Allergy-free Scones

My daughter's gracious teacher planned to share some buttered scones with the kids today and sent a message out to all the parents inquiring about food allergies.  Well, with allergies to wheat, dairy, and eggs, traditional scones are just not an option for my daughter.  So, I offered to bring in a batch of allergy-free scones.  

Once again, it was Cybele Pascal to the rescue! In her fabulous cookbook, The Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook , there are several scone recipes, and I chose to make the 'Basic Scones.' The recipe was simple: combine the liquid ingredients, sift together the dry ingredients, and combine the two.:

Then, form the dough into six-inch disks, cut into 6 triangles, and bake:

My daughter ate one right out of the oven, with a little vegan butter, and loved it!:


Allergy-free Basic Scones
(makes 12 scones)


1 (6oz) container vanilla vegan yogurt
3/4 c dairy-free milk (I like coconut)
1 T lemon juice
3 c gluten-free flour mix (6:2:1 superfine brown-rice flour, potato starch, tapioca flour)
3/4 t xanthan gum
1/3 c sugar
2 T baking powder
1/4 t salt
1/3 c canola oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl.
  3. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Add the liquid mixture and canola oil to the dry mixture. Stir until combined but still clumpy.
  5. Lightly flour a work surface with GF flour mix, and turn out the dough.  Lightly flour your hands and the dough.
  6. Divide the dough in half, and pat into two 6-inch disks. Cut the disks into 6 equal triangles and place on  the baking sheet.
  7. Bake in the center of the oven for 15-17 minutes or until lightly golden.
  8. Enjoy with vegan butter and jam.
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  1. yum! I fortunately don't have any food allergies but I often bake gluten-free and vegan just because I like to try out alternative or healthier ingredients.... and this sounds like a great recipe! maybe they'll be my lazy sunday morning breakfast :)

  2. this looks great!! I've been looking for a great scones recipe lately, and this fits the bill! Thank you for linking up with us on Fridays, I'm going to feature your recipe this week!

  3. I am book marking this recipe for later! YUM Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays recipe party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) We are building a great set of gluten free recipes so far! Its making my meal planning easy :) How about yours? See you next Friday! Cindy from

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  5. I have tried literally dozens of scone recipes that are allergy free. This is by far the best, i have made chocolate and fruit variations of this recipe. The only time this didnt work out was when i used plain yogurt and didnt add any vanilla. So make sure to use vanilla yogurt or add a little vanilla in.