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Keto Lemon Scones


These keto lemon scones are soft, fluffy, and moist. It’s a recipe for tender low-carb lemon scones that is oh so flavorful. If that’s not enough it’s a no-roll recipe making it super easy.

Plus, it features a tangy lemon icing that further accentuates the fresh flavor of lemon. It’s the perfect keto treat for lemon lovers!

I have a growing collection of keto scones that uses this same recipe base but with many flavor variations. After all, why would I change something that works perfectly well?  


What makes these keto scones stand apart from traditional ones is that it uses a batter than can be spread rather than rolled and that it’s baked in a cast-iron skillet.  

Could you make these in a cake pan? Sure but I sure hope that at some point you get your hands on a cast-iron skillet because the crust it produces is unmatched. Totally worth the small investment if you ask me.

Easy Keto Lemon Scones  

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   Easy Keto Lemon Scones

Traditional scones are a type of quick bread, making them super easy to make. They use baking powder or baking soda instead of yeast as their leavening agent.  However, these keto-friendly scones are even easier, since the dough is just a mix spread one.

If I had to compare scones to something, it’s like biscuits, except they are usually on the sweeter side.  Scones also are a little less flaky but other than that they share lots of similarities.  

Since these are not only low in carbs but gluten-free lemon scones. Made with a combination of almond flour and coconut flour they are simply the best tasting and good for you lemony scones.  

How To Make Keto Lemon Scones

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In classic scone making it’s very common to use cold butter that has been sliced thinly. But I broke from tradition and use melted butter in my keto scone recipes.

Since keto baking is very different than high carb baking, somehow the use of melted butter with the two types of keto-friendly flour works beautifully.    

I suspect that since low-carb scones are void of gluten there is no worry of overworking the dough. This of course makes these gluten-free lemon scones a great solution for anyone avoiding gluten and their diet plus super easy.  

These lemon scones just require you to combine the dry ingredients separately from the wet ingredients and then mixing and spreading them into the prepared pan.   

Then they are baked in a preheated 375-degree oven and once the scones have cooled they get a sugar-free lemon glaze.

Pure perfection for any lemon lover doing keto!

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 Needed

Keto Lemon Scones

Keto Lemon Glaze

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Best Sugar-Substitutes For Sugar-Free Lemon 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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Even though those early days were not fun, the fact that I stayed the course has made this journey very rewarding. Besides, if I had quit at the first sign of struggle, I would not have had the opportunity to engage with you all.

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Keto Lemon Scones

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Baking Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Bright cheery Keto Lemon Scones​ these delicious scones are low in carbs and high in flavor. They feature lemon juice, lemon extract, and lemon zest. It's a lemon lovers dream


Keto Lemon Scones

Keto Lemon Glaze


Keto Lemon 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 sour 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 25-30 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: 185Total Fat: 17.6 gSaturated Fat: 6.2gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 5.5gNet Carbohydrates: 4.4gFiber: 1.4gSugar: 1.2gProtein: 6g

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