Mouth-watering Gluten-Free Cinnamon Raisin Scones Recipe

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I’m always excited to share new recipes with my readers. Today, I’m thrilled to introduce you to my Gluten-Free Cinnamon Raisin Scones Recipe. These scones are perfect for those who want to enjoy a delicious treat without compromising their dietary restrictions.

I know that finding gluten-free baked goods that actually taste good can be a challenge, but with this recipe, you’ll never have to settle for dry or bland scones again. I’ve worked hard to create a recipe that is easy to follow and yields perfect results every time.

These scones are buttery and flaky, with just the right amount of sweetness from plump raisins and warm cinnamon. They’re perfect for breakfast or snacks, especially when paired with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

So why not give this recipe a try? Your taste buds will thank you!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Scones
Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Scones

Alright, let’s talk about the real reason why you’re reading this article. You want to know why you should make these Gluten-Free Cinnamon Raisin Scones. Well, let me tell you, these scones are the real deal.

First of all, they are gluten-free. For those of you who have celiac disease or a gluten intolerance, you know how hard it is to find baked goods that actually taste good. But these cinnamon raisin scones will not disappoint. I promise.

And if you think just because they are gluten-free means they lack flavor, boy are you in for a treat! These scones are packed with the perfect balance of cinnamon and juicy raisins that will take your taste buds on a trip down memory lane.

But wait, there’s more! These scones are also dairy-free, which makes them perfect for those of you who have a lactose intolerance or simply choose to avoid dairy in your diet.

So if you’re looking for a delicious and guilt-free breakfast, snack or dessert option, these Gluten-Free Cinnamon Raisin Scones are the way to go. Trust me, once you try them, you won’t be able to resist making them over and over again.

Ingredient List

 Start your day off with a warm, comforting bite of heaven
Start your day off with a warm, comforting bite of heaven

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Raisin Scones Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup whole milk or almond milk for dairy-free option
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins

Note: All ingredients should be at room temperature before starting the recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 Can you smell the cinnamon and raisins baking in the oven?
Can you smell the cinnamon and raisins baking in the oven?

Now, let’s get to the main part of this article – How to Make Gluten-Free Cinnamon Raisin Scones!


  • Firstly, preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Now, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Take a large mixing bowl, add 2 cups of gluten-free flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of baking powder and a pinch of salt. Mix them well using a whisk or spoon.

Making the Dough:

  • Take a separate bowl and add 1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut milk and melted 1/2 cup of vegan butter or regular butter. Mix it well.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture and stir until all ingredients are combined.
  • Once combined, add in your 1 cup of raisins and mix them well into the dough.


  • Dust some flour on a clean surface and transfer your scone dough onto it.
  • Shape the dough into a ball shape by folding it over several times using your hands.
  • Now, press it down to form a disk that’s about an inch or so in thickness.


  • Cut your scones using a round cookie cutter, each about two inches in diameter. You may also slice them into triangles if preferred.
  • Place your cut scones onto your prepared baking sheet, each about one inch apart from one another.


  • Leave them to bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
  • Once finished baking, remove from the oven and let cool on the pan for about 5 minutes before transferring them onto a wire cooling rack.

You have just baked yourself some delicious gluten-free cinnamon raisin scones. Enjoy them with coffee, tea, or simply as a snack on their own!

Substitutions and Variations

 Upgrade your morning routine with these gluten-free scones
Upgrade your morning routine with these gluten-free scones

When it comes to cooking, being creative is always a plus! Here are some substitution options and variations that you can try with this gluten-free cinnamon raisin scones recipe.

– Milk Substitutions: If you’re avoiding dairy, you can easily substitute cow’s milk for any plant-based milk such as almond or soy milk.

– Egg Substitutions: For this recipe, you can replace the egg with either unsweetened applesauce or a flax egg (1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water).

– Butter Substitutions: Feel free to swap traditional butter for vegan butter or coconut oil for a dairy-free and vegan option.

– Flour Substitutions: For this recipe, I used a gluten-free flour mix. However, you can use whole wheat flour or even add in some coconut flour or almond flour for a different texture.

– Sugar Substitutions: If you prefer less sweet treats, you can reduce the amount of sugar used in this recipe. Alternatively, use honey or maple syrup instead of sugar.

– Raisin Variations: You can switch up the type of raisins you use – golden raisins bring a unique flavor profile to this recipe.

– Cinnamon Variations: Adding a dash of nutmeg, ginger, or allspice can give your cinnamon raisin scones an extra layer of warm spices.

With these substitutions and variations, the possibilities are endless! Try out different combinations and let your taste buds guide you.

Serving and Pairing

 A scone perfect for those with dietary restrictions or allergies
A scone perfect for those with dietary restrictions or allergies

Serving these delectable gluten-free cinnamon raisin scones fresh out of the oven with a cup of hot coffee or tea is truly an indulgent experience. They are perfect for a breakfast treat, brunch or even a mid-day snack. To take it up a notch, spread some butter, honey or your favorite jam on top of your warm scone.

These scones also pair well with a variety of foods. For a classic English tradition, serve them with clotted cream and strawberry preserves. Alternatively, you can eat them with almond or coconut milk instead of dairy milk to make it a dairy-free option.

Another excellent pairing is to serve these scones along with fresh fruits, such as berries or sliced peaches. It is also delicious to serve them on their own as they are already packed with flavors!

If you want to go all out, try making a homemade topping like maple icing drizzled over the scones. The sweetness in contrast to the earthy flavors and lightness of the scone makes it irresistible.

Whatever you choose to pair these delightful gluten-free cinnamon raisin scones with, your taste buds will surely thank you for this heavenly experience!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Make your coworkers jealous with these delicious treats for your morning coffee break
Make your coworkers jealous with these delicious treats for your morning coffee break

When it comes to baked goods, like these delicious gluten-free cinnamon raisin scones, I know it’s important to have the convenience of make-ahead and storing options. Luckily, this recipe is a perfect candidate for both.

If you want to make these scones ahead of time, you can mix the scone dough up to two days prior and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake. However, be sure to wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container so it doesn’t dry out. You can also freeze the scone dough for up to a month. Simply thaw it overnight in the refrigerator before baking.

After baking your scones, let them cool completely before storing them in an airtight container. They should keep at room temperature for up to three days. If you want them to last longer than that, store them in the freezer for up to three months. Just make sure to wrap them tightly with plastic wrap and then place them in a freezer-safe bag.

To reheat your scones, preheat your oven or toaster oven to 350°F (177°C). Place your frozen or room temperature scones on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 5-10 minutes until warmed through. Alternatively, you can microwave your room temperature scones for 15-20 seconds each.

Remember, if you choose to add any kind of icing or glaze, be sure not to store them together as the icing will make the texture soggy. Instead, store the icing separately and add it just before serving.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A scone that crumbles in a delightful way, leaving you wanting more
A scone that crumbles in a delightful way, leaving you wanting more

If you want your gluten-free cinnamon raisin scones to turn out perfectly every time, there are a few tips and tricks you can use.

Firstly, make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature. This includes your milk, egg, and butter. When ingredients are at the same temperature, they mix together more easily and create a smoother texture.

Secondly, use fresh baking powder. Baking powder loses its potency over time and can result in baked goods that don’t rise properly. To test if your baking powder is still good, add a teaspoon of it to a cup of hot water. If it fizzes vigorously, your baking powder is still fresh.

Thirdly, don’t overwork the dough. Gluten-free flours can be delicate and too much handling can lead to tough scones. Mix the dough only until it comes together and then transfer it to a lightly floured surface to shape it.

Fourthly, when cutting the scones, avoid twisting the cookie cutter. This can seal the edges and prevent the scones from rising as much. Instead, press down firmly and lift straight up.

Finally, let the scones cool for 5-10 minutes before adding any icing or glaze. This allows them to set and prevent the icing from melting off or making them too soggy.

By following these tips, you’ll have perfectly moist and fluffy gluten-free cinnamon raisin scones every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these gluten-free cinnamon raisin scones will be a perfect addition to your breakfast menu. The best part is that they are easy to make and require simple ingredients that you can easily find in your pantry. These scones are delicious, moist, and packed with flavors of raisins and cinnamon that will leave your taste buds wanting more.

You’ll love this recipe if you want to indulge in a sweet treat without feeling guilty about consuming gluten or dairy products. The recipe is versatile and allows you to substitute ingredients as per your preferences or dietary requirements. The instructions are easy to follow, and you’ll be able to whip up these scones in no time.

So don’t waste any more time and give this recipe a try. It’s perfect for lazy mornings when you want something tasty yet filling to go with your coffee or tea. If you’re feeling creative, you can also experiment with different flavor combinations and add-ons such as nuts, orange zest, or chocolate chips.

Remember to store any leftovers in an airtight container to keep them fresh for next day’s breakfast. And if you have any questions or concerns regarding the recipe, refer to the FAQ section for some helpful tips.

Overall, these gluten-free cinnamon raisin scones are a must-try recipe that will impress your taste buds while being kind to your body. Serve them warm with some maple syrup icing for an extra indulgent touch, and enjoy!

Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Scones

Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Scones Recipe

This is an adaptation of a recipe that I found on Pamela's Products website. The original recipe was for current scones, but I wanted something that was cinnamon raisin and this is what I came up with.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 106.5 kcal


  • 2 1/3 cups Pamelas ultimate baking and pancake mix
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2/3 cup milk


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mix the dry ingredients together.
  • Cut in the butter using two knives.
  • Add the beaten egg and milk.
  • Mix together with a fork (dough will be thick).
  • Drop large, tall dollops onto lightly greased cookie sheet (I use an ice cream scoop to get equal sized scones - about 1/4 cup of batter per scone).
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes until lightly browned.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 41gCalories: 106.5kcalCarbohydrates: 13.4gProtein: 1.4gFat: 5.7gSaturated Fat: 3.5gCholesterol: 35.6mgSodium: 84.8mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 11g
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