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Light and Fluffy Cheese Scones (Without Eggs)

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If we are not eating sourdough bread with our soup, we are definitely eating Cheese Scones. Full of Cheddar, fluffy and with slight chilli heat, these savoury cheese scones without eggs are brilliant as an accompaniment for soups, salads, or as a simple snack!

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Eggless Cheese Scones Replace Bread

When there isn’t time to make bread, but you need something to make your meal more substantial, or simply need a good savoury snack, cheese scones are definitely a saviour. These only take about 25 minutes from start to finish and taste great! They are brilliant served warm fresh out of the oven, but also great the next day, sliced in half with a little butter and marmite.

Baked Cheese Scones on a baking parchment.

How to Make Eggless Cheese Scones?

Preheat the oven to 180°C Fan. To make these savoury scones, you need to mix 110g of plain flour with 0.5 tsp of chilli powder and 1.5 tsp of baking soda. Alternatively, you can use self-raising flour and add 0.5 tsp of baking powder.

Have your butter at room temperature. I tend to use salted butter, but if you only have unsalted, then remember to add a pinch of salt to make sure your scones are seasoned right.

Cube your butter and rub it into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Set aside whilst you grate your cheddar. You can grate your cheese finely or coarsely but here’s the thing: if you like to see the melted cheese strings when you bite into your scone, grate it coarsely.

Mix in the grated cheese (set a bit aside for sprinkling on top) and add milk. Add 40ml and then keep adding more if you need. The dough should come together in a ball, but shouldn’t be sticky. Press with your hand into a 2.5-3cm tick circle (or use a rolling pin).

I use a 6 cm round cookie cutter for my scones. This makes 4-5 scones depending on the thickness. Perfect amount for 2 people to go with the soup.

Place your Cheddar scones on a baking paper-lined tray. Then glaze the tops with a bit of milk and sprinkle the tops with the saved cheddar.

Bake for 12-15 minutes in the middle of the oven until risen, and golden brown. Leave to cool for 5 minutes before serving. However, these Light and Fluffy Cheese Scones are best served on the same day, ideally whilst still warm.

What To Serve Eggless Cheese Scones With?

Serve these Eggless Scones with:

Four Scones, one of which cut in half, on brown baking parchment.

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Baked Cheese Scones on a baking parchment.

Light and Fluffy Cheese Scones Without Eggs

Cheesy, fluffy and with a slight chilli heat, these savoury scones are brilliant as an accompaniment for soups, salads, or as a simple snack!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Baking, Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 4 scones
Calories 213 kcal


  • 110 g pain flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 0.5 tsp chilli powder
  • 25 g butter salted, room temperature
  • 60 g cheddar mature or extra mature
  • 45-50 ml milk


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C Fan. Mix plain flour with baking powder and chilli powder.
  • Cube your room temperature butter and rub into the flour mixture with your fingertips, until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Grate the cheese and set some aside for sprinkling on top of your scones. Mix the rest in with the flour mixture.
  • Add milk (start by adding 40ml and add extra if you need) and bring it into a cohesive ball (ingredients need to come together but you don't want the dough sticky).
  • Flatten it to a thick circle (2.5cm thick) and cut out 4-5 scones using a cutter (we used a 6 cm cutter). Place them on a lined baking sheet.
  • Glaze the tops of your cheese scones with some milk and sprinkle the saved cheddar.
  • Bake in the middle of the oven for 12-15 minutes until risen and golden brown. Leave to cool for 5 minutes and serve warm.


These scones aren’t spicy, but skip the chilli powder if you don’t like any chilli heat in your food. 


Calories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 7gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 307mgPotassium: 63mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 392IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 214mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Cheddar Scones, Cheese Scones, Cheese Scones Without Eggs, Eggless Cheese Scones, Eggless Scones, Savoury Scones, Scones
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7 Replies to “Light and Fluffy Cheese Scones (Without Eggs)”

  1. 5 stars
    Delicious and light. The chilli gives a lovely warming kick. Will definitely make again. So quick too

  2. 5 stars
    Ooh, yum! I love a cheesy scone. Great that these are made without eggs, too – so easy!

    1. Thanks, Helen! We think eggless scones taste a lot more buttery and are certainly flakier…

  3. 5 stars
    A perfect classic cheese scone with a chili twist! Yum!

    1. Yes, exactly what we were aiming for! :))

  4. 5 stars
    I just LOVE cheese scones., and these are so easy to make – crumbly and delicious – lovely with a bowl of soup! Thanks so much.

    1. Thanks for the lovely feedback, Kate! So glad you enjoyed them! 🙂

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