Gluten free scones are perfect for tea time, but you don't have to love tea to enjoy a scone recipe from this collection! I put all of my best gluten free scone recipes in one place, so you can see your choices when deciding which simple gluten free scones to make.
On Fearless Dining, you will find all sorts of sweet and savory scones. There is a scone for every taste bud!
If you are new to gluten free baking, don't forget to check out my Beginner Gluten Free 101 Guide for tips on how to live gluten free.
What are Scones?
Scones are sort of biscuit, sort of muffin. Some can be heavy; others are light and fluffy with flaky layers. They go well with coffee, tea, breakfast, brunch, or snack time. I love to make savory scones to go with a pot of soup or stew!
Scones are much easier to make than you think! Scones are considered sweet (or savory) single-serve bread that is often enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee.
Let's talk about the gluten free flours you can use to make these gluten free scone recipes. I share a lot of great gluten free baking tips that can help you become a better baker.
What are scones made out of?
Scones can be made out of many different things. In gluten free baking, you will want to combine gluten free flour and starches or use a good gluten free flour blend. Butter, sugar, and eggs are also important ingredients for scones. Some like Crisco shortening, but I have not tested that in my recipes.
Flour Options for Making Scones Gluten Free:
I have a complete write-up about what gluten free flours are best for scones and other baked goods. It is worth checking out!
I also have an incredible DIY Gluten Free Flour Blend that is gum-free and works well in my scones recipes.
- Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend
- King Arthur Measure for Measure
- Authentic Foods Gluten Free Multiblend (I love how super fine they grind their gluten free flours!)
- Cup4Cup- Note this blend has milk powder.
You can also check out my Gluten Free Pantry recommendations.
Do scones need eggs?
Although scones don't rise much, you need eggs to keep the consistency and mouthfeel of the scones. You can also use an egg replacer if you are on an egg-free diet.
How long do scones keep fresh?
Scones will keep for a week in an air-tight container. I like to freeze my extra scones and defrost them when I crave them.
Should scones be crumbly?
This is a tough one. Scones are not supposed to be super crumbly, and it will depend on the gluten free flour blend you use. If you don't use a gluten free flour blend with starches like tapioca, potato, or corn starch...you do run the risk of having crumbly scones.
Scone step-by-step directions:
If you decide to make wedges for your scone shape, here are some easy ways to make the scones:
Step 1: Mix up your gluten free scone dough. You want to form a ball.
Step 2: Lay a piece of parchment paper on a
You can also use a scone pan if you want to have uniformly shaped scones. Using a scone pan definitely is a time saver. Your scones will taste the same either way you bake them.
Step 3: Bake the scones until slightly golden. Use a knife to recut along the cut lines you made in the raw dough.
Serve scones hot or cold.
I broke my scones list into sweet and savory scones. Sweet scones are great anytime, and they even make a great dessert. Savory scones are great on their own but dipped in hot soup? They are just as good as any gluten free bread or roll!
The Best Scones For Tea:
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This post was updated from an older June 2015 post with more details and easier-to-follow directions.