Lemon Blueberry Scones (Paleo, AIP)
Spring is in the air, and fresh flavors are starting to come in season! Lemon is in season, and blueberry season is just about to start in a couple of weeks, so I knew I wanted to combine these flavors for Easter. And seriously… these Lemon Blueberry Scones are so delicious!It’s the perfect combination of sweet and tart, and an amazing variation on my Orange Cranberry Scones that I made during the holidays.
These scones are paleo and AIP, and while they’re obviously still a treat, they’re better than the other Easter candy alternatives. You’d be hard pressed to find a store-bought Easter treat that’s grain free, nut free, and refined sugar free. They’re amazing for serving at an Easter brunch, or even for a Mother’s Day brunch!
The Ingredients Needed for the Lemon Blueberry Scones
When it comes to grain-free baking, tigernut flour is one of my favorites. Tigernut is not actually a nut. It’s a tuber that has a similar texture to a nut, so these scones are still nut-free!
However, if you can have almonds, you can try subbing almond flour here, though I can’t guarantee it will work the same.
This helps bind a bit more in the recipe. You can also sub arrowroot.
I haven’t tried other fats here, and would still assume that coconut oil works best. If you want to try another fat, I would try lard. I haven’t tested this and can’t guarantee the result, but it may be a good one to test.
You can also sub honey here.
A low sugar fruit with amazing flavor in these scones.
Lemon juice and zest
All you’ll really need is one lemon to get the juice and the zest.
1 Egg (or a gelatin egg)
You can use one egg if you tolerate it, or an egg substitute like a gelatin egg, which is what I use.
Lemon Blueberry Scones (Paleo, AIP)
- Yield: 6 scones 1x
- 1 1/4 cup tigernut flour
- 1/4 cup tapioca starch
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- For the gelatin egg (sub 1 regular egg)
- 1 tbsp gelatin (great lakes or vital proteins)
- 1/4 cup water
- For topping
- 1 tbsp melted coconut butter
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper that’s lightly greased
- Sift the tigernut flour and tapioca starch together and set aside
- Add in the coconut oil, lemon juice and maple syrup and stir
- Stir in the baking soda and fresh blueberries
- For the gelatin egg (sub 1 regular egg if tolerated) add the water to a small sauce pot and slowly pour over the 1 tbsp gelatin. You don’t want any clumps, so lightly mix if needed. Allow the mixture to rest and bloom over 2-3 minutes. Place the pot on the stove and turn in on low heat. Slowly melt the the gelatin (this will take just a few minutes) and remove from heat. Once removed from the stove, vigorously whisk the gelatin egg until it becomes frothy. Add the gelatin egg to the mixture immediately and mix to combine.
- Once the dough in thoroughly combined, place it onto a cutting board and form it into a large circle, keeping it about an inch in height.
- Use a pizza roller or a knife to slice the dough into 6 triangular scones
- Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes
- Remove from the oven and cool.
- Add the lemon zest, drizzle on the coconut butter and enjoy!
All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.
- Serving Size: 1 scone
- Calories: 273
- Fat: 13.2g
- Carbohydrates: 19.3g
- Fiber: 1.1g
- Protein: 3.4g
These scones have been such a hit! I’ve served them to several non-AIP/Paleo folks from my family, to friends, to neighbors, and more… everyone loved them and had no idea they were free of so many allergens.
I hope you love these yummy scones! Be sure to tag me on social media if you try them.
I couldn’t even wait for these to cool from the oven before I tried these scones!
I was never a coffee and scone kinda gal but after I went Paleo six year ago, I felt myself missing a baked treat.
Once I committed to buying tigernut flour, these were so simple to make! Which is a must for me. The tiger nut is what makes it! Stratch that, all the flavors combined in these scones are amazing!
Can i just omit the lemon? I cant do citrus and was hoping to just omit it but worry they will be too dry.
It should honestly still work!
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Bear with me.. I have zero knowledge of making scones! Are you supposed to separate the triangles after cutting them? I made the circle of dough right on the greased parchment, and then cut the triangles. Then baked. There were no instructions to separate them, so I didn’t. But looking at the mush pile that resulted makes me think I did it wrong. Help!
I separate them slightly, but they shouldn’t be mushy… it may be that the gelatin egg didn’t set? Allowing them to cool fully helps for it to set as well.
Thank you Michelle! I just separated, and then kept baking and checking every couple minutes and they came out delicious albeit a little wonky in shape! The flavor is fantastic and my family LOVED them. I am getting ready to try again right now, with a double batch (yikes!). Hopefully the gelatin egg sets this time. 🙂 But if not, the flavor is so yummy that we will eat it all anyway. With no raw egg to worry about, we can enjoy it regardless!!
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I just made these and they are FANTASTIC !
have you frozen these..either before or after they are baked?
Thank you, Rona!! I would think freezing them after they’re baked would be fine 🙂
I’ve made these at least 8 times and my kids and I love them! I typically don’t add the coconut butter drizzle and they are still awesome. My batter tends to be stickier and moist. I’ve tried cutting them before baking, but it never turns out well. So normally I bake it in the round shape and cut after cooling. I also sift the tigernut flour through a very fine strainer which completely eliminates any grittiness. Thank you for a great recipe!
Can you use frozen blueberries instead of fresh for this recipe? I realize that you just had your baby and are on maternity leave so I understand if you don’t see this!
As long as you’re careful of extra moisture it should be fine 🙂
Thank you so much, Judy!
This looks so amazing.
Can I use arrowroot instead of tapioca?
Thank you so much.
That should work!! 🙂
Everyone loved these scones, winner!
The blueberry juices seep out and make this much sweeter than other recipes with a similar sugar content. Soft, fluffy, delicious!
Searched for this recipe to make again. Bookmark it now because it’s a definite keeper!
I used frozen blueberries and gelatin egg and it’s so good!
So glad you are enjoying the recipe!!
I am so excited to make these! I’m having trouble finding the gelatin. What do you think about using psyllium instead?
Agar agar may be a better swap!
Loves this recipe! It tasted great ! I used regular eggs instead of gelatin.
Have a question about texture. If I keep the scones in fridge they become soft and loose the crunch. Is there any trick to keep the crunchiness?
Thank you!!You can try to recrisp them in the oven