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GF Gluten-Free VG Vegetarian

Cheddar Cheese & Chive Scones

Cheese and chive scones are delicious savory scones loaded with cheddar cheese and fresh herbs! Naturally gluten free, yet so indulgent!

Prep: 15 minCook: 25 minTotal: 40 min
Servings: 6 scones 1x


  • 3 cups blanched almond flour
  • 2/3 cup tapioca flour + more for dusting your surface
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped chives


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. 
  2. Place the almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Give it a mix to combine all the dry ingredients.
  3. Crack the eggs into the bowl. 
  4. Add the heavy cream, and butter cubes to the bowl.
  5. Use a rubber spatula to bring the dough together. 
  6. Fold in the cheese and chives chips.
  7. Transfer the dough onto a cutting board dusted with tapioca flour. 
  8. Use your hands to form a flat, circular mound. 
  9. Transfer the mound to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  10. Use a sharp knife to cut into six large triangles
  11. Bake for 25 minutes.
  12. When they’re done baking, allow to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes.
  13. Cut the scones again in the six triangles you previously cut and separate them.
  14. Serve 6 large scones, or cut each scone further in half for 12 smaller portions.


Food photography by Sasha Hooper at Eat Love Eats

Nutrition Info:

  • Serving Size: 1 scone
  • Calories: 378
  • Sugar: 8.3g
  • Sodium: 449mg
  • Fat: 31.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.8g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.7g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Protein: 9.9g
  • Cholesterol: 122mg
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