No-Butter Scones


A special breakfast treat on winter weekends is practically required.  This No-Butter Scones recipe was originally shared with us from the Desert Modernism blog.

Special Diet Notes: No-Butter Scones

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, peanut-free, soy-free, vegetarian, and optionally nut-free.

No-Butter Scones
Serves: 6
  • 2 egg whites
  • ⅓ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup dairy-free milk beverage
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup plain dairy-free yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Mix together the egg whites through the flour until well combined.
  3. Stir in the dried cherries.
  4. Spoon the mixture onto a greased baking sheet (approximately 6 scones).
  5. Top with a few roasted almonds if desired.
  6. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack.


About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Instructions are crazy. You only give instructions for egg whites flour and cherries. What about the other ingredients?

    • Hi Dorothy, sorry for any confusion. I know my recipes are much more detailed. This one was submitted many years ago. It says “egg whites through flour” – they just don’t list out each ingredient. So you add all of those ingredients from the egg whites through the flour until combined.

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