Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cranberry Scones With Nutmeg Glaze
These gluten-free pumpkin cranberry scones are soft, buttery, filled with cranberries and finished with the most delicious nutmeg glaze. These pumpkin cranberry scones are undoubtedly my favourite fall snack, especially during pumpkin season 🙂
I love making scone recipes because there is nothing complicated about them. In this recipe, I used a pie dish to bake them in. So, instead of forming a circle and then cutting the dough into separate wedges, I baked the scones in a pie dish – less mess, super easy, and they turned out perfectly shaped.
For the glaze, I wanted to flavour the glaze with a spice that goes well with pumpkin. So I made a buttery nutmeg glaze. Suppose you prefer gluten-free scones without a glaze, no problem. The pumpkin cranberry scones taste yummy even without the glaze.
When it comes to gluten-free scones, they are the best when they come right out of the oven. Lovely warm and buttery…so good. If you have any leftover scones for the next day, briefly warm them up in the oven or a few seconds in the microwave.
What is a scone?
The famous scone originated in Britain. Typically a scone is made with wheat flour and sometimes oats. And, scones can be served with or without a glaze. My preference is definitely with a glaze. The glaze adds extra sweetness and makes the scones hearty and most satisfying.
What is the difference between a scone and a biscuit?
There is only one ingredient that separates the two, and it is the egg. The traditional English scone is round and not triangular. It is dense and served with afternoon tea with jam and clotted cream. In America, we have adapted the scone to a biscuit, which is lighter and fluffier. Biscuits can also be served with savoury dishes such as soups and stews.
What I love about scones you can be creative with the recipe such as these pumpkin cranberry scones. You can add dried fruits, fresh berries, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, or crisp apples to sweet scones. Savoury scone variations include cheese, bacon, ham, onions, chives, sun-dried tomatoes, and herbs.
In today’s recipe, I included millet flour. Although millet is often called a grain because of its grain-like consistency, millet is technically a seed, and a good gluten-free flour to use in gluten-free baking. Millet has a slightly nutty taste making it a good addition to sweet or savoury recipes. This tiny seed is also a powerhouse of nutrients. It has a chock full of protein and minerals such as manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and zinc. So by using millet flour in these gluten-free pumpkin scones, we have some added health benefits. But wait, we have more gluten-free scone recipes here->
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