe fits the bill.
6. Clean Zucchini Bread Scones
We know zucchini tastes great in bread form, but these scones kick it up another notch to crispy, flaky perfection. Tip: Pat the zucchini dry before baking so the scones don’t turn out too moist.
7. Vegan Fig and Chocolate Chip Scones
These hearty and fluffy scones will meet your chocolate needs. The addition of figs gives this recipe a standout natural sweetness you won’t find in the others.