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Keto Lemon Ricotta Scones


These delicious keto lemon ricotta scones are low in carbs and high in lemon flavor. They’re made with a combination of almond and coconut flour and use lemon juice, lemon extract, and lemon zest to get that perfect bright and cheery flavor. 

To boost the sweet, lemony goodness even further they’re also drizzled with our favorite sugar-free lemon glaze. Best of all they only take 30 minutes to make! It’s a really lemon lover’s perfect breakfast.

Inspired and based on our keto lemon scones, these low-carb lemon ricotta scones have a richer flavor and fewer carbs! 

We have a growing collection of keto scones that utilize this same recipe base but with tons of flavor variations. If you’re looking for more lemon recipes we’ve got them all in one place for you.



Keto Lemon Ricotta Scones

keto lemon ricotta scones pin

keto lemon ricotta scones pin

A traditional scone is made like a pastry using cold butter and is a lot more hands-on with the dough. Whereas with keto scones you simply combine your ingredients, spread the batter into a cast-iron skillet, and bake. 

It really doesn’t get much easier than that! And let’s not forget the most important part, the flavor! If you’re a fan of lemon desserts, this one is for you!

These low-carb lemon ricotta scones are bursting with lemon flavor and have the perfect amount of sweetness. They’re perfect for breakfast with tea (or coffee!) and will keep you feeling full for a long time. 

I find they also make a great last-minute sweet treat to whip up when you have impromptu guests or just want to make a Saturday morning a little extra special.

How To Make Keto Lemon Ricotta Scones

Like I mentioned earlier, making these sugar-free lemon ricotta scones truly is quick and easy! You’ll start by combining your butter, eggs, and sugar substitute in a large bowl. 

To this mixture, you’ll then add ricotta cheese, sour cream, heavy cream, lemon extract, and lemon zest. Then, you’ll add in all of your dry ingredients combine well, spread in your cast iron skillet, and bake. 

While your keto scones bake you can prepare the lemon glaze by simply combining all the ingredients in a small bowl. A truly simple, healthy, and delicious keto scone!

keto lemon ricotta scones in cast iron skillet with dish of lemon zest and lemon on the left

keto lemon ricotta scones in cast iron skillet next to a small dish of lemon zest and lemon

Below are the ingredients you’ll need. Note that the full printable recipe card is at the bottom of the page. 

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Ingredients You’ll Need

Keto Lemon Scones

Keto Lemon Glaze


keto lemon ricotta scones with lemon slice on top stacked on pink flower plate

keto lemon ricotta scones with a lemon slice on top stacked of a pink flower plate

Best Sugar-Substitutes For Low-Carb Lemon Ricotta Scones

My top choice is a monk fruit/erythritol blend. My personal favorite is Lakanto’s brand. But you can also use Swerve an erythritol sugar substitute. 

You could also use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure for most of my baked goods. However, if using Pyure you will want to use half the amount called for in this recipe since it’s a much sweeter choice. 

Lastly, if you can’t easily find a more natural sugar substitute you can also use Splenda for baking or a generic brand of the same. It will work with great success. I know not everyone would agree with me here and I respect that but in my book, it’s still better than regular sugar.

However, when it comes to the keto lemon glaze you will have to use a confectioner’s sugar substitute. Both Lakanto and Swerve have great ones.

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keto lemon ricotta scones with lemon slice on top stacked on pink flower plate

Keto Lemon Ricotta Scones

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Baking Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These delicious keto lemon ricotta scones are low in carbs and high in sweet and tangy lemon flavor. And Best of all they only take 30 minutes to make! It's a really lemon lover’s perfect breakfast, snack or dessert!


Keto Lemon Ricotta Scones

Keto Lemon Glaze


Keto Lemon Ricotta Scones

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Grease with butter a 9-inch cast-iron skillet.
  3. Melt the butter and set aside to cool. 
  4. Using an electric mixer combine the sugar substitute, melted butter, and the eggs.
  5. Add the ricotta, sour cream, heavy cream, lemon extract, and lemon zest and combine well.
  6. Next add the dry ingredients (the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt) then stir until fully combined.
  7. Spread the batter into a fully greased 9-inch cast-iron skillet. If you do not own a cast-iron skillet, grease a round 9-inch cake pan
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Drizzle the keto lemon glaze over the top.
  10. Sprinkle the tops of scones with fresh lemon zest.
  11. Store your keto lemon scones in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to three weeks.

Keto Lemon Glaze

  1. Combine the confectioner's sugar substitute with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 1 teaspoon of lemon extract.
  2. Then add 1 to 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream to thin the glaze. Start with 1 tablespoon of cream and more if needed.
  3. Drizzle the top of the fully cooled keto lemon scones, sprinkle the fresh lemon zest, and allow the glaze to set before eating.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195Total Fat: 17.9 gSaturated Fat: 6.3gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 5.5gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1.5gSugar: 1.2gProtein: 6.2g

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