Gluten Free Sharp Cheddar and Chive Scones

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These Gluten Free Sharp Cheddar and Chive Scones are just what I needed today! They’re light, flaky and savory scones! Enjoy these for a breakfast treat, but these could also be served to compliment a piping hot bowl of stew or soup.

Try these scones with a bowl of your favorite soup. Pictured here with Laura’s Gluten Free Clam Chowder
A very easy and quick recipe

The recipe for these scones is quite simple and can be ready for your table in just over thirty minutes! The recipe is even easier if you have a pastry blender tool. I don’t mind cutting in butter with two knives, but it can be a bit more time consuming. If you make pastry very often, it is definitely worth picking up a pastry blender. Here’s just one that is available, Williams Sonoma Walnut Pastry Blender. I think the wooden handle makes it a bit more comfortable to use. However, you can check out the other styles they have at Williams Sonoma or other places online or in local kitchen stores.

Some of my favorite ingredients are in these scones

These scones contain some of my favorite ingredients, Tillamook Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and Ryze Gluten Free Flour Mix. Ryze, is a blend that does not contain lots of unknown ingredients, as it is just a blend of rice flours. I love using Ryze Flour blends in place of gluten free 1 to 1 blends in recipes. Check out Ryze for some of your favorite gluten free recipes and see what you think!

Make substitutions for the Ryze flour or the cheese if you like

However, if you can’t find Ryze flour (as I’ve not been able to recently), feel free to substitute as the recipe states. Also a substitution for the cheese in the recipe is possible. Recently, I tried Trader Joe’s Creamy Toscano Cheese Soaked in Syrah. The scones turned out lovely with a slightly different flavor.


(updated 10/14/23)

Gluten Free Sharp Cheddar and Chive Scones

These Gluten Free Sharp Cheddar and Chive Scones are a delicious addition to a dinner of soup or salad.
Servings 8 scones
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes


  • 1 cup of Ryze Gluten Free Flour Mix (yellow bag) or substitute 1/2 cup brown rice flour, gf plus 1/2 cup minus 1 tbsp white rice flour, gf
  • ½ cup Kirkland Signature Almond Flour Blanched California Superfine, gf or other gf fine almond flour
  • ½ cup Bob’s Red Mill Finely Ground Tapioca Flour, gf
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder, gf
  • ½ teaspoon salt (omit if using salted butter)
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper, optional
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter or non dairy butter, cut up into small pieces
  • 1 cup Tillamook Sharp Cheddar Cheese, coarsely grated and lightly packed to measure or other sharp cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of grated parmesan or pecorino cheese, finely grated
  • 3 tablespoons of whole milk or non dairy milk
  • 4 tablespoons of heavy cream or non dairy creamer
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of chives, thinly sliced
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of unsalted butter or non dairy butter, melted


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. 
  • In a large bowl, stir together to combine: the Ryze Flour, almond flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, salt, and optional cracked pepper. Add the cut butter and using two knives or a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture until incorporated and mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Using two fingers, press any larger butter pieces into the dough. 
  • Whisk the milk, cream, and egg in a small bowl or measuring cup. 
  • Using a fork, mix the cream/egg mixture into the flour mixture. Once the wet ingredients have been incorporated into the dry, add both cheeses and the chives and mix with your hands to fully bring together, scaping any flour off the bottom of the bowl. 
  • Turn out onto a lightly gluten free floured board and knead a few times. Press into a circle ¾” thick. Cut into 6-8 pieces. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet or stone pan, spaced at least 1 inch apart. 
  • Brush the tops with the melted butter. Bake for 16-20 minutes until golden brown and puffy. Best enjoyed while hot!


I wrote this recipe when Ryze flour was available. Now, I’ve not been able to find this flour for several years. You can still substitute a mix of white and brown rice flour with the amounts in the side notes of the recipe. It is still a great option without using any xanthan gum. 
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free baked goods, scones

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