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Gluten-Free Irish American Scones on parchment paper.
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Gluten-Free American Irish Scones

Gluten-Free Scones that are flaky, tender, lightly sweetened with slightly crispy exteriors. Almond flour scones that are dairy-free, grain-free and the perfect breakfast scones! Paleo, dairy-free, grain-free, allergy-friendly.

Course Breakfast, Breakfast Scone, Scone
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 442 kcal
Author Christine Galvani


  • 1 1/3 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder gluten-free (see recipe on this site for gluten-free baking powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup currants (may substitute raisins)
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds (optional)
  • 2 tbsp honey (can substitute maple syrup)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, arrowroot, baking powder, and salt. Get out as many lumps as possible.

  3. Add the wet ingredients to this bowl - coconut oil, egg and honey and mix to combine. Next, add the currants and caraway seeds (if using) and mix together. It is sometimes easiest to use your hands.

  4. Place dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Mold the dough into a round, about 1 inch thick and 5 1/2 inches in diameter. Cut the dough into four pieces (as shown in photos in post). Shape the scones and separate so they are not touching while baking.

  5. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until the tops are golden brown Keep an eye on them so they don't burn.

  6. Best consumed the same day (great slightly warm with some jam and a hot beverage), but can store in an airtight container for up to a day.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free American Irish Scones
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 442 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 313mg13%
Potassium 228mg7%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 77IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.