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Keto Vanilla Scones


These keto vanilla scones make the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack. It’s a no-roll, delicious keto recipe for vanilla-flavored scones!

They are tender low-carb vanilla scones that are oh so flavorful. Plus, it features decadent vanilla icing that further accentuates the rich flavor of vanilla.

It’s a copycat recipe for Starbucks vanilla scones, except this one is not loaded with sugar and carbs! You’re welcome.

Having a scone that is low in carbs is incredibly satisfying and always silences my sweet tooth without being overly sweet. Enjoy these healthy scones with a cup of coffee or your favorite tea for one amazing treat.

If you are a scone lover doing keto, I have a growing collection of keto scones with many flavor variations. So be sure to check them out too. 

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

However, you should know that these can also be baked in a cake pan.  With that being said, I sure hope that at some point you get your hands on a cast-iron skillet because the crust it produces is unmatched.

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. 

In this case, keto-friendly scones are even easier, since the dough is one you just mix and spread in the pan. If I had to compare scones to something, it’s like biscuits, except scones, are usually on the sweeter side. 

Keep in mind that scones also are a little less flaky but other than that they share lots of similarities to biscuits.  These are not only low in carbs but gluten-free vanilla scones made with a combination of almond flour and coconut flour for the perfect texture.



How To Make Keto Vanilla Scones

Keto vanilla easy scones

Easy Keto Vanilla Scones

In an effort to keep things extra simple for you I made these scones with only vanilla extract and not vanilla bean powder. For one, vanilla bean powder or paste can be very pricy and many of them are packed with sugar. 

If you want to add vanilla beans to these scones then I would just use one vanilla bean pod and scrape the beans yourself. One vanilla pod is the equivalent of one teaspoon of vanilla extract. 

Personally, I think you just use a high-quality vanilla extract and get similar results with less fuss and cost. Olive Nation has a great one.

Classic scone making usually involves cold butter that is sliced thinly and cut into the flour. But I use melted butter in my keto scone recipes.

Since keto baking is very different from high carb baking, somehow the use of melted butter with the two types of keto-friendly flours works well every single time.    

Keep in mind, that low-carb scones are void of gluten so there is no worry of overworking the dough. It’s what makes these gluten-free vanilla scones a great easy treat for anyone avoiding gluten and doing keto. 

These vanilla scones simply 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 350-degree oven and once the scones have cooled they get a sugar-free vanilla glaze.

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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keto vanilla scones sliced and ready to serve

Keto vanilla scones sliced and ready to serve

Ingredients Needed

Keto Vanilla Scones

Keto Vanilla Glaze

Best Sugar-Substitutes For Sugar-Free Vanilla 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 vanilla glaze you will have to use a confectioner’s sugar substitute. Both Lakanto and Swerve have great ones.

keto vanilla scones slices on a white plate

Three keto vanilla scones slices on a white plate

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keto vanilla scones baked in a cast iron skillet

Keto Vanilla Scones

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These keto vanilla scones make the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack. It's a no-roll delicious keto recipe for vanilla-flavored scones! They are tender low-carb vanilla scones that are oh so flavorful. Plus, it features rich vanilla icing that further accentuates the rich flavor of vanilla.


Keto Vanilla Scones

Keto Vanilla Glaze


Keto Vanilla Scones

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 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, vanilla extract, 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. Allow the scones to cool completely.
  10. Drizzle the keto vanilla glaze over the top.
  11. Store your keto vanilla scones in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to three weeks.

Keto Vanilla Glaze

  1. Combine the confectioner's sugar substitute with 3-4 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  2. Start with 2 tablespoons of cream and more if needed.
  3. Drizzle the vanilla glaze over the top of the fully cooled scones and allow the glaze to set before enjoying.
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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