Gluten-Free Lemon Vanilla Salted Scones

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In my last post for Gluten Free Banana Bread I had explained that I am going through my blog and making sure recipes posted are mine.
When I first started blogging I would share gluten free recipes that I thought were worth sharing. What I discovered is that while it is fine to share a link back to the original website it really is not okay to post the whole recipe on my site.
I was not taking credit for any of those recipes but feel it is time for me to make all recipes that I share mine.
Here is another revamped recipe.
This one is for Gluten Free Scones. Scones are a favourite of mine especially when I know I am having company for tea or instead of muffins for a brunch. Scones tend to dry out so I find they are best enjoyed the day of.
You can pretty much add anything to a scone making them either sweet or savory.
Adding finely chopped green onions and dill would make the scones savory and would be served with a soup, salad or even a quiche.
Adding lavender, lemon, lime or orange zest would make scones delightful or afternoon tea.
You can even cut the scones in half and top them with a warm strawberry compote instead of shortcakes. So many options.
I sprinkled vanilla salt on these scones. You can find vanilla salt at most specialty kitchen stores such as Williams Sonoma..

Gluten-Free Lemon Vanilla Salted Scones

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups gluten free flour blend (I like to use Compliments gluten free flour blend)
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 tbsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup Earth Balance vegan “butter”, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 cup goat milk
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • optional vanilla salt for sprinkling on scones before baking

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer add the dry ingredients (gluten free flour, sugar, salt and baking soda) and mix on low speed.
  • Add the vegan “butter” and mix on low speed for 2-3 minutes until dough is crumbly.
  • In a small bowl whisk the goat milk, apple cider vinegar and lemon zest.
  • Add wet ingredients to dough and mix on low speed until dough is formed.
  • Sprinkle a bit of gluten free flour onto the counter.
  • Transfer dough to floured counter, sprinkle with more gluten free flour and roll dough lightly until it is at least an inch thick.
  • Use a round biscuit cutter to cut out scone shapes.
  • Place each circle onto parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Brush top of each scone with a bit of goat milk and then sprinkle vanilla salt on each one.
  • Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes until scones are lightly golden.
  • Remove from oven and cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy!
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gluten free lemon vanilla salted scones recipe
gluten free lemon vanilla salted scones recipe
gluten free lemon vanilla salted scones recipe
gluten free lemon vanilla salted scones recipe

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

gluten free oatmeal raisin cookie recipe
gluten free oatmeal raisin cookie recipe
Last month I catered a fashion show for Vagus Fitness. Catering is something I have only done one other time, and that was for Vagus Fitness the year before. I have been a client of Vagus for a year now and this boutique gym has empowered me to get in shape.
Over a year ago I decided that I needed to get my act together! No more diets, no more fads, no more feeling like I was the heaviest person in the room.
I know I will not be a size 0, nor do I want to be. Vagus has inspired me to be in the best shape I CAN BE! I am stronger than I can imagine and feel incredible. It is amazing that getting stronger, working on my cardio health and within a year I have gone down 4 sizes.
wheat free mom carrie
I am pretty proud of myself!
When I was coming up with the gluten free and dairy free menu for Vagus Fitness I decided that I would do up a cookie bar. 8 different cookies all using gluten free and dairy free ingredients.
gluten free oatmeal raisin cookie recipe
gluten free oatmeal raisin cookie recipe
gluten free oatmeal raisin cookie recipe
Today I will share with you one of those recipes, and tomorrow the other.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cup Bob mills gluten free flour blend
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamon & nutmeg
  • 2 cups non-contaminated oats
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup Earth Balance vegan “butter”
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp good quality vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup raisins, cranberries, cherries or other dried fruit
  • 1 cup walnuts

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer cream the vegan “butter” and the brown sugar.
  • Add the maple syrup and beat, scraping sides of bowl.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and mix again.
  • In a small bowl whisk the gluten free flour blend, baking soda, salt, arrowroot starch and spices.
  • Add the flour mixture and mix.
  • Add the shredded coconut and oats and beat until blended.
  • On low add the walnuts and raisins.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to drop dough onto cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Remove and cool.
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gluten free oatmeal raisin cookie recipe

Gluten Free Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie

gluten free oatmeal raisin cookie recipe


Gluten Free Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Compliments gluten free flour blend
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp good quality vanilla
  • 1 cup Earth Balance vegan “butter”
  • 3/4 – 1 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips
  • Maldon Sea Salt for sprinkling

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer beat the vegan ‘butter” and brown sugar until creamy.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and beat again, scraping the sides of the bowl.
  • In a small bowl whisk the gluten free flour blend, cornstarch, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and beat until combined.
  • Add the chocolate chips and mix.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to drop cookie dough on lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle Maldon Sea Salt onto each cookie.
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gluten free oatmeal raisin cookie recipe