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Gluten-free almond joy scones

Gluten-free Almond Joy Scones

These tender scones have the classic Almond Joy flavors of coconut, almonds, and chocolate.  They are made with almond flour, so are gluten-free and high in protein!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 scones


  • 2 3/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp cold butter, or vegan buttery spread
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pure almond extract
  • 5-8 tbsp milk any kind (I used cashew)
  • 2 tbsp dried shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar for sprinkling


  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.

  2. Stir together almond flour, baking soda, sea salt, 1 tbsp coconut sugar, and shredded coconut. Add in the 2 tablespoons of very cold butter. Either use a fork or a pastry cutter (like this!) to blend the butter into the flour mixture. You want to stop when the butter pieces are around pea-sized.

  3. Add in almond extract and the chocolate chips. 

  4. Stir in the milk, starting with 5 tablespoons. You want to only add enough milk until the dough just comes together. You might not need the whole 8 tablespoons. After the 5 tbps, just add 1 tbsp at a time until the dough comes together but isn't too wet.

  5. Use your hands to mix everything together and form it into a ball of dough. Don’t overmix or the heat from your hands will melt the butter and we want that to stay cold until it hits the hot air in the oven.

  6. Flatten the dough down onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, until it’s about a 1" thick circle. Sprinkle with 1 tsp of coconut sugar. Slice the dough with a sharp knife (cleaning in between cuts if too much dough sticks) into 8 wedges. Slightly separate the edges on the baking sheet so the middles all cook evenly.

  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the middle is set. Enjoy with your tea or coffee!

Recipe Notes

I have used Earth Balance buttery spread in place of butter (it is dairy-free).  It tastes delicious and gives you the same texture as if you had baked with butter.