date cardamom scones

scones out of the oven on cooling racks

A recipe similar to the date cardamom scone from the LA restaurant, Botanica. I based the recipe on one from the Cup4Cup website.




  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together and add in the cold butter that has been cut into small cubes.
  3. Once the flour and butter becomes the consistency of a coarse cornmeal, add in the chopped dates, coating to make sure they separate.
  4. Mix together the egg, yogurt, vanilla and cardamom essential oil and then pour into the dry ingredients.
  5. Using a fork, mix until the dough comes together.
  6. Form dough into a ball and flatten slightly so that you have a thick disk.
  7. Wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  8. Prepare your board with extra flour and roll the dough out to about 1 1/2 thick, reshaping as you go.
  9. Cut into 12 pieces and place on parchment lined baking sheets.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes until lightly golden brown on top.


Before baking, you can sprinkle a little coarse sugar on top. Serve plain or with butter and jam.

Keywords: scones, muffins, gluten-free