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Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Cheese Scones ...Low Carb


Amanda writes … "looking for something low carb, tasty and quick and simple to make? I’ve been experimenting for a while with ground almonds, eggs and cheese and these are my favourite low carb cheese scones so far. We had them this morning for breakfast, spread with butter and topped with crispy bacon and yes it’s healthy too! Eating like this will reduce your cholesterol, lower your blood sugar and help you lose weight. They are nice to dunk in (low carb) soup, can be enjoyed as a snack on their own, or add some ham or bacon.

Ingredients
3 cups of ground almonds
1 cup sharp (mature) cheddar cheese finely grated
1 tbsp. baking powder
a dash of cayenne
4 eggs whisked
4 tbsp. butter melted
ground sea salt

Method
1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C and line a baking sheet with baking parchment.
2. In a bowl mix together all the dry ingredients ground almonds, cheese and baking powder, add as much cayenne as you like, and a little ground salt.
3. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs and the melted butter together, making sure you don’t scramble the eggs.
4. Then mix the egg mixture into the ground almond mixture.
5. Now form the mixture into loose balls and place on the baking parchment.

6. Place in the centre of the oven and bake for 15 – 20 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 140C but bake for a further 5 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.

Recipe Notes 
These are great as they are, sliced in half with a little butter on or topped with bacon" … from recipe seen here, if you need help with weight or measurement conversion please see here

If you are just starting a low carb diet/lifestyle you may feel confused with which low carb flours to use. You may never have used any of them before and how to use them properly can be daunting. Low carb flours do not behave like wheat flour.

For example, Ground Almonds/Almond Meal... it is made slightly different than almond flour. Instead of blanching the almonds to remove the skins, the skins on the almonds are kept on. It’s a little bit coarser than almond flour and still bakes the same. For baked goods, perhaps use a super fine ground almond flour but equally almond meal can perform just as well in most recipes, at a reduced cost.

Almond meal may also be known as ground almonds. You can grind almonds using a blender to make your own almond meal, the power of your blender will dictate how fine your almond meal will become.

A serving (1/4 cup or 28 grams) of the almond meal has the same nutrition of almond flour of nearly 160 calories, 6 grams of carbs and 3 grams of fibre. Only 6 total carbs or 3 net carbs per serving.

You can learn more about low carb flours from Libby at 'Ditch The Carbs' site, she has a very good guide, which you can read here


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Dear reader, you will find a variety of recipe ideas and articles within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

29 comments:

Jan/JFM said...

These are delicious looking and I will try this recipe.
Thank you Jan~

Tom said...

...perhaps I've never had good scones, I thought that they were very dry!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I'm feeling so guilty. Just came back from a group ride...where I had biscuits and grits (with my scrambled eggs)

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I just printed this recipe! Yum. Thank you, Jan. ♥

William Kendall said...

Those look good!

Sally said...

Another great recipe! May have to try that. Thank you for sharing, Jan.

xoxo

J C said...

Thank YOU. For visiting my blog page. I wish you could come cook for me, every day! Always looks so yummy, and I really, really dislike cooking! I'll just continue to drool as I pass through. :)

Susan Kane said...

Anything that says "scones" have my vote.

Valerie-Jael said...

So Yummy! Lucky I was out for dinner this evening and am not hungry! Valerie

Christine said...

looks delicious

Elephant's Child said...

They do sound GOOD.

It's me said...

YaMMie....🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸

Laurel Wood said...

We love scones. Thx for the recipe. Have a nice evening.

DeniseinVA said...

They looks very yummy Jan, thank you :)

Louca por porcelana said...

They look great!Thanks for the recipe!Hugs!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've been looking for a good scone recipe. This looks like one I might try.

betty-NZ said...

This sounds yummy. Thanks for the recipe, I'll have to try it soon :)

Sheryl said...

Hi Jan oh boy these sure look yummy,i love the recipes you have on your blog,thankyou for sharing with us Jan xx

My name is Erika. said...

These look yummy but I am allergic to almonds so I can't try them as they are. I wonder if switching to pecans or walnuts would change the taste too much?

Victor S E Moubarak said...

They certainly look tasty.

God bless.

roughterrain crane said...

It's great to choice cayenne for the scones because it brings us a good appetite in summer. Healthy stomach!

CJ Kennedy said...

I wish I liked cheese. Love scones

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Jan and Amanda, these look really good. They would go perfectly with the soup I'm making today. Good for anyone, but especially my gluten-free and low-carb friends.

Sue said...

Oooh I like a nice cheese scone though I'm always surprised at the taste, even when I know it's going to taste of cheese. I used ground almonds a while ago to make a cheesecake base and it was really goood! Take care, Sue x

bill burke said...

Scones are great with jalapeno cheese too.

Rain said...

Those look so good! You know me, I'm happy with cheese on anything!!! :)

Lowcarb team member said...

My name is Erika. said...
These look yummy but I am allergic to almonds so I can't try them as they are. I wonder if switching to pecans or walnuts would change the taste too much?

Hello, and many thanks for your comment and question.
Out of pecan or walnut flour, my choice would be pecan.
Pecan flour is a keto friendly flour replacement. The flour bakes well and, it pairs well with savoury flavours …
My suggestion would be to give it a try and see :)

Hope this helps.

All the best Jan

Conniecrafter said...

Cayenne pepper sounds like that would be an interesting addition to the scones

Magic Love Crow said...

These look so good! Thanks Jan! Big Hugs!