Grain Free English Scones

Easy and quick to make! Fluffy, light and moist grain free English scones - best enjoyed with strawberries and cream. Perfect for low carb and keto diets.    
Course Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword healthy english scones, low carb english scones
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 8 scones
Calories 240kcal
Author Katrin


  • 250 g / 2 1/2 cups almond flour NOT super-fine (to my UK readers - ground almonds work fine here)
  • 60 g / 1/4 cup cold butter, unsalted
  • 45 g / 1/4 cup granulated sweetener
  • 2 tbsp thick double/heavy cream
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum optional
  • optional: 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean powder


  • Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Cut your butter into little cubes and work it into the almond flour, rubbing with your hands, until the butter cubes are gone and the mixture resembles crumbles.
  • Add the double cream and the egg. Mix with a fork until combined.
  • Form a big ball, cover with cling film and let the dough chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius/350 Fahrenheit.
  • Form 8 balls with your hands (mine weighed around 50g each) and flatten until they resemble fat discs.
  • Bake on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for ca 18 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Let the scones cool down before cutting. They are a little more crumbly and delicate than regular wheat scones. That's why I used a smooth (not a serrated) knife for cutting.
  • Fill with whipped double cream and sliced strawberries or sugar free strawberry jam.


I calculated the nutrition info for 1 scone without filling (cream/jam/strawberries). My scones weighed around 50g each.
The scones in the images are made with ground almonds, which is equivalent to regular / coarser almond flour in the US. If you want to use super-fine almond flour, I suggest you reduce the amount of almond flour by 1/4 cup as super-fine almond flour absorbs more liquid.  
The xanthan gum is optional - it gives baked goods a stronger crumb structure. The scones in the images are baked without. If you don't use xanthan gum, definitely wait until the scones are fully cooled before you cut them.  


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.7g | Protein: 0.7g | Fat: 21.8g | Saturated Fat: 4.9g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 1.1g