Gluten Free {Lentil} Scones

Sep 28, 2015 | GAPS, Recipes, Snacks + Treats



Now this was a recipe I happily discovered/created over the summer. It was my Grandad’s 90th birthday and we went to visit him in Devon and if you don’t know Devon is the BOMB for scones, clotted cream  and jam! And of course me being me I did not want to miss out on any of the birthday scone, cream, jam action but I also did not want to feel utterly crap for the rest of the day due to eating a whole bunch of refined sugar and gluten.

Armed with an enormous kitchen but none of my regular ‘go to’ ingredients I thought I would give red lentils a try. (!!??)

Yes I said red lentils.

So with what I assumed was a divine message from heaven about how I could make healthier scones I set about making these super easy scones for the afternoon tea party and OMG I was very surprised and delighted.

These Gluten Free {Lentil} Scones taste SO much like actual wheat based scones. A slight crumb and bready texture, solid and easy to pick up, perfect for loading up with clotted cream and jam and even my sister was impressed as she sampled her traditionally made scones alongside my ‘hippy’ ones as my Dad lovingly calls them.


If you LOVE scones and jam but HATE the bloating, the fact that gluten sets of you IBS or skin issues (which is does FYI) then these are for you. PLUS they are super cheap to make as they don’t use lots of expensive ingredients like ground almonds or tons of coconut flour – frugal, delicious, grain/gluten-free food at its best!


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So grab some Coconut FlourOrganic Red LentilsCoconut OilJam and get your scone on:) And please don’t be put off by the bizarre ingredient or smell when blending them they taste nothing like lentils when they are done.

Gluten Free {Lentil} Scones

Kezia Hall
A super simple and delicious scone recipe suitable for all gluten, dairy and grain free eaters:)
Servings 4 scones


  • 200 g red lentils soaked for 5-8 hours
  • 1 organic egg
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 75 g coconut sugar
  • 125 g coconut oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • The night or morning before you want to to make these scones place the red lentils in a bowl and cover with water. Add a pinch of salt and leave for 5-8 hours.
  • When you ready to make the scones preheat oven at 180c.
  • Drain the lentils and place in a food processor. Add the egg, salt, coconut oil and coconut sugar and blend until smooth.
  • Add the coconut flour.
  • Then the mixture will still be quite wet and sticky but on a grease proofed tray grab a heaped tbsp of the mixture and shape with your hands into the shape you want and place on the tray.
  • When shaping them make them tall as they won't rise like standard scones. I made these about 1.5 inches in height.
  • Optional - brush with some beaten egg for a nice gloss.
  • Cook for about 45mins or until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool and serve with organic butter, cream and jam!


If the mixture is far too sticky and runny add a tbsp more coconut flour.
Feel free to sprinkle cheese on top or add fruit if you want a cheese or fruit scones.
These would also work well using organic butter too just use 125g of butter instead of coconut oil.
These will keep for 3-4 days but eaten fresh and warm is best.
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