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What makes the ultimate soup accessory? These low-carb pizza scones! All the flavours of your favourite pepperoni pizza but in a buttery, crumbly scone. Are you reaching for the ingredients yet?!

Low-carb bread is great, but sometimes it’s not always easy to set aside the time to make it, these savoury low-carb pizza scones are a great alternative. They’re a delicious keto accompaniment to any low-carb soup.

They’re great on their own, with just a spread of grass-fed butter or some smashed avocado. I also love them as a side to a comforting bowl of healthy keto soup like our Soul Food Chicken Meatball Soup or Creamy Low-carb Vegetable Soup.

Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per serving, 1 scone)

Net carbs2.6 grams

Protein9.7 grams

Fat21.4 grams

Calories242 kcal

Calories from carbs 4%, protein 16%, fat 80%

Total carbs4.9 gramsFiber2.3 gramsSugars1 gramsSaturated fat7.4 gramsSodium329 mg(14% RDA)Magnesium60 mg(15% RDA)Potassium218 mg(11% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 6 servings)

  • 1 cup almond flour (100 g/ 3.5 oz)
  • 1 tbsp ground flax (7 g/ 0.3 oz)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tbsp almond milk or water, plus a little to brush the tops (30 ml)
  • 3 tbsp butter or ghee, cut into chunks (43 g/ 1.5 oz)
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (28 g/ 1 oz)
  • 1/2 cup Swiss cheese such as Gruyere (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
  • 8 slices Pepperoni or chorizo slices, chopped (24 g/ 0.9 oz)
  • 6 pieces sun-dried tomatoes (18 g/ 0.6 oz) or 2 tbsp Marinara Sauce (30 ml)
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C/ 355 °F (fan assisted), or 200 °C/ 400 °F (conventional). Add dry ingredients (almond flour, flax, salt, baking powder, baking soda and salt) to a food processor and pulse to blend. I like to do this because it mixes things evenly.
  2. Mix the egg and almond milk in small bowl and set aside.
    Low-Carb Pizza Scones
  3. Rub the butter through the dry ingredients to form a crumb.
    Low-Carb Pizza Scones
  4. Add the cheese, pepperoni, sun-dried tomatoes, herbs and the egg & almond milk mix and combine to form a dough. If sticky add a little more almond flour.
    Low-Carb Pizza Scones
  5. Place on a greaseproof lined baking tray. Shape into a disk about 1 inch thick, smoothing the edges with your fingers so there’s no cracking. Place in fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
    Low-Carb Pizza Scones
  6. Using a sharp knife, cut into 6 even triangles. Separate the triangles so there’s plenty of space between them. Brush the tops with a little almond milk.
    Low-Carb Pizza Scones
  7. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 12 to 15 minutes until golden. Place on a wire rack to cool. Store in a fridge for 3 days or a freezer for 2 months.
    Low-Carb Pizza Scones

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 scone)

Net carbs Protein Fat Calories
Almond flour (blanched ground almonds, almond meal)
1.5 g 3.6 g 8.8 g 98 kcal
Flaxmeal (flax meal), ground flaxseed
0 g 0.2 g 0.5 g 6 kcal
Baking powder, gluten-free
0.2 g 0 g 0 g 1 kcal
Baking soda, raising agent (bicarbonate of soda)
0 g 0 g 0 g 0 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g 0 g 0 g 0 kcal
Egg white, fresh
0 g 0.6 g 0 g 3 kcal
Almond milk natural (unsweetened)
0 g 0 g 0.1 g 1 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g 0.1 g 5.8 g 51 kcal
Mozzarella cheese (low moisture, for pizza)
0.3 g 1.1 g 0.9 g 14 kcal
Cheese, Swiss , Gruyère
0 g 3 g 3.2 g 41 kcal
Pepperoni, salami, pork or beef
0 g 0.9 g 1.8 g 20 kcal
Sun-dried tomatoes (in oil, drained)
0.5 g 0.2 g 0.4 g 6 kcal
Basil, dried
0 g 0 g 0 g 0 kcal
Oregano, dried
0 g 0 g 0 g 0 kcal
Total per serving, 1 scone
2.6 g 9.7 g 21.4 g 242 kcal

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