Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Scones

The oats add a nice texture to these hearty scones.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16


  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 cup gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1⁄4 cup chilled butter
  • 1⁄2 cup raisins
  • 1⁄2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1⁄2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp. milk


  • Preheat oven to 425°F and place a rack in the top third of the oven.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and xanthan gum.
  • Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles crumbs. Stir in the raisins. Add the buttermilk and mix into a soft dough. Split the dough in half.
  • Turn half the dough onto a floured mat and knead until smooth. Gently roll the dough into a circle that is about 3⁄4 inch thick. Cut into 8 triangles and place them 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Repeat with the second half. Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
  • In a small bowl, mix sugar, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon milk. Add more milk, a few drops at a time, until a thin icing forms. Drizzle cooled scones with icing.