Low Carb Scones

Low Carb Scones

Low Carb Scones

A sugar free and low carb life does not mean missing out on great tasting food such as these Low Carb Scones. I just want to clarify that this scone recipe is to make scones that go with jam and cream, otherwise known as Devonshire tea.

Delicious, nutritious and sugar free, these scones go perfectly with a cup of tea or coffee. Dress them up and serve them to impress your guests or simply have a couple of these delicious scones for morning or afternoon tea served with butter and jam. This recipe is ideal for anyone generally trying to reduce the carbs and sugar in their life. It’s a great recipe also for diabetics, celiacs, those with gluten intolerance, and for anyone following a low carb, Keto or LCHF way of eating.

Serve these as simply with butter and some Sugar Free Strawberry Chia Jam Spread or Raspberry Chia Jam Spread, or add some whipped cream for the perfect Devonshire Tea. These scones will last for 2-3 days stored in an airtight container but are also suitable for freezing as long as they are in an airtight bag. To freshen the scones or heat them up, simply microwave for a few seconds. You can also heat them in a low to moderate oven for about 5 minutes, taking care not to brown too much.

Brush with egg or butter to brown the tops a little before baking

Feel free to switch out the Greek yogurt for sour cream in this recipe if you wish or need to. Note that the key to shaping these scones is in letting the dough rest for 10 minutes before shaping, so that the little amount of coconut flour used in the recipe thickens it up and enables you to cut out the scones. Minimalize your handling of the dough to keep these as light as possible. Bring any scraps of dough gently back together to cut out the last few scones.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. If you’ve never experienced Devonshire Tea and give these a try, then you are in for an wonderful experience.


Low Carb Scones

Low Carb Scones

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Baking, Cakes, Muffins and Sweets, Snacks
Cuisine: Diabetic Recipe, Gluten Free, Keto, LCHF, Low Carb
Keywords: devonshire tea, english scones, jam and cream, scones
Servings: 12 scones


  • 250 gms almond meal/ flour
  • 2 tablespoon coconut flour
  • ½ cup Greek yoghurt or sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 50 gms melted butter cooled
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch salt


  • Preheat oven to 180 C/350 F Fan Forced
  • Mix dry ingredients together till well blended, ensuring baking powder and soda are well mixed.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix gently till combined.
  • Important- Leave sit for 10 mins to enable dough to thicken slightly.
  • Shape gently with hands on baking paper so that it the dough is about 3-4 cms/1.5 " thick. Using a small scone cutter (or champagne glass) cut into 12 scones. Scoop the dough gently back together, to cut the last few scones
  • Bake at 180 C/350 C fan forced for about 12-14 minutes or till cooked.
  • You can brush the tops of the scones with butter or egg just prior to baking to brown slightly but it isn't necessary.
  • Note that I don't add sweetener to this recipe because I always serve them with jam and cream. You could add a tiny amount if you wished to and some vanilla extract, but keep it to a minimum.
  • Always minimize your handling of the dough so keep them as light as possible.
  • Cut cooked scones in half with a really sharp serrated knife to serve, as they don't have any gluten in them they are a bit more fragile than normal scones.
  • If you wish to reheat or freshen scones, zap in the microwave for a few seconds or heat in a low to moderate oven for about 5 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1scone | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.4g | Protein: 5.4g | Fat: 19.1g | Fiber: 2.1g
Note that we calculate our own nutritional values so they may not be precise. Calculate your own if desired. Carb values exclude sugar alcohols such as Erythritol, as they generally have no impact on blood sugar levels. 50% of the carbs from Xylitol is added to nutritional values. This is consistent with industry practice.
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7 thoughts on “Low Carb Scones”

  1. Delicious only problem is that crumble when you cut them in half but Delicious with jam and cream

  2. 5 stars
    Simple divine! Very authentic scone recipe in texture and taste. I used an egg yolk only (to brush the tops) and they came out quite lovely and golden (maybe more than I intended, but that’s because I was multi-tasking) 🙂
    I left out the sugar as suggested and prefer the slightly more savoury version that I can jazz up with my own blueberry keto jam and double devon cream for a decadent treat.

    Instead of rolling or handling the dough, cutting out circles and then handling the scraps to cut out more circles, I lightly pat the dough on parchment to make one big circle, then I cut the circle in 12 wedges, separated them and placed them on a parchment lined baking sheet. They turned out really well

    I do wish the metric conversions were fully metric. 1/2 a cup is imperial, not metric, so I don’t really know what that means by weight or volume. The 2 tbsps of coconut flour is also not metric (I think it comes out to 15gms) and neither are the tsp measurements for the bp and bs.

    All in all, this will be a staple recipe here. I absolutely love these and wouldn’t recommend changing a single thing – except make a double batch! 🙂

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