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Sugar Free Scones

Sugar Free Scones. A versatile recipe for no sugar added scones, to which you can add dried fruits, nuts or even frozen berries to create many favourite versions.

Sugar Free Scones just out of the oven

Sugar Free Scones

A regular reader of Rock Recipes recently asked for a recipe for sugar free scones. Coincidentally, I make this version of raisin scones for Spouse only because she very much prefers them to those with added sugar.

The omission of sugar means they have a very light, airy texture that many may prefer as well. A little additional sweetness can be added by sprinkling a coarse grain sugar over the tops before baking as is noted in the recipe.

They made a very nice addition to our Sunday brunch.

Sugar Free Scones served with coffee

Sugar Free Scones

This is a good, basic, versatile recipe for this type of scones. You can easily play with to create a multitude of different versions.

Add a cup of any dried fruit like the raisins shown here, just before adding the liquid ingredients.

Sugar Free Scones ready for the oven

Sugar Free Scones

Dried cherries, apricots, coconut and even pistachios or other nuts make delicious additions. Try them with fresh or frozen berries too for other delicious versions of these wonderful sugar free scones.

 

Sugar Free Scones served with butter spread on scone cut in half horizontally

Sugar Free Scones

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Sugar Free Scones just out of the oven
Yield: 18 scones or 9 large

Sugar Free Scones

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A versatile recipe for sugar free scones to which you can add dried fruits, nuts or even frozen berries to create many favorite versions.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup very cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup dried fruit, optional
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • few tbsp turbinado sugar, optional

Instructions

  1. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a food processor. (or a large bowl)
  2. Pulse in the butter. (or chop it in with a pastry blender or two knives held between your fingers.
  3. Pulse process until this mixture resembles a coarse meal. It is very important that pea sized pieces of butter remain in this mixture.
  4. Toss in the dried fruit and/or nuts at this point if you are using them.
  5. Mix together the milk, lemon juice and vanilla.
  6. Pour this over the surface of the dry mixture.
  7. Toss all together gently with a fork only enough to form a dough ball. It is important that you work this dough as little as possible or the finished scones will be too dense and heavy.
  8. Roll to 1 inch thickness and cut out scones with biscuit cutter or in triangles with a sharp knife and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
  9. If desired you can brush the tops of the scones with an egg wash of 1 egg beaten together with 1 tbsp water.
  10. You can sprinkle the tops with turbinado sugar if desired but this is, of course, optional.
  11. Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Baking time will vary depending on the size of your biscuit cutter. Smaller scones will take about 18-20 minutes.

Notes

I start these in my food processor because it is so fast but they can be made just as easily in a large bowl by cutting the butter in with a pastry blender or even 2 knifes held between the fingers.

Nutrition Information

Yield

18

Serving Size

1 scone

Amount Per Serving Calories 179Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 22mgSodium 142mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 3g

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Debra Denny

Monday 8th of November 2021

What is a pastry blender

Lynn Parsons

Friday 19th of November 2021

It’s a hand held kitchen utensil for blending

Peggy Larman

Thursday 26th of August 2021

I am very much interested in knowing does the end result of the sugar free scone recipe freeze well???

Barbara

Sunday 25th of July 2021

This a great idea! Thinking about making pecan scones with this recipe!!

Denise

Thursday 15th of April 2021

Way too salty! They look beautiful. Their texture is lovely. But I have to throw them away because they taste like a spoon of salt.

Sapphire

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

I loved this recipe, will 100 percent make it again!

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