Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

Summary: These lemon poppy seed scones are light breakfast treats made with almond flour that satisfy your sweet cravings while on keto or other carbohydrates. There is a lot of variety in scones – these are the slightly crumbly and dry kind and only slightly sweet. If you prefer blueberry flavors, check out the Keto Blueberry Scones recipe.

Lemon poppy seed scones

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Preparation: 20 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Cool: 10 minutes

Yield: 6 scones

Calories: 150

Net carbohydrates: 2g


  • Prepare: Preheat oven to 300 F. Add half a baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick baking sheet aside.
  • Make dough: Mix all ingredients together with your hands in a medium bowl until a single dough is formed. The mixture will be very crumbly at first and then eventually combine into a single dough. If the dough is too dry to combine, mix in a few drops of water or melted butter.

  • Form Scones: Form the dough into a circle about 5 inches in diameter on the parchment paper or other non-rigid work surface. Cut the dough using a dough cutter or knife into 6 equal wedges. Press down on each wedge with the palm of your hand so that it is no thicker than 1 inch.
  • Bake: Spread wedges out onto the lined baking sheet. Bake at 300 F until scones are browned around the edges and golden on top, approx. 20 minutes. Remove them from the oven. With scones left on the baking sheet, generous 1/2 teaspoon pastries are sifted over them using a digit while still soft and warm.
  • Serve: Let the scones sit at room temperature until cool enough to touch, approx. 10 minutes. Transfer them from the baking sheet to a serving plate. Serve warm (note 5).


Makes 6 servings
Amount per Serving (1 small scone):
calories 150 (79% from fat)
Total fat 13g 20%
Saturated fat 2g 11%
cholesterol 36 mg 12%
sodium 30 mg 1%
Not Carb 2g
Total carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary fiber 2g 9%
Sugars 1g
protein 5g



(1) Almond flour. Same as 4 ounces in weight. I use almond flour that is blended which means the skins are removed by the almonds so the resulting flour looks white. Do not replace with coconut flour or other flour which varies in their absorbency and is not a 1: 1 substitution. (2) Sweetener. Same as 1.2 ounces in weight. Pastries Swerve is a dry erythritol-based sweetener that measures the same as regular sugar. You can replace your preferred dry sweetener. To calculate the amount to use, check the packaging of your sweetener to determine how its sweetness is compared. (3) Shake lemons. I use a micro plan to get very fine zest, 2 to 3 tablespoons lightly packed zest from 2 medium lemons. Avoid demolishing bitter white areas. The rest of lemons are not used in this recipe; squeeze them for fresh juice to use in Lemon Posset or Lemon Fat Bombs. (4) Egg yolk. Do not use the whole egg, which adds too much liquid and results in dough that is too sticky to handle. (5) Serving. Serve them with upstairs like softened butter and hot Keto Blueberry Jam. If you have leftovers, cool the scones completely, store in a covered container or ziploc bag at room temperature for up to a few days. Serve them at room temperature; no need to reheat. They will still be pretty good! (6) Nutrition. Suppose you use Swerve or similar erythritol-based sweetener that uses sugar alcohols whose carbohydrates are unaffected and not included in the nutrition estimate. div {padding-right: 0! important; padding-bottom: 10px} .ml-form-formContent.horozintalForm .ml-button-horizontal {width: 100%! important} .ml-form-formContent.horozintalForm .ml button -horizontal.labelsOn {padding-top: 0! important}}))> .

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