Gluten-Free Fig Newton Scones

Don’t you love Fig Newtons?

Nooo, no, no. The cookie!

Don’t you love scones?

Yeah, okay, you’re right. No joke here.

Moving on!

This weekend I picked up a bag of dried mission figs and had a stroke of genius!

Fig. Newton. SCONES!

As you may remember, I failed horribly at my first scone-making attempt.  Far too chewy, way too dense.

This time, I think I nailed it.

It was even approved by a anonymous non-gluten-free-eating subject!

Watch out! Recipe coming ‘atcha!

Gluten-Free Fig Newton Scones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Yield: 8 scones


  • 1 3/4 C Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All-Purpose Baking Flour
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp salt-sense
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 C cold earth balance butter
  • 2 large organic eggs
  • 1/3 C plain almond milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 C (or more!) diced dried mission figs
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Sprinkle of brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt, and nutmeg in a large bowl
  3. Cut in butter using a pastry blender (or a fork) until the mixture is crumbly.
  4. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, blend well.
  6. Add the figs to the dough and blend.
  7. Drop dough on to a baking sheet by 1/3 cup-fulls and shape into a triangle.  Let dough rest for 15 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle scones with cinnamon and brown sugar.
  9. Place in oven for 15 – 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  10. Remove and let set for five minutes.
  11. Enjoy warm with butter and jam!


Disclaimer: Many figs were consumed during the production of this blog post.

Figs, glorious figs!

Looks a bit better than my first try, wouldn’t you say?

Golden deliciousness.

Sweet, but not overpowering. Dense, but soft and tender.  Like a cloud.

I need to work on my food descriptions…

They’re just damn good and you should eat them.

Happy Monday!


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