Delicious Lemon Scones Recipe – Sweet and Tangy Treat

Welcome, dear foodies and health enthusiasts! Today, I’m here to share with you one of my all-time favorite gluten-free and dairy-free recipes – Lemon Scones! If you are someone who loves the tangy and fruity flavors of citrusy bites, this recipe is just the right fit for your taste buds!

But before we move ahead, let’s discuss why gluten-free and dairy-free options have become so popular in recent years. The truth is that many people today are facing allergies, intolerances or simply choosing a healthier lifestyle that avoids gluten and dairy products. Such dietary restrictions can be challenging for some, especially when it comes to baking pastries like scones.

Luckily, my Lemon Scones recipe has been carefully crafted using dairy alternatives and gluten-free substitutes while ensuring that there is no compromise on taste and texture. These scones are nutrient-packed, guilt-free indulgence you can enjoy anytime.

So if you’re ready to tantalize your taste buds with the zesty goodness of Lemon Scones, let’s dive right into the recipe section!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Lemon Scones - Gluten Free
Lemon Scones – Gluten Free

Are you tired of gluten-free baked goods that just don’t taste as good as your old favorites? Well, get ready to fall in love with these gluten-free Lemon Scones. Not only are they free of gluten, but also dairy and guilt, making them a perfect treat for anyone following a special diet or looking for healthier alternatives.

These flavorful scones will hit all the right spots – they’re moist, tart, sweet and zesty. The combination of fresh lemon juice and lemon zest gives these scones a bright, vibrant flavor that tastes like sunshine in every bite. Whether you’re new to gluten-free baking or a seasoned pro, this recipe is going to blow your mind.

What’s great about this recipe is its simplicity. With only a handful of ingredients, it’s easy and quick to make. Plus, the ingredients are relatively easy to find in grocery stores or online. All you need is some gluten-free flour blend, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, buttery spread/vegan butter, eggs (or flax egg), lemon juice and zest.

Whether you want a sweet breakfast or afternoon snack with tea or coffee, these Lemon Scones are perfect. Crisp on the outside and tender inside, they pair well with buttery spreads and jams or simply on their own. You can even make them extra special by adding some blueberries or poppyseeds to the mix.

And the best part? You’ll feel good about indulging in these treats. These scones are made from whole-grain flour blends like almond flour or Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour Mix, which contain essential nutrients and fiber that contribute to your digestive health. Additionally, they don’t have any refined sugar – just wholesome honey – which makes them lower in calories and better for your overall health.

So what are you waiting for? Bake up a batch of these Lemon Scones gluten-free recipe Ingredients, and see for yourself why they are the perfect treat to share with family and friends.

Ingredient List

 Fresh out of the oven and smelling scrumptious!
Fresh out of the oven and smelling scrumptious!

Let us start with the key players of this recipe. You’ll need gluten-free flour blend, and you can use any brand that you prefer or a DIY mixture. In this recipe, we will use 2 cups of gluten-free flour blend, which contains white rice flour, brown rice flour, tapioca starch, potato starch, and xanthan gum. When choosing a gluten-free flour blend, it’s important to pick a quality one that has a mix that works together and yields excellent results.

Next up is granulated sugar for sweetness of the scones. But if you prefer to make your scones less sweet, then reduce it according to your liking. We will need a quarter cup of granulated sugar for this recipe.

We’ll also need essentials such as baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt. These ingredients are readily available in most stores but always go for high-quality ones that promise great results.

To add a burst of citrusy flavor, we’ll need freshly squeezed lemon juice and lemon zest from one medium-sized lemon. When preparing for a recipe that includes lemon zest, make sure to wash the lemons and get organic lemons wherever possible to ensure they’re free from any harmful chemicals.

Additionally, we’ll be adding some unsalted butter (cold), two large eggs, one-third cup of honey (or vegan honey substitute), and half a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.

Lastly, we have xanthan gum- its job is to serve as a binding agent since there’s no gluten in this recipe. So don’t omit this ingredient because it plays an important role in ensuring the scones maintain their structure despite being gluten-free- so we’ll be adding two teaspoons of it to our dry ingredients.

Note: Vegans can use coconut oil instead of butter while preparing the recipe, and it will work just as effectively.

The Recipe How-To

 These gluten-free lemon scones will surely brighten up your day!
These gluten-free lemon scones will surely brighten up your day!

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 375°F.

Step 2: Mix All Ingredients

Take a large mixing bowl and add 2 cups of Gluten-Free Flour Blend, 1/4 cup of Granulated Sugar, 2 tsp of Baking Powder, and 1/4 tsp of Sea Salt. Whisk all the dry ingredients together until well incorporated.

Step 3: Add Wet Ingredients

To the same dry mixture, add 1/2 cup of Cold Unsalted Butter (cut into small pieces) and use a fork or pastry cutter to mix the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse sand. Add 2 eggs, 1 tbsp of Lemon Zest, 2 tbsp of Lemon Juice, & 1/3 cup of Honey to the same bowl. Mix well until completely combined.

Step 4: Form A Dough

Use a spatula to combine all the ingredients and shape it until you make a smooth dough. Once you have formed your dough ball, flatten it into a disc about an inch thick.

Step 5: Cut Into Triangles

Cut your dough disc into equal triangles based on your preference of size.

Step 6: Bake The Scones

Arrange your scone triangles on a lined baking sheet leaving some space between each one. Bake in preheated oven for around 15-20 minutes, or until the surface is golden brown.

Step 7: Glaze The Scones(Optional)

You can make a lemon glaze by whisking together powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl or leave them without glaze.

Enjoy warm right out of the oven with your favorite tea or coffee!

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfect with a cuppa or as a quick on-the-go snack.
Perfect with a cuppa or as a quick on-the-go snack.

I want to let you know that this Lemon Scone recipe is incredibly versatile and adaptable to various dietary needs or tastes. Here are some substitution ideas and variations:

– Gluten-Free Flour Blend: You can use store-bought gluten-free flour blend instead of making your own. Look for a blend that contains xanthan gum (or another binding agent) to mimic the stretchy texture of gluten. Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour is a reliable option.

– Dairy-Free: To make the scones dairy-free, use vegan buttery sticks or coconut oil instead of regular butter. Also, substitute almond milk (or other non-dairy milk) for the dairy milk called for in the recipe.

– Keto-Friendly: If you’re following a keto diet, swap the granulated sugar and honey with your preferred keto sweetener such as stevia or monk fruit extract. Replace the gluten-free flour with almond flour or a keto baking mix.

– Lemon Blueberry Scones: For a fruity twist to these scones, add 1 cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen) to the dry ingredients before mixing with wet ingredients.

– Lemon Poppy Seed Scones: Another variation to try is lemon poppy seed scones. Stir in 2 teaspoons of poppy seeds and 1 tablespoon of lemon zest into the dry ingredients mixture.

– Lemon Glaze: If you want extra sweetness and tanginess on top of each scone, whip up a simple lemon glaze using powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice.

By making these substitutions and variations, you can personalize the taste and texture of these scones without compromising their gluten-free, dairy-free goodness. It’s up to you how to take it according to your taste buds!

Serving and Pairing

 These scones are packed with zingy lemony goodness that will tantalize your taste buds.
These scones are packed with zingy lemony goodness that will tantalize your taste buds.

These lemon scones make a delicious breakfast or brunch item. They pair well with a variety of hot beverages, such as tea or coffee, and are perfect for those who have a sweet tooth but want to avoid overly sugary treats.

For an extra touch of decadence, try serving them with a dollop of whipped cream and fresh berries on top. These scones can also be paired perfectly with homemade berry jam or preserves for a delightful flavor combination.

If you’re looking for a more savory pairing, consider serving them alongside some eggs and bacon or another type of breakfast protein. The tartness of the lemon will complement the richness of the meat quite nicely.

These scones also make a great dessert option, especially when served with a sweet lemon glaze on top. Simply mix some powdered sugar with freshly-squeezed lemon juice and drizzle it over the scones right before serving for an extra pop of flavor.

No matter how you choose to serve them, these gluten-free lemon scones are always sure to impress your guests and satisfy your cravings for something sweet and satisfying.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Who knew gluten-free could taste this delicious?
Who knew gluten-free could taste this delicious?

These gluten-free lemon scones are incredibly versatile and can be made ahead of time, stored for later or reheated quickly for that perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your batch:


To make ahead, simply follow the recipe instructions and prepare your scones as usual. Once they have cooled down completely, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You may also wrap the scones individually in plastic wrap before freezing them for up to a month. When ready to serve, thaw the wrapped scones overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.


If you plan to enjoy your lemon scones over several days, it’s best to store them properly to avoid drying out or spoilage. Keep your baked and cooled scones fresh longer by storing them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. You may also extend their shelf life by refrigerating them for up to 5 days in an airtight container.


The best way to reheat your lemon scones is to place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes until warm and crispy. Alternatively, if you’re reheating from frozen, place the wrapped scones in the refrigerator for at least an hour before using a preheated oven or toaster oven with parchment paper lining.

Remember that reheating will affect the texture of the scone. However, with this simple method of reheating, you’ll get crisp and juicy lemon scone ready-to-eat again. Whether you’re serving guests or looking for a quick breakfast fix, these gluten-free lemon scones are perfect whenever and wherever you need them!

Tips for Perfect Results

 These scones are a burst of sunshine on a cloudy day!
These scones are a burst of sunshine on a cloudy day!

When it comes to making scones, a few simple tips can go a long way in ensuring you get the perfect results. Here are some tips to help you achieve flaky, delicious Lemon Scones:

1. Use cold ingredients: Start by using butter and eggs straight from the fridge. The colder they are, the flakier your scones will be.

2. Don’t overmix: Over-mixing the dough will result in tough scones. Mix until everything is just combined and then stop.

3. Work quickly: Scone dough can become too warm if handled too long or too much. Work quickly when forming the dough and cutting out shapes.

4. Measure accurately: Measuring ingredients accurately is important in baking. Be sure to spoon your flour into your measuring cup rather than scooping it.

5. Chill the dough: Once you’ve cut out your scones, pop them in the fridge for around 15 minutes before baking. This helps keep them flaky.

6. Use parchment paper: Line your baking tray with parchment paper to ensure your scones don’t stick and are easy to remove.

7. Avoid overcrowding: Give each scone enough space on the tray to expand when they bake. This helps them rise properly.

Following these tips will help you create perfect gluten-free lemon scones every time!

Bottom Line


In conclusion, these lemon scones are not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make. Whether you are gluten-free or not, you can enjoy the delectable flavor of these refreshingly tart treats. Moreover, with substitutions and variations, you can customize them to meet your dietary requirements and preferences.

These scones are perfect for enjoying as a snack or even as part of a brunch spread. You can even pair them with your favorite beverage – tea, coffee, or even lemonade. And with tips for perfect results, you can make sure that every batch turns out just right each time.

So why not try making these lemon scones for your next special occasion or just as a weekend treat? I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed with the taste and will love how easy they are to prepare. So go ahead and indulge in something sweet without compromising on health!

Lemon Scones - Gluten Free

Lemon Scones - Gluten Free Recipe

A brightly flavored scone recipe from the folks at Bob's Red Mill. Try them with the syrup of your choice or fresh fruit. Cooking time approximate. Specialty ingredients can be found at
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 8 scones
Calories 272.1 kcal


  • 1 cup white bean flour
  • 1 1/2 cups rice flour
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup butter, cold
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon peel, grated
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice (fresh is best)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Sift first four ingredients together in a bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender.
  • Mix the honey, eggs, grated lemon peel, lemon juice and water in another bowl.
  • Add liquid mixture to the dry ingredients and stir with fork.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 10 times.
  • Pat dough into round shape 1" thick.
  • Brush with lemon juice; sprinkle top with 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar.
  • Cut into wedges and place edges onto ungreased baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until golden.

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Serving: 807gCalories: 272.1kcalCarbohydrates: 36.2gProtein: 3.5gFat: 13.2gSaturated Fat: 7.8gCholesterol: 83.4mgSodium: 327.1mgFiber: 0.9gSugar: 10.8g
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