Maple and bacon flavors collide in a yummy scone recipe! You are going to love these Gluten Free Bacon Maple Scones! Maple and bacon flavors take center stage in this maple bacon recipe and work perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea.
Today I am hosting the girls for a pre-holiday get together. We try to do this every few months to catch up, and just celebrate with some "togetherness time." It is like our calm before the storm...or should I say calm before the holiday madness?
Sweet with a hint of smoky saltiness, you will love how tasty these gluten free scones taste! If you love scones as much as we do, check out all of my delicious gluten free scones recipes!
If you want to offer a variety of scones, try these Gluten Free Cheese Scones, or these Gluten Free Strawberry Scones for friends' get-together. And for my bacon lovers, these Gluten Free Maple Bacon Donuts are also delicious!
You will love these scones with a hot cup of coffee or tea. They make a delicious breakfast or mid-afternoon snack!
Recipe step by step directions:
Step 1: First, add the dry ingredients and cold butter. Use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the dry ingredients. The dough will be grainy when you are done.
Step 2: Add the cooked and chopped bacon and pecans. Mix and then add all of the wet ingredients into the bowl. Mix well.
The gluten free scone batter will be thick as shown above. You can see the bacon chunks in the batter.
Step 3: Press the scone batter into a scone pan and bake. These easy Gluten Free Maple Bacon Scones are almost ready!
Step 4: Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the scone pan and allow cooling on a rack.
To bake without a scone pan:
- Take your scone batter and place it on parchment paper.
- Form it into a circle about 2 inches tall.
- Use a knife to precut into triangle-shaped wedges.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes until done.
- Remove from the oven and re-cut the cut lines.
- Make the maple drizzle the same as directed below.
This photo is from my Gluten Free Coconut Date Pecan Scones recipe on the blog. Next, we need to make the maple glaze for these Gluten Free Bacon Scones.
Step 5: Mix the powdered sugar and maple syrup. Mix the glaze. (Mix carefully so the powdered sugar doesn't go flying!)
Step 6: Dip the scones into the maple syrup to coat each scone. Remove from the glaze and allow to dry on a cooling rack. Optional, top with a pecan half.
What gluten free flour is best for scones?
Tips and Recipe FAQ:
You can easily make this scones recipe nut-free!! To make this easy maple scone recipe nut-free, just omit the pecans.
If you are looking to make just a maple scone or if you need a vegan version, you have two options. You can use vegan bacon to maintain the maple bacon flavors, or you can omit the bacon altogether and just enjoy this as a maple pecan scone.
You can make this gluten free maple scones recipe dairy-free. You will want to use a stick of very cold vegan butter and cut it in the same way as I show above
You definitely do not need a scone pan to make this recipe. To make this scone recipe without a scone pan.
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Easy Gluten Free Maple Bacon Scones
- 2 cups gluten free flour blend * see note
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 8 tablespoons butter cold
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup almond milk
- ¼ cup chopped cooked bacon
- ¼ cup chopped pecans
- ½ cup powdered sugar (glaze)
- 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 350º F.
- In a large bowl, add flour, sugar, and salt. Whisk to blend.
- Add chunks of cold butter. Use a pastry blender to chop up all of the butter. Your dough will be grainy. (You can also use a food processor to do this.)
- In a small bowl, add eggs and milk. Add to scone dough with the chopped cooked bacon and pecans.
- Mix well.
- Grease a scone pan and add batter to each section and bake for 22-25 minutes.
- Remove scones from the oven. Take out of the scone pan and allow to cool on a cooling rack.
- In a bowl, add powdered sugar and maple syrup. When the scones are cool, dip one side into the glaze and put back on the rack until the glaze hardens.
- I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
- If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
- These scones will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator, or up to 4 months in the freezer.
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(*This post was updated from a December 2017 post with more details and recipe tips.)