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Gluten Free Date and Bacon Scones

In the mood for something that’s smoky, salty and sweet? Then you’ve gotta try these Gluten-Free Date and Bacon Scones. With a side of honey and a shot of coffee – they are sure to get you off to an energizing start!

Gluten Free, Sweet and Salty, Date and Bacon Scones

Apparently, there are more than 200 million blogs out there and somehow we happened to have bumped into each other out here on the interwebs ~ and for that I am so grateful! To all of y‘all that come by and read or comment or share your lives with me – thank you! These past 2.5 years of blogging have been such an unexpectedly joyous ride because of y’all.

Gluten Free Date and Bacon Scones

Another joyous aspect of blogging has been those recipe challenges that happen to come my way. These “Date and Bacon Scones” are the result of one of those challenges – conducted by The Recipe Redux. Every month The Recipe Redux offers its members a challenge. And this month, the 54th birthday month of The Recipe Redux, all members were challenged to adapt a recipe from the 54th or 154th page of a cookbook.

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I’d been thumbing through America’s Test Kitchen’s “The How Can It Be Gluten-Free Cookbook [Vol 2]” and on the 54th page of it were some currant scones. Well, I didn’t have any currants on hand – but I had dates. And, well, I was in the mood for something sweet and salty and smoky – so, I decided to replicate these scones with dates and bacon. I also subbed in coconut oil for butter and ricotta for sour cream – because well I love baking with coconut oil and ricotta is a new favorite of mine and the resulting scones were truly delectable. I enjoyed mine with a generous drizzle of honey, but my daughter preferred her’s straight up with a light smear of butter.

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Gluten Free Date and Bacon Scones

I sure hope y’all get to make these and enjoy them over the next few days – and I sure hope each and every one of y’all have a wonderfully joyous Christmas!

 

Gluten Free Date and Bacon Scones

Gluten Free Date and Bacon Scones

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes

In the mood for something that's smoky, salty and sweet? Then you've gotta try these Gluten-Free Date and Bacon Scones. With a side of honey and a shot of coffee - they are sure to get you off to an energizing start!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar - or brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon xantham gum
  • 4 tablespoons solid coconut oil, cold
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 1 egg
  • 1 - 2 strips bacon crumbled
  • 5-6 dates chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Using a fork (or food processor) mix flour, sugar, baking powder, xantham gum, together
  3. Then add in the coconut oil and mix it in till mixture resembles breadcrumbs
  4. Add in the ricotta and the egg and dates and bacon and roll dough into a ball
  5. Then roll out dough into a circle and cut it into 6 pieces or scones
  6. Then bake scones on a parchment lined baking tray for 12 to 14 minutes
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 185Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 31mgSodium 212mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 5g

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Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness

Monday 28th of December 2015

What a delicious sounding scone recipe!! I am bookmarking this to make later!!

Shashi

Sunday 3rd of January 2016

Thanks so much Cathleen!

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

Monday 28th of December 2015

I am SO happy we have become friends! I am truly very grateful to have "met" you through this community, Shashi! I LOVE scones, and these look FABULOUS! Loving the sweet, salty and savory combination here! I want to stay in my jammies and devour these babies! Hope the holidays have been treating you well! Cheers and warm wishes for a beautiful New Year, girlfriend! <3

Shashi

Sunday 3rd of January 2016

Cheyanne I am so incredibly glad to have stumbled by your space - I simply adore your voice and I have to stop myself from driving over to get a nibble at your table! <3 you sweet friend and thanks so much!

hipfoodiemom

Monday 28th of December 2015

You seriously come up with the best flavor combos!!! I love these scones! the dates are such a great idea!!!!

Shashi

Sunday 3rd of January 2016

Thanks so much Alice - Happy New Year to you and your lovely family!xx

Ally @OmNomAlly

Saturday 26th of December 2015

Dates and bacon in a scone! This is something I would have never thought of, but now it seems like the most perfect ingredient pairing in the world :D Looking forward to making these, have pinned for later

Shashi

Sunday 3rd of January 2016

Thank you so very much Ally! Happy New Year! :)

Manali @ CookWithManali

Thursday 24th of December 2015

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays Shashi! The scones sound fantastic!

Shashi

Sunday 3rd of January 2016

Thanks so very much Manali - Hope you and your family had a wonderful Holiday!