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.
Servings 8 scones
- 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, kneading / 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