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Pizza Scones

Photo: Oxmoor House
Hands-on time 9 mins
Total time 27 mins
Yield Serves 10 (serving size: 1 scone)
Gluten-free scones that taste like pizza? Count us in. Turkey pepperoni, three types of cheeses, and Italian seasoning give these savory scones convincing pizza flavor, making them the perfect kid-friendly treat!


  • 2.1 ounces tapioca flour (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1.3 ounces white rice flour (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1.15 ounces brown rice flour (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1.15 ounces cornstarch (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 ounce turkey pepperoni, chopped (1/4 cup)
  • 0.5 ounce part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 0.5 ounce reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1 large egg
  • White rice flour, for dusting
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 128
  • fat 6.5 g
  • satfat 3.6 g
  • monofat 1.9 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 3.1 g
  • carbohydrate 15 g
  • fiber 0.4 g
  • cholesterol 37 mg
  • iron 0.5 mg
  • sodium 294 mg
  • calcium 122 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Weigh or lightly spoon flours and cornstarch into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, cornstarch, baking powder, and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in pepperoni and cheeses.

  3. Combine milk and egg in a small bowl; stir with a whisk until combined. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moist.

  4. Turn dough out onto a surface lightly dusted with white rice flour. Pat dough into a 6 1/2-inch circle on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; cut dough into 10 wedges, cutting into but not through dough. Lightly coat top of dough with cooking spray.

  5. Bake at 400° for 18 minutes or until edges are golden and center is firm. Remove scones from baking sheet to a wire rack. Serve warm.

Gluten-Free Baking