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Low Carb Scones with Cranberry and Orange

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These low carb scones are flavored with cranberry and orange and are perfect for a sweet treat! Gluten free, sugar free, and keto friendly recipe.

Low Carb Scones with Cranberry and Orange - a gluten free and sugar free recipe inspired by the Easy Keto Cookbook!

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Do you follow the keto blog Wholesome Yum? It was created by my friend Maya, and she specializes in simple low carb recipes, all with 10 ingredients or less. So I was delighted to receive a copy of her new book: Easy Keto Cookbook.

The Wholesome Yum Easy Keto Cookbook

It features 100 recipes, with a handy introduction to all things keto and beautiful photography. Recipes include Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Omelet, Spaghetti Squash Ramen Soup, Tuscan Garlic Chicken Casserole, Crispy Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings, and Cinnamon Roll Dessert Pizza! 

The recipe that I really wanted to try – mainly because it is perfect for this time of year – is her Cranberry-Orange Scones. Although her original recipe is dairy free, I switched the coconut oil for butter, but obviously feel free to switch it back if you prefer!

How to Make Low Carb Scones with Cranberry and Orange

In a large bowl, combine almond flour, low carb granular sweetener (I used Lakanto but Swerve or any other erythritol would work well), baking powder and salt.
Low Carb Scones with Cranberry and Orange - a gluten free and sugar free recipe inspired by the Easy Keto Cookbook!
 
In a separate bowl, mix together the melted butter (or coconut oil for dairy free), orange zest, vanilla and egg. I used my Microplane zester for the orange – and actually halved the amount suggested in the original recipe.
Low Carb Scones with Cranberry and Orange - a gluten free and sugar free recipe inspired by the Easy Keto Cookbook!
 
Stir the egg mixture into the dry ingredients until a dough forms. Maya says it should be dense and pliable, but not crumbly. If it's too dry, add more melted butter or coconut oil – but I didn't need to add anything!
Low Carb Scones with Cranberry and Orange - a gluten free and sugar free recipe inspired by the Easy Keto Cookbook!
 
Finally, press the cranberries into the dough. Place it onto a baking pan lined with a silicone mat. Flatten into a disc shape – Maya recommends about 1″ thick and 6″ in diameter. Cut into 8 wedges and move the pieces about 1″ apart.
Low Carb Scones with Cranberry and Orange - a gluten free and sugar free recipe inspired by the Easy Keto Cookbook!
Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown. Maya suggests 18-22 minutes but actually mine were perfect after only 15 minutes.  Let them cool completely on the pan – they firm up as they cool down.
Low Carb Scones with Cranberry and Orange - a gluten free and sugar free recipe inspired by the Easy Keto Cookbook!

You can enjoy these low carb scones for breakfast, or whenever you feel in the need for a sweet snack!

Low Carb Scones with Cranberry and Orange - a gluten free and sugar free recipe inspired by the Easy Keto Cookbook!

You might also like my keto scones with raspberry and lemon!

Low Carb Scones with Cranberry and Orange

Low Carb Scones with Cranberry and Orange

Yield: 8 Scones
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These low carb scones are flavored with cranberry and orange and are perfect for a sweet treat! Gluten free, sugar free, and keto friendly recipe.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients - almond flour, low carb sweetener, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the melted butter (or coconut oil for dairy free), orange zest, vanilla and egg.
  4. Stir the egg mixture into the dry ingredients until a dough forms. It should be dense and pliable, but not crumbly. If it's too dry, add more melted butter or coconut oil.
  5. Finally, press the cranberries into the dough. Place it onto a baking pan lined with a silicone mat. Flatten into a disc shape - about 1" thick and 6" in diameter. Cut into 8 wedges and move the pieces about 1" apart.
  6. Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Let them cool completely on the pan - they will firm up as they cool down.

Notes

5g net carbs per scone (this recipe make 8 low carb scones).

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1 scone
Amount Per Serving Calories 223Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 36mgSodium 119mgCarbohydrates 8gNet Carbohydrates 5gFiber 3gSugar 1gProtein 7g
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Marge

Friday 15th of October 2021

...wondering what dried cranberries would be like?

Nan

Monday 14th of June 2021

I just ate one of these right out of the oven. The only change I made was to add 1/4 cup of Lily’s Semi-Sweet Style Baking Chips. Absolute Heaven!

Georgina

Monday 14th of June 2021

YUM! I love those chocolate chips!

Gail

Friday 13th of November 2020

Can i swap coconut flour in place of almond flour if so what is the ratio.

Georgina

Saturday 14th of November 2020

I've never tried it with coconut flour but I know that they are not interchangeable as the coconut is more absorbent than almond. Often adding an extra egg works, so try that and let me know how it goes!

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