Blueberry Lemon Lavender Scones [Gluten Free]

Blueberry Lemon Lavender Scones [Gluten Free] | Almost Getting it Together

Sunday before 10 a.m. I had put away my laundry, emptied the dishwasher, made cashew butter, went to SoulCycle, baked these scones and was getting ready to head out the door to get my nails done. To say I am most productive in the morning is the understatement of the year.

Blueberry Lemon Lavender Scones [Gluten Free] | Almost Getting it Together

Scone game on point.

I had been craving scones for months. I’m not a big “buy a baked good” person because unless it’s really good and really worth it, there’s a chance it could be totally lackluster and just not worth the calories and carbs. Those scones sitting in the case at Starbucks? Ew.

Then there’s the whole ingredient list of scones… lots of butter. Lots of wheat flour. Lots of sugar. As delicious as those things are, they don’t necessarily make you feel good afterwards. I wanted to make a gluten free version then seriously lighten it up without losing taste.

This month’s Recipe Redux theme was fresh produce. I didn’t have a ton in my fridge (for once) because I’ve been traveling/socializing so much so I haven’t really been cooking quite as much. I did have a huge thing of blueberries that were begging to be baked into something. I started with a cup of blueberries then realized I wanted these to be really filled with blueberries and added another half cup – good choice.

Blueberry Lemon Lavender Scones [Gluten Free] | Almost Getting it Together

Perfect for summer brunch – Blueberry Lemon Lavender Scones

The lemon really brings out the blueberry flavor, too. And isn’t anything involving lavender just… fun? If you aren’t gluten free, regular flour should work. I used Davida’s Gluten Free Flour Blend recipe from her e-cookbook and these turned out perfectly

Blueberry Lemon Lavender Scones [Gluten Free] | Almost Getting it Together

Blueberry Lemon Lavender Scones [Gluten Free]


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Blueberry Lemon Lavender Scones [Gluten Free]
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Serves: 8 scones
Ingredients
  • 2¾ cups gluten free flour blend
  • 1½ cup fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ almond milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp dried lavender
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • zest from ½ lemon
  • juice from ½ lemon (about 1 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, lavender, cinnamon and salt.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together almond milk, egg, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract, lemon zest and lemon juice until will combined.
  5. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in wet ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  6. Your mixture should still be dough-like. If it isn't, add in more flour a tablespoon at a time until a doughy consistency is reached.
  7. Fold in blueberries.
  8. With wet hands, take dough and form into a ball. Place on parchment paper and flatten into a large disk.
  9. With a large knife, cut the disk into half, then into quarters then into eighths.
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until tops of cones begin to brown.
  11. Let cool fully then break apart on cut lines.
  12. Keep in an airtight container for up to one week.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 scone Calories: 212 Fat: 6 g Saturated fat: 3 g Carbohydrates: 38 g Sugar: 7 g Sodium: 422 mg Fiber: 5 g Protein: 5 g

Looking for more summer produce recipes? Check out the rest of this month’s Recipe Redux Challenge entries below.

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27 comments on “Blueberry Lemon Lavender Scones [Gluten Free]

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on July 21, 2015 6:45 am

Most scones that you find in coffee shops are glorified hockey pucks. I always think, man, that looks good, only to get one and be like, wtf? I’ve made scones before, but they were definitely not healthy! But what a difference freshness makes when it comes to it. I love the combo of blueberry and lemon, but I’m hesitant to add the lavender–I tend not to like it much in food.
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Cassie on July 26, 2015 12:38 am

Skip the lavender… these are still great without!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on July 21, 2015 9:17 am

YES on mornings being the best times! I get all my best work done early in the morning, which is probably why I can never seem to sleep in… Ahh well. No complaints.
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Cassie on July 26, 2015 12:38 am

I always think we are soul sisters when it comes to our morning wake-ups!

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Georgie on July 21, 2015 9:22 am

Yum! I LOVE scones but I’m insanely picky about them. Like you said, if you’re going to spend the cals/carbs it better be good :D Luckily (or not so luckily) I found my go-to coffee shop with amazing scones.
These look fantastic. Love using lemon to bring out blueberries in baked goods
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Cassie on July 26, 2015 12:38 am

I KNOW. I always forget what a difference it makes.

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Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on July 21, 2015 10:32 am

Oh wow these look delicious!
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Liz on July 21, 2015 10:41 am

Yum!! These look amazing.
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Erin @ The Almond Eater on July 21, 2015 10:45 am

Yes blueberry lemon and YES productive mornings! Those are my favvvvvvorite.
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Cassie on July 26, 2015 12:37 am

Can I just come home and we have a productive morning and bake together???

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Lacey @Runs and Roses on July 21, 2015 11:04 am

If you find me on a weekend morning I’m either running or baking. TBH my runs are usually spent day dreaming about what I’m going to bake that day. I love this recipe! Scones are hard to perfect, they’re either too crumbly or more like a hockey puck.
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Cassie on July 26, 2015 12:37 am

Mine are often spent that way too… or what I’m going to eat after!

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Amy on July 21, 2015 11:04 am

I’ve been wanting to make scones for a while now and I always get a little discouraged when I read the ingredient list. I move on to something a little healthier (and less fun), but these I could do :) Thanks for the motivation!!!

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Cassie on July 26, 2015 12:37 am

SAME! That’s why I had to whip these up!

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Michaela on July 21, 2015 11:10 am

Scones are the first recipe I baked all by myself when I was little. This brings me back :)
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Elizabeth @ Enjoy Every Bite on July 21, 2015 12:34 pm

These look divine! Love that you lightened them up and I’m sure they taste even better than typical scones!
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Rachel @ athletic avocado on July 21, 2015 12:49 pm

I love scones!! Love that these are lemon-blueberry, that’s the best combo for summer!
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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on July 21, 2015 4:28 pm

That sounds like a perfect Sunday to me!
Love these butterless scones!
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Whitney Carney on July 21, 2015 5:34 pm

I know. Packaged baked goods..gross. These, on the other hand, look amazing!
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Melissa on July 21, 2015 10:42 pm

These look so delicious, and your pictures are gorgeous! Definitely going to try this.
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Cassie on July 26, 2015 12:35 am

Thank you!! Let me know what you think!

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Ariana on July 22, 2015 12:57 am

Oooo those look and sound so amazing! I’m with you on the purchasing baked goods front. I’ve been deceived far too many times and have been left wishing I could have a calorie refund. Unless it’s from a place I know and trust and reaaaally want it, I’d rather save the calories and make it at home. So I’m totally pinning this for later ;)
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Cassie on July 26, 2015 12:36 am

I hope you try them!!

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Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness on July 23, 2015 12:01 am

These sound awesome! I love the addition of lavender. I never use lavender when baking and would love to experiment with it. And damn girl, you ARE productive in the morning! I love waking up and getting shit done, but in general I’m more of a night person. I’d rather work at 10 pm than 6 am any day!
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Cassie on July 26, 2015 12:31 am

I wish I were like that… it’s 9:30 and I’m dragging right now!

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Anna on July 29, 2015 11:31 am

These look so good! Can you just deliver these to my door right now?! Blueberries, lemon, and lavender are some of my favorite ingredients.

I’m super productive in the early mornings too. When those days happen, I always wonder why I don’t just wake up at 5 am and get things done everyday! Alas, I continue to not force myself out of bed like that everyday and remain a procrastinator at least half the time!
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Cassie on August 4, 2015 12:18 am

I don’t know if I trust myself with another batch or I would… ;)

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