Cinnamon Scones Recipe (Almond Flour)

Delightful cinnamon scones are wonderfully tender and so flavorful. Made with almond flour, they are tasty and healthy!

Cinnamon Scones

After I made keto scones, which were a HUGE success even with my high-carb-eating teenage testers, my daughter asked if I would be willing to make cinnamon scones.

She reminded me of one of her favorite childhood weekend breakfasts – tortilla French toast. Might I be able to recreate the same flavors, but keep it healthy and gluten-free? Challenge accepted!

The ingredients needed for this recipe

These are the ingredients you’ll need to make these tasty scones (exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below):

  1. Blanched almond flour
  2. Ground cinnamon
  3. Kosher salt
  4. Baking powder
  5. Egg
  6. Unsalted butter
  7. Sweetener (I use stevia)
  8. Vanilla extract
  9. For the topping: cinnamon and a granulated sweetener

How to make cinnamon scones

It wasn’t difficult to adapt the basic recipe and create a cinnamon-flavored version. The process is simple:

  1. Mix almond flour (so much healthier than wheat flour) with cinnamon, salt, and baking powder.
  2. In another bowl, mix an egg with butter, stevia, and vanilla.
  3. Combine the two mixtures into a smooth dough.
  4. Spread the dough into a circle, cut into triangles, sprinkle with cinnamon “sugar” and bake.

Like all scone recipes, this is an easy one. Scroll down to the recipe card for the full details.

How to make healthy cinnamon scones - step by step collage

Are they like traditional scones?

Not exactly. Unlike my blueberry scones, which are seriously very close to the real thing, these are a bit different.

The flavor of the stevia comes through more, perhaps because it’s not masked by orange zest. They also don’t rise as much as traditional scones do.

Having said that, these cinnamon scones are excellent. They have a tender crumb and delicious flavor, and I found myself reaching for seconds after I finished one of them.

My daughter actually prefers them to the blueberry ones, and she’s a junk food connoisseur. She requested them every day in her lunch box until they were all gone. I’ll take that as a compliment!

Can I use a sweetener other than stevia?

I make these cinnamon scones with almond flour and sweeten them with stevia. I really like stevia glycerite. It nearly eliminates the bitter aftertaste typical to stevia products.

And I believe that stevia is the healthiest option as far as zero-calorie sweeteners are concerned, although it’s certainly not the perfect answer.

You can use a granulated sweetener instead if you can’t stand stevia, including granulated sugar or coconut sugar if you don’t mind the carbs.

But check the dough. With a granulated sweetener, it’s possible that you will need to add a little water.

How to store these cinnamon scones

I actually find that the leftovers taste better than freshly baked ones. They are more tender and more flavorful.

Once completely cool, store them in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.

Don’t eat them cold, though. Warm them up very gently in the microwave on 50% power, 10 seconds per scone. You can also freeze them in freezer bags.

More cinnamony recipes that you might enjoy

I add just a bit of cinnamon to this keto French toast. It’s AMAZING. And snickerdoodle bars are one of my kids’ favorite weekend breakfasts. And mine too, actually!

Cinnamon Scones

Delightful cinnamon scones are wonderfully tender and so flavorful. Made with almond flour, they are tasty and healthy!

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time15 mins

Rest time5 mins

Total Time35 mins

Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: American

Keyword: cinnamon, scones

Servings: 8 scones

Calories: 223

INGREDIENTS

Topping:

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sweetener
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Scones:

  • 8 oz Honeyville blanched almond flour (2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter , melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 teaspoon stevia glycerite (equals about ¼ cup sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • In a small bowl, mix together the sweetener and the cinnamon for the topping. Set aside.

  • In a large mixing bowl, with a large spatula or a fork, mix together the almond flour, cinnamon, kosher salt, and baking powder. Mix until well incorporated.

  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, butter, sweetener, and vanilla.

  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix with a spatula to combine into a smooth dough. You can use your hands at the last stage of mixing.

  • Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet. Form it into a rough circle, about 7-inch in diameter and 1/2-inch thick. Use a sharp knife to cut the circle into 8 triangles. Carefully separate the triangles from each other so that they can bake evenly. Sprinkle the triangles with the cinnamon sugar.

  • Bake until the scones are firm and golden, 15-17 minutes. Cool 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then serve.

NUTRITION INFO Nutrition info is approximate. It is calculated using the SparkPeople.com recipe calculator, and the carb count excludes sugar alcohols. Please read the disclaimers in our Terms of Use carefully before using any of our recipes. Recommended and linked products are not guaranteed to be gluten-free. Please verify they are before using.

Nutrition Facts

Cinnamon Scones

Amount Per Serving (1 scone)

Calories 223 Calories from Fat 180

% Daily Value*

Fat 20g31%

Saturated Fat 5g31%

Sodium 227mg10%

Carbohydrates 7g2%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 2g2%

Protein 7g14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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