Lazy Gluten Free: Gluten Free Glazed Cinnamon Scones

Gluten Free Glazed Cinnamon Scones

Ok, so I've never actually had a scone, gluten free or otherwise. Whenever I was presented with a baked good choice I would go with whatever contained the most chocolate. What can I say, I'm a chocoholic. Since scones always made me think of something prim and proper that fancy people had with tea, it had never crossed my mind to even make them. That was until I came across a recipe for them on Pinterest that was accompanied by an amazing looking picture.

I am really happy I decided to make these scones, they were so delicious! They were so good that I ate two of them fresh out of the oven...Trust me, it was worth the workouts I'm going to have to do now. The scones were very easy to make and the dough was surprisingly workable with minimal crumblyness. They came out of the oven looking great and had a nice light and soft texture, I was also happy with the amount of sweetness they had to given the only sweetener in the actual scones is honey. The glaze definitely takes care of the sweet. The scones were a hit with Steven as well, so I can say I'll be making these again very soon. 

Gluten Free Glazed Cinnamon Scones

2 cups King Arthur All Purpose Gluten Free Baking Mix
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 egg, separated
3 tablespoons honey
1/3 cup buttermilk (or 1/3 cup milk + 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice)

For Topping:
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

For Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1) Preheat oven to 400F. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and baking soda. Stir in melted butter until mixture is crumbly.

2) Separate egg white and set aside. In a different bowl, combine egg yolk with buttermilk and honey. Once mixed, add to the flour mixture and stir to combine. Dough may seem a little crumbly and/or dry, this is fine. 

3) Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Form dough into a rough ball and set in the middle of the pan. Using palms or a rolling pin, spread dough out into an approximate 8-inch wide circle (about 1/2 inch thick). Cut the dough into 8 equal slices and separate slightly. 

4) Whip the separated egg white until frothy and peaks form. Spread this on top of the dough. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top of scones.

5) Bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly golden brown.

6) Mix powdered sugar and milk to form glaze. Spread on top of scones. Serve warm.

Adapted from Money Saving Mom's Glazed Cinnamon Scones Recipe

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