Scones are a traditional treat that work well for any occasion – a delicious breakfast, an afternoon tea or a comforting supper.
Now, you may think that being on a paleo diet means that you can’t enjoy a plate of warm, soft scones. But that isn’t the case.
There are lots of great recipes for scones that are paleo friendly. Moreover, as they are also free from gluten and grains, they are suitable for other dietary requirements as well.
We have put together this list of 10 of the best paleo scone recipes for you to try.
We’re kicking off our paleo scone recipes with a trusted favourite.
Lemon and blueberry are a classic combination of flavours that come together perfectly in this scone recipe. Not only is this recipe paleo friendly, it is also gluten free, grain free and dairy free.
All the ingredients go into one bowl and you don’t need to worry about rolling out the dough – you just scoop it out onto a lined baking tray. How easy is that? Then you simply bake them in the oven.
It takes a bit of patience to get the right consistency as you need to keep stirring until the almond flour combines with the rest of the ingredients. That said, the recipe itself is very simple.
These scones are flavoured with fresh lemon juice and sweetened with honey, with blueberries folded in right at the end. Yum!
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Nothing says Fall like maple and pecan, two comforting flavours that are perfect for a cozy day. These scones would make the perfect treat after a chilly walk through the autumn trees.
They are tender and flaky with a crispy edge. They taste sweet, buttery and nutty, and go really well with a nice mug of coffee. Or tea!
Using tapioca flour helps to give these scones the right structure, and chilling the dough before you shape it and bake it will ensure that it retains its shape during cooking.
These scones are finished off with a maple butter glaze which is optional but incredibly tasty and indulgent.
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If you are looking for a tasty breakfast on the go then these scones are ideal. They are packed with juicy blueberries, flavoured with zingy lemon juice and topped with sprinkles of chocolate.
A mixture of almond flour and cassava flour is used to create the perfect texture, and the dough is sweetened with coconut sugar.
Full fat coconut is also used to make these scones creamy and soft.
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It takes only 10 minutes to whip up the dough and another 30 minutes to bake the scones. So you could prepare the ingredients whilst you are drinking your morning coffee then bake them while you are getting dressed for work.
With a little planning, you will have a warm, fresh batch of scones ready for the day ahead.
What’s more, they keep for several days when stored in an airtight container so you can make a tray-full and eat them throughout the week.
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Continuing on with our list of paleo scone recipes, we have these tempting treats.
These sweet, nutty scones will make you feel like you are eating cake for breakfast, but they are actually wholesome and nutritious.
Almond flour is light and fine and coconut flour has a more dense consistency. The combination of both types of flour creates a light scone which holds its shape and structure.
Shredded coconut is also used to contribute to the nutty flavor, and the scones are studded with chocolate for a decadent treat.
This is an egg free recipe – apple sauce acts as a binding agent and also adds some more sweetness to the dough.
Agave is also used to make the dough nice and sweet. All of the ingredients are vegan, and the recipe is free from grain and gluten.
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Next on our paleo scone recipes we have one for the chocaholics.
Thankfully, these chocolate chip scones are simple but delicious.
Butter is used to achieve that flaky, creaminess. However, you can substitute the butter for coconut oil or palm oil shortening if you want to make this a dairy free recipe.
Using a pastry blender to mix the ingredients will help you to achieve that crumbly texture. And Top Tip – if you chill the dough before you shape it then it will be much easier to work with. If you don’t have a Pastry Blender, you can buy one here – you’ll be amazed how often you use it.
You might be worried that your dough feels a bit too sticky.
This isn’t like a regular scone recipe where a sticky indicates that there is too much moisture. Generally, if you are making paleo recipes then a sticky dough means that the finished product will hold its shape and not fall apart.
You can serve these scones warm if you want to, while that freshly baked smell is still wafting through the house.
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Sometimes, simple is best. These plain scones can be topped with whatever you fancy – traditional cream and strawberries, tropical fruits and whipped coconut cream, or chocolate.
This recipe is paleo, keto and vegan friendly. It is also free from dairy, eggs, sugar and gluten. What more could you want?
The scones have a crisp ‘sugar’ coating of crystalised monk fruit, but you can swap this out for coconut sugar if you prefer.
Make sure your almond flour is finely ground to ensure that you get a nice light texture to the scones. These scones taste so buttery that you won’t believe that they are dairy free.
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Dark chocolate and cherry is a rich and indulgent combination of flavours that works really well in this scone recipe. The scones are soft in the middle with a nice crunchy outside.
The almond flour adds a subtle nutty flavor that compliments the cherries and the chocolate.
Honey and vanilla extract sweeten the dough, and using cold (preferably frozen) butter helps all the ingredients to come together much more easily.
A great tip is to grate the frozen butter to make it easier to combine with the almond flour. The apple cider vinegar and baking soda act as rising agents for the dough, making it nice and light and fluffy.
Continuing our paleo scone recipes are these fantastic baked treats. The cinnamon gives them a warm, spicy flavour, perfect for a wintery day.
Coconut flour and almond flour combine to give these scones their light yet firm consistency, with soft and tender middle.
Mix all of the dry ingredients with coconut oil until they form the texture of damp sand. Then add coconut milk to make the scones rich and creamy, and soft-centred.
Eggs bind the ingredients together, and vanilla extract and maple syrup sweeten the dough. The dough is shaped into a round disc and then cut into triangles which are baked in the oven.
It is a straightforward recipe, but the result is mouthwatering and the sweet cinnamon smell that fills your kitchen will make you want to eat all of these tasty scones immediately.
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If you like flavours that are tart and zingy then these scones will be perfect for you. Also, they are gluten free with no refined sugar or dairy products.
They have a soft, moist texture that melts in your mouth and they are packed with fruity flavours of raspberry and orange.
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Almond flour and coconut flour are used for the dough, along with creamy coconut milk and coconut oil. Maple syrup and vanilla extract add sweetness and the eggs hold all of the ingredients together.
These scones are high in fibre and will keep you full all morning. Try to use fresh raspberries if you can rather than frozen, and organic oranges if they are available in your local store.
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The last of our paleo scone recipes is a real winner.
These scones are a beautiful golden brown colour with a crisp edge and a soft middle. They are fluffy and moist but not too light, and bursting with juicy blueberries.
They are low in sugar, high in fibre and the blueberries are packed with vitamin c and antioxidants.
With both coconut flour and shredded coconut, you get a subtle but delicious nutty flavour with each bite. The addition of almond flour ensures that the scones aren’t too dense.
They are sweetened with maple syrup and vanilla extract, and the vanilla complements the flavour of the blueberries and the coconut.
To keep this recipe dairy free, coconut oil is used instead of butter. However, it would also work with butter if you would prefer.
So there you have it. Just because you have chosen a paleo lifestyle doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a tasty, freshly baked scone with your morning coffee.
A lot of these recipes are much healthier than traditional scones, so you will also be getting a nutritious and satisfying breakfast.
The recipes are gluten free and grain free. Some of them are also dairy free and vegan friendly, so you can cater to people with different dietary requirements.
We have included a range of recipes on this list so you will be sure to find one that you love.
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