gluten-free scones, of the dairy-free cheese variety

  • Yield:

    makes 15
  • Cooking Method:

  • Prep Time:

    20 mins
  • Cook Time:

    20 mins
gluten-free scones, of the dairy-free cheese variety

I love cheese scones and really miss them having to be a dairy-free home. These gluten-free scones are very yummy; and pretty close to old school cheese scones - a wonderful creation for my son (and me!). If I am making them for adults I up the cayenne pepper as I love a bit of a kick, but Aars prefers them made with the quantities provided below. I cook these in muffin cases to help them keep their form and shape but serve them without the cases. 


  • 1 C gluten-free oats
  • 1 C m!lk alternative (I use oat m!lk)
  • sprinkling of ground cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground mace
  • ¼ tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp of marmite*
  • 2 Tbsp hot water
  • 1 C gluten-free self-raising flour
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ¹⁄3 C oil (I use sunflower)
  • 1C of your safe free-from cheese (grated)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan) and pop some cases into your muffin trays.

    gluten free scones dairy free cheese
    mixing it up

  2. In a bowl combine the oats, m!lk and spices. 

  3. In a cup combine the marmite and hot water, then the marmite has melted stir into the spiced m!lk and oat mix.

  4. In a new bowl combine the flour, baking powder and bicarb then stir into the wet ingredients followed by the oil and dairy-free cheese. Mix until it's just combined, the batter should be lumpy.

  5. Dollop into your waiting cases (you can sprinkle some of your special dairy-free cheese on top if you like), then pop them into the oven for 20 minutes.

  6. When you remove them from the oven, leave the scones in their trays for 5 minutes out of the oven before transferring them onto cooling racks.

  7. Enjoy!


*Please don't be put off by the marmite, it disappears in the mix and creates a lovely cheese-y flavour (much more effective than nutritional yeast!)