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Low-Carb Chocolate Scones (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free)

Triple Chocolate Scones! Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside. Studded with melty chocolate chips and dripping in chocolate drizzle! These are a chocolate lover’s dream for a sweet breakfast, afternoon treat or decadent dessert. Amazingly low-carb/sugar-free, dairy-free, grain-free, egg-free and guilt-free! Paleo, Vegan and Keto friendly.

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A Recipe for Chocolate Lovers

Triple chocolate means I packed as much chocolate flavor into these scones as possible!

  • A chocolate dough with two types of cocoa powder
  • Chocolate chips folded inside for bits of melty chocolate throughout
  • A drizzle of melted chocolate on top to make these scones unbelievably scrumptious!

These would make an incredible Valentine’s Day treat. Breakfast in bed? Evening dessert? YES and yes!

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Chocolate for Breakfast? Is that Healthy?

YES. You can have chocolate for breakfast. A healthy breakfast!

I used sugar-free chocolate chips from Lakanto, which are sweetened with monkfruit and non-GMO erythritol. *You can’t tell these are sugar-free* The taste is insane. SO GOOD. (PS If you haven’t tried them yet, use my discount code, PRETTYPIES, for 20% off your entire Lakanto order, every order! Woohoo!)

You don’t have to worry about spiking your blood sugar and getting that subsequent CRASH. With these scones, there is ZERO sugar, but tons of benefits from the wholesome ingredients like raw cacao, almonds, and coconut oil.


Healthy fats



Vitamins & Minerals

Chocolate that’s actually good for you.

If you’re not into chocolate for breakfast, make it for dessert!Low-Carb Chocolate Scones (Dairy-Free, Paleo, Vegan) - PrettyPies.com

What is a scone anyway?

In the US, a scone is basically a triangular breakfast cookie 🙂 But bigger, thicker and fluffier. Crisp on the outside, soft and tender on the inside. Lightly sweetened and can be served with butter, jelly, drizzle, chocolate, or sugar-coated/sugar-dusted.

Unconventional, but delicious!

Unlike conventional scones made with flour, butter, eggs and sugar, the ones I create are made with wholesome ingredients and fit with many different dietary restrictions:

  • Gluten-Free
  • Grain-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Sugar-Free
  • Egg-Free
  • Soy-Free
  • Low-Carb/Keto
  • Paleo
  • Vegan

I started creating scone recipes after discovering Lakanto monkfruit sweeteners almost 2 years ago. I’m so happy I have been able to create scones. I LOVE SCONES.

If you love scones too, be sure to check my list of current scone recipes a the bottom of this post 🙂Low-Carb Chocolate Scones (Dairy-Free, Paleo, Vegan) - PrettyPies.com

Cocoa Powder, Raw Cacao, Dutch Cocoa… ?!

After testing several different cocoas for this recipe, I ended up using a combination of raw cacao powder and dark cocoa powder because I felt like that gave the best flavor. However, you can use whichever cocoa you prefer. I recommend tasting the dough before you bake because regular cocoa isn’t as strong tasting as raw.

Here’s a brief summary of the three different cocoa types:

  • Raw Cacao is minimally processed and retains the antioxidants, minerals and vitamins from the cocoa bean.
    • Raw cacao has a sharper/sometimes bitterness, but when combined and balanced properly, the taste is incredible.
  • Baking Cocoa (what most people think of as cocoa) has been heated and treated which makes the flavor more mellow/light.
    • This is used in most hot chocolate drinks
  • Dark Cocoa is also known as Dutch-processed and is processed with alkali which changes the flavor. It’s also sometimes called black cocoa or special dark.

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Chocolate Drizzle or Whipped Cream?

I love the extra drizzle of chocolate over the top, but you know what makes that OMG factor?! WHIPPED CREAM.

And if you *really* want to go wild, add BOTH. Yass! Talk about a real TREAT.

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Low-Carb Chocolate Scones (Dairy-Free, Paleo, Vegan) - PrettyPies.com
These Low-Carb Triple Chocolate Scones made with almond flour are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, and full of rich chocolate flavor — without the sugar and carbs! Enjoy for a sweet breakfast or decadent dessert. No one will guess they’re healthy. (Gluten/Dairy/Sugar/Egg-Free, Paleo & Vegan) Easy recipe from #prettypies #healthydesserts #keto #lowcarb #sugarfree
Low-Carb Chocolate Scones (Dairy-Free, Paleo, Vegan) - PrettyPies.com

Low-Carb Chocolate Scones

An intensely chocolaty treat: Triple Chocolate Scones! Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside. Studded with melty chocolate chips and dripping in chocolate drizzle! These are a chocolate lover's dream. Amazingly low-carb/sugar-free, dairy-free, grain-free, egg-free and guilt-free!
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 8 scones
Author: Emily



  • Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • Whisk together dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Use a spatula or measuring cup to smash the lumps of cocoa.
    Low-Carb Chocolate Scones (Dairy-Free, Paleo, Vegan) - PrettyPies.com
  • Melt buttery coconut oil in a small glass bowl and stir in water and vanilla.
  • Pour wet mixture over dry and mix well into a dough.
  • Fold in chocolate chips. (If dough is too crumbly, add a splash of water)
  • Place dough onto baking sheet and flatten into an 8-inch disc or 2 small discs.
  • Cut into 8-10 triangles. Separate scones 1 or 2" apart.
  • Bake on the center rack for about 22 minutes until the edges are firm. (Do not over-bake. Scones will firm up as they cool)
    Low-Carb Chocolate Scones (Dairy-Free, Paleo, Vegan) - PrettyPies.com
  • Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Enjoy warm with a drizzle of melted chocolate or a dollop of whipped cream.


To make the chocolate drizzle, place 1/4 cup Lakanto chocolate chips in a small glass bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals until almost melted, stirring to smooth out. Do not add water. A splash of oil may be added to thin the chocolate if needed.
To store: Keep in an air-tight container at room temp for about 3 days. Refrigerate for up to 7 days or freeze tightly-wrapped (without drizzle) for 1 month. May be microwaved for 30-60 seconds to thaw/warm. Serve warm.
Highly recommend warming the scones before serving, which softens the inside and melts the chocolate. yum!
Macros do not include chocolate drizzle. Net carb calculation at the bottom of the nutrition facts card. Macros are approximate and calculated by a third party.
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Want more healthy low-carb scone recipes?

Classic Scones (a reader favorite and personal favorite!)

Orange Scones with orange drizzle

Chocolate Chip Scones

Pumpkin Scones with cream cheese frosting from my cookbook

Blueberry Scones from my cookbook (almond flour-free)

Want to see more flavors? Let me know in the comments!


  • Sandra Shearer

    5 stars
    Oh My!! I made these tonight because I wanted to start making them for my Fiance who lives in Edinburgh Scotland and has scones every morning..They are absolutely delicious and very easy to make..Thank you, Thank you!! My new go to recipe!!

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