Lemon Coconut Yogurt Scones- Gluten/Dairy-Free

Following stuffing my face with cheesy quiche, whip cream topped gluten-full waffles, lemon scones and honey baked ham on Easter, I began a small cleanse/diet challenge. I have had these herbal supplements in my cupboard for a while and finally decided I needed to do it NOW. Yes, this was a little spur of the moment but I figured it best to do before summer. Don’t worry, I still have plenty of beer posts! The next month just may be sprinkled with a few more gluten/dairy-free recipes :)

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The main goal of the “cleanse” is to challenge myself to avoid dairy/gluten while at the same time really watching everything I am consuming. In general it will cause me to plan ahead with meals and really focus on eating healthy. Processed foods aren’t a huge issue since I don’t really ever buy any but I will have to watch myself when eating elsewhere. Beer (I KNOW, it is Gluten-full) won’t be completely eliminated only because there are a couple beer events I am already committed to :) But in general, it will be avoided for the next month or so.

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The cleanse won’t be discussed much more than this but I may post a list of some of the fun recipes I am enjoying. Also, to make sure you don’t miss any of them, follow me on twitter (@LillySues) and like me on facebook!

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Now let’s get to this amazing scone recipe! The Hungry Mum posted a lemon yogurt bread recipe the other day that just looked awesome. It is super simple and quick to make. It had me craving something lemony and when my mother asked me to make scones for Easter, immediately I thought of lemon yogurt scones.

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This recipe is very similar to the grapefruit scone recipe I posted. Since I loved that recipe I just altered it to make the lemon scones and also tried them gluten/dairy-free (GF/DF) :)

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Since my whole family would not want GF/DF I made them both ways for Easter (round scones = GF, triangular scones = regular). Of course, the gluten/dairy-full scones were absolutely divine! Topped with a little whip cream they were so tasty :D

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The GF/DF ones were also tasty but you could definitely taste the flavor from the flour. When cooking with GF flour it is best to make things that will mask that flavor and lemon is too light. Topping them with strawberries though had them sprinting to the finish line against the regular ones :) The strawberry juice soaked into the scone a little and it tasted like strawberry shortbread!

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Lemon Coconut Yogurt Scones
~Makes 6 regular sized scones

1/2 c tapioca flour
1/2 c brown rice flour
1/2 c white rice flour
1 t xanthum gum
**To make regular: replace GF flour and xanthum with 1 1/2 c all purpose flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar (2 T goes in mixture, rest on top)
1 large lemon (or 2-3 small)
6 T Earth Balance
1-2 T honey
1/2 cup coconut yogurt

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What To Do

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients except the sugar.
  • Zest the lemon and mix with the sugar to make the yummy lemony sugar. Add 2 T to the dry mix.
  • Add the butter and work it into flour with your hands until it is pea-size.
  • Dissect the lemon (see instructions in grapefruit scones recipe) and cut into small pieces. Make sure you are doing this over a bowl or plate with sides so you can collect all the juice. Add lemon and lemon juice to mixture. If in a hurry, just use the juice.
  • Add honey and yogurt. Mix all the ingredients.
  • Spread the dough onto a floured surface and make into a circle with about a 1 inch thickness. Slice the scones into 6 triangles. To make mini scones, divide dough into two circles and continue to slice into 6 triangles.
  • Place scones onto baking sheet. Rub coconut milk, almond milk, or similar ingredient onto tops of scones. Top the scones with the rest of the sugar mixture.
  • Bake on middle rack for 10-15 minutes.

Music For Your Ears:
Typically, I don’t like a lot of popular radio songs but I love Christina’s voice in this song!

~Feel this Moment by Pitbull Feat. Christina Aguilera

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33 responses to “Lemon Coconut Yogurt Scones- Gluten/Dairy-Free

  1. I love the using of 3 types of flour for this recipe. The scones looks really good. I can have a few of them simply with jam…..danny

  2. These look delicious. I have not seen coconut yogurt before, so this is non-dairy. Slim pickings here in HK, China for many products and now the the workers on the receiving docks are all on strike we might end up being out of some of the many basics. Goodluck on your cleanse.

    • Oh wow, ya coconut yogurt is typically only at natural food stores. It is so delicious. I love it just plain. I’m sorry to hear about situation. That doesn’t sound pleasant :/

  3. These scones are making my stomach growl — I’m looking forward to making them for my GF/DF friends (and vegans, since there are no eggs!). I love lemon and I love scones… and I love that photo of the tulips and eggs! Great post.

  4. Those scones look really good! Of course lemon and coconut are two favorite flavors of mine – how did you know? ;-) Good luck with the cleanse, and thanks for a really good recipe.

  5. I make so few DG/GF things that your tips like adding things to mask the flavor are very much appreciated. Besides, any excuse to add strawberry sauce to just about anything is always welcome. :)

    • ha ha I completely agree! Strawberries and whip cream (though I am not eating now) are amazing on top of any scones, bread, cake, etc. :) Thanks so much!

  6. pretty pix–love the colors. I hear you on the cleanse and wish you well. Watched the documentary Hungry for Change last night–have you seen? It talked about the body knowing what to do as far as healing, optimal health, etc as long as we give it what it needs. Which is fresh and healthy food. Made me think I should start juicing or some such thing… Probably won’t go too crazy, but small steps (like making one of your gluten-free recipes) sounds doable. Glad you’re not abstaining from beer :-)

    • ha ha I need to watch that. I have a few documentaries that I need to watch. Is it free online or did you get it through netflix? The cleanse already seems to be working because I constantly have to go to the bathroom…OK, too much information! :)

      I can’t go extreme with changing my diet due to mainly the cost but doing this little challenge really makes me watch my fruits and veggies. And as far as cost, I just have to watch for sales!

      • netflix streaming. It was a bit on the alarmist side, but I believe a lot of what they said. But as luck would have it, today was Nat’l Choc Mousse Day, so had to honor that. Am off to write my blog piece on that next and really, it was just chocolate so not really “toxins.” Also had a big portion of Brussels sprouts AND broccolini for supper, so that has to count for something, right? Looking forward to working with your recipes. Let me know if you watch Hungry and also about the other documentaries. Feel free to send a message via fb.

      • I don’t have a netflix account at my house right now but I will try to watch that asap! Thanks Liz! I am still going to try your bourbon Brussels sprouts soon! :)

      • p.s. regarding budget: I looked into what a juicer would cost. Holy cow–the good ones are spendy! Am thinking a blender or food processor will have to do. You have some good natural food stores in CO, yes? Some thing about Wild Oats? I know Whole Foods, too, but that is $$. Yes, watch for sales :-)

      • We have Vitamin Cottage, Sprouts, Sunflower and Whole Foods…I definitely don’t buy many groceries at Whole Foods because I always end up spending a fortune. I try to watch some of the vegetables that are DEFINITELY suppose to be organic but it can get so expensive. Boo! I think I will hold off on a juicer too :) The next thing I want is a food processor :/ That would be helpful! As always, love your comments Liz!

  7. Omg!!! These look amazing! Whenever I make lemon things, they almost always fail. The worst. But I am putting these on my list. Also, I can’t wait to hear how your cleanse goes!! Good for you for doing it and good luck!

    • Really?! You and lemon don’t mix? lol Hopefully, these will work out for you! They really aren’t too difficult to make and I like them :) Thanks Erika!! I know you are probably an expert by now on cleanses :)

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