These gluten free chestnut flour scones make a delicious fall-flavored scone. Filled with apple chunks and bacon, it is hard to resist these unique gluten free scones.
If you love roasted chestnuts, these gluten free chestnut flour scones will quickly become one of your favorite ways to use chestnuts. The unique sweetness of chestnuts, combined with fresh apples and smokey bacon is hard to resist!!
Have you tried roasted chestnuts?
There is a tiny Japanese market, Mitsua, down the street from our house that roasts the chestnuts fresh, right outside of the store. I love to peel them and eat them while they are still warm. There is nothing like the fresh flavor!
Check out all of my delicious gluten free scone recipes, you will love them all!
- Chestnut flour - It can be ordered from Amazon or Nuts.com
- Gluten free flour blend - I tested this recipe using Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend and King Arthur's Measure for Measure Gluten Free Blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
- Xanthan gum - If your blend doesn't contain this or guar gum, add 1 teaspoon.
- Bacon - I have used both regular bacon and turkey bacon in this recipe.
- Ground black pepper - Some people are surprised at this, it definitely tasted delicious and helps balance out some of the sweetness from the chestnuts and apple cider. It is completely optional.
- Apple cider - You can use this for your liquid, water, or milk.
Is chestnut flour gluten free?
Chestnuts are naturally gluten free and chestnut flour would be gluten free, but it is always best to read the label just in case! Chestnut flour can be tricky to find, but I found it on Nuts.com and Amazon.
- Chestnuts are low fat and are more starchy than potatoes, they actually have twice the starch! When using it in gluten free baking, you can cut down on the starches and have your baking still turn out delicious.
- Chestnuts are pretty much fat-free.
- Chestnuts are rich in calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
- Keep in mind chestnuts have a lot of carbs and very little protein.
Recipe step by step directions:
Step 1: Add your dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk to blend.
Step 2: Add cold butter and use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour. Your mixture will look like it has crumbs when you are done.
Step 3: Add cooked bacon and chopped apples to the flour mixture.
Step 4: Pour in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
Step 5: Mix into a dough.
Step 6: Lay a piece of parchment paper over a cookie sheet. Press the dough to a round oval around 1 inch thick.
Step 7: Score the dough with a sharp knife in wedges like the above photo.
Step 8: Bake at 350º F for 25-35 minutes. The actual baking time depends on how thick you make your scones.
For now, if you are wanting more chestnut recipes, I have this delicious Gluten Free Chestnut Cookies recipe. You can dip the bottoms of these chestnut cookies in dark chocolate for an extra special treat!! Chestnut flour can be used as a thickener, so I may be trying a stew recipe soon!
More delicious gluten free scones recipes:
- Gluten Free Blueberry Scones
- Easy Gluten Free Dairy Free Strawberry Scones
- Gluten Free Date Nut Scones
- Tasty Gluten Free Maple Bacon Scones
Gluten Free Chestnut, Apple, and Bacon Scones
- 1 cup chestnut flour * see note
- ¾ cup gluten free flour blend * see note
- ½ cup butter cold
- ½ cup apple cider or use milk
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon cracked pepper
- ¼ cup sugar Note if you use apple cider, use 2 tablespoons of sugar!
- 1 small apple diced
- 2 slices bacon chopped
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 large egg
- Preheat oven to 400º F.
- In a frying pan, cook the bacon. Remove and pat the grease off the bacon.
- Reserve bacon grease for later use.
- Let bacon cool and then chop into pieces.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk flours and dry ingredients together.
- Cube butter and use a pastry blender to cut in the butter until it resembles small chunks.
- In a small bowl, whisk together honey, sugar and milk.
- Add to dry ingredients and the apple and bacon.
- Mix until just barely blended.
- Cover and chill the dough for 1 hour.
- Put a piece of parchment paper down on a baking sheet.
- Shape the dough into a circle and cut into 8 wedges.
- Brush bacon grease on top of dough wedges.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- You can find chestnut flour on Nuts.com and Amazon.
- 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.
- Xanthan gum - If your flour blend doesn't include this or guar gum, add 1 teaspoon.
- You can use regular or turkey bacon.
- I didn't remove the peels from my apple, it is optional.
- These scones will keep fresh in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
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