Gluten Free Rustic Bacon And Cheese Scones

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These Gluten-Free Rustic Bacon And Cheese Scones are hearty and filling, with a nice balance of salty and bacon smokiness. And, the scones will leave you feeling satisfied all morning long.

Savoury bacon and cheese scones are always a big hit at our house. When it comes to gluten free baking, there is nothing simpler to make than gluten-free scones. 

The incredibly cheesy scones have just the right amount of crispy bacon and cheese and are mildly flavoured with fresh green onions. Honestly, these three ingredients make the most delicious bacon and cheese scones.

What is a gluten free scone?

When we think of scones, we thing British tea time. Authentic British scones are typically served with tea as a snack. The scones are relatively plain and are served with clotted cream and jam.

In North America, scones are often served with morning coffee, and they can be sweet or savoury scones.

The sweet scones often include berries, nuts, oats or raisins. Sometimes they are topped with a glaze, such as the popular gluten free maple oat nut scone.


FAQs about gluten-free scones

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Q: Can I use one flour to make gluten-free scones?

A: Yes! Our gluten-free scones are made using one rice-based gluten-free flour blend.

Q: What do I need to know about baking gluten-free scones?

A: For gluten-free scones, it is essential to use a light hand to mix the dough and not over-bake the scones. Our recipe is foolproof, but if    you find your dough is too crumbly, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of milk or water until it comes together.

And if your scones are coming out dry or crumbly, try reducing the bake time by a minute or two.

Q: Can I make these scones ahead of time?

A: Preferably not! Gluten-free scones, like most gluten-free baked goods, are best when made fresh and are warm.

Q: How do I freshen up a gluten-free scone?

A: Place the scones on a baking sheet into a preheated oven at 350 F and bake until lightly heated. About 5 – 8 minutes

variations for savory scones

There are endless possibilities when it comes to savory scones. Add fresh herbs of choice, smoked salmon, sundried tomatoes, olives, smoked cheese or ham for variations.

However, the most popular gluten-free savory scones are made with bacon and cheese.

How to master the best texture for gluten-free scones?

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There are a few things to keep in mind when trying to achieve the perfect texture for gluten-free scones. 

First, ensure that all of your ingredients are at room temperature before mixing them together. Room temperature ingredients will help to prevent your scones from being dense or crumbly. 

Second, use a light hand when mixing the ingredients. Over-mixing can result in tough scones. This is probably the best advice I can offer.

Third, be careful not to over-bake the scones. They should be golden brown and just set in the center when they come out of the oven. 

Follow these tips, and you’ll be sure to end up with delicious, light, perfect crumb gluten-free scones!

step by step instructions for making gluten-free bacon and cheese scones

First, briefly cook the bacon with the green onions. This allows the bacon to be fully cooked before mixing it with dry ingredients. As a result, the bacon will be crispy, and the green onions will be flavoured with bacon.

Once the bacon is cooked, combine dry ingredients, including cheese, with the bacon mixture.

The third step is the most important! Add the milk and mix until the dough starts to come together. DO NOT OVERMIX, or the scones will become dense. Done!

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Now that you have the bacon and cheese scone mixture ready, roll it out to about 1 1/2 inch thickness, and cut into desired shapes. The oven temperature is critical!

The oven must to be hot before you start baking the scones to achieve the best results! The high heat quickly bakes them without drying the scones out.

Gluten Free savory scones are always popular because they can replace sandwich bread or serve them with hearty soups and stews. The gluten-free cheese scones make an excellent addition to brunch, especially with savory toppings such as Smoked Salmon.

If you are thinking of making a light meal, serve the gluten-free cheese scones with Smoked Salmon Asparagus and Goat Cheese Quiche or High Protein Stuffed Breakfast Peppers. Need more scone recipes? Check out our list of gluten free scone recipes!

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Many thanks!

Kristina xx


  • 6 GF bacon strips, roughly chopped
  • 2 bunches of green onions (spring onions), thinly sliced or you can use chives
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose gluten-free baking flour blend (I used cup4cup )
  • 2 tsp. GF aluminum free baking powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt of choice
  • ½ tsp. GF ground black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup full-fat milk or cream plus some for brushing
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  • Preheat oven to 420 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Add bacon and green onions into a pan and cook over medium heat until bacon becomes slightly crispy about 5 minutes. Cool
  • Mix flour, baking powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl
  • Stir in cheese and bacon mixture
  • Pour in milk and gently mix until the dough just comes together
  • Transfer dough on a lightly floured surface and shape into a rectangle or a round disk about 1 1/2 inch in thickness. Cut scones to desired sizes and place on prepared baking sheet
  • Brush top of scones with milk or cream and bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown
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    9 Responses to Gluten Free Rustic Bacon And Cheese Scones

    • Kathy July 31, 2020

      yes the best savoury scones..the bacon makes them sooo good.

      • Kristina July 31, 2020

        I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed them. Yes the bacon gives them a smoky flavour. Thank you

    • Lara October 10, 2020

      These are perfect, thanks for such a great recipe!

      • Kristina October 10, 2020

        so happy you enjoyed them, thank you for letting us know!

    • Sally October 17, 2020

      They turned out better than I expected, my family loved them. Thank you!

      • Kristina October 17, 2020

        thank you, it is always nice to hear how my recipes turn out.

    • Sandy. R March 25, 2021

      the very best scones!

    • Jill Rhodes August 25, 2021

      Hello. If I wanted to make and freeze these for a later date, would I bake from frozen at the same temp 420 degrees/and time?
      thank you

      • Kristina August 26, 2021

        Jill, place the frozen scones in the fridge overnight first, then bake them fresh the next day

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