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Gluten-free apple cinnamon scones with caramel sauce.

Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Scones with Caramel Sauce

  • Author: MamaShire
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 scones 1x
  • Category: Breakfast & Brunch


Delicious gluten-free apple cinnamon scones with caramel sauce. Perfect for brunch or breakfast and special enough for holiday breakfasts.



Caramel Sauce:

1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup unsweetened cashew or almond milk
4 tablespoons buttery spread (Smart Balance and Earth Balance)
1 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoons salt*


2 cups gluten-free flour mix (I use Better Batter Gluten-Free Flour Mix)
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttery spread (Smart Balance and Earth Balance)
1/2 cup unsweetened cashew or almond milk
1 egg
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup peeled and chopped Granny Smith apple
1 tablespoon unsweetened cashew or almond milk
1 tablespoon sugar


Caramel Sauce:

Place all sauce ingredients in a 2-quart saucepan and cook over medium-low heat for 9 minutes. Stirring constantly. Let set and cool while making the scones. The sauce will slightly thicken after cooling.


Preheat oven to 400°. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl mix the gluten-free flour mix, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together. Mix the butter into the flour mixture with a food processor, pastry cutter, or fork until it is crumbly. Set aside.

In a small bowl use a whisk to mix the milk, egg, brown sugar, and vanilla extract together. Pour this into the flour mixture and mix together.

Gently mix the chopped apples into the batter until all is combined.

Using a rubber spatula scrape the batter out of the bowl and into the center of the parchment-lined baking sheet. Use the spatula to spread the dough out into an 8-inch circle.

Take a large knife or dough scraper and cut the batter into 8 triangles. Leave it all together, it’ll be separated after it cooks for a while.

For the topping spread the milk over the top and sides and then sprinkle with sugar.

Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and separate each piece out the center of the circle. Leave at least 1 inch between each slice. Return to oven and bake 10-15 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.

Drizzle homemade caramel sauce over scones right before serving.


Tip: If you aren’t planning on serving all of the scones at one time then only drizzle the caramel sauce over the ones that you will be serving.

*If you want a more salted caramel taste increase the amount of salt in the sauce to 1/2 teaspoon.

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