Pumpkin Gluten Free Scones Recipe

Pumpkin Gluten Free Scones Recipe

These Pumpkin Gluten Free Scones are perfect for fall. I used to bake up a batch for Thanksgiving week when my mother-in-law came to visit since she has celiacs.

However, this gluten free scones recipe is so flavorful that anyone who’s not gluten free will love it.

So treat your coworkers at the office or the staff at the teacher appreciation breakfast!

After all, who doesn’t love the combination of pumpkin and chocolate this time of year ?

Plus the raisins give these gluten free scones a nice chewiness!

So sit back, brew up a cup of coffee or tea, and bake up a pumpkin scone everyone will enjoy!

A platter of gluten free pumpkin scones with chocolate chips

How to make (almost) sugar free gluten free scones

I wanted to make as almost sugar free gluten free pumpkin scones as possible since the holidays are coming up.

We’re tempted by all those sweet treats and I wanted to cut back on the sugar.

(Remember, there is sugar in the chocolate chips.)

So, I used powdered monk fruit sweetener instead of sugar in this easy gluten free scones recipe.

You can also use Swerve Sweetener. Both monk fruit and Swerve cook up just as well as regular sugar.

However, I used white decorative sparkling sugar on outside of the scones, for the look and texture. Totally optional and up to you if you want to use it.

You can eliminate the decorative sugar if you want to make the scones completely sugar free. Or you can use Powdered Swerve Sweetener to add a light dusting or to make a sugar glaze.

To make a sugar-free scone glaze:

1 1/2 cups Powdered Swerve Sweetener

3 to 4 tablespoons milk, milk alterative (coconut milk or soy milk) or water

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Place the powdered Swerve Sweetener in a medium bowl. Slowly stir in the milk (or water) and vanilla, a little at a time, to make a smooth, pourable glaze.

You can glaze the baked scones with a pastry brush or drizzle the glaze over the scones with a spoon.

Overhead shot of a plate and platter of pumpkin scones with chocolate chips

How to make dairy free scones

To make dairy free pumpkin scones, I used a vegan buttery spread. My favorite is Earth Balance.

I also used full fat unsweetened coconut milk from a can. Don’t use sweetened from a carton and don’t use the lite can version as it won’t be creamy enough and your scones will turn out too dry.

Additionally, I used Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips, which are dairy free, gluten free, and vegan.

Now, if you want to make vegan gluten free scones, you can try an egg substitute like VeganEgg. I haven’t tried it myself. But if you do, comment below and let us know how it went!

What kind of gluten free flour makes the best gluten free scones?

Frankly, not all gluten free flours are alike. When I first made Pumpkin Gluten Free Scones, I used any type of gluten free all purpose flour and had pretty good luck.

But now I swear by Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour, which bakes up just like regular flour.

Check out my  Best Gluten Free Products List to find more of my favorite gluten free baking products!

Here’s the best way for measuring gluten free flour:

Believe it or not, you shouldn’t scoop flour directly out of the bag with a measuring cup. It packs down the flour and you end up with a bit too much in your cup.

Instead, spoon the flour from the bag (or the container you keep your flour in) into your measuring cup. Then use the back of a spatula or knife to level off the top of the cup.

That way the flour is given a mini-sift and isn’t packed down.

Overhead shot of platter of pumpkin scones with chocolate chips

Must have kitchen tools to make dairy free gluten free scones

To successfully make these easy gluten free pumpkin scones, it’s best if you have a pastry blender and a bench scraper on hand. Believe me, having the right kitchen tools makes things so much easier!

Pastry blenders are a must-have kitchen tool when making biscuits, pie crust, pizza dough, scones, and pastries. A pastry blender works much better than using a fork or potato masher when combining butter and flour.

And remember, pastry blenders aren’t just for baking. Some people like to use them for chopping up fruit and soft vegetables, mashing up baby food, and making salsa and guacamole.

I bought Rachael Ray’s Bench Scraper just to make this gluten free recipe for scones. I love how they come in different colors to match your kitchen décor.

Since then I’ve found it handy for scooping up veggies, herbs and meat that I’ve been chopping up on my cutting boards. It’s become one of my favorite kitchen tools!

Can you freeze pumpkin gluten free dairy free scones?

Yes, you can freeze the scone dough before baking. Freeze the cut scone dough for 45 minutes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Then place the dough in a freezer bag, squeeze out as much of the air of the bag as possible, and place back in the freezer. (Label the bag with the date and baking instructions.)

Bake the FROZEN scones for 20 to 25 minutes at 425 degrees F. Since every oven bakes differently, keep an eye on your scones. That way you don’t over or under cook them.

More tips for amazing pumpkin gluten free scones

As we come closer to the holidays, you may want to substitute dried cranberries or cherries for the raisins.

Adding some diced candied ginger would be delicious, too!

Enjoy these GF scones within a day or two. Like most freshly baked gluten free goodies, they’ll get stale pretty quickly.

More baked gluten free desserts

If you love to bake, try these delicious gluten free desserts:

These Gluten Free Brownies can be cut into heart shapes for a Valentine’s Day treat.

This Healthy Strawberry Muffins Recipe is made with strawberry yogurt.

This Peppermint Thumbprint Hershey Kiss Cookies Recipe isn’t just for the holidays. Make year round for a delicious dessert treat.

Bake a batch of Gluten Free Banana Oatmeal Muffins for breakfast.

Yield: 12 SCONES

Pumpkin Gluten Free Scones Recipe

A tray and plate of pumpkin gluten free and dairy free scones

Bake up some gluten-free scones for breakfast or a snack. This easy gluten-free scones recipe is made with pumpkin, chocolate chips, raisins.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 2 3/4 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour
  • 1/3 cup powdered monk fruit sweetener or Swerve Sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup vegan or non-dairy buttery spread
  • 1 cup Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons gluten free vanilla, divided
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons white decorative sparkling sugar


  1. In a large bowl, using the pastry blender, mix together the gluten free flour, monk fruit sweetener, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.
  2. Cut the butter spread into small pieces and add them to the bowl. Use the pastry blender to mix the buttery spread into the dry ingredients. Blend until you have pea-sized pieces.
  3. Using your hands, mix in the chocolate chips and raisins. Make sure to break up any clumps of raisins.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together the pumpkin, eggs, and1 teaspoon of the vanilla. Add this to the dry and mix until just combined. Then use your hands to lightly knead the dough together into a ball.
  5. Divide the gluten free scones dough in half and place one half on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Shape the dough into a long rectangle with greased or floured hands.
  6. Taking your bench scraper, divide the rectangle into three squares. Then use the bench scraper to cut each square diagonally into two triangles. Gently move the triangles away from each other. Repeat with the other half of the pumpkin scones dough on a second baking sheet.
  7. In a small bowl, combine the coconut milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Liberally brush the top of each scone with the mixture. Then generously sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
  8. Place the baking sheets and scones in the freezer for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F at this time.
  9. Bake the pumpkin scones for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Cool the gluten free scones on a wire rack before eating.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 scone

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 321mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated per the ingredients list. Serving size may not be accurate. Please double-check with your preferred nutritional app for the most accurate information.

Originally published on October 13, 2014 and October 30, 2017. Updated with new photos and information.

Pumpkin Gluten Free Scones Recipe

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