These gluten free chestnut flour scones are a delicious fall-flavored scone.
Filled with apple chunks and bacon, it is hard to resist these 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!!
Chestnuts and Chestnut Flour
Have you tried roasted chestnuts?
There is a tiny Japanese market, Mitsua, down the street from our house that roasts these fresh outside of the store. I love to peel them and eat them while they are still warm. There is nothing like the fresh flavor!
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 to make sure it isn’t mixed with wheat flour!
- 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.
You can buy roasted chestnuts in some markets, like Trader Joe’s, in the refrigerated section. Or, if you have an Asian market in your area, they often roast chestnuts in-house and sell them fresh.
I love the nutty sweetness of chestnuts and I will be making more chestnut flour recipes in the future. Are there any chestnut recipes you have tried?
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 a thickener, so I may be trying a stew recipe soon!
Chestnut flour can be a little bit tricky to find. This brand of chestnut flour is the one I found and used for this recipe.
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How to make scones with chestnut flour:
- 1 cup chestnut flour
- 1/2 cup Authentic Foods Gluten Free Brown Rice Flour
- 1/4 cup Authentic Foods Superfine White Rice Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 3/4 stick of butter, cold
- 1/2 cup milk, or non-dairy milk
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cracked pepper
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 small apple, diced
- 2 slices bacon
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a frying pan, cook 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.
- Add bacon and apple.
- Mix until just barely blended.
- Cover and chill for 1 hour.
- Put a piece of parchment paper down on a baking sheet.
- Shape and cut into 8 wedges.
- Brush bacon grease on top of dough wedges.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 241 Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 57mg Carbohydrates: 47g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 17g Protein: 4g
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