{GF} Lavender + Earl Grey Lemon Scones Print Recipe Print Recipe

Another month, another recipe and another challenge.

Last month it was quick bread and this month, as you can tell, scones.

This recipe took me a good ol’ three times to per-fect. The first attempt was a delicious quick bread-wanna-be scone. The flavor was perfect, but the texture and consistency was off. I still got in a few bites before I ate it all dumped it.

Next, attempt number two. I decided to leave out the Earl Grey + Lavender, save the goods for the winner recipe, number three. This time was to test the consistency, which I decided to work with cold butter (& real vs. Earth Balance) and use one egg instead of two. Bingo.

Third times the charm, as usual. I believe cutting in the cold butter, makes these beauties nice and flaky, which would be perfect alongside a cup of tea. I also like how light they are, yet full of flavor. I would definitely make these again, especially for a brunch. These would also be a great to bring over to a friend’s place, just because. Or make these for mom, considering it is Mother’s Day on Sunday. Nudge nudge.

Here’s the ratio that I followed:

  • 3 parts flour
  • 1 parts liquid
  • 1 part egg
  • 1 part fat

Again, after reading this, I’ve decided to steer away from using “gums” – zanthum &/or guar gum.

Lastly, a big thank you to Lauren from Celiac Teen for hosting this month’s rally, wonderful job!


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Gluten-free Lavender + Earl Grey Lemon Scones Recipe


  • 4 ounces brown rice flour
  • 4 ounces almond flour
  • 4 ounces sorghum flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, chilled and diced into pea sized cubes
  • 4 ounces cream of coconut
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon Earl Grey tea leaves
  • 1 teaspoon lavender


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease baking sheet, set aside.

In a coffee or spice grinder, grind the dried lavender and Earl Grey tea leaves to a very fine powder. Set aside

In a medium bowl, weigh your flours (total of 12 ounces). Add sugar, baking soda, salt and flaxseeds and mix until well combined. Pour dry ingredients into the bowl of an electric mixer. On medium speed, drop in the pieces of cold butter.

In a separate bowl, whisk together coconut cream, egg, lemon zest and lavender and Earl Grey grounds.

With the mixer on low, add the wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Once the mixture starts to hold together, remove the bowl and gently knead the dough a few times with your hands. Depending on your flour mix, the dough may be very sticky.

Option 1: Put the dough on a prepared baking sheet. Whether it’s the opening of a circular glass or cookie cutter (or mold with your hands, cut out and place on the baking sheet. The dough will be sticky – if it’s too sticky, put in the fridge to cool – helps with handling.
Option 2: Put the dough on a large baking sheet. Gently push (or roll) the dough into a flat disk, about one inch high. Cut into eight equal pieces and arrange them on the baking sheet, about one inch apart.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of one comes out clean.

Glaze (optional)

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, optional

Mix together until well combined.

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  • http://jenncuisine.com Jenn

    Beautiful scones, and I love the flavors – so light and delicate looking , perfect with tea 🙂 And I love your simple ratio – mine did not end up being nearly so pretty…

  • http://jeanetteshealthyliving.com Jeanette

    Love the lavender earl grey and lemon flavors in your scone recipe, perfect with a cup of tea!

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  • http://www.bookofyum.com Sea

    I’ve been curious about these since I saw the title- Earl Grey is my favorite tea and I love lavender as well. They sound lovely!


  • http://mamameglutenfree.com Caneel

    The flavors sound amazing in your scones – and the photos are beautiful! I’d love to have these with some tea. Mmmmm!

  • http://www.healthygreenkitchen.com Winnie

    These look delicate and delicious. Love the idea of the tea and the lavender…yum!

  • http://www.atxglutenfree.com/ Jessica

    Stunning! I love the addition of earl grey and lavender. Beautiful flavor combinations and photos, as always! 🙂

  • http://www.gfinthecity.com Britt

    So pretty! And hey, nice ratio. 😉

  • http://www.thedailydietribe.com Iris

    These look so lovely!

  • http://www.reverie-daydream.com melissa

    i’ll make these for myself for mother’s day…and maybe a few days early because i’m craving them now.

    btw…several of my friends already went nuts for the almond joys. sadly, i blanked on images, but will be making again and will link back to you and your brilliant recipe. thanks again.

  • http://www.kumquatblog.com gretchen

    love the colors and flavors… perfect for this time of the year. they make this coffee drinker want a pot of tea!

  • http://www.laurelofleaves.com Lori @ Laurel of Leaves

    These look fantastic! I love the idea of using tea leaves.

  • http://abakinglife.blogspot.com Tara

    Those look like perfect Spring-time scones. Great idea to leave out the pricey ingredients until you have the basic recipe down! And cream of coconut – dreamy, isn’t it?

  • http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/ marla

    Such a wonderful combination of flavors in your scones! Perfect for tea parties 🙂

  • http://gravatar.com/markating25 gluten free scones

    Thanks for supporting the gluten free family.