Spice Up Your Mornings: Gluten-Free Scones with Cheddar + Jalapeño

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Kickstart Your Day the Gluten-Free Way!

Good morning, shiny happy people (or if you’re like me, you’re not particularly shiny or happy first thing (at least until the coffee kicks in)! Today, I’m beyond excited to share a recipe that will wake your taste buds into action from the first bite. I think you’re going to love these sensational gluten-free scones spiked with cheddar and jalapeño peppers – a perfect blend of cheesy goodness and spicy jalapeño zing!

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gluten free scones - cheddar and jalapeno on a blue plate

Why These Gluten Free Scones are a Must-Try

These delicious savory scones combine the sharpness of cheddar and the gentle heat of jalapeños. It’s like a fiesta in your mouth, and the best part? Even though they are gluten free they taste exactly like a scone should taste. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or just a spicy snack to perk up your day.

The Magic of Gluten-Free Baking

For many, the idea of gluten-free baking can seem daunting. But I’ve got you! These Cheddar Jalapeño Scones are surprisingly easy to make, and the result is so delightful that honestly nobody will be able to tell they’re gluten-free.

gluten free cheddar jalapeno scone before baking

Ingredients to Gather

  • Gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • Fresh jalapeños, diced (adjust according to your heat preference)
  • Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Cold butter, cubed
  • Baking essentials (baking powder, xanthan, salt, etc.)
  • Heavy cream & eggs (a secret to tender gluten free scones)

Baking the Perfect Scone

  1. Prep Work: Preheat your oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Dry Mix: Whisk together the gluten-free flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Butter Time: Cut in the cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. I always use my food processor for this part.

4. Cheese and Jalapeños: Stir in the shredded cheddar and diced jalapeños.

5.. Bring it Together: Add heavy cream and eggs and gently mix until a dough forms.

6. Shape it Up: Turn the dough onto a floured surface, shape into a circle, and cut into wedges.

7. Bake to Perfection: Bake until golden brown. The aroma will be irresistible.

two cheddar jalapeno gluten free scones on a blue plate

Serving Suggestions

These scones are best served warm. You can enjoy them as they are or with a dollop of cream cheese or tomato jam for extra flavor. They’re perfect for a weekend brunch or as a spicy accompaniment to your favorite soup or salad.

Gluten-Free, But Not Joy-Free!

The beauty of these Gluten-Free Cheddar Jalapeño Scones is that they’re just as delicious (if not more!) as their gluten-containing counterparts. They’re a testament to the fact that going gluten-free doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor or fun in your cooking.

Spreading the Gluten-Free Joy

Remember, gluten-free baking is an adventure. It’s about experimenting, discovering new flavors, and, most importantly, enjoying the process. Whether you’re a seasoned gluten-free baker or just starting, these Cheddar Jalapeño Scones are a great way to spice up your culinary repertoire. Happy baking!

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gluten free scones - cheddar and jalapeno on a blue plate

Gluten-Free Cheddar Jalapeño Scones

Alison Needham
These delicious savory scones combine the sharpness of cheddar and the gentle heat of jalapeños. It's like a fiesta in your mouth, and the best part? Even though they are gluten free they taste exactly like a scone should taste. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or just a spicy snack to perk up your day.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 scones
Calories 299 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

For the topping

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, xanthan if using, and salt and pulse to combine. Add the butter and pulse until it is roughly the size of peas. Add the cheese and chopped jalapeno peppers, and pulse a few times more just to combine.
  • Whisk the eggs and heavy cream together in a bowl. Add to the food processor and pulse just until everything comes together. It should be a little crumbly still.
  • Pour mixture out onto the prepared baking sheet and pat into a disk that is about 1½ inches thick. Cut into 6 triangles and using a spatula, evenly space the scones on the baking sheet. Brush each scone with heavy cream, sprinkle with cheese and top with a slice or two of jalapeno.
  • Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until the scones are lightly golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and leave on the pan to cool completely.
  • Scones can be kept at room temperature and are best if eaten within a day or two.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sconeCalories: 299kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 8gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 516mgPotassium: 48mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 658IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 188mgIron: 2mg
Keyword gluten free cheddar jalapeno scones, gluten free savory scones, gluten free scones, savory scones
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