Can I use frozen blueberries?
Yes, of course. Replace fresh blueberries with frozen ones using them in the same amount and same way. There's no need to thaw them before adding them to scone dough mix, as they will quickly defrost once in the oven.
Which keto flour can I use other than almond meal?
To keep this recipe low-carb, we have swapped wheat flour with almond flour, which thanks to its slightly sweet flavour, is one the best keto baking flours.
Also, we have added ground flaxseeds which act both a low-carb flour and a binder for gluten-free baked goods.
Another fantastic alternative to wheat is coconut flour. With its rich flavour and high-fat content, it's perfect for preparing keto-friendly sweet treats like these biscuits.
We always recommend using a combination of flours to get the best results. So you can swap almond with coconut if you like, but slightly increase the amount the flax meal.
What can I use instead of erythrtiol to keep the scones sugar-free?
We love baking with erythritol as these natural sweetener tastes almost as sweet as refined sugar but, by not being digested, doesn't add calories and sugars to your waistline.
Instead of erythritol, you can use stevia, xylitol, or monk fruit sweetener to keep this recipe keto and diabetes-friendly.
If instead, you aren't following a special diet, you can use maple syrup or raw honey in the same amount and then adjust the liquid ingredients to get the right consistency.
How long do these vegan scones keep?
When properly stored, these sugar-free biscuits can last for up to four days.
Once baked, leave the scones to cool down completely and then transfer them to a tight-seal plastic container, or even better a glass or tin box. Then, keep them in a cool, dark place like your cupboard.
Being prepared with fresh blueberries, these scones won't keep for more than four days, as the moisture of the berries speeds up mould growth.
So, we recommend you keep out those your plan to eat over the next few days and then freeze any leftovers.
How many calories does a blueberry scone have?
We designed this recipe to be suitable for a ketogenic diet, so we have shifted the macronutrient ratios towards the fats and kept carbs and sugars to a minimum. So, each scone has 275 calories, only 4.5 grams of carbs, 2.8 grams of sugars, and 25 grams of fats.
Unlike other keto recipes, we have swapped butter and heavy cream with vegetable oil, which has much less saturated fats compared to these dairy products.
So each almond biscuit has only 2g of saturated fats compared to 14g from other keto scones. Replacing saturated fats with the unsaturated ones from nuts and seeds is key for better health.
Using oil also means that these breakfast scones are suitable for those suffering from lactose intolerance and also for those following a vegan diet.