Gluten-Free Honey Scones


This is a perfect gluten-free and not-too-sweet honey biscuit for strawberry shortcake or even sausage gravy as a breakfast treat. Thinking about how to thicken gravy? We use brown rice flour, works quite well.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 servings


  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose baking flour

  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup nonfat plain yogurt

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Whisk gluten-free flour, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, and xanthan gum together in a bowl. Stir butter, yogurt, honey, and egg together in a separate large bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and stir until dough is just combined.

  3. Turn dough out onto prepared baking sheet and shape into a large round about 3/4-inch thick. Use a knife to score dough into 8 triangles without cutting all the way through the dough.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 17 minutes. Cut on the scored lines through the dough to separate into individual scones.

Cook's Notes:

For variance in flavors, add some lemon or orange zest, a splash of lemon juice, or any dried fruits, raisins, currants, cranberries. You can also add chopped walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, mini chocolate chips, a splash of vanilla, or a pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon.

Many scone mixes call for chilled butter or even frozen butter grated on a cheese grater. I did not find this necessary for light and perfect scones; I use softened or room temperature butter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

267 Calories
13g Fat
36g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 267
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 469mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 99mg 8%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 58mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.