Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Scones Recipe

Shashi Charles | Savory Spin

Slightly golden and firm on the outside and lightly airy on the inside, these Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Scones for two are the perfect treat to enjoy for a leisurely breakfast. They are also made lactose free.

These Lemon Poppyseed Scones are inspired by some I had on a visit to Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party.

What is Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party you ask?

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Well, it is considered a community tea house that is in the tranquil Candler Park area in Atlanta.

Much to my dismay, I found the “Underwater” part of the establishment’s name did not mean that I had to cross a moat or sit in an aquarium-like room to enjoy afternoon tea.

Tell me I’m not the only one who entertained these thoughts after reading “Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party?”

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But, despite my initial dismay, the whole experience of afternoon tea was such a pleasurable one.

My mom and sister joined my daughter and I for afternoon tea at Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party.

From the mismatched umbrellas lining the ceiling to the delicious treats, this was such a memorable experience and one I would highly recommend trying if you are in the Atlanta area.

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Our friendly server brought us a 3-tier tray filled with egg-salad sandwiches, pimento cheese sandwiches, bite sized brownies, mini mint and vanilla cupcakes, tomato quiche, and delightful lemon poppyseed scones that were served with peach jam and clotted cream.

Along with the savory and sweet eats, we also were given two types of tea to enjoy.

We took our time lingering over this tea. Our favorite item was the lemon poppyseed scones with the clotted cream and jam.

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Those scones from Dr. Bombay’s were delightful – but, my daughter said the scones I made and have here were better. 😊

It had been a long while since I had made scones so, when my daughter and I got home, I had to try to replicate those lemon poppyseed scones.

I didn’t want to make a huge batch as I like to enjoy treats like this occasionally and not all the time just because I feel better with these treats in small quantities.

File 1 - Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Scones

I also chose to make these scones gluten free and lactose free by using a gluten free flour blend and coconut milk instead of all-purpose flour and regular milk.

I also used half the amount of butter by subbing in some Greek yogurt.

These Lemon Poppyseed Scones consist of 11 ingredients and are so easy to make. Just mix all your dry ingredients and then mix the wet ingredients into the dry ones.
File 2 - Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Scones

Roll dough and shape/cut, bake and enjoy. I chose to make a lemon icing to drizzle over these Lemon Poppyseed Scones.

If you want a thicker lemon drizzle/icing, check out the glaze I put on these Lemon Muffins.

I am hoping you and your dear one will thoroughly enjoy indulging in a couple of these scones over the weekend.

And if you love lemons, don't miss this recipe for Lemon Cupcakes.

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Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Scones Recipe

    2 Servings


  • 1 cup All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour, (I used King Arthur’s Gluten Free Blend)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 3 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, cold and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
  • zest of one Lemon, (without the bitter white rind)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Poppy Seeds
For the Drizzle:
  • 4 tablespoons Confectioners Sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon Lemon Zest


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F
  2. Add gluten free flour, baking powder, sugar and salt to a bowl and mix well.
  3. Then add in the cold butter and mix with the dry ingredients, making sure to work the butter well though until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Add in the coconut milk, vanilla, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest and poppyseeds and mix well.
  5. Shape into two scones and bake at 425°F for 18-20 minutes.
  6. Remove and let cool to room temp.
  7. Make drizzle by mixing the two ingredients and drizzle on top.


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Author: Shashi Charles
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 158
Calories 440

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g
  Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 150mg
Total Carbohydrate 56g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 3g
Protein 6g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Shashi Charles

About Shashi

Shashi comes up with all sorts of happy, healthy treats on her blog, Savory Spin. She's our resident gluten free desserts fanatic, and things are gettin' yummy.

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