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Gluten Free Buckwheat and Date Scones

Makes 10 scones

These pleasing free form fruity scones are super easy to make and could be your next vegan lunch box or tea time treat.

Free from Gluten, Egg, Soya, Wheat, Nuts
Vegetarian, Vegan


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  1. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Rub some oil around the inside of a large baking tray or insert a baking liner.
  3. Chop the dates into a mixing bowl and add the milk.
  4. Measure the flour, baking powder and sugar into a bowl, stir to combine and sieve into a mixing bowl.
  5. Tip the dates and milk into the bowl.
  6. Add the oil.
  7. Stir quickly and gently to make a soft, sticky mass of dough.
  8. Spoon into ten piles of dough on the prepared baking tray.
  9. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  10. Dust lightly with icing sugar before serving.


large baking tray and 2 x mixing bowls


220˚C, Fan 200˚C, 425˚F, Gas 7

Cooking time

18-20 minutes
Love these. Have made a few times. They do come out more like cookies than scones for me- quite flat and the texture but I don’t mind either way as they’re delicious and easy to make.
By Tessa
06 Sep 2020
The scones don't really rise unfortunately so you would need two of them to make a proper scone. I find these recipes use a lot of baking powder which I can taste coming through. I also didn't have an orange so I used lemon instead which gave a nice favour. Overall a nice result but I would tweek.
By Lucy
25 Apr 2020
I just tried this recipe and it was amazing and so moist. Just put a dab of butter on top yummo
By Jan
11 Jan 2020
These scones are delicious, the only problem is that they are very crumbly and difficult to cut and put butter or cream etc on. If you do not need to avoid eggs, it may be worth substituting some of the orange juice/water for an egg maybe?
By Meryl Zawistowicz
19 Oct 2019
Delicious and very easy!
By Jane
08 Apr 2018

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