Our 6 Best Gluten Free Scone Recipes

Today, you can find an assortment of scone variations, including fruit scones often made with blueberries, raisins, or currants and savory scones with ingredients like cheese, herbs, or bacon. There are British and American varieties.

bacon and cheese scones

What are scones?

Scones are baked pastries typically lightly sweetened, and their texture can range from tender and crumbly to soft and fluffy. They gained popularity in England, particularly during the 19th century. The recipe evolved, and scones began to resemble the more familiar triangular or wedge-shaped we know today.

What’s the difference between American and British scones?

Scones made their way to North America with British and Scottish immigrants. The American scones tend to be sweeter and larger than British scones.

British scones are often served with clotted cream and jam, while American scones are commonly enjoyed with sweet toppings like glazes, icing, or fruit preserves.

Are scones and biscuits the same thing?

Scones and biscuits are similar in that they are both baked pastries. However, scones are usually sweeter and may contain additional ingredients like fruits or spices, whereas biscuits are typically plainer and can be savory such as our popular Gluten Free Cheesy Mashed Potatoes Biscuits.

How do you make scones rise and become fluffy?

Scones rise and become fluffy primarily due to the leavening agent, usually baking powder. Also, using cold butter and not overmixing the dough helps maintain a tender, flaky texture.

How should gluten free scones be stored to keep them fresh?

Store scones in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 days. Gluten free scones are always best the same day. However, if you have leftovers, heat them in the oven or pop them in a microwave for about 15 seconds to give them that freshly baked texture.

Can you freeze gluten free scones?

Yes, scones can be frozen both before and after baking. To freeze unbaked scones, shape and cut the dough, then freeze them on a baking sheet before transferring them to a freezer bag.

To freeze already baked scones, allow them to cool, wrap them tightly with plastic wrap, and store them in an airtight container or freezer bag.

Whether you like sweet scones made with berries, dried fruit and nuts, or savory scones made with cheese or bacon, chives or onions, I promise you will find a gluten-free scone recipe here that you will add to your gluten-free recipe repertoire.


Our 6 Best Gluten Free Scone Recipes

8 gluten free cranberry oat scones


Gluten-Free Cranberry Oat Scones

 Buttery, lightly sweetened, spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon, and filled with zesty cranberries. These scones are like those you get in a bakery, except without gluten.

gluten free cheesy scones on parchment paper

Gluten Free Cheesy Scones

These savory scones will surely be a big hit at breakfast or as a side to soups or stews—Cheesy, with a hint of rosemary and green onions throughout. If you have ten minutes, you can enjoy fresh, warm right out of the oven gluten free cheesy scones.


zesty blueberry scone on a plate, gluten free

Gluten-Free Zesty Blueberry Scone

Easy gluten free sweet sconefilled with fresh blueberries in every bite. You will find that these buttery scones will melt in your mouth.


2 gluten free bacon scones stacked on a plate

Gluten-Free Bacon Scone Recipe

This Gluten-Free Bacon Scone Recipe is moist, light, and tender, brimming with fresh bacon bits. A savory scone not to be missed!


gluten free maple oat nut scones with icing

Gluten-Free Maple Oat Nut Scone

A classic Gluten-Free Maple Oat Nut Scone that tastes better than one with gluten. Honestly, this breakfast scone is so good! Sometimes, you only need a little technique to make something this delicious. All you need to add is a hot beverage. YUM!


a bite taken out of gluten free bacon scone

Savoury Gluten Free Rustic Bacon and Cheese Scones

A savory scone with just the right amount of crispy bacon, cheese, and fresh green onions. The combination of these three ingredients makes this our best gluten free scone recipe, as per our readers.


Scones have come a long way from their origins in Scotland. Their versatility and adaptability have made them very popular all over the world. You can enjoy the gluten free scones as a sweet indulgence with tea or coffee, a side with a hot bowl of Fresh Tomato Soup, or a savory bite for breakfast or brunch.

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