In my household, these gluten free pumpkin scones are a go-to healthy holiday dessert! Because, when fall time comes around, it’s PUMPKIN season for me and that’s all I crave! So, to keep it light and not overdo it on the holiday sweets, I often turn to a paleo or low carb dessert.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with indulging in a traditional scone or dessert in moderation. But, during pumpkin season, I’m looking for something I don’t have to be as moderate with… Hence, these sugar free, low carb, gluten free pumpkin scones! All the deliciousness of a traditional scone, but far less guilt.
Satisfy Cravings with Low Carb Desserts
Using almond flour as your base, you can make crave-able, LOW CARB scones that are gluten free! And, you can easily make your own almond flour with some raw almonds and a food processor. But, if you choose to do this, I recommend sifting the flour. That way, you’ll end up with a smooth batter without any lumps or clumps.
Honestly, I’ve always loved using almond flour as a scone base—and not just because it’s a cleaner option. Its nutty taste and dense nature actually makes these gluten free pumpkin scones extra indulgent and satiating! And, that’s thanks to almond flour’s higher fat content, helping to keep you full longer. Plus, unlike refined, grain based flours, almond flour doesn’t cause massive blood sugar spikes and crashes.
And, if you choose a natural low carb sweetener like erythritol or stevia, these gluten free pumpkin scones are totally sugar-free! Usually, one of these gluten free pumpkin scones is enough to satisfy my cravings. But, you know what happens over the holidays… So, if I’m going to indulge, I guess I’d rather it be in a low carb scone than one that’s loaded with sugar!
Keeping Your Maple Glaze Sugar Free
Already, the pumpkin-y goodness in these scones makes them perfect for the holiday season. But, it’s the maple glaze that’s seriously addicting… It takes the scones from “breakfast” to “dessert!”
Gluten Free Pumpkin Scones for a Guilt Free Holiday Treat
If you needed a reminder of what fall tastes like, it’s these low carb, gluten free pumpkin scones! The maple glaze is so simple but irresistible, as is the crumbly and delicious texture of the scone. Seriously, they melt in your mouth! Give ‘em a try and, I promise—#noregrets.