Skip to Content

Gluten free cheese scones

Sharing is caring!

The best gluten free cheese scone recipe – soft fluffy cheesy scones, perfectly delicious warm from the oven spread with butter.

Gluten Free Baking

Eating a gluten free diet needn’t mean missing out on delicious treats like these cheese scones.

I make these delicious fluffy cheese scones for my daughter using gluten free flour from Doves Farm these are totally wheat and gluten free.

Just be sure to use gluten free baking powder and you’ll be tucking into these lovely fluffy scones in no time.

small pile of gluten free cheese scones with a block of mustard seed speckled cheddar cheese and pot of ploughman's chutney with a spoon

Best Gluten Free Cheese Scone Recipe 

It’s a really simple flavoursome family recipe and so easy to make, I sometimes bake these for breakfast as they really don’t take long to make.

And cheese scones just go so perfectly with a cup of coffee.

They taste best still warm from the oven, smothered with butter so it melts into them.

If you’re eating them for lunch then they’re lovely with nice cheese and a tangy chutney or dipped into a bowl of warming soup.

Ingredients for Gluten Free Cheese Scones

ingredients for gluten free cheese scone gathered on a wooden chopping board - white bowl with purple rim filled with gluten free flour, white bowl with block of butter in, blue and white bowl with baking powder in, small blue saucer with mustard powder on it, small blue saucer with salt and pepper on it, small wooden bowl filled with grated cheddar cheese, small plastic cup filled with milk
  • 200g Gluten Free Plain Flour (I use Doves Farm)
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder (choose a gluten free variety)
  • Pinch Salt
  • Pinch Black Pepper
  • 1/2tsp – 1 tsp of Mustard Powder (depending on how mustard-y you like them)
  • 50g Butter (at room temperature)
  • 100g Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 100ml Milk (plus a little extra for brushing the tops of the scones before baking)

Need some new packed lunch ideas? We’ve lots of delicious recipes here!

How to Make Gluten Free Cheese Scones

gluten free cheese scones fresh from the oven cooling on a wire baking rack above a wooden chopping board
  • Preheat the oven to 200C
  • Lightly grease a baking tray with butter
  • Tip the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and mustard powder into a mixing bowl and mix together.
green joseph joseph mixing bowl with pile of Doves Farm gluten free flour, small saucer of mustard powder being tipped into the flour.
  • Tip the butter into the flour mixture.
bright green jospeh joseph mixing bowl with pile of gluten free flour, mustard powder in the bottom - small pat of butter at room temperature has just been tipped onto the flour
  • Rub the butter into the flour with your finger tips until the texture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
bright green jospeh joseph mixing bowl with soft butter being rubbed into the gluten free flour to make a breadcrumb like texture. Small wooden bowl of grated cheese by the side of the mixing bowl
  • Tip the grated Cheddar cheese into the scone mixture.
small wooden bowl of grated cheddar cheese being tipped into a joseph joseph mixing bowl filled with butter and flour mixture
  • Stir the grated Cheddar cheese through the scone mixture using a knife – this just stops the mixture clumping together and gets a good even spread of cheese.
grated cheddar cheese being stirred into gluten free scone mixture in a bright green joseph joseph mixing bowl
  • Pour the milk into the centre of the scone mixture.
milk being poured into gluten free cheese scone mixture in a bright green joseph joseph mixing bowl
  • Stir the scone mixture with a knife and bring it all together.
milk and grated cheddar cheese mixed into gluten free scone mixture with a knife in a bright green joseph joseph mixing bowl
  • Continue to stir the mixture briskly until you start to get a stiff dough.
gluten free scone mixture being mixed into a stiff dough ready to shape into scones
  • Use your hands to bring the scone dough together into a ball.
gluten free cheese scone dough in a green joseph joseph mixing bowl ready to cut and shape into scones
  • Tip the dough onto a floured plate or board and cut it into eight equal pieces.
gluten free cheese scone dough cut into 8 equal pieces on a white floury plate
  • Shape each little pile of dough into a scone shape using your hand and the edge of a knife.
gluten free cheese scone dough being moulded into scone shapes with a knife on a floured plate
  • Place the scones onto the greased baking tray – well spaced as they will rise a little when baking.
gluten free cheese scones on a greased baking sheet ready to be brushed with milk wash. Small blue cup of milk and wooden pastry brush to the side of the baking tray
  • Brush the tops of the scone lightly with a little drop of milk.
gluten free cheese scones on a baking tray being brushed with milk using a wooden pastry brush
  • Bake the scones in the oven for around 10-15 minutes until turning golden brown on top.
gluten free cheese scones fresh from the oven all nice and browning on top - white enamel baking tray is on top of a wooden chopping board on a white table
  • Place the scone on a wire rack to cool slightly before eating.

Get loads of lunch recipes and ideas here

gluten free cheese scones fresh from the oven cooling on a wire baking rack above a wooden chopping board

Get more delicious gluten free recipes UK style here

Variations on Gluten Free Cheese Scones Recipe

  • Try using different types of cheese – oozy mozzarella or tangy blue cheese work well.
  • Add in a few extras like chopped ham or black olives

How To Serve Gluten Free Cheese Scones

Our delicious gluten free cheese scones are great served in lots of ways…

  • Try eating them for breakfast spread with butter alongside some fruit slices dipped in peanut butter.
  • Delicious for lunch in place of sandwiches. You can slice the scones and stuff them with smoked ham, salmon or even spread them with cream cheese and and add a handful of watercress.
  • Serve as part of a ploughman’s lunch – with cheese, juicy tomatoes and fruit.

Get more cheesy recipes here

Gluten Free Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast can often be the trickiest meal when following a gluten free diet.

We’ve ten delicious gluten free breakfasts from cereal sundae to oatcakes with smashed avocado to fill you up.

Get the Gluten Free Breakfast Ideas here.

gluten free cereal sundae, gluten free scones, gluten free berries and yogurt, gluten free oatcakes. Text overlay saying "10 gluten free breakfast recipes"

Easy Gluten Free Cheese Scone Recipe

gluten free cheese scones fresh from the oven all nice and browning on top - white enamel baking tray is on top of a wooden chopping board on a white table

Gluten Free Cheese Scones

gluten free cheese scones fresh from the oven cooling on a wire baking rack above a wooden chopping board

Soft, fluffy gluten free cheese scones - perfec smothered with butter and eaten warm

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 200g Gluten Free Plain Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch Salt 
  • Pinch Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Powder
  • 50g Butter 
  • 100g Cheddar Cheese Grated 
  • 100ml Milk 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C
  2. Lightly grease a baking tray with butter
  3. Tip the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and mustard powder into a bowl and mix together
  4. Add the butter and rub it into the flour using finger tips until the texture resembles fine bread crumbs
  5. Add the grated cheddar and stir though the mixture with a knife
  6. Pour in the milk and stir through the mixture to form a stiff dough - bring the dough together at the end using your hands
  7. Cut the dough into eight pieces and shape into scones using hand and edge of knife.
  8. Place scones onto baking tray and cook in the oven for around 10 minutes or until turning golden brown on top.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 267mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

Love to Instagram your food?

Follow me on Instagram for more delicious recipe inspiration daily!

Get more snack recipes here

tray full of freshly baked gluten free cheese scones. Text overlay reads "gluten free cheese scones"

If you cook it don’t forget to tag us your creations on Twitter @daisiesandpieUK or Instagram @daisiesandpie

Disclosure – the Joseph Joseph nesting bowl set used whilst making this recipe was gifted for review in November 2017 – you can read the Joseph Joseph nesting bowl review here.

Get more delicious meal ideas and easy recipes here

boiled egg and soldiers made from toast and asparagus. Served in alessi egg cups with cups of tea
Previous
How To Make Boiled Egg And Soldiers
lemony asparagus pasta with garlicky breadcrumbs served with fresh bread and tomato salad.
Next
Lemony Asparagus Pasta With Garlicky Breadcrumbs
Comments are closed.
Skip to Recipe