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closeup of an almond flour scone cut in half and filled with clotted cream and strawberry jam
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Keto Scones with Almond Flour

Channel your inner Brit and serve keto scones for afternoon tea! Filled with clotted cream and lashings of sugar free strawberry jam, these buttery, flaky almond flour scones are a real low carb treat.
Course Snack
Cuisine British
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 5 scones
Calories 358kcal

Equipment

  • round cookie cutter (6.5 cm / 2.5 inch diameter)

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius / 350 Fahrenheit.
  • Combine the dry ingredients - almond flour, erythritol, baking powder - in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the melted butter, lemon zest, vanilla and egg. Stir into the dry ingredients until a dough forms, or use an electric mixer.
  • Form a dough ball and place onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Flatten into a disc shape, about 1 inch thick. Cut out 5-6 scones using a cookie cutter (or use your hands to form scone shapes). Move them apart and brush the tops with beaten egg.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes until golden. Let cool completely in the pan - these scones are fragile when hot but they firm up as they cool down.

Notes

Net carbs: 4.9g per 1 generous!!!! scone (of 5) without filling. My scones weighed around 85g each.
Optional: add a pinch of salt
Optional: add 1/2 tsp of xanthan gum if you prefer a stronger crumb structure
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.  
 

Nutrition

Serving: 85g | Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.5g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 32.7g | Saturated Fat: 7.2g | Fiber: 4.6g | Sugar: 2.7g