Low calorie, Vegan, Sugar Free Scones with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting


I made a big mistake with this recipe. I chopped garlic and onions for my husbands lunch, while I was waiting for the scones to cook (I was making Lettuce chicken taco’s).

Then I grated the lemon rind for my Lemon Scones.  I took my knife and scraped the lemon off my chopping board and added it to my cream cheese frosting, along with the sweetener . When I tried the topping, all I could taste was garlic and onion. A very strange combination.   I hate to waste even a drop of food,  so I thought I would try the scones and cream cheese frosting on husband anyway.  He is brutality honest with me about all my recipes.  To my surprise,  he loved them!! All I could taste was garlic and onion flavored sweet  cream cheese lemon frosting. I don’t recommend this step of the recipe.

Totally vegan and sugar free,  this is a low calorie, healthy, gluten free, nutritious treat (even with garlic and onion overtones).

Inspired by Ari’s Menu

2 cups almond meal
3 Tbs Earth Balance Butter
dash salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp corn starch
Zest of 1 lemon
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
sweetener of your choice
1 tsp Vanilla

Stir ingredients together in a bowl and put into a cake tin, lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes.
Cut into 8ths.

For The Topping

8oz Vegan Cream cheese – Use regular if you eat dairy
Earth Balance Butter or Butter – 1/4 cup Melted
Stevia to sweeten
1 Lemon- Zest and a splash of juice

Blend all ingredients and chill to get firm.
Top scones with frosting.

Slice scones 2 900

Ari @ Ari's Menu - April 5, 2013

So glad you liked them–garlic, onion and all! 😉

Monica - April 5, 2013

This was a great recipe. I loved it, and so easy to make. Thanks.

foodie@foodieportal.com - April 7, 2013

I love your pictures and recipes, they are mouth watering. Would love for you to share them with us at foodieportal.com. We are new but at foodieportal.com we are not photography snobs, we are just foodies.

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