This Keto Scones Recipe for tender and moist scones that are so quick and easy to make! They are perfect alone or with some butter or Keto whipped cream.
I fell in love with scones the first time that I went to high tea at a nice hotel. They usually come with clotted cream and are served on tiered tower along with tea sandwiches and mini desserts.
Normally, a high tea party starts with serving tea. I love drinking tea on the Keto diet because most tea does not have any carbs in it.
Coffee actually has carbs in it. Did you know that? I found out after logging it in my Keto tracking app. Who knew, right?
Now, I drink 1 cup of coffee for day and a few different types of tea throughout the day.
With a few options of sweeteners, milk and lemon so that the guests could choose how they wanted to drink their teas. No one touched the milk or the lemons which say to me that the drinks were amazing on their own!
Scones are one of those recipes that some people tend to think are dry or bland. But the truth is that when made correctly, scones are actually super soft, light, and can melt in your mouth!
Today, I am super excited to share with how to make homemade low carb scones.
These scones can be prepped in about 15 minutes and they only take about 20 minutes to bake in the oven. WOOO HOOO! Not too bad for a fancy pants dessert.
I thought that Scones were originally English, but apparently there is so debate over where the dessert originated. It looks like it could be Scottish, English, Welsh, Irish, German or even Hungry.
Originally, scones were made with oats, shaped into a large round, scored into four or six wedges triangles and griddle-baked over an open fire.
With oven baking, the round of dough was cut into wedges and the scones were baked individually.
Today’s scones are quick breads, similar to American biscuits.
They are traditionally made with wheat flour, sugar, baking powder or baking soda, butter, milk and eggs, and baked in the oven—both in the traditional wedge form and in round, square and diamond shapes.
Traditional English scones may include raisins or currants, but are often plain, relying on jam, preserves, lemon curd or honey for added flavor—perhaps with a touch of clotted cream.
Fancy scones—with dried fruit such as cranberries and dates, nuts, orange rind, chocolate morsels and other flavorings—are best enjoyed without butter and jam.
You may have heard two different pronunciations for “scone.” Which is the authentic one? They both are!
The word is pronounced “skahn” in Scotland and Northern England (rhymes with gone) and “skoan” in the south of England (rhymes with own), the pronunciation adopted by the U.S. and Canada.
How to serve Scones?
Traditionally, scones are served with clotted cream. It is really hard to make in the US because you need unpasteurized heavy cream to make it. All the heavy cream I am able to get my hands on from the grocery store is ultra pasteurized to kill germs.
The cream was skimmed from the top of the milk and gently heated in shallow copper pans for at least an hour, until the cream rose to the surface in “clots” and developed a rich, golden crust. Today’s commercial products are packaged in jars, without the encrusted top layer.
Either way, clotted cream is as thick as soft butter, but it tastes like cream. While it has a minimum of 55% butterfat, it also is an excellent source of calcium, folic acid, magnesium, phosphorus, riboflavin, vitamins A, B12 and D and zinc. Devon cream, or double Devon cream, is virtually the same product with slightly less butterfat (48%).
Low Carb Keto Scones Recipe
Here are the ingredients you will need to make almond flour scones. You can get the printable recipe with exact ingredients in the recipe card below.
Personally, I like to print the recipe while I bake to make sure that I am getting everything perfect.
- Almond Flour – When it comes to measuring your almond flour or almond meal, make sure to spoon it into the measuring cup and level it off with the back of a knife. You can throw off the scones recipe by adding too much flour. It will lead to crumbly dough and scones that don’t taste as good.
- Monk Fruit – We decided to use the granulated Monk Fruit which works really well for baking on the Keto diet. It is gluten free and has zero net carbs. Brown Swerve also works. It is sweet and delicious that does not have the bitter aftertaste associated with other sweeteners like stevia and monkfruit.
- Baking Powder – By its nature, baking powder is gluten free and keto friendly. In order to get the rise needed in this recipe, you need some baking powder.
- Almond Milk – You can use almond milk or heavy whipping cream to create a delicious low carb scone. You can also brush a little heavy whipping cream on the top of the scones for a crispy top.
- Coconut Oil – You can use coconut oil or unsalted butter as the fat in this recipe. Cold butter/cold coconut oil are the key to creating the perfect scones. The cold melts in the oven and it creates steam pockets that help them rise.
- Egg – The egg in the scones helps create a nice light texture.
- Vanilla Extract – The vanilla extract helps add vanilla flavor to the scone.
- Dried Raspberries – To keep the scone keto friendly, we used one of the few fruits that are very low in carbs.
My favorite place to get Almond Flour is at Costco. They have a large amount for a reasonable price. If you are making a decent amount of keto baked goods, consider getting your almond flour from Costco.
Here are some more of my Costco Keto Favorites you should consider adding to your Keto Shopping List.
Variations of Keto Scones
Scones are a great way to explore different flavors in your baked goods. You can make Keto Blueberry scones by swapping out the raspberries for dried blueberries.
You can use this recipe as great base for adding other flavors. Here are a few ways that you can change up this scone recipe.
- Keto Blueberry Scones: Add 3 tbsp of dried blueberries or 1/4 cup of fresh blueberries. You can also add lemon zest and blueberries to make Keto Lemon Blueberry Scones.
- Orange Scones: Add 2 teaspoons of orange zest to the scone recipe. You can also swap the vanilla extract for orange extract.
- Cinnamon Scones: Add 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon to this scone recipe or in combination with the blueberries or raspberries.
- Lemon Poppy Seed Scones: Add the lemon zest from 1 medium lemon and 1/2 tablespoon of poppy seeds to make this yummy scones.
- Keto Pumpkin Scones: You can make pumpkin spice scones by swapping out the vanilla extract for pumpkin spice extract.
- Cream Cheese Scones:
- Keto Chocolate Chip Scones: You can swap out the fruit for Lilly’s Chocolate Chips. They are keto friendly and delicious!
- Keto Strawberry Scones: You can used dried strawberries to make low carb strawberry scones.
- Parmesan Garlic Scones: You can add parmesan cheese and grated garlic or garlic powder to make a savory scone. Skip the vanilla extract and the fruits for this one.
- Cheddar Dill Scones: You can also grate some cheddar cheese and add dill to make another savory scone that is also Keto friendly.
Tools & Supplies
Here are the tools and supplies we used to make this sugar free delicious keto recipe.
- Mixing Bowls
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment paper or silicone baking mat
How to Make Low Carb Scones?
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Line the baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
In a mixing bowl, add all the dry ingredients – the almond flour, monk fruit, salt and baking powder.
In another mixing bowl, combine coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla extract, and egg.
Then, fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture.
Next, fold the berries into the mixture.
Place the dough onto the lined pan in a round shape like pizza dough.
Cut the disk into 8 pieces like a pizza pie.
Then, move the pieces about 1 inch apart.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
Let them cool completely.
Serve with butter or whipped cream topping.
How Many Carb Counts per Scone?
Each scones has 9 grams of carbs in them with 3 grams of fiber. That gives us 6 net carbs per scone.
Obviously that means you can have only a couple per day if you keep the rest of your carbs minimal.
How Long will the Scones last in the refrigerator?
You can store scones in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Keto Meal Plan
If you are on a low carb diet, here is a meal plan for breakfast, lunch and dinner to go with this dessert.
- Breakfast – Sausage KETO Breakfast Burrito
- Lunch – Cheesy KETO Cheeseburger Soup Recipe
- Dinner – Low Carb Caprese Stuffed Chicken
More Dessert Low Carb Recipes
Here are some more awesome Keto Desserts for you try out!
Keto Scones Recipe
- 1.5 cups almond flour
- 2 1/2 tbsp Monk Fruit
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp raspberries
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line the baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
- In a mixing bowl, add the almond flour, monk fruit, salt and baking powder.
- In another mixing bowl, combine coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla extract, and egg.
- Then, fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture.
- Next, fold the berries into the mixture.
- Place the dough onto the lined pan in a round shape like pizza dough.
- Cut the disk into 8 pieces like a pizza pie.
- Then, move the pieces about 1 inch apart.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Serve with butter or whipped cream topping.