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Greetings, foodies! As a nutritionist and food blogger, I’m always on the lookout for healthy and delicious recipes that cater to various dietary needs. Today, I’m excited to present to you my Gluten-Free Cheddar Dill Scones recipe, which is perfect for those who are gluten-free, dairy-free, and even those who are health-conscious.

Scones have been a classic British staple for hundreds of years now. However, this version offers a modern twist with an emphasis on healthier ingredients without compromising its rich taste. This recipe for gluten-free cheese scones combines savory cheddar cheese with the fresh taste of dill to create a mouth-watering delicacy that tickles your tastebuds.

Not only is this recipe gluten-free and dairy-free, but it’s also easy to make and requires minimal kitchen equipment. Moreover, the use of wholesome ingredients like almond flour and rice flour makes these scones a great breakfast or snack option that won’t weigh you down. Whether you’re indulging in it as a solo treat or sharing it with friends and family, these cheddar dill scones are sure to please anyone’s palate.

So, why not switch up your usual breakfast routine or afternoon tea-time treat with this delectable gluten-free cheddar dill scones recipe? Join me on this culinary journey as I take you through every step of making these scrumptious delights. Get ready to impress your taste buds with this irresistible recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Cheddar Dill Scones
Gluten Free Cheddar Dill Scones

If you’re anything like me, you look forward to enjoying a delicious snack that is both satisfying and nutritious. And that’s exactly what this recipe for Gluten-Free Cheddar Dill Scones offers!

Firstly, these scones are gluten-free, which means they’re perfect for anyone with gluten intolerance or celiac disease. Secondly, they’re dairy-free, so all the lactose intolerant folks out there can indulge in this cheesy delight without any worry. Thirdly, these scones are bursting with flavor thanks to the combination of sharp cheddar cheese and fragrant dill, making them irresistible to your taste buds.

But it’s not just about the taste. These scones also pack nutritional benefits. Rice flour and almond flour are used as substitutes for wheat flour to make them gluten-free. Unlike wheat flour, these flours provide more fiber and protein which will help keep you full for longer periods of time.

So whether you are looking for a tasty snack that won’t leave you feeling guilty or a quick breakfast option on the go, these gluten-free Cheddar Dill Scones are the perfect choice!

Ingredient List

 Golden and flaky gluten-free cheddar dill scones fresh out of the oven.
Golden and flaky gluten-free cheddar dill scones fresh out of the oven.

To whip up these delicious Gluten-free Cheddar Dill Scones, you’ll need a few simple ingredients. Don’t worry, everything here is easy to find, and with the right replacements, this recipe is also dairy-free. The ingredient list includes:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour (use Pamela’s Baking Pancake mix)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum (if not in your flour blend)
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill

Cold Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter or dairy-free butter substitute, frozen or very cold
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated (or diary-free shredded cheddar)

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup skim milk (or diary-free milk substitute)


  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Fresh dill for topping

The Recipe How-To

 These savory scones are perfect for breakfast or a snack on the go!
These savory scones are perfect for breakfast or a snack on the go!

Now that we have the list of ingredients ready, let’s start making our delicious Gluten-Free Cheddar Dill Scones!

Step 1: Preheat the oven and prepare the baking sheet

Preheat your oven to 400°F/200°C. Take out a large baking sheet, line it with parchment paper or just grease it lightly.

Step 2: Prepare the flour mixture

In a large mixing bowl, combine gluten-free flour, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, and dried dill. You can use your hands or a whisk to mix these dry ingredients evenly.

Then, add in the cold, cubed butter and cut it into the flour mixture using a pastry blender or two knives. Keep cutting until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Step 3: Add cheese and liquid ingredients

Next, add in the shredded cheddar cheese and stir the mixture gently.

Then, in a separate mixing bowl, whisk together an egg, ¾ cup of skim milk, and chopped fresh dill. Once done, pour this wet mixture onto the dry mixture previously prepared.

Use a rubber spatula to combine all ingredients until dough is formed.

Step 4: Shape the scones

Place the scone dough on a floured surface and shape it into an approximately 7-inch circle. Cut the dough into eight triangles by using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter.

Place each scone on your prepared baking sheet at least one inch apart from each other.

Step 5: Bake the scones

Bake for around 20-25 minutes until the scones are golden brown on top. Check if they are cooked through by inserting toothpick in center of scone — if it comes out clean, they’re done!

Remove from oven and let cool for five minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool down completely.

Serve and enjoy your gluten-free cheddar dill scones hot or cold with butter, jam, or honey.

Substitutions and Variations

 Add some extra butter on top of these scones for an even richer taste.
Add some extra butter on top of these scones for an even richer taste.

One of the great things about this Gluten Free Cheddar Dill Scones recipe is that it’s easily customizable! You can mix and match ingredients to create a flavor profile that is uniquely yours. Here are some substitution ideas and variations to try out:

– Flour: To make this recipe gluten-free, I recommend using Pamela’s Baking Pancake Mix as it already contains added leavening agents such as baking powder, but you may substitute almond flour, rice flour or other gluten-free flour blends. For a regular version, use all-purpose flour.

– Cheese: The cheddar cheese in this recipe can be substituted with any other hard cheese such as Parmesan, Gouda, or Swiss cheese. If you prefer a milder taste or have a lactose intolerance, feel free to substitute with vegan cheese alternatives.

– Fresh herbs: Instead of dill, you can use any other fresh herbs like thyme, basil or rosemary. Another great option would be to use dried herbs if fresh aren’t available.

– Buttermilk: If you don’t have buttermilk on hand or want to keep this recipe dairy-free, you can make a substitute by taking 1-cup of dairy-free milk like skim milk mixed with 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice.

– Bacon and chive variation: Add ½ cup cooked bacon bits and finely chopped chives in place of the dill for a savory bacon cheddar chive scone.

Experiment with different combinations until you find your new favorite scone variation!

Serving and Pairing

 Fresh dill gives these scones a pop of vibrant green color and a fragrant, herbaceous taste.
Fresh dill gives these scones a pop of vibrant green color and a fragrant, herbaceous taste.

Once you’ve made these delectable gluten-free cheddar dill scones, you’re probably wondering how best to serve and pair them. Well, there are plenty of delicious serving and pairing options for you to choose from.

First of all, these scones are perfect for breakfast or brunch! Simply slice them in half and slather with cream cheese, honey or jam. If you fancy something extra indulgent, why not serve them with some crispy bacon and a poached egg on top?

These savory cheddar dill scones also make a great savory snack throughout the day. They can be enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee for an afternoon pick-me-up. Want to take that enjoyment a step further? Spread some softened butter over them and enjoy a cheesy savoury treat.

They make a fantastic addition to any soup or salad dish as well. Simply cut the scone into bite-sized pieces and sprinkle them on top of your meal Or alternatively, serve them alongside the meal as an accompaniment.

When it comes to pairing with beverages, these scones complement tea perfectly: Enjoy it with green tea, black tea or herbal infusion such as chamomile. They also pair nicely with fruit smoothies, breakfast drinks like mimosas or orange juice.

Lastly, if you have leftover scones (which is unlikely given how good they taste), you can freeze them for later use. This allows you to prepare them in advance so that they are ready whenever you need them.

Overall, these gluten-free cheddar dill scones are versatile enough to be served at any time of the day and accompanied by an array of food and drinks – making it one recipe that will become your go-to when baking gluten-free snacks!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Fall in love with the cheesy goodness of these gluten-free scones.
Fall in love with the cheesy goodness of these gluten-free scones.

Let’s face it, we all love a good make-ahead recipe, especially one that can be reheated and enjoyed any time. These Gluten Free Cheddar Dill Scones are no exception. In fact, they’re perfect for making ahead and storing so you can enjoy them throughout the week.

To make these scones ahead of time, simply follow the recipe as instructed and allow them to completely cool before storing them in an airtight container or ziplock bag. The scones will stay fresh for up to 3 days when stored at room temperature.

If you want to store them for longer, then you can freeze the scones instead. Just wrap them tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, and place them in a freezer-safe ziplock bag. They will keep well in the freezer for up to 2 months.

When you’re ready to reheat your scones, remove them from the freezer or refrigerator, and let them thaw completely at room temperature if necessary. Then, simply place them on a baking sheet and warm them up in the oven at 350°F for 5-7 minutes until they are heated through.

Alternatively, you can microwave your scones on high for 20-30 seconds until they are warmed up. However, microwaving them will make them slightly softer than when they were freshly baked. So if you want that crisp outer layer, then using the oven is your best option.

There you have it, now you know how to make-ahead and store these delicious Gluten Free Cheddar Dill Scones so that they’re always ready when you want them.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Serve these scones warm and watch the cheese melt in your mouth!
Serve these scones warm and watch the cheese melt in your mouth!

Now that you know how to properly make our delicious Gluten Free Cheddar Dill Scones, let me give you some of my favorite tips for perfecting your results. Whether you are a seasoned baker or a beginner, these tips will surely help you in producing the best scones!

First off, make sure to measure all of your ingredients accurately. It is important to remember that gluten-free flours tend to be lighter than traditional wheat flour, so measuring it out correctly will ensure that your scones turn out just right.

Another tip is to keep all ingredients and utensils as cold as possible. The colder the ingredients, the less likely the butter will melt too quickly and lose its flakiness.

For a truly savory experience, use fresh dill instead of dried dill. It adds more depth of flavor to the scones and gives them a bright green color as well.

When cutting in the butter for the scone dough, use a pastry blender instead of two knives or your hands. This ensures that the butter is evenly distributed in the dough without overheating it.

Lastly, don’t overmix the dough! Mix everything just enough so that the dough comes together – this will create tender and flaky scones.

By following these helpful tips, I guarantee that you’ll have a batch of divine Gluten Free Cheddar Dill Scones every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this gluten-free cheddar dill scones recipe is not only healthy and organic but also delicious and easy to make. It uses a blend of ingredients that are free from gluten, dairy, and other harmful components. Moreover, its savory taste and buttery texture make it the perfect snack or side dish for any occasion.

Whether you are gluten intolerant, dairy intolerant or simply looking for a healthier snack option, this recipe has something for everyone. The combination of dill and cheddar cheese in these scones makes them irresistible and will leave your taste buds craving more.

So, if you’re tired of bland, boring snacks that do nothing but fill your stomach, try this easy to make gluten-free cheddar dill scones recipe today! You won’t regret it.

Gluten Free Cheddar Dill Scones

Gluten Free Cheddar Dill Scones Recipe

These scones are light and savory and best served warm out of the oven. They would be a great addition to any brunch and would pair well with dishes like tomato soup or chicken salad.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine Gluten-Free cuisine
Servings 10 scones
Calories 169.6 kcal


  • 2 1/3 cups pamela's baking and pancake mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2/3 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Combine the dry ingredients.
  • Cut in the butter using two knives.
  • Add the beaten egg and milk to the dry ingredients, mixing with a fork. The batter will be thick and lumpy. Fold in the shredded cheese.
  • Drop large, tall dollops onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. About 1/4 cup of batter will make for even scones.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes until lightly browned.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 698gCalories: 169.6kcalCarbohydrates: 22.9gProtein: 4.4gFat: 6.6gSaturated Fat: 3.4gCholesterol: 37.5mgSodium: 578.9mgFiber: 0.8g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Breads, Brunch, European, Free Of..., Quick Breads, Scones
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