Graceland Fruit Perfect for Gluten-Free Scones

I can’t wait for you to meet our next sponsor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month with Celiac and the Beast, but first – a story about scones. I’m obsessed with scones. I was before I was gluten-free. I was specifically obsessed with Starbucks’ scones. Of course, I can’t have that now – as I’m celiac and we finally, after years, finally have a gluten-free menu on Starbucks – but it ain’t a scone. In fact, sometimes just seeing my old objects of obsessions at Starbucks makes me not want to walk in the store to get my venti drip. Sometimes, I use the drive-thru, like trying to avoid seeing an ex at a grocery store – just in and out and I don’t want to talk to anyone or see anything. Those scones. Those vanilla bean mini scones. Okay, I’ve got to stop talking about these scones.

But I’ve moved on, and for the better, to gluten-free vegan scones that will knock your socks off. My very talented friend GF Jules has a scone recipe that will help you forget Starbucks or your local coffee shop scones. But even with this recipe, something was still missing. What kind of mix-ins could I use for these scones? Maple and pecans? Check. I can figure that out. But fruit? I used fresh fruit for a while but the day after, any leftover scones had soggy fruit land mines you had to avoid. The solution was dried fruit, but what brand to use?

Celiac and the Beast presents gluten-free vegan scones with Graceland Fruit

I ran into Graceland Fruit, a Michigan-based fruit company, at Expo West. There learned about their allergen-free facility where they process their premium dried fruit. I was impressed with their processing, and their minimal ingredients and no artificial colors or flavors. I got to sample their dried fruit, but, let’s face it, at Expo West my belly was already packed full of a strange concoction of gluten-free jerky, chocolate, and probiotic smoothies. It wasn’t the best time to fully evaluate a product! However, I did get to take home a few bags to experiment with. They have since filled a dried-fruit-shaped-hole in my heart when it comes to my scone obsession.

GF Jules Gluten Free Dairy Free Scone with Graceland Fruit
The GF Jules scone recipe works perfect with Graceland Fruit dried fruit. I used a mixture of Graceland Fruit dried blueberries, dried cranberries, and dried cherries

in this scone recipe on GJ Jules’ site.  It was easy to replace the eggs with an egg replacer and the dairy with any sort of non-dairy allergen-friendly milk and yogurt. The fruit softened slightly in the baking process, but it didn’t leave any soggy areas that you might have when using fresh fruit. And with Graceland Fruit, I know that the ingredients I use are safe and healthy.

GF Jules Gluten Free Dairy Free Scone with Graceland Fruit
I can’t wait to play around with other mixtures of Graceland Fruit, like the Berry Zest – with the same blueberries, cherries, and cranberries I used above, but just with grated orange peel. Imagine that scone topped with additional grated orange zest, maybe a little lemon zest, on top!

Graceland Fruit Berry Zest
Shop for Graceland Fruit at your local grocery store, found in the produce section, or online. Once you buy a few bags, you’ll never run out of recipes to use them – visit their website for recipes like granola bars, fudge or even salad toppers. Never leave your pantry without these premium dried fruits! You’ll always have them on hand for endless safe, gluten-free, allergen-friendly recipes. Or just as many scones that you can make to help you forget all about your ex-scones!

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**This post is sponsored by Graceland Fruit. I was compensated for this post and provided free product.**

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Comments: 26

  1. Todd Bliss May 19, 2017 at 8:05 am Reply

    I would want to win some cranberries so I can make some muffins

  2. Katrina Barrilleaux May 19, 2017 at 8:13 am Reply

    I’d like to try the dried blueberries to make GF blueberry muffins to see how they’d turn out. Miss blueberry muffins!

  3. Patty May 19, 2017 at 9:08 am Reply

    I would love to try the cherries. Like you, I’m a scone fanatic, so that’s what I’d try them in first.

  4. Sarah V. May 19, 2017 at 9:29 am Reply

    I’d love to try the berry zest blend in some muffins or pancakes!

  5. Corrie Carswell May 20, 2017 at 5:35 am Reply

    I haven’t had much luck with scones, so I’d try the cranberry in some cranberry orange muffins.

  6. Michelle P May 21, 2017 at 7:04 am Reply

    I’d love to win any of the fruit. I’d add the blueberries or cherries to chocolate brownies!

  7. Vik May 21, 2017 at 10:12 am Reply

    Blueberries, for cake.

  8. Casey the College Celiac May 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm Reply

    Their berry zest blend sounds DELICIOUS! I would use them to top my smoothie bowls :)

  9. Kimberly Flickinger May 21, 2017 at 2:49 pm Reply

    I would love to win the blueberries for muffin recipe.

  10. Karen tucker May 22, 2017 at 4:07 pm Reply

    Being just diagnosed with a new autoimmune disease, I MUST now stick to an anti inflammatory diet. Berries are just what I need to make my salads even better, especially blueberries!!!!

  11. Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate May 22, 2017 at 4:29 pm Reply

    Their dried cherries are THE BEST!

  12. Dana Coughlin May 22, 2017 at 7:57 pm Reply

    I would love to try the dried cherries

  13. Karol May 23, 2017 at 5:14 pm Reply

    The berry zest blend sounds amazing! I would try to make a fruitcake with it (never tried to make one before!)….but I would probably just end up eating the whole bag straight :)

  14. Jennifer Resor-Whicker May 24, 2017 at 6:38 am Reply

    I would love the dried cherries for some scones, of course!

  15. Derrick Johnson May 24, 2017 at 9:37 am Reply

    I would like to try the dried cherries and put it in some muffins or pancakes!

  16. Cassie Johnson May 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm Reply

    I would love to try the dried cherries in a salad!

  17. Staci A May 27, 2017 at 12:19 pm Reply

    The dried cherries would be perfect in baked oatmeal.

  18. Julijulie n. May 27, 2017 at 6:40 pm Reply

    The zest blend ! I am already thinking about the type of muffins /scones /even pancakes I can make . Perfect for sugar free add a few dates and voila ! Gluten free sugar free and my gut is happy !

  19. BJ Marley May 27, 2017 at 7:39 pm Reply

    I would like to like to win the cherries.

  20. Nicole S May 30, 2017 at 4:11 pm Reply

    I would love to dry the dried blueberries for my Bobs Red Mill muffins I always make!

  21. Brandon Sparks June 2, 2017 at 5:52 am Reply

    I would love to win the cherries. They would be perfect in muffins..

  22. Jenny Ham June 2, 2017 at 7:26 pm Reply

    Blueberries I would use them in bread

  23. Dana Matthews June 2, 2017 at 8:34 pm Reply

    I’d love to try the blueberries in a muffin recipe!

  24. kelly woods June 2, 2017 at 8:36 pm Reply

    I would like to try any because I have never tried any of them. Thank you

  25. melissa craig June 2, 2017 at 8:37 pm Reply

    cherries and in salad

  26. angie depue June 2, 2017 at 9:03 pm Reply

    I would love dried cherries or blueberries and make homemade scones and muffins! Yummy!

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