Keto Hot Cross Scones | All Day I Dream About Food

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Hot cross scones on a blue patterned plate with a smear of butter.


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You’ve heard of hot cross buns but have you ever had hot cross scones? These keto scones are easy to make with all the delicious flavor of the classic buns! This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.

Hot cross buns, hot cross buns, one a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns.

Come on, sing it with me! Or dig out your recorder from when you were a kid and try to play it from memory. Because clearly we all have that little ditty burned deeply into our collective psyche.

But these pretty little baked goods aren’t actually hot cross buns. They are hot cross SCONES.

Think about how brilliant that is for a moment. A classic British Easter recipe married to another classic British treat. And far easier to make than the traditional buns!

Top down photo of hot cross scones on a white table

Why make hot cross scones?

Why? Because I saw a conventional version on Pinterest and I knew I had to make them over!

Why else? Because I adore scones of every sort. I mean, a quick look in my recipe archives will produce keto maple scones, lemon scones, cranberry orange scones… the list goes on and on.

Real hot cross buns are made from yeasted sweet bread, which is tricky to do with keto ingredients. It’s not impossible, but the work involved is significant and the results may or may not live up to the expectations.

Making a scone with the same flavors and the same traditional cross shape on the top is a far sight easier and…

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