Gluten Free Blackberry and Apple Scones

Gluten Free Blackberry and Apple Scones

Do you love blackberries as much as I do? I’m super excited about these Gluten Free Blackberry and Apple Scones for a good few reasons – and my love of blackberries is just one of them. The reason I am most excited? These Gluten Free Blackberry and Apple Scones are the first gluten free baking recipe I’ve ever posted on the blog.

I know many of you follow gluten free diets, and I’ve cut back a huge amount on the quantity of gluten I consume in the last year or so. It’s brought about a lot of health benefits and helped me lose weight which has made me interested in gluten free cooking and baking in a big way!

Gluten Free Blackberry and Apple Scones

I’m grateful to have the lovely Sandi of the Gluten Free Blog Fearless Dining as a friend. An authority on all things gluten free, Sandi specialises in fantastic gluten free baking and desserts. Sandi and I made these delicious Gluten Free Blackberry and Apple Scones in her kitchen in California and Sandi took the photographs.

I’ve always been a big fan of apple recipes but I didn’t really come across a lot of blackberry and apple recipes until I moved to England. Now I can’t get enough of this fruity-licious combination.

Gluten Free Blackberry and Apple Scones are slightly different than traditional British scones, which are rolled and cut out in circles. I like this kind of scone because it’s what I remember growing up in Canada, and because they are so darn easy to make. No rolling pin required!

Making Gluten Free Blackberry and Apple Scones

Gluten Free Blackberry and Apple Scones being made

Simply whisk together the dry ingredients, and then cut in the butter.

Gluten Free Blackberry and Apple Scones being made

Add the fruit to the dry ingredients. Combine the wet ingredients in another bowl and then mix the wet and dry ingredients together as shown above.

Gluten Free Blackberry and Apple Scones

Put the dough on some floured parchment paper and press it out into a circle about an inch and a bit high.

Gluten Free Blackberry and Apple Scones being made

Finally cut the dough with a knife and then bake to golden deliciousness!

Gluten Free Blackberry and Apple Scones

Gluten Free Blackberry and Apple Scones are perfect any time of day – from breakfast to afternoon tea – or even dessert. Serve with a cup of tea, coffee and some great conversation!

Gluten Free Blackberry and Apple Scones

Gluten Free Blackberry and Apple Scones Recipe

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Gluten Free Blackberry and Apple Scones
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Serves: 8 scones
  • 2¼ cups Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend plus more for pressing out the dough (Please note, this flour blend has xanthan gum included. If your flour blend does not, add 1 teaspoon.)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • generous pinch of salt
  • ½ cup granulated or caster sugar
  • ½ cup cold butter
  • ⅓ cup peeled, grated apple
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (170°C, 160° for a fan oven or Gas Mark 4).
  2. Put the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl and whisk together.
  3. Cut the butter into chunks and add to the flour mixture.
  4. Cut the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry blender, until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  5. Mix the grated apples and blackberries into the flour mixture.
  6. In another bowl or pitcher, combine the eggs, milk and vanilla.
  7. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  8. Put a piece of parchment or greaseproof paper onto a cookie sheet.
  9. Sprinkle a little flour on the parchment and place the dough on top.
  10. Sprinkle a little more flour on top and then press the dough into a round, flattened circle about an inch and a bit tall.
  11. Use a sharp knife to cut slices into the dough (as shown in the photograph).
  12. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until done.
  13. Cool completely. Then use the knife marks as a guide to cut the scones.
Adapted from Fearless Dining's Gluten Free Coconut, Date and Pecan Scones.

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  1. I had so much fun making these scones with you the other day. I hope your readers like them as much as we did :-).

    • It really was wonderful, Sandi! Thank you so much for welcoming me into your home and your kitchen, teaching me so much about gluten free baking, and sharing your recipes 🙂

  2. What fun you and Sandi must have had! I’ve honestly never used apple and blackberries in combination before. I’m intrigued. These scones really look so lovely. Congratulations on your first gluten-free baking recipe, April!


  3. April, funny I should be reading this post this morning, after I was just thinking of baking with apples and blackberries. Unfortunately, I don’t have the blackberries on hand and am not in the mood to go out to the shops today, so I’ll be combining something else with my apples. These look scrummy. I rarely make anything but wedge-shaped scones just as my mother and grandmother from the Lake District did, but we cut them through and pull them apart before baking. I’ve done quite a lot of gluten-free baking in the last several years because I have so many GF friends. Happily, I don’t have a problem with gluten myself. Glad you’re getting good results.

  4. It looks so yum. Although I don`t have a problem with glueten, I will have to try this out.

  5. Wow. Those would certainly hit the spot in the morning!

  6. The perfect treat! I love that they’re gluten free.

  7. I don’t think I’ve ever cooked with gluten free flour, haven’t had a reason to as nobody in my family is intolerant. These scones seems like the perfect opportunity to dive into the GF world of baking.

    • I haven’t cooked with gluten free flour before either, for the same reason, Rae. But as more and more of my readers look for gluten free recipes – and as I try to cut down on the amount of gluten I eat – I’m excited to experiment with it more. I hope you will try this recipe – it’s ever so easy and tasty!

  8. Your photos are gorgeous!!! These delicious scones are calling my name 🙂 YUM!

  9. This looks too good to be gluten free! What a delicious and beautiful recipe.

  10. These are beautiful– I love treats like this in the afternoon with tea. Perfection!

  11. These look so great! I love blackberries, so I know I will give these a try!

  12. Naturally, you had me at “no rolling pin” but I’m a huge fan of any sweet treat which features fruit. In the UK, blackberries were often too sharp and had to be drowned in sugar to be palatable, but I’ve noticed here in California they are significantly sweeter.

    • I love “no rolling pin” recipes too, Pauline 🙂 I was amazed how sweet the Californian blackberries were – I don’t think I’ve ever tasted blackberries so good!

  13. Being from the UK I absolutely love scones! These look so yummy I am super tempted to make some over the weekend now, all I need to add is some jam and clotted cream yum! Hope mine turn out as lovely as yours!

    Foirell |

  14. April,

    The scones look amazing! Adding the recipe to my must make list and sharing it with a few of my friends who recently went gluten free.


  15. Hi April,
    Your combination of Blackberry and Apple is just perfect for these fabulous scones! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  16. I bet these are heavenly! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  17. Hi April, these scones look great. I have never had them with blackberries inside, they look so yummy 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.


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