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Gluten-Free Maple Scones With Maple Cream Icing (Vegan + Easy!)

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These Gluten-Free Maple Scones are the best EVER! They are perfectly tender and buttery without using refined sugar or flour. The healthy maple icing that goes on top is so perfect too. Serve these at your next breakfast or brunch and they will be a hit. Vegan-friendly, refined sugar-free, dairy-free!

Yield: 8 small scones

Gluten-Free Maple Scones With Maple Cream Icing (Vegan + Easy!)

gluten-free maple scones

These Gluten-Free Maple Scones are the best EVER! They are perfectly tender and buttery without using refined sugar or flour. The healthy maple icing that goes on top is so perfect too. Serve these at your next breakfast or brunch and they will be a hit. Vegan-friendly, refined sugar-free, dairy-free!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Dry

Wet

  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup plant-based milk or milk of choice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup (4 Tbs.) cubed cold grass-fed butter or vegan butter

Maple Cream Icing

  • 3 Tbs. softened low-fat cream cheese or vegan cream cheese
  • 2 Tbs. softened grass-fed butter or vegan butter
  • 3 Tbs. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, add all dry ingredients and mix until combined. Then, add in all wet ingredients except butter. Mix until a dough forms.
  2. Add in cubed cold butter and use your hands or a pastry blender to incorporate. Form the dough into a ball and place in the refrigerator.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 F. and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Once the oven is done preheating, remove scone dough from the refrigerator and place on pachament-lined baking sheet. Use your hands to press the dough down into a 1-inch thick circle. 
  4. Carefully cut the circle into 8 small scones. Arrange scones on baking sheet, spacing evenly. Bake at 400 F. for 13-17 minutes (mine were perfect after 14 minutes) or until lightly golden and fragrant. Remove from oven and cool completely on baking sheet. 
  5. While the scones cool, make the maple cream by combining all maple cream ingredients in a small bowl or stand mixer. Beat on high until smooth. If a little lumpy, feel free to microwave for 15 seconds (but be sure not to overheat it!) Transfer to refrigerator or serve immediately with scones. Optional: add chopped pecans or walnuts on scones. Enjoy! 

Notes

  1. Storage: store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days, in the refrigerator for up to 6 days or freeze for up to 3 months. If desired, reheat scones after being refrigerated. 
  2. Maple Icing Substitute: Instead of making the maple cream icing, you can just top these gluten-free scones with some coconut whipped cream, or regular whipped cream, or make a clotted cream for them. All options are equally delish!

This recipe was inspired by my friend @thekellykathleen 🥰 She has AMAZING scone flavors and recipes so definitely go check out her blog or Instagram.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 scone without icing

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 8.3gCarbohydrates: 27.1gNet Carbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2.1gSugar: 6.9gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 4.1g

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Gluten-Free Maple Scone Recipe

I love creating gluten-free secretly healthy recipes here at the Secretly Healthy Home. You know it’s my jam. And if you know me, you know that I LOVE scones. So you’re in the right place for gluten-free scone recipe. If you’ve tried my healthy fudge brownies, blueberry banana bread, coconut macaroons, or my gluten-free German chocolate cake, you know what I’m talking about. This gluten-free double chocolate muffin recipe is no different, my friends!

We use a combination of oat flour and almond flour as our “flour” for these gluten-free scones. I love using this gluten-free flour combination because it is both affordable and a match made in heaven. Oat flour contains an amazing amount of complex carbs and fiber and almond flour gives recipes those healthy fats we all need for brain function and healthy hair, skin, and nails! I make my own oat flour at home in my Vitamix. It’s soooooooo easy! Here are the full instructions on how to make homemade oat flour or any flour! And if you want to know more of the benefits to gluten-free flours, here is my Top 6 Healthy Flours and Their Benefits

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Can I Freeze These Scones?

Yes! You can flash freeze the cut scone dough and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Then place them in the freezer for 10-15 minutes (this helps prevent the scones from sticking together when frozen). Then place them in a resealable plastic bag or airtight container. Bake the scones at 400 F. for 15-8 minutes until lightly golden. Please let me know in the comments if you try this and how they turn out!

Easy Maple Scones Recipe

You only need one bowl for this gluten-free scones recipe. I hate using multiple bowls for baking. If you feel the same way, then you definitely need to check out my Healthy Baking Course (*use code “SHH20” to get an exclusive 20% off). I teach you all the simple tips and tricks to make healthy baking easy!

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How To Make Gluten-Free Scones

To make these gluten-free maple scones you simply mix all the wet ingredients and then mix in all the dry ingredients except the butter. Incorporate your butter using your hands or a pastry blender until it makes a nice dough. The beauty of these scones is that you don’t need a crazy amount of chill time. You only chill them while you are preheating the oven for about 5-10 minutes. Full instructions are in the recipe above 🙂

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How To Make Maple Glaze For Scones

This healthy maple cream icing is so simple to make. Just add the softened cream cheese, butter, pure maple syrup, and vanilla to a small bowl or stand mixer and then beat on high until smooth. I’m telling you, it is sooooo good! And you can use it on a lot of different recipes too. It would be heavenly on my apple cinnamon monkey bread 😮

How Can I Make These Scones Vegan?

Not only are these scones 100%gluten-free, but you can also EASILY make them vegan. They already are egg-free so basically, all you need to do is use vegan butter and vegan cream cheese. That’s it! And if you’re looking for more healthy vegan recipes, definitely check out my Homemade Chocolate Sauce, Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, Fudgy Zucchini Brownies, and so many more!

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What’s To Love About These Gluten-Free Scones?

  1. Ridiculously easy to make! Just pop everything into a mixing bowl, mix it up, chill for a little, then bake and enjoy!
  2. Perfect tenderness and moisture. These gluten-free scones are buttery without being too dry or dense. They are perfectly tender and the best scone texture!
  3. Flavor explosion. The maple flavor of these scones just really can’t be beaten. That maple icing too just brings it to a whole nother level!
  4. Super healthy and filling. Since these scones have healthy ingredients in them and no refined sugars or flours, they will keep you fuller longer and won’t spike your blood sugar as much. Win win!
  5. High in fiber. Ya gotta love oats for being such an amazing source of complex carbs and fiber. The almond flour also helps in this department. The perfect way to kick start any day!
  6. There are limitless add-ins for these gluten-free scones! Before baking these healthy scones, you can add in shredded coconut, blueberries, chocolate chips, or whatever your heart desires! Stay tuned for more healthy gluten-free scone recipes to come 🙂
  7. Toddler and kid-friendly! Kids absolutely love these scones, especially if you make them mini. They are the perfect size for kids and adults alike!

Happy Gluten-Free Scone Bakin’!

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