Blackberry Lemon Sugar-Free Scones

Blackberry Lemon Sugar-Free Scones
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Blackberry Lemon sugar-free scones that are made with almond flour! This keto scone recipe is versatile and full of flavor. At only 3.3g net carbs per serving, these are diabetic-friendly scones that you can also enjoy on as part of a low-carb lifestyle. Grab a good cup of tea or coffee and enjoy one of these gluten-free scones.

The recipe card at the bottom of the post has the full list of ingredients and instructions for your convenience. Before you scroll there, there is important information in the post!

How to Make Sugar Free Scones

Scones are a really special part of British culture. They’re not too sweet, but they usually have sugar added. It is easy to make scones that are diabetic-friendly by swapping out traditional sugar for a sweetener that doesn’t raise your blood sugar, like monkfruit sweetener.

Berries are also a very low carb, low sugar ingredient that adds plenty of flavor without adding sugar. For this recipe, we’re using blackberries, but you can use blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or whatever you choose if you don’t have blackberries.

Bowl of blackberries

Ingredients for this Low Carb Scone Recipe

Glaze Ingredients

If you don’t have powdered sweetener, you can blitz some monkfruit sweetener in a blender to make it more of a powdered texture.

Ingredients for sugar free scones

Tips and steps for baking these Diabetic Scones

Blackberries are pretty large, and scones are best made with small bites of flavor. Chop your blackberries up into quarters or smaller pieces if they’re really large.

Chopped Blackberries

Make some lemon zest and juice your lemon! If you don’t have a fresh lemon, just using the juice is fine.

Line a baking sheet with parchment and preheat the oven to 350°

Mix your dry ingredients in a large bowl, then using a box grater (or something similar) grate your cold butter into the mixture.

Grate the butter with a grater

Use two knives or a pastry blender to cut in the butter. You don’t want to use your hands because it will melt the butter, you want the butter to become kind of like coarse sand.

Cut in the grated butter with knives or a pastry blender

Add the heavy cream then mix in the lemon juice (not at the same time, to prevent curdling).

Dough should be crumbly like coarse sand

Gently fold in the cut blackberries, don’t mix things too much. The scone dough should come together with some gentle pressure.

Fold in berries into scone ingredients

Transfer the dough to the parchment paper and gently form it into a circle or square. The dough will be slightly crumbly but will hold together.

Scone shaped for baking

Cut the dough into 9 pieces then gently separate the pieces so that each side bakes evenly. Brush the tops with heavy cream.

Cut scones into 0 pieces prior to baking

Bake the scones for 16-18 minutes, until the edges are golden-brown.

Mix the glaze while the scones bake.

Powdered sweetener and lemon juice glaze

Allow the scones to cool on the pan for 10 minutes (or longer) before drizzling with the glaze.

Blackberry and lemon keto scones

Feel free to slather butter onto your scones!

Diabetic scone recipe - with Blackberries and lemon

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. But they’re definitely best fresh!

More Keto Berry Recipes

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Keto Blackberry Lime Cheesecake

Keto Blueberry Clafoutis

Keto Blackberry Cheesecake Bars

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Blackberry Lemon Sugar-Free Scones

Blackberry Lemon Keto scone recipe that is completely gluten-free and sugar-free. An easy low carb baked treat, bursting with flavor.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Cooling Time8 minutes
Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, British
Almond flour, Easy Keto Dessert, Gluten-free, Keto, Keto Dessert, Low Carb, Low Carb Desserts, Monk Fruit Sweetener, Scones, Sugar Free, THM-S
Servings: 9
Calories: 136kcal


  • 1 cup Almond flour
  • 3 Tbsp Coconut flour
  • 4 Tbsp Butter cold and grated using a box grater
  • ½ cup Blackberries loosely chopped into pieces
  • 1/4 cup Monkfruit Sweetener
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp Heavy Cream more for brushing
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of salt


  • 2 Tbsp Powdered monkfruit sweetener*
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients: almond flour, monk fruit sweetener, coconut flour, baking powder, lemon zest and salt.
  • Grate the cold butter using a boxed grater (like you’d grate cheese) and combine it with the dry ingredients. Mix with two butter knives (using a slicing motion) or a pastry blender until the texture is like coarse sand.
  • Mix in the heavy cream and then add the lemon juice.
  • Fold in the loosely chopped blackberries.
  • Transfer the dough (it will look crumbly) to your prepared baking sheet and gently work the dough into a loose square. Cut the dough into 9 pieces and gently separate them on the parchment.
  • Brush the tops with heavy cream.
  • Bake at 350°F for 16-18 minutes (or until the scones are golden-brown).
  • While the scones are baking, mix the powdered sweetener and lemon juice in a small bowl to make glaze.
  • Once scones are slightly cooled (10 minutes), drizzle glaze on the scones using a spoon.
  • Allow the scones to completely cool on the baking sheet (they'll fall apart if you try to transfer them).


*If you don’t have powdered monkfruit sweetener, blitz some sweetener in the blender briefly to make powdered sweetener. 

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