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Gluten Free Date Scones with Coconut and Pecans

Sandi Gaertner
Date scones with coconut and pecans are light and flaky, with a little nutty crunch. Perfect with a cup of coffee. You'll want to make a double batch of this gluten free scones recipe! 
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 scones
Calories 527 kcal


  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend * see note
  • ½ cup sugar use ¼ if you use sweetened coconut.
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder aluminum free
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter cold
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded coconut unsweetened
  • ½ cup roasted pecans
  • ½ cup chopped dates


  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • In a large bowl add all dry ingredients.
  • Whisk to blend.
  • Add butter in chunks to the flour.
  • Using a pastry blender, cut butter into the dough until the flour mixture is grainy.
  • Add wet ingredients and mix ins and stir to blend.
  • Put a piece of parchment paper onto a cookie sheet.
  • Sprinkle a little flour on top of the dough and shape it to a round flattened circle about 2 inched tall.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut slices into the dough (as shown in above photograph.)
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until done.
  • When scones are cooled down, use a knife along cut marks.


  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. Xanthan Gum - If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. To make this recipe dairy-free, substitute the butter for vegan butter.
  4. To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of the scones. If the toothpick comes out clean, it is done baking. If you see batter or crumbs, the scones need to bake longer.
  5. I used almond milk but other dairy-free kinds of milk will work but I do not recommend canned coconut milk.
  6. These scones will keep up to 3 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.


Serving: 1gCalories: 527kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 8gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 321mgPotassium: 326mgFiber: 7gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 558IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 135mgIron: 2mg
Keyword date scones, gluten free scones, recipes with dates
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