Healthy Recipe Ideas – Gluten Free Vanilla Scones

OK This month’s recipe is inspired by The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in Lewis Carol’s Alice in Wonderland. These vanilla scones are the perfect treat for any tea party, and since these scones are gluten free, your digestive system will be delighted too.

Top Tips: adding sour cream or crème fraiche will give the scones a soft, creamy texture. Serve these with the tasty glaze listed below or even simply drizzle wild flower honey over the cooled scones. Lastly, as with biscuits, be sure not to over-work the dough.


For the Scones:
1/2 cup (121g) sour cream, crème fraiche or plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon (2.5g) baking soda
2 cups (280g) flour or Wholesome flour
1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
1 teaspoon (5g) baking powder
1/8 teaspoon (0.6g) cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon (2.5g) kosher salt
1/2 cup (110g) unsalted butter, cold, cut into small cubes
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon (5g) vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
1 teaspoon orange or lemon zest, finely grated (optional)

For the Glaze:
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
Fresh herbs or edible flowers for garnish (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Mix the dry ingredients together: Flour, sugar, salt, cream of tartar, baking soda, and baking powder.
3. Cut cold butter into the flour mix until the mix resembles coarse cornmeal.
4. Add in sour cream, vanilla, zest and egg and whisk lightly until a dough is formed.
5. Chill the dough for 20-30 minutes in the refrigerator.
6. Lightly flour a work surface, roll out the dough to roughly 1 ½ inch.
7. Cut the dough into 12 even pieces. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 20-30 min or until scones are golden brown.
8. While baking make the sugar glaze by combining the sugar and the milk together After the scones have cooled. Pour the glaze over the tops of the scones and allow it to set before serving.

Recipe Source: Thanks to the lovely folk at Cup4Cup for allowing us to re-post this recipe from their website at