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.

A gluten free maple bacon scone sitting on a plate, the rack of scones is in the background.

Today, I am hosting the girls for a pre-holiday get-together. We try to do this every few months to catch up, and 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-togethers. And for my bacon lovers, these Gluten Free Maple Bacon Donuts are also delicious!

Ingredient Notes:

You will love these scones with a hot cup of coffee or tea. They make a delicious breakfast or mid-afternoon snack!

Step-By-Step Directions:

Cutting butter into the dry ingredients.

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.

Dry ingredients with bacon and pecans in a bowl.

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 bacon scone batter.

The gluten free scone batter will be thick, as shown above. You can see the bacon chunks in the batter.

Scone batter in a scone pan.

Step 3: Press the scone batter into a scone pan and bake. These easy Gluten-Free Maple Bacon Scones are almost ready! See below for directions to make them without a scone pan.

Step 4: Bake at 350º F for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the scone pan and allow it to cool on a rack.

A spoon is mixing the maple glaze.

Step 5: Mix the powdered sugar and maple syrup. Mix the glaze. (Mix carefully so the powdered sugar doesn’t go flying!)

A scone is being dipped into the maple glaze.

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.

To make scones without a scone pan:

  1. Take your scone batter and place it on parchment paper.
  2. Form it into a circle about 2 inches tall.
  3. Use a knife to precut into triangle-shaped wedges.
  4. Bake at 350º F for 20-25 minutes until done.
  5. Remove from the oven and re-cut the cut lines.
  6. Make the maple drizzle the same as directed below.
The scone dough cut on parchment paper.

This photo is from my Gluten Free Coconut Date Pecan Scones recipe on the blog. Next, we must make the maple glaze for these Gluten Free Bacon Scones.

Top view of a gluten free maple bacon scone on a plate. A light green napkin is next to the plate.

If you love bacon, I have you covered with lots of delicious gluten free recipes with bacon!

Recipe FAQ:

Can you make this scone recipe nut-free?

You can easily make this scone recipe nut-free!! To make this easy maple scone recipe nut-free, omit the pecans.

Can you make this recipe vegan?

You have two options if you want to make just a maple scone or a vegan version. You can use vegan bacon to maintain the maple bacon flavors or omit the bacon altogether and just enjoy this as a maple pecan scone.

Can you make this dairy-free?

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.

Do you need to use a scone pan?

You definitely do not need a scone pan to make this recipe. To make this scone recipe without a scone pan.

Is bacon gluten free?

I have found that most bacon companies state they use no gluten products in their bacon, but very few have their bacon certified gluten free.

More delicious gluten free scones to try:

Love This Recipe?

If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. Please include which flour blend you used. This helps others know that this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

Easy Gluten Free Maple Bacon Scones

Sandi Gaertner
An easy Gluten Free Maple Bacon Scones recipe that is perfect with coffee or tea.
5 from 13 votes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Course Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes, Gluten Free Scones
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 164 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

  1. 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.
  2. If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. These scones will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator, or up to 4 months in the freezer.

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 164kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 129mgPotassium: 55mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 207IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 1mg
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(*This post was updated from a December 2017 post with more details and recipe tips.)

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28 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made this today with Bob’s Red Mill gf flour. It came out awesome! 🙂 I subbed walnuts instead of pecans and no bacon. Also used brown sugar buzzed in a Nutribullet instead of regular powdered sugar for the glaze. So very pleased. Thank you so much, it has great taste and texture and was easy to make in a food processor. Mine took the full 25 minutes in the oven. <3

  2. Hi,
    I looked at the recipe and notice that there is no leavening in it. Most Scones have a little bit of baking powder or baking soda. Also I was looking for gluten free as well which caught my eye. So is this a dough batter type scone? I could use my muffin tea would that work?

    My sister is coming to visit next month and love to bake these for her.

  3. I love making scones! These look great. I’ll def have to give these are try 🙂 I’ll let you know how an egg replacer works!

  4. I have never been successful at making scones until this recipe! Thank you for the share it was perfectly maple!

  5. Looks yummy but wondering is it 2″ high or is that a typo in the instructions without the scone pan?

    1. Hi Lucille, if you are not using a scone pan, you will want to make a dough circle 2″ high. The scones will rise a bit more from baking.

  6. YUM! Salty, smoky and sweet are my favorites. I don’t know why it never occurred to me to put bacon in the scones, but I’m glad it occurred to you!

  7. 5 stars
    Hope you had a great time at the girls get together! Love everything about this recipe — especially that bacon!

  8. 5 stars
    Maple Bacon Scones, what a crazy delicious idea! Why have I never thought of this concoction?? Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    Starbucks Holiday blend is my absolute favorite coffee ever! One year I even went so far as to buy extra on Ebay when all of the stores were sold out! Thanks for reminding me that I need to go stock up!