Mouth-Watering Gluten-Free Cinnamon Bun Scones Recipe

Hey there, fellow foodies! Today, I want to share with you my latest creation: a delicious and healthy recipe for gluten-free cinnamon bun scones. I know how tough it can be to find good gluten-free baked goods that taste as good as their wheat-filled counterparts, but I have worked tirelessly to create a recipe that will satisfy any sweet tooth without compromising on taste.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I believe that food should not only nourish our bodies but also bring us joy and comfort. That’s why I love creating recipes that are both healthy and delicious. And trust me when I say that these gluten-free cinnamon bun scones are the perfect combination of sweet, tender, and cinnamon-y goodness.

Not only are these scones gluten-free, but they’re also dairy-free, making them a perfect option for those with dietary restrictions or simply looking for a healthier alternative. Plus, they’re incredibly easy to make – even if you’re not an experienced baker!

So without further ado, let’s jump in and learn how to make these mouth-watering gluten-free cinnamon bun scones. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Cinnamon Bun Scones
Gluten Free Cinnamon Bun Scones

Indulging in a cinnamon bun is the perfect treat for any time of the day, but why not take it to the next level by making it into a scone? A gluten-free cinnamon bun scone is what dreams are made of!

Firstly, this recipe is gluten-free, meaning that those with gluten intolerances or allergies can enjoy it too. The use of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour and baking powder ensures that the texture and consistency of the scones are just right.

Secondly, who doesn’t love the aroma of freshly ground cinnamon? This recipe uses a generous amount of cinnamon, which adds warmth and richness to the scones. Additionally, pecans are added for extra flavor and crunch.

Furthermore, this recipe provides flexibility in terms of substituting ingredients. For those with dairy allergies or preferences, you can replace the butter with a dairy-free alternative and still achieve the same sweet, tender results.

Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it also allows you to get creative with how you serve and pair it. Chucking some maple icing over them will add a sweetness that complements the overall flavor profile perfectly. Alternatively, you could serve them up on their own with a hot drink of your choice.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a delectable indulgence without sacrificing your health goals or dietary requirements, then these gluten-free cinnamon bun scones can satisfy your craving with sweet perfection!

Ingredient List

 Sweet and cinnamon-y, these gluten-free scones are the perfect treat for any time of day!
Sweet and cinnamon-y, these gluten-free scones are the perfect treat for any time of day!

Let’s take a look at the ingredients you’ll need to make these delicious Gluten Free Cinnamon Bun Scones!

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour (such as King Arthur Gluten-Free Measure for Measure Flour)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup ground flax seeds
  • ¾ cup old-fashioned oats, gluten-free
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cubed and chilled

Optional Topping:

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Note: If you don’t have gluten-free flour, you can substitute it with a homemade gluten-free flour mix or a ready-made all-purpose baking mix. Be sure to check the ingredients of the baking mix for gluten-containing products. You can also swap out the butter with a dairy-free option to make these scones vegan.

The Recipe How-To

 These scones may look indulgent, but they are made with healthy organic ingredients that you can feel good about.
These scones may look indulgent, but they are made with healthy organic ingredients that you can feel good about.

Now that you have all the ingredients ready, let’s get started on making these gluten-free cinnamon bun scones! In this section, I will provide step-by-step instructions for making the perfect scones.

Step 1: Preheat the oven and prepare the baking sheet

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set it aside.

Step 2: Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl

In a large bowl, combine 2 cups of gluten-free flour (I recommend King Arthur Gluten-Free Flour), 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Whisk together until everything is evenly combined.

Step 3: Cut in the butter

Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut in 1/2 cup of cold butter until the mixture is crumbly with pea-sized chunks of butter throughout.

Step 4: Add wet ingredients

In a separate medium bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup of buttermilk, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract until well combined. Pour it into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

Step 5: Form the dough

Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently with floured hands. If the dough is sticky, add more gluten-free flour as needed. Shape it into an approx. 8-inch circle.

Step 6: Prepare the cinnamon filling

Combine 1/4 cup of granulated sugar with 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon and mix well. Sprinkle over the top of your circle-shaped dough.

Step 7: Roll up & cut into pieces

Roll up your dough tightly like a cinnamon roll and cut it into 8 equal pieces. Place each piece flat on the lined baking sheet, spaced out evenly.

Step 8: Bake

Bake for around 18-20 minutes until they turn golden brown. You can insert a toothpick into the center of one scone to check if it is done – it should come out clean.

Step 9: Add icing

Once your scones have cooled slightly, you can drizzle them with your favorite homemade cinnamon maple icing or a simple powdered sugar glaze.

That’s all there is to it! Now you can enjoy these gluten-free cinnamon bun scones with family and friends as part of a delicious breakfast or snack.

Substitutions and Variations

 Cinnamon lovers rejoice! These scones pack a serious cinnamon punch.
Cinnamon lovers rejoice! These scones pack a serious cinnamon punch.

Hey there foodies! I know that sometimes we all have different dietary restrictions or simply want to switch things up a bit. That’s why I’m providing some substitution and variation options for this gluten-free cinnamon bun scones recipe.

Firstly, let’s talk about flour substitutions. If you don’t have gluten-free flour on hand or want to use something different, you can try using almond flour or rice flour instead. Just be aware that this may slightly change the texture and taste of the scones.

For a vegan option, you can substitute the egg with a “flax egg” by mixing 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds with 3 tablespoons of water and letting it sit for 5 minutes until it becomes gelatinous. You can also try using dairy-free butter or buttermilk substitutes to make these scones dairy-free as well.

If you want to add some extra flavor and texture to your scones, try adding in some chopped pecans when mixing the dough. Alternatively, you could mix in some cinnamon chips or chocolate chips for added sweetness.

For those who want a more traditional cinnamon roll experience, try making these into mini cinnamon rolls rather than scones. Roll out the dough into a rectangle shape, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, and then roll up tightly before slicing into smaller pieces. Bake as you would with the scone recipe.

Lastly, if you’re feeling ambitious and want to try making homemade cinnamon buns/swirls/sticky buns from scratch, try searching for recipes online that will guide you step-by-step through the process. Some great resources include King Arthur Gluten-Free Flour or Bob’s Red Mill mixes.

Whatever substitutions and variations you choose to make, don’t forget to share your culinary masterpieces on social media using #GlutenFreeCinnamonBunScones. Happy baking!

Serving and Pairing

 Gluten-free baking can be tricky, but these scones come out perfectly every time.
Gluten-free baking can be tricky, but these scones come out perfectly every time.

Have you ever heard the quote, “Life is short, eat dessert first”? Well, with these Gluten Free Cinnamon Bun Scones, it’s an absolute must! These sweet, tender scones are the perfect treat for any time of day. Whether indulging in them for breakfast, as a mid-day snack, or as a decadent dessert after dinner, they are sure to leave your taste buds singing.

To make these scones even more delicious and irresistible, I recommend pairing them with a steaming hot cup of coffee or tea. The warm and comforting flavors work together perfectly to create a delightful experience. If you feel like getting creative in the kitchen, try adding a splash of vanilla or hazelnut flavored creamer to your cup for an extra pop of flavor.

If you’re feeling extra indulgent (which I fully support), top these scones off with a simple maple icing made from powdered sugar and pure maple syrup. This decadent blend adds just the right amount of sweetness to elevate this recipe to new heights.

Most importantly, don’t forget to invite your friends and family over to enjoy these treats with you! These scones are perfect for sharing and are sure to impress anyone who tries them. So go ahead and serve up some of these warm and gooey cinnamon bun scones for your next gathering – you won’t regret it!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 One bite of these scones and you'll be transported to a cozy fall day.
One bite of these scones and you’ll be transported to a cozy fall day.

Did you prepare a batch of gluten-free cinnamon bun scones and want to save some for later? Do not worry! These scones are perfect for storing and reheating so you can have them any time of the day. Here is how to make it happen:


Prepare your cinnamon bun scones ahead of the busy day. Using freezer-safe containers, pack them up in a single layer, leaving some room for expansion. Place them in the freezer, where they will keep well for about three months.


Keeping fresh scones is easier than it might seem. Store the scones on the counter or trendy bread tin to maintain freshness after cooling for at minimum 30 minutes; this allows steam to escape, making the treats drier and gentle enough for storage. Store covered with foil or plastic wrap for up to five days.


The best way to reheat these gluten-free cinnamon bun scones is to microwave them on a microwave-safe dish covering with a damp paper towel. Reheat on high power for 20-30 seconds and always stay wary of overheating as it could dry out your baked goods entirely.

Alternatively, use your oven by preheating it to 350°F and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Put your scones on it, then warm in the oven for about five to ten minutes until heated through completely before serving.


– These scones can be enjoyed cold or slightly warmed as toppings can start melting in warmer temperatures.

– If you’ve kept them in the refrigerator or freezer, let the scones come to room temperature first before reheating.

– Cinnamon bun scones taste incredibly delicious with a little extra powdered sugar sprinkled over their top after reheating.

Now that you know how to make-ahead and reheat your gluten-free cinnamon roll scones, there’s no opportunity to miss out on their sweet tender flavors.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Perfectly fluffy and not too sweet, these scones make for a delicious breakfast or snack.
Perfectly fluffy and not too sweet, these scones make for a delicious breakfast or snack.

Now that you know how to make these delicious gluten-free cinnamon bun scones, let’s talk about some tips for perfect results every time.

1. Be patient with the dough

When mixing the ingredients, ensure that you don’t overmix the dough. Overmixing can result in tough scones. Mix the dough until it is just combined, and handle it as little as possible.

2. Add a little extra buttermilk if needed

If after mixing all the ingredients, your dough is still too dry and crumbly, add a tablespoon of buttermilk at a time until the dough comes together. Adjustments for more or less liquid may be necessary depending on factors like humidity and temperature.

3. Keep your ingredients cold

Chilled ingredients help make your gluten-free cinnamon bun scones flaky and tender. Before starting the recipe, make sure all your wet ingredients like buttermilk and eggs are cold from the fridge. As for butter, cut it into small pieces and freeze it for about 20 minutes before using it in your recipe.

4. Use the right flour

Choosing the right gluten-free flour mix is key to good results in gluten-free baking. I recommend using King Arthur gluten-free flour, Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free all-purpose flour or any certified gluten-free flour of your choice that contains xanthan gum.

5. Take care in rolling out your dough

Gently pat out your dough into a circle rather than rolling it with a rolling pin to keep it tender and light. If you do use a rolling pin, try to roll gently and avoid pressing down too hard on the dough.

6. Serve them warm

These gluten-free cinnamon bun scones taste best when they are warm from the oven. Serve them with maple icing or enjoy them plain – either way, they are delicious!

Bottom Line


In conclusion, these gluten-free cinnamon bun scones are a perfect solution for those who are looking for a healthier and more wholesome alternative to traditional cinnamon rolls. By using wholesome, gluten-free ingredients like almond flour, gluten-free baking powder, and ground flax seeds, you can enjoy the sweet and satisfying taste of cinnamon buns without sacrificing your health or wellbeing.

With just a few simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, this recipe yields perfectly sweet and tender scones that are bursting with cinnamon flavor. Whether you’re serving them for brunch or enjoying them as an afternoon snack, these scones are sure to delight your taste buds and satisfy your cravings.

So if you’re ready to indulge in some delicious cinnamon bun scones without compromising your health goals, give this recipe a try today! Trust me, your taste buds (and your body) will thank you for it.

Gluten Free Cinnamon Bun Scones

Gluten Free Cinnamon Bun Scones Recipe

I love cinnamon rolls, but due to allergies to wheat and yeast, I don't bake them. This is a recipe I found on the Quaker Oats site Quaker Oats that I have converted to gluten free. Be sure to use gluten free oats. These taste like cinnamon rolls without all the work.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 12 scones
Calories 199.8 kcal



  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal, uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons butter, chilled and cut into pieces
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped and toasted
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 -4 teaspoons orange juice


  • Heat oven to 425°F Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • In large bowl, combine flour, oats, ground flax seed, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, baking powder and salt; mix well.
  • Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • In small bowl, combine buttermilk, egg and vanilla; blend well.
  • Add to dry ingredients all at once; stir with fork or rubber spatula until dry ingredients are moistened.
  • In small bowl, combine remaining 2 tablespoons granulated sugar with the pecans and cinnamon; mix well.
  • Sprinkle evenly over dough in bowl; gently stir batter to swirl in cinnamon mixture (Do not blend completely.)
  • Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  • Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove to wire rack; cool 5 minutes.
  • In small bowl, combine powdered sugar and enough orange juice for desired consistency; mix until smooth.
  • Drizzle over top of warm scones. Serve warm.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 58gCalories: 199.8kcalCarbohydrates: 20.9gProtein: 2.7gFat: 12.4gSaturated Fat: 5.5gCholesterol: 36.5mgSodium: 229.9mgFiber: 1.7gSugar: 14.8g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Breads, Breakfast, Grains, Quick Breads, Scones
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