In my quest for reducing carbohydrates, I came up with a nearly carb-free scone recipe that is to die for! Even my five-year old niece and nephew go crazy for them. Made with almond flour which is a zero-net carb food based on the fiber content, these scones use no grain flour and no sugar. Lakanto sweetener is made from monk fruit and erythritol which is a fermented sugar alcohol. With zero glycemic index, this dessert truly makes it 100% guilt-free. It should also pass the Paleo and ketogenic diet protocols. This sweetener pairs so well with citrus desserts, you will not know there is no sugar (and nearly carb-free)! I hope you enjoy them as I have. Be sure to check out my nearly carb-free coconut bread too!
Lemon Scones Recipe
2 eggs or flax eggs (2 T ground flax, 6 T water, let sit)
Juice and zest from 2 small lemons
½ C coconut oil
1 t vanilla extract
3 ¼ C blanched almond flour*
1 t baking soda
½ t sea salt
½ C Lakanto sweetener**
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
- In large bowl, whisk eggs and combine with wet ingredients.
- In separate bowl, mix dry ingredients then add to wet ingredients
- Taste for lemon and sweetness. Adjust as desired.
- Form into oval shape and flatten slightly.
- Bake for 12-16 minutes or until starts to turn light brown on edges (time varies based on size of scones).
- Sprinkle some powdered Lakanto on top of warm scones. (can powder in blender)
*If you use almond meal instead of blanched almond flour, the scones will not be as light and fluffy.
**If you want to substitute another sweetener, just know that Lakanto is a one-to-one substitution with sugar. Some people are pleased using stevia as an alternative sweetener. In this case, use only 1 teaspoon stevia as it is much sweeter.
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