Whoever came up with the age-old adage – eat breakfast like a king, certainly wasn’t on keto. Because a truly royal breakfast cannot be complete without a plate of delicious scones, smothered with jam and clotted cream. And laden with oodles of sugar and refined flour, traditional scones are undeniably delicious, but not keto-friendly.
But every scone – topped with a cloud of clotted cream – has a silver lining; With a few ingredient swaps, and the right recipe, you can give traditional scones a keto-friendly makeover and enjoy this royal delicacy without breaking your keto diet.
How Can You Make Scones Keto Friendly?
The key to making scones keto-friendly is substituting two ingredients – flour and sugar, for keto-friendly variants. When it comes to flour, almond and coconut flour are great low-carb substitutes for refined (all-purpose flour). They’re gluten-free and also have a mildly sweet taste that enhances the flavor of scones.
But replacing original recipes, with low-carb ingredients can be tricky, as keto-friendly flours and sweeteners don’t act as a 1:1 replacement. So, to make things simpler, we’ve curated the best keto-friendly scone recipes that are easy to make, and fit for royalty.
Is Clotted Cream Keto Friendly?
Traditional Brit scones are truly incomplete without a dollop of clotted cream smeared on top. And ketoers need not miss out on this indulgence, because clotted cream is keto-friendly. 30g (1 tbsp) of clotted cream contains just 0.7g of net carbs and 19g of fat, which makes it LCHF and keto-approved.
12 Yummy Keto Scone Recipes
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1. Keto Blueberry Scones
Buttery, flaky, and studded with fresh blueberries, these keto blueberry scones made with almond flour, are crunchy on the outside, and soft, crumbly on the inside. This recipe includes only half a bowl of blueberries, to give the scones a juicy sweetness of blueberries, without toppling the carb -o- meter.
Each serving contains 5g of net carbs, 8g of protein, and 20g of fat for a total of 239 calories.
Get the full recipe for keto blueberry scones here
(Prep time: 10 mins, Cook time: 30 mins)
2. Easy Keto Cranberry Orange Scones
Almond is flour mixed with orange zest, juicy cranberries, and erythritol for these amazing cranberry orange scones, that are sweet, tart, crumbly and perfect with a cup of tea.
Each serving contains 11g of carbs, 7g of protein, and 21g of fat for a total of 243 calories.
Get the full recipe for easy keto cranberry orange scones here
(Prep time: 10 mins, Cook time: 18 mins)
3. Low Carb Cinnamon Apple Scones
Apple and cinnamon is a match made in culinary heaven. And these low-carb cinnamon apple scones are a testament to that. Flavored by soft, sweet apples and apple extract, and spiced with deep, toasty cinnamon, these scones are simply irresistible.
Each serving has 6.28g of carbs, 5.38g of protein, and 14.39g of fat for a total of 167 calories.
Get the full recipe for low carb cinnamon apple scones here
(Prep time: 10 mins, Cook time: 25 mins)
4. Keto Strawberry Cream Cheese Scones
These keto strawberry cream cheese scones are the perfect way to enjoy berry season, without breaking your diet. The addition of cream cheese gives the scones a tender, melt-in-your-mouth texture while bites of strawberry add a refreshing fruity sweetness.
Each serving has 8g of carbs, 6.1g of protein, and 15.3g of fat for a total of 192 calories.
Get the full recipe for keto strawberry cream cheese scones here
(Prep time: 15 mins, Cook time: 30 mins)
5. Low Carb Lemon Poppy Seed Scones
These tender, tart-sweet lemon scones are peppered with poppy seeds and then drizzled with a tangy lemon glaze for the ultimate tea-time snack. They contain only a fraction of carbs and sugar, compared to regular scones, and taste just as good – or dare we say – even better.
Each scone has 4.48g of carbs, 6g of protein, and 16.3g of fat for a total of 191 calories.
Get the full recipe for low carb poppy seed scones here
(Prep time: 20 mins, Cook time: 18 mins)
See also: Keto Biscuits Recipes
6. Keto Pumpkin Spice Scones
These keto pumpkin spice scones are packed with a gorgeous pumpkin flavor, lightly spiced with pumpkin spice – cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg and then drizzled with a sugar-free maple syrup icing for the perfect autumn snack. It’s a must-try for Halloween!
Each serving contains 4.4g of net carbs, 6g of protein, and 17.6g of fat for a total of 215 calories.
Get the full recipe for keto pumpkin spice scones here
(Prep time: 15 minutes, Cook time: 30 minutes)
7. Low Carb Bacon Cheddar Jalapeño Scones
If you think scones are only meant to be sweet, then these low-carb, bacon, cheddar, and jalapeño scones are here to change your mind. Packed with flavor, these scones have a punch of spicy umaminess from jalapeño and bacon which is balanced deliciously by the creaminess of cheddar.
Each serving contains 4.4g of carbs, 16.9g of protein, and 28.4g of fat for a total of 347 calories.
Get the full recipe for low carb bacon cheddar jalapeño scones here
(Prep time: 15 minutes, Cook time: 25 mins)
8. Chocolate Scones
Yes, chocolate scones! If you love chocolate, you’ll love these decadently gooey, yet light and flaky chocolate scones. These triple chocolate scones are crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, and studded with little bites of dark chocolate chip. They’re low on carbs and will be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.
Each serving has 4.8g of net carbs, 7.02g of protein, and 22.77g of fat for a total of 249.62 calories.
Get the full recipe for chocolate scones here
(Prep time: 10 mins, Cook time: 22 mins)
9. Low Carb Fathead Dough Cinnamon Roll Scones
A rich, dense fathead dough with mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, eggs, and almond and coconut flour is spiced generously with cinnamon and topped off with cream cheese vanilla icing for these cheesy, creamy, keto-friendly cinnamon roll scones. With just 3g of carb per serving, these scones are sure to be every ketoer’s favorite.
Each serving has 3g of net carbs, 5g of protein, and 11g of fat for a total of 125 calories.
Get the full recipe for low carb fathead dough cinnamon roll scones here
(Prep time: 5 mins, Cook time: 30 mins)
10. Keto Scones with Berry Jam and Cheese
Scones are incomplete without a dollop of jam to go along with them. And jam is usually high in sugar and not keto-friendly. But with this recipe, you can enjoy scones the traditional way with jam and cheese without worrying about going off keto.
Each serving has 5.6g of net carbs, 9.3g of protein, and 35.9g of fat for a total of 392 calories.
Get the full recipe for keto scones with berry jam and cheese here
(Prep time: 25 minutes, Cook time: 20 mins)
11. Low Carb Strawberry Coconut Scones
These low-carb strawberry coconut scones are super light and fluffy and packed with shreds of coconut and chunks of juicy strawberry. Coconut adds a mild, tender sweetness that blends well with the tart-sweetness of strawberries.
Each serving has 13.3g of carbs, 1.3g of protein, and 19.3g of fat for a total of 222 calories.
Get the full recipe for low carb strawberry coconut scones here
(Prep time: 5 mins, Cook time: 40 minutes)
12. Keto Maple Pecan Scones
Buttery, golden brown, and stuffed with crunchy pecans, these maple pecan scones are crumbly-soft on the inside and crusty on the outside. The maple syrup and cream glaze on top gives these scones an added zing for the ultimate breakfast, or tea time delight.
Each serving has 5.3g of net carbs, 7.2g of protein, and 22.7g of fat for a total of 265 calories.
Get the full recipe for keto maple pecan scones here
(Prep time: 15 mins, Cook time: 15 mins)
See also: Best Keto Muffin Recipes
Our Thoughts on Keto Scone Recipes
Keto diet isn’t about eliminating but rather about adapting. Just a few ingredient swaps and you can eat regular carb-heavy scones with a keto-friendly twist. With these 12 keto scone recipes, you can indulge in delicious scones, smothered with clotted cream and jam without going off keto.