How to Make Scrumptious Scones You’ll Drool Over!

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Why is it that come the weekends we all love to splurge on breakfast? I guess it’s because for most of us we are up and out of the house early during the week so we don’t get to fuss.

One of my splurges is scones. I love the slightly drier (like biscuits as opposed to cupcakes) texture that holds some sort of sumptuous fruit or added surprise…

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While we are all used to sweet scones there are some delicious savory ones too and I have included them in this roundup too. Have you ever seen where a menu calls for serving scones with clotted cream? Well I have included a recipe (so stay tuned to the end) for a type of clotted cream you may be able to make with things you already have on hand!

Ever hear of  afternoon or high tea? It is a tradition dating back to the 19th century in England for a small “meal” of tea, small tea sandwiches, scones and cake sometimes served with clotted cream.  It is served at 4:00 to help tide diners over from lunch to dinner, which is traditionally served at 8:00. Michael and I eat at 8pm most evenings but I have to say we have substituted cocktail hour around 5:00 for the British tradition. We have our scones for breakfast, brunch or as a dessert with or without whipped or clotted cream.

The Savoy in London still serves what they refer to as high tea in the late afternoon and yes, they do serve scones. Probably with a bit of jam and clotted cream. Here’s how they make theirs. NO, their list of ingredients are not low carb but the process is the same. Note that they do not cut theirs into traditional scone triangles as they are making a lot at one time and shape does not define a scone. I particularly like their double egg wash that gives their scones a beautiful golden brown shiny finish. 

Each of the following recipes has been thoroughly vetted. Please note that there is a  very few that call for honey or maple syrup. In each case I substitute sugar free maple syrup with good results. My family tends to like the sugar free Mrs. Butterworths and love the resulting scones. I also make my scones in a mini-scone pan because I find that it keeps me from eating too much.

1. Scrumptious Scones

Scrumptious Scones

I think of Maria’s Scrumptious Scones as a very basic type of scone that is always welcome and always versatile. You can add cinnamon or vanilla to them to add a different twist too! Oh, btw yes you will find a pair of legs in a bathtub and there is a story behind them… you might find it interesting! Or scroll down to Maria’s great recipe! Gotcha wondering don’t I?  LOL!

2. Blueberry Scones with Vanilla Glaze

Blueberry Coconut Scones with Vanilla Glaze

This is a really nice Blueberry Scones with Vanilla Glaze recipe. It is one that says they use maple syrup, but don’t, use a sugar free substitute instead to truly stay low carb. I found that sugar-free Mrs. Butterworths works fine.

3. Blueberry Cream Cheese Low Carb Scones

Blueberry Cream Cheese Low Carb Scones

These Blueberry Cream Cheese Low Carb Scones use a combination of three flours if you happen to have them all in the house.

4. Triple Berry Drop Scones

Triple Berry Drop Scones

Some bakers prefer to drop their batter rather than rolling or patting it out and cutting it into individual scones. That’s what they do for these Triple Berry Drop Scones. It makes  them fast and easy to make. 

5. Pumpkin Walnut Drop Scones

Pumpkin Walnut Drop Scones

From the same website we have Pumpkin Walnut Drop Scones which is a great recipe for fall and winter! Again you can see that they prefer drop scones for ease in making them.

6. Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Scones

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Scones

I love hazelnut and chocolate (although for whatever reason I just cannot fall in love with Nutella) and Carolyn at All Day I Dream About Food has a Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Scones that is the absolutely BEST dessert scone on the planet! At least for me it is! If hazelnut or chocolate is not your fave I dare you not to find one on her blog that isn’t devine! Pop the word scone into her search box and just SEE how many different varieties she makes! I wish I could ORDER them all ready made from her! There isn’t a bakery in all of Richmond, VA that can beat her!

7. Bacon, Sundried Tomato And Cheddar Scones

Bacon, Sundried Tomato And Cheddar Scones

Just to show you how versatile Carolyn is I have included her savory Bacon, Sundried Tomato And Cheddar Scones recipe in our roundup! OMG! These are to die for and pair well with eggs or cheese alike! I love serving them with Manchego to pair the dry nutty taste of the cheese with the savory goodness of her scones!

8. George Stella Raspberry Drop Scones 

George Stella Raspberry Drop Scones

George Stella is very well known for his low carb recipes that can be found all over the Internet. This George Stella Raspberry Drop Scones recipe is no exception and is spectacular with clotted cream! 

9. Cinnamon Scones with cream cheese frosting

Cinnamon Scones with cream cheese frosting!

Melissa was worried about this Cinnamon Scones with cream cheese frosting recipe when they first came out of the oven but boy did they ever turn out GOOD! 

10. Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Scones Clones


If you’ve ever had a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Scone you will have to agree that these are as close as you are going to make at home and still stay low carb! 

11. Almond Flour Strawberry Scones

Almond Flour Strawberry Scones

Okay, I admit it! These are so wonderfully delicious that I drool just looking at the picture! This Almond Flour Strawberry Scones recipe calls for maple syrup (I substitute sugar free Mrs. Butterworths) and applesauce… it’s only a couple tablespoons but I find a sugar free brand and add it… it’s worth it!

12. Cranberry Orange Drop Scones

Cranberry Orange Drop Scones

Cranberry-orange flavor combination is one of my favorites so it’s no wonder I love these Cranberry Orange Drop Scones featured on the Bob’s Red Mill blog. Do you use Bob’s Red Mill almond flour? It’s very high quality and I love working with it. You will too. 

13. Mini Strawberry Lemon Cream Cheese Scones

Mini Strawberry Lemon Cream Cheese Scones

I love lemon added to just about any pastry or cake and these Mini Strawberry Lemon Cream Cheese Scones live up to expectations!

Clotted Cream

Clotted Cream

…and as promised! Here’s how you can make a fair approximation of clotted cream with ingredients you probably always have in the house!

What flavors do you prefer in your scones? Do you like sweet or savory? Fruit or other additions best? Please let us know with your comment so we can always be on the lookout for you! In the meantime, ciao for now!

Ciao for NOW! ~Marge



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