Let’s talk scones, because who doesn’t like them? If you are gluten free, dairy free, vegan, or all three, you may be wondering if it is even possible to create a good scone.
The answer is a resounding yes. This is literally the best gluten free scone recipe either, and it is super easy compared to many of those regular old scone recipes you may come across.
I’ve developed some hacks for this gf scone recipe that I can’t wait to share with you!
The best part? People can’t even tell it is missing gluten, dairy, or eggs!
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The Best Gluten Free Scone Recipe
First, let’s talk about the gluten free aspect of this recipe.
For a good gluten free scone, you need a good gluten free flour.
In this case, I mean a very specific gluten free flour, that is actually a baking mix.
King Arthur Gluten Free Baking Mix is my go to for many of my gluten free baked goods.
The Dairy Free Scone Recipe
Scones have a ton of dairy in them. They are usually loaded with milk or cream and butter.
Some people get nervous making more than one substitution at a time, like switching out for two different types of dairy.
Not me. Instead of milk or cream I use this So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage:
I prefer this one, unsweetened original for baking, but it also comes in a variety of flavors like vanilla.
I like to use it cold out of the fridge, since I use coconut oil for the butter replacement, which brings me to my next point.
Coconut oil can be a little fickle if you haven’t worked with it before. Too hot, it is a liquid, too cold, it is as hard as a rock.
For this recipe, I use solid room temperature coconut oil. I sort of hack at it with a spatula and don’t bother getting messy since I’ve made this recipe so many times.
If you haven’t worked with coconut oil as a butter replacement before, I encourage you to get messy! Squeeze the pieces of coconut oil between your hands to make them smaller.
This is the texture you are going for:
Don’t use your hands too much, or you’ll melt it and that amazing texture of the finished product won’t be quite right, which brings us to our next point:
This is an Eggless Scone Recipe
Yup, that’s right. I dumped the gluten, dairy, and egg making this the best gluten free scone recipe ever that is also dairy free and vegan. You may have a couple of questions about this.
Are scones better with or without eggs?
I’ve actually tested this recipe both ways, scones with or without eggs. The verdict? There was no difference in taste or texture. If you are wondering should scones be made with eggs?, the answer is no, not necessarily.
This recipe works so well because scones generally only all for one egg. One egg is not a big deal to replace in any recipe really. Eggs have two main purposes in baking, either bringing things together, or leavening them.
In a scone recipe, the eggs provide leavening. You know what else provides leavening? The baking powder in the King Arthur Gluten Free Baking Mix. We just need to replace some of the liquid the egg provides, and we are good to go.
Now, back to what you need to do to make the best gluten free and vegan scones.
The temperature of the coconut oil is key here to get that amazing scone texture. Not too hard, not too soft.
Instead of rolling out our scones like some recipes, we’re going to use a muffin scoop to just scoop our dough.
Before it is cooked, our dough will be super soft, as is the case with many gluten free dairy free doughs.
The solid coconut oil and scooping our dough instead of working it is key to get this amazing scone. Not to mention the best ever King Arthur Gluten Free Baking Mix we started with.
The King Arthur Gluten Free Baking Mix contains baking powder in the mix, so if you are substituting another gluten free flour, add a couple of teaspoons of baking powder to your dry ingredients.
These are what our scones looked like before baking. Look how uniform they are!
If you don’t have a muffin scoop already, seriously consider it. I’m also a disaster with cupcake and muffin batter, and this makes the whole thing so much neater!
Now, let’s take a look at this gf scone recipe that is also dairy free, eggless, and vegan.
This scone recipe is so good, and is easy to add additional things to like chocolate chips or dried or fresh fruit. I put orange zest in mine fairly regularly because who doesn’t like orange.
- 2 cups King Arthur Gluten Free Baking Mix
- 1/3 cup sugar, extra for sprinkling scones
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage (cold works best)
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or fresh squeezed orange juice (optional)
- 6 Tablespoons solid coconut oil
- Zest of half an orange, about 2 teaspoons (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375F and line a baking pan with parchment.
- Combine King Arthur Gluten Free Baking Mix, sugar, and salt in a bowl to for form the dry mixture.
- Meausre 1 cup of So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage. Add 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or fresh squeezed orange juice desired. This gives the flavor of the scones a bit more depth, and turns the So Delicous Coconut Milk Beverage into almost a mock light buttermilk in flavor.
- Measure 6 tablespoons of solid cocont oil, and and to dry mixture.
- Mix the 6 tablespoons of solid coconut milk into the dry mixture as shown, until texture is crumbly. I usually do it with a spatula and a chopping motion to start, but don't be afraid to use your hands!
- Add orange zest if desired.
- Add the So Delicous Coconut Milk Beverage mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. The texture will be a very wet dough.
- Measure out 8 scones with a muffin scoop. Yes, you read that right.
These are quick and easy.
- Sprinkle top of scones with sugar.
- Bake for 23 minutes or unti internal temperatuer of scone reaches 210 F
This is a great base gluten free sconeless. This gluten free, eggless scone recipe can be easily adapted to suit your tastes. Besideds orange zest, lemon and lime zest work well.
You may also want to add 1/2 cup of your favorite dried or fresh fruit, or chocolate chips to the scones. Feel free to experiment!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 596mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 4g
Nutrition information is estimated.