Looking for a Christmas brunch idea that everyone can enjoy? These Gluten-Free Eggnog Scones are also dairy-free and soy-free, and even the eggnog haters will LOVE them!
There are two types of people in this world: eggnog lovers, and eggnog haters. No middle ground on this one, from what I’ve found at least.
But the one thing I’m positive everyone can agree on? Gluten-free Eggnog Scones.
How do I know? They’ve converted me to an eggnog believer!
Growing up I HATED the stuff. My mom always bought a little carton of it for herself every year and I would gag just looking at the box. Nooooo thank you.
But, this year I decided to try baking with it since i like the idea of eggnog – so many amazing Christmas flavors! – and after about 2 bites of these scones, wouldn’t you know I was pouring myself a tall glass and enjoying it. Say WHAT? Anthony (another eggnog hater) even did the same after trying (and looooving) one of these scones.
It’s a Christmas miracle!!!!
Another Christmas miracle? These scones are not only gluten-free, but they’re dairy-free and soy-free too, so everyone can enjoy them!
Big rounds of applause for Pamela’s Products Biscuit & Scone mix for making that possible. The mix itself is completely dairy-free and soy-free and with just a few dairy-free soy-free ingredient swaps, the scones are too. Yaaaassss.
The best news: you’d NEVER know you were missing the “good” stuff. Anthony was blown away when I told him that yes, they were “safe” for me (I’m newly dairy-free and soy-free for the babe). He simply couldn’t believe it. Neither will you!
Pamela, you my girl.
If the amazingly perfect scone texture and intense Christmas-y flavor wasn’t enough make these gluten-free Eggnog Scones my new go-to recipe for Christmas brunch, the glaze 110% sealed the deal.
Powdered sugar, [dairy-free] eggnog, and a few healthy shakes of nutmeg – THIS is what Christmas dreams are made of, folks. I swear I could drink the stuff straight. It adds just the right extra bit of decadence that is required of every Christmas day treat.
And to REALLY top it off, the whole pecan on top is a must. It hints to what’s inside, and, let’s be honest, makes that one bite of the scone extra, extra special.
Eggnog has NEVER looked or tasted so good. Is it Christmas yet???
- 1 package Pamela's Products Biscuit & Scone Mix
- ½ cup cold dairy-free, soy-free butter cut into small chunks
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup dairy-free soy-free Eggnog
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup finely chopped pecans
- 8 whole pecans, for topping
- Eggnog Icing
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons dairy-free eggnog
- A few shakes of nutmeg (about ⅛ teaspoon)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
- In a food processor, combine Pamela's Products Biscuit & Scone Mix and chilled dairy-free butter by quickly pulsing 6-8 times or until butter is just incorporated into the mix.
- Add sugars, nutmeg, and cinnamon and pulse 3-4 more times. Add pecans, but do not pulse again!
- In a large bowl, mix dairy-free eggnog and vanilla. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and gently stir just until combined.
- Turn the dough out onto your baking sheet and knead just a few times with your hands, and then form into a circle - about ¾ inch thick and 8 inches in diameter. Cut the circle into 8 wedges using a knife.
- Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
- While the scones cool, make the icing by combining the powdered sugar, nutmeg, and eggnog and stirring vigorously until no lumps remain.
- Once the scones are completely cool, brush the icing on each scone, and top each scone with one whole pecan, if desired.
This recipe was developed in partnership with Pamela’s Products. All opinions are 100% my own!
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