Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Low carb scones for breakfast

This morning I was enjoying a slow start, and I decided to treat myself to home made low carb scones for brekkie. The recipe came from one of my Norway-treasures: The cookbook "Frisk med lavkarbo - 100 oppskrifter" by Norwegian  doctor Sofie Hexeberg and Gunn-Karin Sakariassen , currently not available in English (that I know of). 

80 g butter
120 g cheese
4 large eggs
120 g almonds
120 g walnuts
1 teaspoon baking powder
Olive oil 

Coat a muffin tray  or large muffin cups with olive oil. 
Melt the butter, grate the cheese and whip the eggs lightly. 
Grind almonds and walnuts in a food processor. 
Add butter, cheese, almonds, nuts and baking powder to the whipped eggs and mix. Add a bit of water, should the batter feel too dry. (I didn't need to). Spread the mixture in a tray or muffin cups. I used a tray as shown in the photo below, and got 12 scones. 
Bake on 180 degrees C for 15 minutes. Then let the scones cool down before removing from the tray or the muffin cups. 

According to the authors, the scones are well suited for freezing. They may be kept in the fridge for 2-3 days, but apparently taste best when freshly baked or when heated up after being frozen. I can foresee this recipe going on repeat in my kitchen: SO yummy, and the scones will work for both breakfast, lunches or as a snack on-the-go. Next time I'll double the recipe and freeze most of it. 

I had mine with a bit of sugar free jam this morning, but they are probably even better with butter and cheese. 

The authors suggest adding bits of bacon, cooked ham or some spice to the batter for a bit of variation, and I might try that next time. 


  1. These look great!

    What type of SF jam do you use? I have only ever used the Jok N Al brand, but it can be hard to get here in Aust...

  2. I bought it in Norway, cause the one brand I found here in Oz is full of sorbito/maltitol and my tummy doesn't approve. Have you tried Iherb?

  3. Good idea, iHerb stock the Waldens Farms range of spreads. FYI: Jok N Al contains splenda and no sugar alcohols :-)

  4. Hi BK!
    What kind of cheese would you recommend!? I'd prefer some kind of not-salty cheese, such as cream cheese, but I don't know if it would work......
    Would you say these scones are ok for breakfast!? I just went on this LCHF diet, because I have to lose weight and I was wondering if they are ok!
    Thanks :=)