Keto/Low Carb Fluffy Scones
Updated: Sep 29, 2022
I was never a fan of traditional scones I've eaten but this one bakery I worked at made a round drop scone that was cranberry orange with an icing on top and it was delicious! I originally wanted to make those exactly but I could not find fresh or frozen cranberries. So I went with raspberries and then once the store was out of fresh and frozen raspberries so I made blackberry ones. So needless to say I have many variations of this scone.
So far 6 ounce of any fresh of frozen berries I've tried have worked. I usually pair them with lemon or orange, using the juice to make my buttermilk instead of the vinegar. Always zest the citrus before juicing otherwise it is a pain or you just waste it, I'll add the zest to my dough or to the glaze that I make for the top. I'll put 1 tablespoon of juice in my measuring cup then fill it with my alternative milk then save the rest for making the glaze.
Combos I have done:
Blackberry Lemon- 1 Tbs. of lemon juice to make the buttermilk, zest and juice in the glaze
Raspberry almond- add 1 tbs. Almond extract to the wet ingredients and a 1/4 tsp. to the glaze, top with slivered almonds
Cranberry Orange- I haven't tried but should work the same as the blackberry lemon, I've also made just orange scones which were delicious
Blueberry Lemon- 1 Tbs. of lemon juice to make the buttermilk, zest and juice in the glaze
Haven't tried strawberries yet I have also used homemade keto jams in place of the fresh or frozen berries and just added a few tablespoons and folded into the batter which works well if you only have a few fresh berries on hand or none at all.
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Keto/Low Carb Blueberry Cinnamon Scone Recipe
40g/1/4 Cup + 1 1/2 Tbs. Coconut Flour
80 g/5 1/2 Tbs. Unflavored Whey Protein Isolate
2 tsp. Xanthan Gum
60g/1/2 Cup Powdered Sweetener
1 Tbs. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
24 g/4-5 Tbs. Oat Fiber
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Salt (1 tsp. if using unsalted butter)
113g/4 oz./8 Tbs. Salted Butter (cubed or grated and cold)
4 oz./1/2 Cup Alternative Buttermilk (1 tsp. Vinegar + nut milk or cream)
2 Egg (room temp. is best)
4 Oz./1/2 Cup Cream Cheese (softened)
6 oz. Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
Pull out the 2 eggs, 4 oz. of cream cheese (cut to soften quicker), and make the 1/2 Cup alternative buttermilk
Cube or grate the butter into small pieces and place in the freezer until needed
Weigh/measure, sift and whisk all the dry ingredients into a bowl, set aside
Whip up the eggs for 1 minute until light and frothy and doubled in volume
Add in soft cream cheese and whip together, if the cream cheese is not soft microwave for 5-10 second
Whip in the homemade buttermilk, set aside
Easiest way to incorporate the butter is to place dry ingredients into a food processor, can also cut in the butter with a pastry blender, fork or your fingers
Once everything is ready to go, grab the butter out of the freezer and place in food processor with the dry ingredients, pulse in butter until only small chunks of butter are visible, if you grated the butter, just work for a few minutes with finger into the dry ingredients until small pieces of butter remain
Return to the bowl and add in wet ingredients, saving a few tablespoons to brush on top of the scones add the blueberries, mixing lightly with a fork until just incorporated
Let hydrate in the refrigerator for five minutes
Once hydrated, place dough on a clean work surface sprinkled with unflavored whey protein and knead into a rectangle, gently folding the dough over itself and patting into a smooth rectangle, adding more protein if needed, keep kneading until it becomes a smooth dough and is no longer super sticky
Divide into 6 pieces then cut each square into a triangle, place 2 inches apart (they will spread) on a parchment lined baking pan, brush with remaining liquid and place into the refrigerator for ten minutes, preheat oven to 400 degrees
Bake for 18-22 minutes, spinning half way through for even browning, they should be nicely browned and just set in the middle, still soft but bounces back when pressed
Once out of the oven, let cool completely and make the icing
Store in a airtight container on the counter for a few days. If keeping for longer, keep in the refrigerator. Can freeze also.
Keto Cinnamon Icing:
90 g/3/4 Cup Powdered Sweetener
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Vanilla Extract
2-4 Tbs. Alternative milk or juice
Mix ingredients together until it is a thick drizzle glaze consistency
Can drizzle with a spoon or place into a ziplock bag and cut a small tip to drizzle, can also cover the entire top with the glaze using a spoon
Macros for cinnamon blueberry scones 1 of 12 with all the icing: Changing up the fruit and additives may alter the carb count slightly but not by much. I thought for some reason the blueberry scones were 2 net carbs but it's the blackberry lemon scones that are 2 net carbs. The raspberry almond are 3 net carbs
12 g Fat
20 g Total Carbs
3 g Fiber
13 g Sugar Alcohol
4 g Net Carbs
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