Low carb / keto scone recipe
Hi: Monique Bradley here. I’ve been on a low carb / keto journey since I learned I was carb intolerant in 2017. YES! It’s a thing! (If you want to find out more, please get in touch.)
I have to be honest: I’ve always been a scone addict and while white flour scones are delicious, my body, my blood sugars and my gut disagree!
These wee lo carb / keto and gluten free gems are my adaptation of a bunch of tried and tested recipes that I’ve experimented with since I’ve been on this low carb / keto journey.
For me, the hardest thing about the journey has been that feeling like ‘I’m missing out on my favourite treats’, but as they say, ‘necessity is the mother of invention’, so through sheer desperation, this recipe was created. It’s a fantastic ‘base’ recipe for a scone and I’ve added in a few ideas for optional extras if you want to mix it up a bit.
Remember though: this is not a perfect replacement for a white flour scone. Nothing beats that kind of carb-loaded goodness, but it IS a nice alternative when you have a hankering for some baked goods or a high tea. Good luck and let me know how you go!
- 2 1/4 cups of Almond Flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp melted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp of your preferred sweetener
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- dash of almond milk of lactose free milk (it’s lower in carbs) A dash is roughly a couple of TBSP’s.
Optional: a sprinkle of cayenne pepper and mozzarella cheese or bacon bits for a savoury scone, or sugar free choc chips, some blueberries, a squeeze of lemon juice and a bit of zest, or simply add 1/2 a tsp of vanilla essence for a sweeter more flavoursome option.
Mix all the ingredients together till a dough forms.
You can then either flatten out your dough between 2 pieces of baking paper and cut into circular or square scones OR roll them up into balls and place in your air fryer like I did below
If you’re cooking them in the oven, pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees using Fan-bake.
Place each scone on a greased baking tray or on a piece of baking paper.
They will cook in roughly 12 – 15 minutes – depending on your oven – so check them at 10 minutes. They’re done when they are golden on the top, like the image above.
I pre-heated my air fryer for 3 minutes on the baking heat, then placed by dough balls straight on the plate. I cooked them for 8 minutes at the baking heat of the 160 degrees, then checked to find they were still a tiny bit gooey inside (though still delicious….!).
I put them back in the air fryer for another 2 minutes at the same heat, and they were perfect!
Once they’re done, leave them to cool slightly as they are quite delicate and prone to crumbling. Cooling helps them hold together better.
Add butter or your favourite low carb toppings and enjoy!