Enjoy the scrumptious goodness of Almond Flour Scones with a zesty twist of lemon and fragrant rosemary. These low carb almond flour scones are the epitome of gluten-free indulgence, perfectly pairing the nutty richness of almond flour with the refreshing citrus tang of lemon and the aromatic allure of rosemary.
Whether you're following a gluten-free diet or simply looking to elevate your scone game, these lemon and rosemary almond flour scones are sure to tantalize your taste buds.
Join us on this flavorful journey as we unveil the secrets to creating these delectable treats that will leave everyone craving for more. So, let's preheat those ovens and get ready to bake up a batch of pure bliss!
If you're looking for more gluten-free and low-carb recipes, try our mouthwatering Low Carb Lemon Rosemary Focaccia for a truly satisfying experience.
Why you'll love these almond flour scones
- Delectable Glaze: The tangy and aromatic Lemon Rosemary Glaze drizzled over the scones takes their flavor to a whole new level of delightful indulgence.
- Wholesome Ingredients: Made with almond flour, fresh rosemary, and zesty lemon, these scones are packed with wholesome goodness and natural flavors.
- Easy and Quick: With simple steps and easily accessible ingredients, you can whip up these scones and glaze in no time, perfect for a satisfying treat on busy days.
- Gluten-Free & Low-Carb: Embrace guilt-free indulgence! These scones and glaze are gluten-free and use a powdered sweetener sugar substitute, suitable for those watching their carb intake.
- Easy to Bake: With simple ingredients and straightforward instructions, these almond flour scones are a breeze to make, ensuring you can enjoy a batch of warm, delectable scones in no time!
Ingredients used for the scones
Indulge in a delightful array of wholesome, keto-friendly, gluten-free, and dairy-free components, perfectly crafted to create mouthwatering almond flour scones with a luscious lemon rosemary glaze.
Almond Flour Scones:
- Blanched Almond Flour - A nutritious and gluten-free alternative to traditional flour, adding a delightful nutty flavor to the scones.
- Sweetener - A sugar substitute that adds sweetness without the carbs, perfect for keto-friendly baking.
- Baking Powder - The leavening agent responsible for giving the scones a light and fluffy texture.
- Fresh Rosemary - Fragrant and aromatic herb that enhances the scones with a subtle earthy taste.
- Salt - Balances the flavors and enhances the overall taste of the scones.
- Lemon Zest - Provides a burst of tangy citrus flavor to complement the almond flour.
- Butter - Adds richness and moisture to the scones, creating a tender crumb.
- Heavy Cream - Contributes to the scones' tender texture and richness, unsweetened almond milk can be used as an alternative.
- Eggs - Helps bind the ingredients together, providing structure to the scones.
Lemon Rosemary Glaze:
- Powdered Sweetener - A keto-friendly alternative to powdered sugar, creating a smooth and sweet glaze.
- Lemon Zest - Intensifies the lemon flavor in the glaze, making it refreshingly zesty.
- Lemon Juice - Adds a tangy kick and helps achieve the desired consistency of the glaze.
- Fresh Rosemary - Infuses the glaze with a delightful herbal aroma, complementing the lemony notes.
- Heavy Cream - Provides a creamy texture and helps achieve the perfect drizzling consistency.
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Steps by step instructions
How to make the almond flour scones?
STEP 1: Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients (almond flour, sweetener, baking powder, fresh rosemary, and salt) along with the lemon zest, using a fork to ensure even distribution.
Add the cold butter to the dry ingredients and use a fork or a pastry blender to mix until small pellets form, incorporating the butter into the mixture.
STEP 2: Pour in the wet ingredients (heavy cream and large egg) and mix thoroughly until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
Using a lined baking sheet, transfer the scone dough onto the parchment paper and use your hands to roll it out into a rectangle. Then using a knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into 8 triangles.
Separate each scone on the tray, giving them enough space to expand while baking.
STEP 3: Bake the scones in the preheated oven at 325°F (163°C) for about 25 minutes or until they appear golden brown and slightly firm to the touch.
Once out of the oven, allow the scones to cool completely.
Once cooled, dip each scone into the prepared Low Carb Lemon Rosemary Glaze (see instructions below) and place them on a cooling rack to set.
How to make the lemon rosemary glaze?
In a medium bowl, whisk together all the glaze ingredients (powdered sweetener, lemon zest, lemon juice, fresh rosemary, and heavy cream) until you achieve a smooth and well-combined glaze.
Place the glaze in a small plate or shallow dish, ensuring there is enough room for each almond flour scone to be dipped into the glaze.
Now, you have beautifully baked almond flour scones infused with the refreshing flavors of lemon and rosemary, complemented by a delightful low-carb glaze that's sure to impress! Enjoy your scrumptious creation!
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Can I make these scones with coconut flour?
While coconut flour is a suitable alternative in many recipes, substituting it directly for almond flour in this particular scone recipe may not yield the best results. Coconut flour has unique properties, such as its high absorbency and lack of gluten, which can significantly affect the texture and moisture of baked goods.
To successfully make scones using coconut flour, you would need to adjust the proportions and likely include more liquid ingredients to compensate for their absorbency. Additionally, you might need to add binding agents such as eggs or xanthan gum to mimic the structure provided by gluten in almond flour.
If you're interested in creating coconut flour scones, it's best to find a dedicated coconut flour scone recipe rather than attempting a direct substitution in this almond flour scone recipe. This way, you can ensure the scones have the desired texture and flavor profile specific to coconut flour.
Keep in mind that baking with alternative flours often requires some experimentation and adjustments to achieve the desired results. Happy baking!
Here are two recipe tips to help you make the best almond flour scones ever:
- Keep the Butter Cold: When incorporating the cold butter into the dry ingredients, it's crucial to ensure it remains cold throughout the process. Cold butter helps create those coveted flaky layers in the scones. You can even consider cutting the butter into small cubes and chilling them in the freezer for a few minutes before adding them to the dry mix. Working quickly and using a fork or pastry blender will prevent the butter from melting too much and result in a tender and buttery crumb.
- Measure Almond Flour Precisely: Almond flour can be tricky to measure accurately due to its fine texture. For consistent results, use the spoon-and-level method when measuring almond flour. Spoon the flour into the measuring cup and level off the excess with a flat edge. Avoid scooping directly from the bag, as this can lead to compacted flour, which may throw off the recipe's balance. Precise measurements will ensure the right texture and taste in your scones every time.
With these tips, you're well on your way to baking the most delightful almond flour scones that are both flavorful and perfectly textured. Enjoy the deliciousness!
How to store scones made with almond flour?
To store almond flour scones properly and keep them fresh for as long as possible, follow these steps:
- Cool Completely: Before storing the scones, ensure they have cooled completely. Allowing them to cool fully helps retain their texture and prevents excess moisture buildup during storage.
- Store in an Airtight Container: Place the cooled almond flour scones in an airtight container. You can use a resealable plastic bag, airtight food storage container, or a cookie tin with a tight-fitting lid.
- Layer with Parchment Paper: To prevent the scones from sticking together, consider layering them with parchment paper or wax paper inside the container.
- Keep at Room Temperature: Almond flour scones can be stored at room temperature for up to 2-3 days. Be sure to place the container in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight or heat sources.
- Refrigerate for Extended Freshness: If you want to keep the scones fresh for a longer period, you can store them in the refrigerator. Refrigerated almond flour scones can stay fresh for up to a week.
- Freeze for Long-Term Storage: For even longer storage, the scones can be frozen. Wrap each individual scone tightly in plastic wrap or foil and then place them in a freezer-safe bag or container. Frozen almond flour scones can be kept for up to 2-3 months.
- Thawing Frozen Scones: When you're ready to enjoy the frozen scones, simply remove them from the freezer and let them thaw at room temperature for a few hours or reheat them in the oven at a low temperature until warmed through.
By following these storage guidelines, you can savor the almond flour scones over an extended period and ensure they remain delicious and fresh for your enjoyment.
Here are five gluten-free and low-carb recipe variations for almond flour scones:
- Blueberry Lemon Scones: Add a burst of fruity goodness by mixing fresh blueberries and lemon zest into the scone dough, omit the rosemary. The tangy lemon complements the sweetness of the blueberries, creating a delightful flavor combination.
- Cinnamon Pecan Scones: Incorporate ground cinnamon and chopped pecans into the scone dough for a warm and nutty twist. The aromatic cinnamon pairs wonderfully with the crunch of pecans, adding a comforting touch to your scones.
- Chocolate Chip Orange Scones: Satisfy your chocolate cravings with a handful of sugar-free chocolate chips and a hint of orange zest. The chocolate-orange combination is a match made in heaven, adding a rich and zesty dimension to your scones.
- Cranberry Rosemary Scones: Infuse your scones with the festive flavors of dried cranberries and fresh rosemary. The tartness of the cranberries complements the herbal notes of rosemary, creating a delightful balance of flavors.
- Maple Pecan Scones: Sweeten up your scones with a drizzle of sugar-free maple syrup and a generous amount of chopped pecans. The maple flavor and nutty crunch add a delectable richness to these almond flour scones.
These gluten-free and low-carb variations offer a range of delicious flavors, ensuring there's a scone to suit every taste preference. Enjoy experimenting with these delightful combinations and create your perfect almond flour scone recipe!
Frequently asked questions
Scones are not intended to be overly dry; they are meant to have a crumbly texture, striking a perfect balance. They are often served alongside a beverage like coffee or tea, which allows for delightful dunking. Enhance their taste by adding some butter or enjoying them with a low-carb jam. Moreover, with the addition of a delicious low-carb lemon rosemary glaze, you can savor these scones on their own for a delightful and satisfying treat.
These almond flour scones sweetened with erythritol are incredibly low-carb at just 2g net carbs per serving. Almond flour's lower glycemic index ensures it won't cause blood sugar spikes, and with erythritol replacing regular sugar, it's even more blood sugar-friendly. As always, it's essential to monitor your blood sugars after trying new recipes to understand their impact on your body. Enjoy these guilt-free treats!
The scone dough includes "¼ cup butter (cold and in chunks)" and "¼ cup heavy cream." Both butter and heavy cream are dairy products. If you are looking for a dairy-free version of the scones, you may need to substitute these ingredients with dairy-free alternatives like vegan butter or non-dairy milk (such as almond milk or coconut milk) to ensure they are dairy-free.
Almond Flour Scones
Lemon Rosemary Glaze
- 1 cup powdered sweetener sugar substitute
- zest from 1 lemon
- juice from 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary finely chopped
- 2 tablespoon heavy cream use more if glaze is not thin enough
- Preheat oven to 325°F
- In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients and lemon zest using a fork.2 cups almond flour, ⅓ cup powdered sweetener sugar substitute, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, ¼ teaspoon salt, zest from 1 lemon
- Add in the cold butter and mix into the dry ingredients with a fork or pastry blender until small pellets form.¼ cup unsalted butter
- Add the wet ingredients and mix well until all incorporated¼ cup heavy cream, 1 large egg
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and using your hands, roll out the dough on the paper and form an 8" rectangle.
- Separate each scone on the tray and bake at 325°F for about 25 minutes or until scones appear golden brown.
- Once out of the oven allow to cool completely. Once cooled dip each scone in the glaze and place on cooling rack to set.
Low Carb Lemon Rosemary Glaze
- In a medium bowl whisk all ingredients until glaze is smooth1 cup powdered sweetener sugar substitute, zest from 1 lemon, juice from 1 lemon, 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, 2 tablespoon heavy cream
- Place in a small plate to allow enough room for each scone to be dipped into
- Keep the Butter Cold: When incorporating the cold butter into the dry ingredients, it's crucial to ensure it remains cold throughout the process. Cold butter helps create those coveted flaky layers in the scones.
- Measure Almond Flour Precisely: Almond flour can be tricky to measure accurately due to its fine texture. For consistent results, use the spoon-and-level method when measuring almond flour.
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