Gluten-Free Zesty Blueberry Scones

Published on Mar 26, 2021

  by   Kristina Stosek

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Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Serves: 8
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Gluten-Free Zesty Blueberry Scones…filled with fresh blueberries and a hint of fresh lemon flavour. Scone recipe is probably the easiest to make, and more importantly, these buttery scones will melt in your mouth with fresh blueberries bursting in every bite.

If you love warm scones filled with healthy blueberries, this gluten-free scone recipe is for you! 


zesty blueberry scones, gluten free


There is nothing more satisfying than a freshly baked warm scone right out of the oven. Anther scone recipe you may enjoy is this Gluten-Free Maple Oat Nut Scone, so…so… good!

recommended toppings for blueberry scones

You can finish the gluten-free blueberry scones with a light sprinkle of turbinado sugar or a fresh lemon glaze. The combination of sweet blueberries and fresh lemon glaze is just the best!


zesty blueberry scones, gluten free


How to get the right scone texture?

Have you ever made gluten-free sones, and they were dry and heavy or too crumbly? To get that perfect texture of scones, there are a couple of things you need to know.

First, freeze the butter for about fifteen minutes before adding it to the flour. The frozen butter will make the scones buttery and not caky. And use cold milk and cold eggs to achieve light and moist scones.

best way to measure flour

Correctly measuring the flour will distinguish between a dry and crumbly scone and a buttery moist scone.

I know it is easier to dip the measuring cup into the flour. However, gluten-free flour is made with various flours and starches and has to be measured correctly. Or you will have more flour than the recipe requires.

Did you make a muffin batter or a cake batter in the past and find it too dry? And more often than not, we blame it on the recipe. This happens when the flour is measured incorrectly.

To measure the flour, use a scoop to fill the measuring cup, then level the flour off with a knife. 


blueberry scones, gluten free


do not overwork the dough for a scone recipe

This is not a cake batter. You don’t want to mix the ingredients until smooth. Instead, once you cut in the butter, add the wet ingredients and mix until everything comes together. This step is vital. If you overmix the mixture, you will have dry hard scones.

fresh or frozen blueberries 

In this recipe, I used fresh blueberries! Fresh blueberries are abundant in the stores now, so why not use them. The good bakeries with the best scones always use fresh blueberries.

Sure, you can use frozen blueberries, but the scones will not have the same texture and fresh blueberry flavour. I highly recommend using fresh fruit when available in scone recipes.

Lemon glaze or not?

If you like your scones sweeter, then go ahead and drizzle the scones with a lemon glaze. I feel the sweetness from the blueberries is perfect. So I only sprinkle a little turbinado sugar over the dough just before baking and skip the glaze.


zesty blueberry scones, gluten free


serving suggestion

Gluten-free sones are best the same day when they are baked. And, they should be served slightly warm. For leftover scones, place them in an airtight container and just before serving, pop them in a hot oven for about ten minutes.

Or, you can heat the blueberry scones in a microwave for about ten seconds.

I hope you will enjoy these melt-in-your-mouth gluten free blueberry scones. They are versatile enough to serve for breakfast, brunch or a snack.

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Yes Jan, you can use this dairy free sour cream

Jan Bennett

Do you have a suggestion for a dairy free substitute for the sour cream?


thank you!


Absolutely delicious!!!

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