Gluten-Free Cinnamon Scones

Homemade scones in less than an hour, and gluten free to boot! Make it your way with one of the delicious variations below.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Scones

1
cup potato starch flour
2/3
cup tapioca flour
2/3
cup white rice flour
6
tablespoons sugar
4
teaspoons gluten free baking powder
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
eggs
2/3
cup ghee (measured melted) or coconut oil
1/4
cup almond milk, soymilk or regular milk
1
teaspoon xanthan gum
1
teaspoon guar gum

Topping

2
tablespoons sugar
1
teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Place nonstick baking mat or sheet of cooking parchment paper on cookie sheet; if using parchment paper, spray paper with cooking spray (without flour).
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix flours, 6 tablespoons sugar, the baking powder, baking soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and the salt; set aside. In small bowl, beat eggs, ghee, milk, xanthan gum and guar gum with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients; beat on low speed until blended.
  • 3 Coat work surface and hands with oil. Place dough on surface; pat into round, about 1 inch thick. Cut dough round into 8 wedges; place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix topping ingredients; sprinkle over dough.
  • 5 Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

Recipe Variations Gluten Free Cinnamon Shortbread: Cut dough into rounds, using a drinking glass or round cutter, and use as shortbread to serve with chopped fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Scones: Omit the cinnamon-sugar topping and stir 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips into the batter.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Scone
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
16g,
16%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
570mg
570%;
Total Carbohydrate
54g
54%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.