Simple Gluten-free Scones (DF / Vegan)

As a child the first thing I learnt how to bake was scones. Edmonds cookbook cheese scones to be precise. I remember feeling so excited as I watched them rise in the oven. Cheese scones are my favourite variety and nothing beats eating them hot out of the oven with butter!  These scrumptious, savoury, addictive morsels are still one of my favourite things to eat.

Simple Gluten-free Scones: Cheese, dairy free and Vegan options! These scones are super easy to make and make great snacks - perfect for afternoon tea or in kids' lunch boxes.

Simple Gluten-free Scones: Cheese, dairy free and Vegan options! These scones are super easy to make and make great snacks - perfect for afternoon tea or in kids' lunch boxes.
All types of these simple gluten-free scones have been tried and tested to get the right texture and taste (I’ve been eating a lot of scones lately!). They can be made plain for that quintessential jam and cream type to be served at any good tea party or you can add cheese to the mix for a more savoury scone. They even get a tick of approval from my British other half who likes a good traditional scone – served with butter and jam of course!

Simple Gluten-free Scones: Cheese, dairy free and Vegan options! These scones are super easy to make and make great snacks - perfect for afternoon tea or in kids' lunch boxes.
I’ve included dairy free / vegan friendly options for the plain scones so you can still enjoy this classic recipe no matter what your dietary requirements! Nom nom nom. If you want to serve these with dairy free cream see my recipe for coconut cream.

Simple Gluten-free Scones: Cheese, dairy free and Vegan options! These scones are super easy to make and make great snacks - perfect for afternoon tea or in kids' lunch boxes.

These simple gluten-free scones make great snacks and are perfect for kids’ lunch boxes. These won’t last as long as normal scones so they are best eaten within a day or two, but I really doubt you’ll have any left after this time anyway.

Simple Gluten-free Scones: Cheese, dairy free and Vegan options! These scones are super easy to make and make great snacks - perfect for afternoon tea or in kids' lunch boxes.

The trick is to not over mix the dough if you want to avoid a hard and not so fluffy texture. Combine ingredients so they are just holding together then turn out and knead a couple of times to combine any crumbly bits.

For a more savoury option try adding herbs and spices such as paprika (1/2 tsp), mixed herbs (1/2-1 tsp) or cayenne pepper (just a small pinch!). You could also try adding ham, onion, feta, spinach, tomato paste, dates, raisins (not all at once of course). Add these before adding the milk – get creative!

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Simple Gluten-free Scones: Cheese, dairy free and Vegan options! These scones are super easy to make and make great snacks - perfect for afternoon tea or in kids' lunch boxes.

Simple Gluten Free Scones
Simple Gluten-free Scones (DF / Vegan options)
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A classic scone recipe that contains no wheat or gluten. Cheese, dairy free / vegan options are included below. Enjoy them with cream and jam or with your favourite chutney.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 scones 10 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 scones 10 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Simple Gluten Free Scones
Simple Gluten-free Scones (DF / Vegan options)
Print Recipe
A classic scone recipe that contains no wheat or gluten. Cheese, dairy free / vegan options are included below. Enjoy them with cream and jam or with your favourite chutney.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 scones 10 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 scones 10 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Ingredients
To make cheese scones add:
Servings: scones
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 220°C (210C Fan) and lightly dust an oven tray with GF flour.
  2. Sift GF flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Stir in ground almonds and mix to combine. Cut butter into cubes and using your fingers rub the butter (or dairy free spread) into mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Stir in cheese (if making cheese variety) and add milk. Mix with a knife until the dough just comes together. Don't over mix!
  4. Transfer dough onto a lightly floured surface, knead a couple of times to combine any dry bits and using your palm pat into a 2cm thickness. Use a lightly floured round cutter to cut rounds out of the dough (or simply cut into squares). Place on prepared baking tray.
  5. Brush the tops with milk (and add extra cheese if making cheese scones) and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Once golden on top remove from oven and cool on rack. Serve with butter and your favourite jam or chutney (great with cheese scones).
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2 Comments

  • Zoe White says:

    Amazing recipe!! My mum and I couldn’t believe it, we replaced the dairy with olivani spread and almond milk, and they worked perfectly! A new favourite recipe 🙂 I’ll never have to miss out on scones again- thanks so much!

  • Lana says:

    Replaced the butter with coconut oil – these were amazing!!! Thank you for the great recipe!

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