Gluten-Free Scones

These moist, gluten-free scones have delicately crunchy, golden-brown tops. Add dried fruit, toasted nuts, or your favorite combination of spices (cardamom and nutmeg are delightful!). Enjoy them alongside a cup of tea or all on their own — they're tasty enough to need nothing else, especially when served warm from the oven. 

17 mins
18 to 22 mins
55 mins
8 scones
Gluten-Free Scones
Gluten-Free Scones
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  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a divided scone pan, or grease (or line with parchment) a baking sheet.

  2. Whisk together the flour or flour blend, sugar, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt, and nutmeg.

  3. Work in the cold butter till the mixture is crumbly.

  4. Stir in the dried fruit.

  5. Whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla till frothy.

  6. Add to the dry ingredients, stirring till well blended. The dough should be cohesive and very sticky.

  7. Drop dough by the 1/3-cupful into the scone pan or onto the baking sheet; if you haven't added dried fruit, use a slightly smaller amount of dough, about 1/4 cup. Let the rest for 15 minutes.

  8. Sprinkle the scones with sparkling sugar or cinnamon sugar. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, till golden brown.

  9. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes or so before serving. Gluten-free scones are enjoyed warm, with butter and jam.

Tips from our Bakers

  • Note: For a dairy-free version of these scones, substitute margarine for the butter; and soy milk, almond milk, or rice milk for the milk called for in the recipe. Results may vary from the original.
  • Be aware: Some of your baking ingredients can be a hidden source of gluten. Learn more at our blog post: For gluten-free baking, think beyond just flour. For additional information on King Arthur-produced products, read the complete details of our allergen program, including our contact-prevention practices.