Wheat-Free Date Nut Scones

Wheat-Free Date Nut Scones

These classic drop scones are delicious, filling, healthy, and easy to make: no rolling-out required. Packed with whole grains, flax, nuts, dates, and kissed with spice, they make a wonderful breakfast or snack. Superb hot out of the oven with butter, or with some fine sharp cheddar cheese...



Ingredients / Directions: 

1 c brown rice flour
1/3 c garbanzo bean flour (or brown rice flour)
1/3 c whole flax seeds - ground (or 1/2 c pre-ground flax)
2 Tbsp tapioca starch
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Cut 1/4 c butter into the above mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Combine separately:
2 large eggs
1/2 c yogurt
4 Tbsp maple syrup (or unsweetened apple juice concentrate)

1 c pitted dates
3/4 c walnuts or pecans (or half and half)

Mix about a teaspoon of rice flour into the chopped dates to help keep them from clumping.

Mix wet and dry mixtures together until just combined, don't over-mix. Fold in the dates and nuts.

Drop large heaping spoons of batter onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet, leaving at least 1" of space between each scone. Bake in an oven, pre-heated to 400, for about 15 - 20 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.

These are great warm with butter, or with some nice old cheddar cheese... If keeping these longer than a day, store in a sealed container in the fridge, and pop them in the toaster or oven to re-heat.

Enjoy :-)

about 16 scones


thanks for great recipe

Hi Patty, these turned out beautifully. I blogged about it here: http://mainmainmasakmasak.wordpress.com/2008/11/01/gluten-free-date-nut-...

Thank you so much for your alternative baking recipes and many baking tips!

You're totally welcome +

You're totally welcome + thanks for the great feedback! Your scones look delicious :-)

Wheat-Free Date Nut Scones

I just found your recipe and made the scones for my breakfast - WOW - they are great! The best scones I've had GF or other-wise. I used dried cranberries instead of dates and 10% cream with a tsp of vinegar added as I didn't have any yogourt at home. Thanks for this recipe!

Awesome! Thanks. I'll

Awesome! Thanks.

I'll have to try these with cranberries some time, yum...

Date-Nut scones

I would like to make these for my daughter who is gluten intolerant but have a question first. you say to use 1/3 C flax seeds - ground OR 1/2 pre ground flax.
If you grind the flax seeds wouldn't that make LESS than 1/3 cup not more? Why do you suggest using more of the pre-ground seed?


Hi Judy, The seeds tend to

Hi Judy,
The seeds tend to fluff-up a bit after grinding - same weight, different volume.