Gluten-free scones recipe

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Gluten-free scones are perfect for anyone who is gluten intolerant and they go great with a cup of afternoon tea and plenty of jam and cream...

gluten free scones
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  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories140 Kcal7%
Fat5 g7%
Saturated Fat3 g15%
Carbohydrates22 g8%

Top these delicious gluten-free scones with a rich, creamy clotted cream and strawberry or raspberry jam for the perfect afternoon tea treat.

Whip up a batch of soft gluten-free scones in just 30 minutes. We've used cream fraiche, milk and eggs to help bind the gluten-free flour and gluten-free baking powder together. While these gluten-scones may not rise quite as much as scones made with regular flour, the flavour and texture will be just as good.


  • 250g gluten free flour
  • 1tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 3tbsp crème fraiche
  • 100ml cream
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 75-100ml milk
  • 1tbsp sugar to top
  • Whipped cream and jam, to serve




  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/Gas 7. In a large bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder. In a jug, measure out the crème fraiche, cream and milk and whisk in the egg. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and mix until it comes to a soft dough.
  2. Place on a well-floured surface and shape to a circle of about 5cm/2inches thickness. Cut out 8-10 rounds or cut into squares and place on a baking sheet. Brush the top with milk and sprinkle with sugar, bake in the hot oven for 10-15mins until golden brown and cooked through.
  3. Remove and allow to cool slightly before serving with cream and jam.  

Watch how to make gluten-free scones

Top tips for making gluten-free scones

It can be tricky to roll out mixtures made from gluten-free flour as they can be crumbly, so an alternate method for portioning your scones is to use an ice-cream scoop. Just brush a little egg over the top and sprinkle with sugar when on the baking tray.

Can you freeze gluten-free scones?

Make these ahead of time and pop into the oven to warm up before serving. The scones can also be wrapped in a freezer bag and frozen for up to one month. Allow the scones to defrost for a few hours and then refresh them in a hot oven before serving.

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