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Easy Gluten Free Scones

If you’re looking for a scone recipe in a simple gluten-free option, this is the post for you. Keep reading to get this easy but delicious recipe. 

Healthy Scones? Sure! 

I have been doing my best to cut back on processed foods and sugars, but I had a hankering for scones. 

Some time ago I purchase a gluten-free all-purpose flour. I’ve been wanting to try it. But I also had almond flour on hand and decided it would be a great option, too. 

Scones seemed like the perfect place to try the combination of both of those flours together. And boy, am I glad I did! 

These still have the look and feel of traditional scones but they’re so much better for you!

What is Gluten, Anyway? 

Maybe you’re reading this post and you’re not sure what gluten is or why some folks have gone gluten free. Here are the basics: 

Gluten is a mixture of proteins found in wheat and related grains. It’s responsible for the elastic texture of dough. This is what gives bread its chewy texture, for instance. Gluten forms when you mix flour with water.

These gluten strands provide structure to the dough, which  allows the dough to trap and hold carbon dioxide produced by yeast or other leavening agents, resulting in the rising of the dough and the characteristic texture of bread.

Why Can’t Some People Have Gluten?

Gluten is a concern for folks who have celiac disease, wheat allergy, or types of non-celiac gluten sensitivities. 

In these individuals, the immune system reacts negatively to gluten. Unfortunately this can lead to damage of the small intestine. So, people with gluten issue have to avoid it altogether.

Thank goodness, there are plenty of alternatives are available. And gluten-free baking is pretty trendy now, too.

Getting your gluten-free flours to work with the individual recipes can be a bit of a challenge, but I’ve taken care of that for you in this scones recipe. So, what are we waiting for? Let’s dive right in!

Gluten-Free Scone Ingredients 

If you’re looking for a scone recipe in a simple gluten-free option, this is the post for you. Keep reading to get this easy but delicious recipe.

You will find a full printable recipe card at the bottom of this post but here’s a quick look at what you’ll need to make these scones. These flours are a bit unusual, perhaps, but you can easily find them at your local grocery store or online at Amazon. The rest are simple ingredients you might already have on hand.

  • almond flour
  • gluten-free all purpose flour
  • coconut palm sugar
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • zest and juice of one orange (or lemon)
  • melted butter
  • egg
  • blueberries (or berries of choice)

How to Make Gluten Free Scones from Scratch

This is such a simple recipe! 

Prepare a baking tray with a sheet of parchment paper and set aside. 

În a large bowl whisk together both flours. 

Add the coconut sugar (or sweetener of your choice), baking powder, and salt. Whisk these dry ingredients until it all comes together. 

If you’re looking for a scone recipe in a simple gluten-free option, this is the post for you. Keep reading to get this easy but delicious recipe.

In a separate bowl melt the butter, then add the zest and juice of one orange (or lemon). Mix wet ingredients well. 

Add the egg and whisk together. 

Pour the liquid over the flour mixture and stir until combined. 

Fold in the fresh berries. 

If you’re looking for a scone recipe in a simple gluten-free option, this is the post for you. Keep reading to get this easy but delicious recipe.

Roll the scone dough into a ball and place it onto the parchment-lined baking sheet

If you’re looking for a scone recipe in a simple gluten-free option, this is the post for you. Keep reading to get this easy but delicious recipe.

Press down into a disc, about an inch tall. 

Use a sharp knife to cut into eight even pieces. 

If you’re looking for a scone recipe in a simple gluten-free option, this is the post for you. Keep reading to get this easy but delicious recipe.

Gently nudge them apart, giving them space to grow in the oven. 

If you’re looking for a scone recipe in a simple gluten-free option, this is the post for you. Keep reading to get this easy but delicious recipe.

If you like, you can sprinkle with more sugar before baking. 

Place the cookie sheet into the hot oven on the center rack and bake for 18 – 22 minutes until golden brown and set. 

Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool. Don’t try to handle these until they are fully cooled because they’re very fragile. 

If you’re looking for a scone recipe in a simple gluten-free option, this is the post for you. Keep reading to get this easy but delicious recipe.

Once cooled, your scones are ready to eat. And you’re going to love every single bite! (More about that later.) 

If you’re looking for a scone recipe in a simple gluten-free option, this is the post for you. Keep reading to get this easy but delicious recipe.

Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container. They will stay fresh at room temperature for 2 – 3 days but if you refrigerate them they will last a bit longer. You can freeze these scones up to two months. 

What to Expect from this Gluten-Free Scones Recipe

If you’re looking for a scone recipe in a simple gluten-free option, this is the post for you. Keep reading to get this easy but delicious recipe.

I’ll be honest: I wasn’t feeling all that hopeful when I saw the dough. I pictured something as hard as a lump of clay. Boy, was I wrong! These had an amazing texture, almost cookie-like. They’re delicious, flaky scones!

These are going to be terrific with your morning coffee or afternoon tea. I absolutely loved the feel of them. . .as well as the flavor. I’m just getting used to cane sugar and getting the right quantity was key, but this worked out great. They’re just sweet enough without being overly sweet. 

I didn’t sprinkle sugar on top but will next time. I’ll probably use cranberries, too. Blueberries were terrific but I love the tartness of cranberries. They should pair beautifully with this scone. 

Variations on this Recipe

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This is such a fun and easy recipe. I think it would make a terrific base for any of the following: 

Lemon Coconut: Skip the berries and add half a cup of coconut to the mix. Delicious! Add lemon juice and zest.

Dried fruit: I would love to make these again and add dried fruit. I have several options on hand: dehydrated cranberries, cherries, blueberries, and mango.

Chocolate chip: Add mini chocolate chips in place of the berries. If you’re on a health kick consider adding sugar-free chocolate chips from Lily’s (or other brand of your choice). 

Pecans: I think that chocolate chips and pecans would be great together in this (already nutty) dough. 

Chocolate/Peanut Butter: Add a bit of cocoa powder and stir in some peanut butter chips. Yum. 

Honey and Almond: Slivered almonds and honey would be great in place of the berries. Delicious! 

Glaze: Make a simple glaze out of orange juice and powdered sugar if you like. Or lemon and powdered sugar. Any juice will do! 

Raw Sugar: This is a great option to sprinkle on the tops of the scones.

Dairy-free option: Looking for a dairy free scone? Skip the butter and use coconut oil or vegetable oil. Consider an egg alternative, like flaxseed.

Gluten-Free Biscuits: Turn this recipe into biscuits by making this small adjustment: Use more all-purpose gluten free flour than almond and skip the fruit. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin and use a biscuit cutter.

Other Scones from Out of the Box Baking

Strawberry Cheesecake Scones: If you love the idea of strawberry cheesecake but you’re also a scone lover, this is the recipe for you. Best of all, this recipe starts with a simple white cake mix!

Easy Buttermilk Scones with Clotted Cream: If you’re in the mood for a delicious scone but don’t have a lot of time for a complicated recipe, you’ve come to the right place! This yummy scone is tender and light–a crumbly scone that’s packed full of flavor.

Easy Cake mix Scones: If you’re in the mood for an easy scone recipe, one that starts with a box of white cake mix, have I got a treat for you! This recipe came together so easily and it’s a terrific alternative when you’re in the mood for something different.

Strawberry Lemon Cream Scones: The juicy berries, the tartness of the lemon zest. . .wow! Talk about a flavor explosion!

Savory Scones: These are a lot different from my sweet scones! They’re light and biscuit-like.


That’s it for this post, friends! I hope you enjoyed this delicious gluten-free scone recipe

If you make this recipe and love it, don’t forget to leave a review and a comment below. And while you’re at it, go ahead and pin some photos to your Pinterest boards!

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About the Author

Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 165 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page.

Gluten Free Scones

Gluten Free Scones

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

If you’re looking for a scone recipe in a simple gluten-free option, this is the post for you. Keep reading to get this easy but delicious recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup gluten-free all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup palm (coconut) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Zest and juice of one orange (or lemon)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (or berries of choice)

Instructions

    Prepare a baking tray with a sheet of parchment paper and set aside.

    În a large bowl whisk together both flours.

    Add the coconut sugar (or sweetener of your choice), baking powder, and salt. Whisk until it all comes together.

    In a separate bowl melt the butter, then add the zest and juice of one orange (or lemon). Mix well.

    Add the egg and whisk together.

    Pour the liquid over the flour mixture and stir until combined.

    Fold in the berries.

    Roll the dough into a ball and place it onto the prepared baking sheet.
    Press down into a disc, about an inch tall.

    Cut into eight even pieces.

    Gently nudge them apart, giving them space to grow in the oven.

    If you like, you can sprinkle with more sugar before baking.

    Place the cookie sheet into the oven on the center rack and bake for 18 - 22 minutes or until golden brown and set.

    Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool. Don’t try to handle these until they are fully cooled because they’re very fragile.

    Once cooled, your scones are ready to eat. And you’re going to love every single bite! (More about that later.)

    Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container. They will stay fresh at room temperature for 2 - 3 days but if you refrigerate them they will last a bit longer. You can freeze these scones up to two months.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 373mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 6g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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