Winter Spiced Scones

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I had a craving for scones the other day which is not the typical thing to crave during the winter! Baking is far from my strongest point but after MANY tests I came up with these winter spiced gluten free, vegan and refined sugar free scones along with a mixed berry chia jam AND a whipped coconut cream recipe to give you the full “Free From” scone experience!

I highly recommend trying both the jam and whipped coconut cream to go with these tasty scones.

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Winter Spiced Scones

gluten free, vegan, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Cooling Time (optional): 1 hour
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 6 Scones


Ingredients for the scones:

  • 2 chia eggs Add 2 tbsp chia seeds and 6 tbsp water in a large mixing bowl for 5 mins
  • 6 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 thumb size piece of fresh ginger grated and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • cup gluten free self raising flour 150g
  • cup gluten free brown bread flour 150g

Ingredients for Mixed Berry Chia Jam:

  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

Ingredients for the whipped coconut cream:

  • 4 heaped tbsp coconut fat (thick part at the top of a coconut milk can)


Method for the scones:

  • Pre heat your oven to 200C
  • Add the chia seeds and water to a large mixing bowl and allow to soak for 5 minutes
  • Now add the maple syrup, melted coconut oil, cinnamon and the grated and finely chopped ginger then mix with a fork
  • Now add the soda, self raising flour and brown bread flour and mix in with a fork before mixing with your hands. Then kneed the dough for a minute or so
  • Roll the dough into balls and place into a cup cake baking tin and lightly coat each scone with maple syrup (with a brush or kitchen roll)
  • Place in the oven at 200C for 12 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 1 hour if you are wishing to use the coconut cream as this melts when the jam or scones are hot!

Method for the Jam:

  • Place a pan on a medium heat and add the frozen fruit, cinnamon and maple syrup and allow to cook down for 5 minutes
  • Add the chia seeds and reduce to a low heat and cook for a further 5-10 minutes (until your desired consistency)

Method for the whipped coconut cream:

  • Scoop the coocnut fat out of the can trying to avoid any of the liquid and place into a bowl
  • Simply whisk with an electric whisk for 30 seconds and place in the fridge to thicken up slightly


I highly recommend trying it with the jam and coconut cream to get the full “Free From” scone experience!
Cut with a serrated knife!

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  1. Hi! These look delicious. I do not need these to be gluten free. Do you have recommendations for this? Thank you!

    1. Hi Camille,

      Thank you for commenting!

      I haven’t eaten gluten in 7 years so have no idea on normal flour you could use for this recipe etc. Sorry I couldn’t help more 🙁


  2. Hello James

    Thanksfor the recipe, i tried it and its delicious 🙂 i have questions though please

    1) the texture for me is like a cake or cup cake, should it be like this ?
    2)when you say make the dough as balls, for me its more like a batter not firm dough ! But i used rice flour and almond flour
    3) the ginger for me disappeared:) but in your pic i see the nice shredded ginger, any ideas ? I did shred fresh ginger as well

    Thansk again 🙂


    1. Hey Saraa,

      Thanks for trying these scones and for leaving some feedback!

      1. Yes, gluten free baking is very hard to get light and fluffy inside 🙁
      2. Hmm, most flours definitely absorb liquid at a different rate. Did you leave the chia seeds in long enough to form a gel?
      3. I probably didn’t grate it as fine as you, maybe try a bigger grater next time

      I hope those helped 🙂

      Thanks again,


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