These gluten-free bacon cheddar scones are a win every time! They’re a delicious way to switch things up for breakfast or brunch.
Every now and again I get a hankering for something different – something I’ve never made before. And every now and again I also get a craving for bacon. These tasty Bacon Cheddar Scones fit the bill on both those counts. They’re different than my usual
chocolate fare, and they’re full of crispy, delicious bacon.
These scones actually came about thanks to my mom. I really never buy bacon, but every time my parents come to visit us they bring pounds and pounds of bacon. Seriously. They just came for a week-long visit (during which my mom helped deliver my fifth child – but that’s another story) and now I have 10 pounds of bacon in my freezer.
At least my kids are happy.
Everything’s better with bacon.
What is one to do with all that bacon? Of course I whipped up a batch of these delicious Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies, and we’ve been eating it for breakfast at least twice a week, but I’m still left with a lot of bacon.
Then the brilliant idea of these scones entered my mind. When I proposed the idea to my husband he said, “Sounds like a win-win to me.” Well, that settled it. Out came some bacon and a block of cheddar cheese, and into the bowl it went.
And they’re definitely winners. My 6-year old is still remembering them fondly a week later… so you know they’re good. 😉
More breakfast goodness.
Looking for more delicious gluten-free breakfasts? Here are a few more of my family’s favorite options.
- Sourdough Almond Flour Waffles
- Dark Chocolate Triple Berry Muffins
- Egg & Potato Muffins
- Easy French Style Omelette
- Cinnamon Coconut Granola
- Easiest Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes
- Honey Walnut Apple Crisp
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Bacon Cheddar Scones
Free of gluten and sugar.
- 1 cup sorghum flour
- 1/2 cup tapioca starch
- 1 tablespoon baking powder (I like to make my own)
- dash Himalayan salt
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 pieces of bacon, crumbled
- 1/2 cup milk + 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar/kombucha or 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
Preheat the oven to 425.
Combine the milk and apple cider vinegar/kombucha in a liquid measuring cup and set aside to curdle.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, starch, baking powder, and salt.
Using a pastry cutter, or two knives, cut in butter until coarse crumbs are evenly distributed throughout the flour mixture.
Mix in cheese and bacon.
Whisk egg into the milk mixture, then slowly pour into the flour/butter mixture, stirring while pouring.
Scrape dough onto a cookie sheet and spread out with a spoon or spatula into a 10-12 inch disk.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned on the edges.
Cut and serve with lots of delicious butter.
My inspiration for the base of the scone recipe came from my friend Ali’s Gluten-Free Scones.
Is the bacon cooked before using in this recipe please, or put in raw?
Yes, the bacon is cooked first. 🙂
Those look delicious Raia, we should bake together sometime
Thanks, Vivian. 😉
This looks good, but how much salt do we add?
I usually just add salt to taste, so probably about 1/2 teaspoon.
Oh goodness. Two of my favorite things in one biscuit!
Haha! Pretty much!
Well, I love bacon and cheddar and scones, so I bet this recipe is a winner! And I love that they’re gluten-free!
Three pretty amazing things, eh? 😉
I had seriously never thought of making a savory scone! This looks like a fantastic recipe.
Savory scones are so yummy! And then you can eat scones for lunch and not feel guilty. 😀
I wish I had some of these for breakfast today. That flavor combo sounds so good to me right now. YUM!
Thanks, Emily! I’m wishing the same. 😉
Oh goodness!! Bacon Cheddar scones? Do you deliver?
Lol. Will pin and hope to make these soon. Love the pics. They look SO good!
Thanks for sharing!
Haha! Sorry, no deliveries! I hope you enjoy them, Carol!
I want two of these right now!
I have a hard time stopping at two… 😉
These look perfect! I want them tonight for dinner!
Thank you, Megan! I think they’d be great for dinner. 😉
I’m always looking for new and filling breakfast recipes my kiddos will eat too! This looks delicious!
I hope you enjoy them, Beth!
Whenever I see savoury scones I think soup. Cheese scones are so good with soup. I am now craving soup, haha.
Mmmm! These would be delicious with soup! Great thinking. 😉
If only all my guests would show up with a pack of bacon! You are one lucky daughter. 🙂 And yes to bacon and cheddar, my two favorite items in one, and for breakfast too. Yum.
Haha! I am very fortunate. 😉
What a great way to start my day! Looking forward to having these for breakfast tomorrow!
I hope you enjoy them, Sara!
Yes, I prefer savory to sweet!
I agree, especially where bacon is concerned. 😉
It’s a baked good with bacon and cheese – what’s not to love here?
Haha! Exactly. 😉
So delicious and decadent! And they’re easy to make!
You are right! Everything IS better with bacon. These are the perfect companion for a bowl of vegetable soup!