Are you following the keto diet? Or maybe you're after some energizing gluten-free and low-sugar treats for your breakfast. We are so glad you are here then, as we have designed this recipe just for you. Our gluten-free keto pumpkin scones are wonderfully nutritious while only giving you 3% of sugars and 2% of carbs.
With carefully selected ingredients, these tasty triangles provide you with everything you need to set your day off to a great start while keeping your diet on track. Let's take a quick look at the health benefits packed in these pumpkin scones.
Our homemade pumpkin puree gives us naturally-sweet flavour without the need for added sugars. However, if you have a bit of a sweet tooth, you can use erythritol or other zero-sugar sweeteners, as we did. Thanks to the erythritol, these pumpkin scones are also suitable for people with diabetes.
Many stores sell canned pumpkin puree, but it's easy to make it yourself using fresh pumpkins. We show you how below.
Pumpkin is an excellent choice on a keto diet, as long as you consume it in moderation. While a portion of this veggie has very few carbs, it is rich in antioxidants like beta-carotene and vitamin A. Did you know that 100 grams of pumpkin equal 100% of your recommended daily dose (RDA) of vitamin A? This vitamin is essential to promote good vision, a healthy heart, and a robust immune system .
To add some healthy fats, we used a combination of almond and coconut flour, chopped almond nuts, and dairy-free cream cheese.
Coconut is a rich source of fats and an excellent ingredient in vegan and keto desserts. At a glance, coconut is rich in saturated fats. But evidence shows that these fats are not as unhealthy as the other saturated fats . In fact, the fatty acids in coconut increase the good cholesterol, a property shared by other healthy unsaturated fats, like omega-3 or those from extra virgin olive oil.
Almonds are a little miracle of nature. These delicate nuts burst with essential minerals and vitamin E, and they are loaded with healthy unsaturated fats. If you have to decrease bad cholesterol or lower blood sugar levels, you must incorporate almonds in your diet.
Finally, we used dairy-free cream cheese for extra softness and added proteins. If you want to make this recipe vegan, substitute the lactose-free cow cheese for vegan cream cheese, or try our cashew "cream-cheese" used in our vegan cream cheese cookies recipe.