These keto pumpkin spice scones are easy, delicious, and sure to become your new favorite pumpkin season treat.
They are low carb pumpkin scones that are loaded with pumpkin flavor and glazed with a sugar-free maple icing for the perfect pumpkin scone.
Every year I find myself looking for pumpkin cans a bit earlier. There is just something exciting about opening the first can of pumpkin at the start of the pumpkin spice season.
In fact, it’s so satisfying that I just can’t stop myself from adding more options to our collection of keto pumpkin recipes It just keeps growing and shows no sign of slowing down.
But who agrees that there is always room for more low carb pumpkin recipes?
If you are a fan of scones you should also check out our growing collection of keto scones, it’s jam-packed with recipes that will make the keto diet a delicious breeze.
Keto Pumpkin Spice Scones
I’ll admit that I was a little wary about attempting to make keto-friendly pumpkin spice scones for you all. Let’s face it, making a traditional pumpkin scone is intimidating enough but a keto one? The truth is I just wasn’t sure I would be able to get the texture right.
After all, no one want’s a soggy scone. But I found a way to adapt my base keto scones recipe to produce what I feel is a fantastic pumpkin spice keto scones recipe and my taste testers agreed.
Thankfully, these scones are quick, simple, and have the perfect amount of sweetness.
I’ve added a low carb maple icing to help ensure that you forget Starbucks pumpkin scones and can stay in the ketosis lane all pumpkin season long.
How To Make Keto Pumpkin Scones
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Do you know what I love most about these keto-friendly pumpkin scones? How super easy they are to make since there is no rolling of dough involved.
Look, the vast majority of scone recipes call for rolling and then cutting the dough prior to baking. But I’ve found a way to make them simply by just spreading the dough into a cast-iron skillet. This saves time and ensures that they have the perfect crusty crumb.
Ingredients And Tips
This recipe is pretty straightforward and I am confident you’ll be able to get the same amazing results if you follow the recipe carefully.
The following are the ingredients you’ll need. Note that the full printable recipe card is at the end of the post. However, I have a few tips you might want to stick around for.
My first tip is to make sure your spices are fresh. I’ve made it a habit to buy new spices at the start of pumpkin season since the majority of those spices are not used all year long. This tip may not seem vital but it is. It will make all the difference in helping you achieve a flavorful treat.
The second important piece of advice I can give you is to make sure that you are using 100% pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling which is loaded with sugar.
Lastly, take a moment a blot your pumpkin puree before adding it to your dough mixture. Blotting the pumpkin puree will help remove excess moisture in the scone dough.
To blot the pumpkin simply add the measured amount of pumpkin puree and squeeze out the moisture with a paper towel. You will want to use a high absorbency paper towel.
Keto Pumpkin Spice Scones Ingredients
- Finely milled almond flour
- Coconut flour
- Full-fat sour cream
- Unsalted butter
- Eggs, room temperature
- Pumpkin puree
- Vanilla extract
- Baking powder
- Sea salt
- Cinnamon powder
- Ginger powder
- Nutmeg powder
Keto Maple Glaze Ingredients
The Tools You’ll Need
With only a few baking tools you can easily make these scones, the following are what I recommend.
I’m a great fan of using a cast-iron skillet when making my scones.
I feel that the scones bake more evenly and it allows for the scones to have a perfect crust. But if you do not yet own one then you can alternatively use a 9-inch baking pan it just won’t produce the same texture.
But if you do not yet own one then you can alternatively use a 9-inch baking pan it just won’t produce the same texture.
I have several options when it comes to which sweetener you can use in this sugar-free pumpkin scone recipe. I am partial to Lakanto Monk Fruit.
Lakanto Monk Fruit is my favorite since the texture and flavor are what I have found to be the closest to real sugar and because the flavor fools your taste buds like nothing else I’ve found in the market.
Having said that, I’m also partial to the brand Swerve which is an erythritol blend. Similar to Lakanto it uses sugar alcohols and has a 0 % impact on blood sugar.
You could also use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure if you prefer to use a stevia-based sweetener.
Due note, that if this is your pick make sure you reduce the amount called for in the recipe by half since its a much sweeter option.
Lastly, if you can’t easily find a more natural sugar substitute you can also use Splenda with good 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.
Keto-Friendly Pumpkin Breakfast
There is no denying that scones can be enjoyed at any time of day. However, there is something so special about starting your day with a pumpkin breakfast option, of course, I am talking about a keto pumpkin breakfast treat.
The following are just a few we’ve done.
- Keto pumpkin bread
- Keto pumpkin chocolate chip bread
- Keto pumpkin streusel cupcakes
- Keto pumpkin donuts
- Keto pumpkin coffee cake, almond flour
- Keto pumpkin coconut flour coffee cake
My failed attempts when I first went keto is what caused me to be very intentional with my Keto Baking recipes. I threw away so many ingredients in the beginning and I never want anyone to be so frustrated that they give up on the diet before the can see long-lasting results.
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.
I sure hope you will give these keto pumpkin spice scones a try. Once you do, make sure you remember to come back to rate, and then tag us on Instagram and Facebook. It’s what keeps this girl encouraged to keep sharing and perfecting her recipes.
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Keto Pumpkin Spice Scones
- 1 3/4 cups of finely milled almond flour
- ½ cup of coconut flour
- ½ cup of sugar substitute
- 1/4 cup of full-fat sour cream
- 4 tablespoons of melted butter
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree, that has been blotted (See notes for instructions)
- 1 teaspoon of orange extract
- 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
Keto Maple Glaze
- 1/2 cup of confectioners' sugar substitute
- 3 tablespoons of sugar-free syrup
- 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons of heavy cream
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter, melted
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup of confectioner's sugar substitute
Keto Pumpkin Spice Scones
- Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees
- Grease with butter a 9-inch cast-iron skillet.
- Melt the butter and set aside to cool.
- Using an electric mixer combine the sugar substitute, melted butter, vanilla extract, and eggs.
- Add the sour cream, and pumpkin puree and combine well.
- Next add the dry ingredients (the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and sea salt) then stir until fully combined.
- 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
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until firm to touch and lightly brown.
- Store your keto pumpkin scones in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to three weeks.
Keto Maple Glaze
- In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and sugar-free maple syrup stirring occasionally. After the butter is melted, remove from heat and whisk the confectioner's sugar substitute and a pinch of salt.
- Drizzle the glaze over the slightly warm scones.
Blot the pumpkin puree to remove excess moisture in the scone dough. To blot the pumpkin simply add the measured amount of pumpkin puree on to a large paper towel and gently squeeze out the moisture. You will want to use a high absorbency paper towel.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215Total Fat: 17.6 gSaturated Fat: 6.2gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 6.9gNet Carbohydrates: 4.4gFiber: 2.5gSugar: 1.6gProtein: 6g