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Keto Cheese & Chive Scones

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I’ve been wanting to make a Keto scone recipe for a while. Something denser than a muffin that I can snack on or as an accompaniment to soup.

These keto bacon and cheese scones are the perfect savoury snack. Nibble on their own, smother in avocado or dunk into a bowl of any hearty keto soup.

Hands-on Overall

Serving size scone

Allergy information for Keto Cheese & Chive Scones

✔  Gluten free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, scone)

Net carbs1.4 grams
Protein5.7 grams
Fat10.6 grams
Calories129 kcal
Calories from carbs 5%, protein 19%, fat 76%
Total carbs3.6 gramsFiber2.2 gramsSugars0.7 gramsSaturated fat2.3 gramsSodium181 mg(8% RDA)Magnesium43 mg(11% RDA)Potassium135 mg(7% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 15 scones)

Note: Instead of whole flax seeds that will be ground, you can use an equivalent amount of ready-made flax meal (ground flax seeds).


  1. Preheat the oven to 190 °C/ 375 °F (fan assisted). Blitz the flax seeds in a blender until fine, or optionally use ground flax seeds.
  2. Combine the ground almonds, flax, coconut flour, baking powder, chives, cheese (reserve some for topping), chives, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Combine.
  3. Chop the bacon fine and fry in a dry non stick pan for about 3 - 4 minutes until cooked. Allow to cool. Keto Cheese & Chive Scones
  4. In a cup, crack open the eggs and whisk with the almond milk using a fork.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet (almond mix to egg mix) and fold to form a dough. Stir through the bacon. Keto Cheese & Chive Scones
  6. Roll the dough between two sheets of greaseproof paper until about 1 cm thick.
  7. Cut into small scone shapes using a cookie cutter (6 cm/ 2 1/2 inch). Re-roll the ‘dough’ until all the mixture is used up. Keto Cheese & Chive Scones
  8. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. After 10 minutes, sprinkle on the rest of the cheese and place back in the oven for the remaining 5 minutes. The scones can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. Keto Cheese & Chive Scones

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, scone)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Almond flour (blanched ground almonds, almond meal)
0.9 g2.1 g5.3 g59 kcal
Coconut flour, organic
0.2 g0.3 g0.3 g7 kcal
Flaxseed (flax seeds), whole
0 g0.5 g1.2 g15 kcal
Baking powder, gluten-free
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Bacon, streaky (high fat content), organic
0 g1.1 g2 g22 kcal
Chives, fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Cheddar cheese
0.1 g0.9 g1.3 g15 kcal
Almond milk natural (unsweetened)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Egg, whole, fresh, raw (free-range or organic eggs)
0 g0.7 g0.6 g8 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, scone
1.4 g5.7 g10.6 g129 kcal

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Comments (19)

I don’t know where I went wrong, but these didn’t turn out well for me, at all. It might have been that I subbed the cheddar for Asiago so they didn’t have the moisture they needed, as they ended up being hard and dry, flavourless little pucks. 😞 I followed the rest of the recipe exact.
I wonder if climate is an issue? It’s winter here with basically 0% humidity. I know that affects traditional bread recipes. 🤷🏽‍♀️
Might have to give them another go and see if cheddar makes a difference!

I'm sorry to hear that Lesia! I suppose the climate does play a role in this and so does altitude but I think the main reason is the substitution. I would definitely avoid any low-fat/reduced fat types of cheese. The texture should be crispy on the outside while soft inside and crumbly. It won't be just like "regular" scones so keep that in mind. I hope the next batch comes out great!

Cheese scones are one of my favourite treats - I had found a wonderful recipe for light fluffy scones that I then adapted to my taste for things mega-cheesy and savoury. I've tried it with these now and it works really well.
I always use up to one third as much extra cheese than in recipes - I know there's a risk that it will make the scones soggy but it worked fine with this recipe. I also coat the scones in grated Parmesan or Grana Padano and Black Pepper. If those flavours appeal to you - try it - you won't be disappointed!!!
As I try more and more of these recipes, I feel less and less deprived!!!

Thank you for your lovely feedback and great tips for extra flavourful scones! 😊

How would I adjust the recipe to delete the coconut flour ?? I know there is a difference in liquid required for almond vs coconut flour, but I just hate the taste of coconut flour in things  Thanks for your help with this.

You can substitute it with almond flour (about 3/4 cup almond flour for the 1/4 cup of coconut flour), or use a mixture of almond flour and flax meal instead. You may need to skip the almond milk - this depends on the consistency (add the almond milk last).

Can these be frozen and stored for up to 3 months?

You, you can store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Being new to a keto diet I wasn't sure that things were going to taste good.
But these are outstanding!
This is the first diet I've ever been on where I didn't have to talk myself into feel full.
I'm going to share this with my hypnosis weight loss clients because it's been so easy for me!
Thank you!

Thank you for your kind words!

Very tasty! My hubby liked these a lot! I just made a second batch today and reduced down a bit of the flax meal and added parmesan cheese. I also swapped out the almond milk for heavy cream (I did that last time). Plus then I added an extra egg, 1 chopped up jalapeño, about 1/4 cup parsley (because I have some fresh parsley that needs to be used up), and a dash of onion & garlic powder to the batter. We'll see how they turn out! 😊 Thanks for a great recipe! I think I'm going to try to modify the recipe to make sweet scones too. I'll probably drop out the flax meal or reduce it way down and increase the coconut and almond flours, add vanilla & cinnamon, and then try adding some fun sweet ingredients like fruit or 90% dark chocolate. 😊

I love that! I haven't tried making sweet scones - yet! 😊

These are great! Perfect accompaniment to soup. I omitted the bacon and added a little bit of Parmesan. Very tasty!

I made these again, this time substituting 1.5 tablespoon cream and 2 tablespoon water for the almond milk (which I didn’t have on hand), and I added a bit more salt. I cut the dough into smaller squares so they would be more like croutons and adjusted the cooking time. Very good and very easy to make!

Thank you for your feedback and great tips!

Bonjour , J' aimerais beaucoup recevoir gratuitement , vos 3 livres que vous offrez avec un abonnement a vos délicieuse recettes saines .
Je me sais pas pourquoi , je ne les ai pas recu a mon abonnement .
Merci encore de partager gratuitement votre grande connaissance , des bons aliment pour ....vieillir en santée . MERCI

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I am a vegetarian and  somewhat new to keto and your site.  I've been following it since the summer and have lost 11 lbs and several inches.  What would you recommend instead of the bacon?  thank you

I would be just guessing but you could try about 1/2 cup chopped sun-fried tomatoes or sliced olives.