Gluten Free Blueberry Lemon Scones
Do you follow a gluten-free diet or have sensitivities to gluten? I remember over 10 years ago, I knew one person who had a sensitivity to gluten and I remember us sitting at a restaurant and him not being able to really order anything he actually wanted to eat. At the time, this was back in 2004, I don’t remember there being many flour alternatives for him. At all.
I think he just ate a lot of rice, protein and vegetables. I think quinoa started becoming popular in the United States starting back in 2006-2013 so quinoa wasn’t even well known then . . . Fast forward 11 years and here we are today. There are so many gluten-free products and some grains that everyone can enjoy. I love it.
I’ve baked with gluten free baking products before and was never really all that impressed. The texture wasn’t right, my baked goods just crumbled apart and didn’t taste quite the same.
I seriously love this Gluten Free 1 to 1 baking flour from Bob’s Red Mill. It’s amazing. And now I can recommend something I really like for all my friends who have gluten sensitivities!
These were seriously the best tasting scones I’ve ever had. And there was no heavy cream involved. My kids and friends seriously could not even tell these were gluten free. The taste, the texture, amazing!
To make these gluten free blueberry lemon scones, I started out with the Gluten Free 1 to 1 baking flour and mixed in some baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt. And then added in the cold butter.
The key here is to use really cold butter. In fact, I keep the butter in my freezer, take it out and cut it up and then quickly add it to my flour mixture, and using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse sand.
In a separate medium sized mixing bowl, I mix together sour cream and almond milk and then pour that into the flour mixture, and using a rubber spatula, stir in and fold together until the dough begins to form.
The next step for these gluten free blueberry lemon scones, I added in the remaining ¼ cup of almond milk, the blueberries, lemon zest and the almonds and mix everything together until just combined. I transfer the wet dough into a lightly floured work surface and spread it out, somewhat flat, with my hands. Using a biscuit cutter or round cookie cutter, you cut out 8 round dough pieces and place into the baking sheet. Brush with some egg wash and sprinkle on more almond slices and bake for about 20 to 22 minutes!
These gluten free blueberry lemon scones were so good!!! Now, I know which gluten-free flour to bake with! You have to try this fabulous Gluten Free 1 to 1 baking flour!!! Scones, cookies, breads and pizza dough! The possibilities are endless!
And to ensure that at least 3 of you can try this gluten free flour, I’ve partnered today with Bob’s Red Mill to give away (3) 5 lb. bags of the flour! THREE PEOPLE will win! Check out the Rafflecopter widget below to enter! Good luck!
Gluten Free Blueberry Lemon Scones
- 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free baking flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons 1 stick very cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 cup almond milk; split
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- ½ cup sliced almonds; split
- 1 egg slightly beaten for egg wash
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine the Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free baking flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt in a large sized mixing bowl. Remove about 1 to 2 teaspoons and sprinkle over the blueberries, mix gently and set aside. Quickly add the cold cubed butter into the flour mixture and using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse sand.
- In a separate medium sized mixing bowl, mix together the sour cream and ¾ cup of the almond milk. Pour into the flour mixture, and using a rubber spatula, stir in and fold together until the dough begins to form, only about 6 to 8 times. Do not over mix.
- Add in the remaining ¼ cup of almond milk, the blueberries, lemon zest and a ¼ cup of the almonds. Fold together, again, using your rubber spatula, just until combined.
- Transfer the wet dough into a lightly floured work surface and spread somewhat flat, using your hands. Using a biscuit cutter or round cookie cutter, cut out 8 round dough pieces and place into the baking sheet. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle on with remaining almond slices. Bake for about 20 to 22 minutes (rotating the baking sheet halfway through baking), or when the tops are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool for about 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
Open to residents within the United States only.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and giveaway in partnership with Bob’s Red Mill. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own.
My daughter-in-law-in-training is following a GF diet and it is hard for me to wrap my head around baking GF. This might just help both of us!
Liz S. says
I want to win because I follow a gluten-free diet, and my family loves enjoying gluten-free baked goods along with me.
They look super yummy! And that’s so smart to keep your butter in the freezer, I should do that.
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
Yum! Blueberry and lemon go so well together in a dessert.
Thank you so much, Dannii!!! 🙂
Lisa Brown says
i want to win because i have to eat gluten free and the products look great 🙂
My niece & sis-in-law are sensitive to gluten and I have been on a mostly GF diet since last April. I love BRM GF flours, especially this 1 to 1 blend. These scones look perfect, Alice! Blueberry and lemon is such a wonderful combo. Can’t wait to try them!
Thank you so much, Kelly!!! yes, I pretty much love all things Bob’s Red Mill. . and fell in love with this 1 to 1 baking flour. . so good! and it’s amazing how great the taste and texture is!
This one is for my GF husband. He’ll love these! I’m really glad that you recommend that blend, because not all of them work. I can just head straight for this one!
Loving brunch week, Alice. Keep ’em coming!
Thank you so much, Mir!!! Yes, you guys will love this one!!! I promise! so good!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
What pretty scones, Alice! I’ve never had a gluten free kind before, so I’m loving these. And the blueberry and lemon combo sounds just perfect!
Thank you so much, Gayle!! You have to try this flour. . I’m not gluten-free but I do watch my gluten intake. . so this flour is perfect!
Jolena @TheRubyKitchen says
These are lovely and look so delicious. I am so pleased with the variety of GF flours that are available now. It is so much easier to bake for family and friends that are gluten intolerant!
Thank you so much, Jolena!! yes, so much available now. . it’s great!
David @ Spiced says
I can’t even begin to describe how much I love Bob’s 1-to-1 gluten free baking mix! That stuff is amazing! But let’s talk about these scones. I love how flaky and perfectly baked they look. 🙂 I’ve been craving breakfast food like crazy lately, so I might just need to make some blueberry scones for dinner one of these nights! 🙂
David, I know, right?!! I love this GF flour!!! thank you!!!
Alison H. says
I would like to win because my doctor just told me that I would benefit by eating GF.
Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven says
I am amazed that these scones are gluten-free! They look absolutely amazing, Alice! I’ve definitely gotta get my hands on some of that flour because I too have several friends with gluten allergies that I know would love these scones!
Maria|Pink Patisserie says
My niece has severe celiac, and this is one of her mom’s favorite flours. Thank goodness there are so many delicious alternatives now! These look delish Alice, and your right, it’s all about the butter!!
I don’t have a lot of experience with gf baking but this flour has made it so easy to convert my favorites to gf! I love these scones!! U know…I’ve never made scones before and they are on my to-do list this month! can’t wait to try out these.
Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says
I love blueberry scones – and could go for one of these now! These look fabulous, Alice!
Great gluten free version!
I’d love to experiment with GF baking!
I have to say that I completely agree with you, Alice! I’ve never had a super pleasant experience with gluten-free baking products, but I am definitely going to give this one a try! Your scones look amazing…as usual. 😉 Pinned!
HONEY BEAR says
I WANT TO WIN FOR MY FRIEND WHO IS ON A GLUTEN FREE DIET.
Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says
Omg, isn’t that flour THE best?! I actually prefer it over many gluten flours. It’s become my go-to staple baking flour and I don’t even need to eat GF!
Gina, I know!! I am the same way. . I don’t have a gluten sensitivity but I do watch my gluten intake. . I love it and can’t believe it’s GF!
I’d love to win so I can make these delicious scones!
Tina W says
My little sister follows a GF diet. I would love to be able to have a sweet treat like this waiting for her when she comes by to visit.
Karen | Joyful Dinners says
My mother was gluten free when I was growing up (a long time ago!) and it was totally unheard of. The options then were more than miserable. It’s so nice to see all the options available today. I try to do most of our baked goods gluten free because we all have a little intolerance and I’m always looking for easy, good (key) flours to use. Haven’t tried this one yet so would love to win.
The scones look amazing by the way – but everything you do looks so good!
Cathy Bradford says
I have used other Bob’s Red Mill products and would love to try this
I love baking with Bob’s Red Mill products. I haven’t tried this flour yet, and I would love to!!
dixya | food, pleasure, and health says
i remember few years ago gluten free was really not popular and we had to order things for our patients separately..but now its become a trend, which is very helpful for true celiac patients. these scones look wonderful btw.
This recipe sounds amazing and is going on my must-try list! I’m so happy to know that you like the Bob’s Red Mill baking flour. I haven’t tried it yet, but it sounds like I need to get some!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
Love that these are GF! The almonds on top are killer 🙂 Yum!
Anna Liu says
I would love to experiment baking with GF flour because my stomach has been acting weird lately, but I feel hesitant to fork up the money because it can be quite pricey. Thanks for doing the giveaway! Your scones look absolutely delicious. A definite must-try. 🙂
Allie | Baking a Moment says
These look so incredible, I almost can’t believe they’re gluten-free! I’ve never tried that flour mix but it sounds fantastic! Thanks for the awesome tip!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
I’m not GF but I adore blueberry scones. These look scrumptious!
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
I am so glad you found a GF flour that you like to bake with! It makes all the word of a difference.
It is AWESOME how many baking alternatives there are for GF people now!! And for the rest of us who want to mix it up with GF flours sometimes. These scones look AMAZING. Would never know they’re GF!
Donna Steinhorn says
I love Bob’s Red Mill products, but haven’t tried this one yet. Can’t wait to try this recipe too!
Jennie @onesweetmess says
Bob is the best! These scones are gorgeous. Pinned.
alexandra robertson says
Love Bob’s products! I love to bake, but have not tried this flour yet and would love to. One of my best gals has celiac so tjis would brighten her day 🙂
Lisa / Good on Paper says
Would love to try this flour out for my baking. Though I am not allergic to gluten, I love to try baking with healthier ingredients. I currently use Bob’s Red Mill brown rice flour and their xantham gum but would love to try this flour. Thanks!
Janet M. says
I want to win because this recipe sounds so good that I can’t wait o make t!
Alice, you are literally a life saver! I’m having friends over this weekend and one is gluten free. This is PERFECT! Saves me from making two different things!! 🙂
Kevin (Closet Cooking) says
Those scones look good and I love the blueberry and lemon combo!
Diana Cote says
I would love to try this flour, I have to watch our family’s gluten intake or we start having allergy issues, every once in a while is ok but eating it on a regular basis makes us feel really sick. It would be nice to bake my family bread and and baked treats more regularly again. 🙂 I think I will try making these scones for me and my mom, she loves scones! 🙂
Ann Kosa says
Yummo! Always trying to find great breakfast stuff I can eat.
Love baking, but I’m a college student and gluten-free baking ingredients are so expensive!!!
Kim Henrichs says
I would love to win because I’ve heard such great things about Bob’s Red Mill and would love to try out a gluten free!!
Holly E says
I love Bob’s products and would love to try this flour.
Denise M says
I cannot wait to try this i am a huge fan of their mixes already
i would love to win as my 9month old boy has just been diagnosed with gluten and wheat allergy and I’m sure this would be a massive help to his diet x
We are gluten free and we’ve been trying different flours, this is one we’ve not tried and would love to!
Cannot wait to try these!!!
Brenda Haines says
I would love to win so I can have more gluten free options for my friends and family that have allergies. Like my mom.
I want to win, because I would love to try some new gluten free flours for baking.
linda lyden says
Only one great scone making adventure so far…..date with orange glaze…heavenly….and almost cloudlike melt in the mouth….This is going to be my second adventure since blueberry and lemon are such an irresistible combination! Thank you…Linda
Just wondering about substitutes for
Hi Heather, if you are ok with dairy, heavy cream works great in these scones!!!
Kayte CookWatts says
I would like to win because I have been spending WAY too much at our local GF bakery.
I would love to win coz I am allergic to gluten and just love love love baking GF goodies rather than spending a fortune on buying ready GF stuff. And the scones look AMAZING with my favorite blueberry flavor!
i want to win because i want to make these scones.
Sonali- The Foodie Physician says
Lemon and blueberry is such an awesome flavor combination and I love the addition of the almonds for a nice crunch!
I am celiac but it’s been very hard for me to follow a gluten free diet…:( as I have to cook different for my family than myself…:( I am having a lot of trouble following a diet…my family doesnt like the foods so i go back to eating what they do…:( I understand from my GI dr I had this since childhood but no dr found this until 2011.
I just made these and they are delicious! I’ve never made scones before, so thanks for posting this recipe and inspiring me to try them out 🙂
Hi Meaghan!! so great to hear!! thank you for letting me know and love that you loved them!
This batter came out like soup, I had to almost double the flour. Maybe it’s because I live in the NW. Also added some sugar to the top with egg wash.
Sidenote- you might consider optimization of your site for mobile as it is hard to navigate the page with popups etc.
Anyways, thanks for the idea!