This delicious recipe for keto chocolate chip scones delivers all the taste of traditional scones minus all the carbs. Have you been looking for an easy way to enjoy scones on a low-carb keto diet?
Well, you’ve come to the right place because my recipe for low carb chocolate chip scones not only allows you to safely enjoy the tradition of tea and scones but to do so easily. High tea anyone?
Perhaps ceremonious tea is not your thing, but the scones that accompany this tradition would make a believer out of anyone. Unfortunately, even though I love a good cup of tea and this girl does, the high carb count in traditional scones would ruin the afternoon tea experience for me.
Thankfully, you can have your cup of tea and a keto-friendly chocolate chip scone and not be derailed. Although most scones are not overly sweet, the regular flours used in them can cause your insulin levels to spike through the roof.
As a fan of scones doing a keto diet you may also want to check out my entire collection of keto scones where you are sure to find a recipe that can satisfy a craving without kicking you out of ketosis.
Keto Chocolate Chip Scones
What makes these keto-friendly chocolate chip scones stand apart from traditional ones in that it uses a batter that can be spread rather than rolled. And that it’s baked in a cast-iron skillet.
They can, however, 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.
No need to spend a lot of time trying to cut the butter perfectly into the flour with fancy pastry cutters. Or worry if your dough actually looks like peas before proceeding. Am I the only one that stressed with instructions like these?
All those steps just intimidate and keep people from finding low-carb options that can keep them on track. But I’m not here to impress you with a recipe that requires you to have a culinary background in order to enjoy it.
No, what I want is to give you easy low-carb keto recipes that you can confidently make no matter your level of expertise. It’s all about making treats that are simple enough for you to make even if you’re not yet familiar with how to bake with low-carb keto flours.
Personally, I think it’s important to include healthy treats like these scones into your diet in order to avoid major slips. It’s a way to not feel deprived and therefore allows you to stay compliant with the keto lifestyle easily.
How To Make Easy Keto Chocolate Chip Scones
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, the dough in this recipe is one you just mix and spread in the pan, making it failproof. Keep in mind that these scones are a little less flaky but other than that they share lots of similarities to the classic recipe.
These are not only low in carbs but gluten-free chocolate chip scones made with a combination of almond flour and coconut flour for the perfect crumb texture.
I added a drizzle of chocolate icing to the recipe that takes it over the top. Personally, I think using a high-quality vanilla extract in the batter is worth the tiny investment. Olive Nation has a great one you may want to try.
Classic scone making usually involves cold butter that is sliced thinly and cut into 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 and keeps the recipe super simple. Keep in mind, that these low-carb scones are void of gluten so there is no worry of overworking the dough.
That is another nice benefit when making these treats. 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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- Sugar-free chocolate chips (I use Lily’s Stevia Sweetened Chocolate Chips)
- Almond flour
- Coconut flour
- Granulated sugar substitute
- Sour cream
- Melted unsalted butter
- Eggs, room temperature
- Baking powder
- Sea salt
- Vanilla extract
- Confectioners sugar substitute
- Baking chocolate melted
- Coconut oil melted
Baking Keto Scones In A Cast-Iron Skillet
Perhaps, you’re wondering why I choose to make my keto scones in a cast-iron skillet. The reason why my keto chocolate chip scones and all my scones are baked in a skillet is two-fold.
One is the convenience of not having to form each scone individually and two, because of the great crust that cooking in a cast-iron skillet provides.
If you still don’t own a cast-iron skillet, I highly encourage you to put it at the top of your wish list of must-have kitchen items. Because it’s really a fabulous way to cook and it’s why you see me mention it several times on the site.
Besides did you know you can actually raise your levels of iron by just cooking in a cast-iron skillet? Imagine you can enjoy a recipe like my keto scones and boost your iron levels to boot.
Best Sugar Substitutes For Sugar-Free Chocolate Scones
You could also use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure for most of my baked goods. However, I will add that I am not a fan of stevia-based ingredients with chocolate. I just find it intensifies the aftertaste.
If you still plan on 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. When it comes to the keto chocolate glaze you will have to use a confectioner’s sugar substitute. Both Lakanto and Swerve have great ones to choose from.
My failed attempts when I first went keto are what caused me to be very intentional with my Keto Baking recipes like these scones. 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 they 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.
It’s what keeps us encouraged to keep sharing and perfecting our recipes. Oh and be sure to also try our keto triple chocolate chip scones for an extra dose of chocolate!
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- ½ cup of sugar-free chocolate chips
- 1 ½ cups of almond flour
- ½ cup of coconut flour
- ½ cup granulated sugar substitute
- ½ cup sour cream
- 4 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter
- 3 eggs, room temperature
- 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons of confectioners sugar substitute
- 1 ounce of baking chocolate melted
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil melted
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
- Melt the butter and set it aside to cool.
- Using an electric mixer combine the sugar substitute, melted butter, and the eggs.
- Once this is combined add the sour cream.
- Next, add all the dry ingredients and stir until fully combined.
- Stir in the sugar-free chocolate chips.
- Spread batter (note that it will be thick) into a fully greased round cake pan or cast-iron skillet.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Once the scones have cooled to room temperature proceed to make the icing.
- To make the chocolate icing melt the coconut oil and baking chocolate. Then mix in the sugar-free confectioner's sugar and combine well until fully mixed. If the icing is too thick add another teaspoon of coconut oil.
- Store leftovers for up to 5 days in the refrigerator or freeze for up to 3 weeks.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 8.8gSaturated Fat: 4.2gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 3.5gNet Carbohydrates: 2.4gFiber: 1.1gSugar: 0.3gProtein: 2.6g