Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones with Almond and Tapioca Flours

These delicious paleo chocolate chip scones have a crumbly texture and amazing flavor. Perfect for breakfast, a snack, or dessert!

Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones Cooling On Pan

Enjoying paleo treats

When I first started eating more paleo based, I really missed certain foods. Anything bread related was hard to give up. Now that I'm eating more vegetables and proteins, I don't miss it as much. But I still enjoy the occasional bread treat.

This delicious scone recipe is considered paleo because of the alternative flour, milk and sugar. The flours used are almond flour and tapioca flour, the milk is almond milk, and the sugar replacement is coconut sugar. Sourcing fat is another consideration on a paleo diet. These scones use organic sustainably produced palm shortening.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones Ingredients In A Bowl

How to Make Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones

The first step in making these is to combine your dry ingredients, which includes the flours, coconut sugar, baking powder, and salt. I also add a little cinnamon for extra flavor. Next you want to add the palm shortening and break it up into pieces. I find it easiest to simply use your finger tips to do this, but a fork is another option. The shortening should be broken up in sizes no larger than a pea.


Palm Shortening

You can find non-hydrogenated, sustainably sourced palm shortening in many stores or online. This is the best option for your paleo scones. I particularly like the Spectrum brand.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones Mixing Dry Ingredients

Once the shortening is combined, add your refined sugar free chocolate chips and stir. Add the almond milk and vanilla then mix until combined. Once combined into a dough, roll it into a ball, then flatten it into a disc. Place it between two pieces of parchment paper and roll out the dough into a 7" circle. You'll want to press around the sides to push the dough into an even and flat circle. Once the dough is shaped, put in the freezer for about 15 minutes.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones Rolled Out

Baking Preparation

After the dough has chilled, take out of the freezer and cut into 6 pieces (or 8 if you prefer smaller sizes). With a straight edge metal spatula or pie server, gently lift and separate each piece, pulling them apart on the parchment paper. It's best to shift them about an inch apart. Brush each scone with a small amount of almond milk and sprinkle the tops with coconut sugar. Now they are ready to bake!

Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones Ready To Bake

Scone Heaven

After the scones have baked, take them out of the oven and cool for a few minutes. Then either slide the parchment with the scones intact onto a cooling rack or remove each one with a metal spatula and place them on the rack. They are ready to eat once completely cooled.

Pair your paleo chocolate chip scones with a cup of tea or coffee! They can be enjoyed as a breakfast item, a snack, or even dessert! Or stack them in a basket or in a paper bag with a ribbon to give them as a gift.


Store in a loosely covered container for a crunchier outside. An air-tight container will turn your scones a bit soft. They can also be stored in the freezer. Prior to eating, let thaw for several hours at room temperature.



Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones On A Pan
Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones Cooling On Pan

Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones On A Pan

Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones with Almond and Tapioca Flours

These delicious paleo chocolate chip scones have a crumbly texture and amazing flavor. Perfect for breakfast, a snack, or dessert!
5 from 2 votes
Slice of Paleo
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Freeze time 15 minutes
Course Bread
Cuisine British
Servings 6
Calories 421 kcal


  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder (use paleo to avoid cornstarch)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/3 cup sustainably sourced palm shortening (this recipe was made with Spectrum)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened or refined sugar free chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (store bought or click for homemade recipe)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Mix in a bowl tapioca flour, almond flour, coconut sugar, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  • Add the shortening and break up into mixture using your fingers or fork until the shortening pieces are the size of peas.
  • Stir in chocolate chips. Add almond milk and vanilla extract. Mix together until combined, but do not over mix.
  • Scoop dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  Using a rolling pin, work the dough into a 7” diameter flat circle. Put the dough circle in the freezer for 15 minutes. Take out of the freezer and cut the circle into 6 pieces (or 8 if you want smaller ones).If the dough is sticky and hard to cut, wetting the knife helps. Separate each scone so they are spaced out at least an inch (you may need to use a spatula to pick them up and shift them on the baking sheet).
  • Brush each scone with almond milk and sprinkle a small amount of coconut sugar on each. Put in the oven and bake for 20-22minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool on a baking sheet for about 5-10 minutes. Remove scones from the baking sheet and place on a cooling rack to finish cooling. Enjoy once cooled or store in a loosely covered container (a tightly covered container will make them softer).


Serving: 1servingCalories: 421kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 6gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 2gSodium: 270mgPotassium: 6mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 157mgIron: 2mg
Keyword almond flour, almond milk, coconut sugar, tapioca flour
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  1. Kyle on May 3, 2022 at 11:49 am

    5 stars
    These are the best paleo scones I have tried yet. Perfect texture.

  2. Slice of Paleo on May 3, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    What a nice compliment Kyle! So glad you liked them!

  3. Jazz on May 4, 2022 at 10:20 am

    5 stars
    I actually tried these recently and they are amazing!!! Def need to make again soon. Im not into paleo food, but these are a nice vegan breakfast or dessert!

  4. Slice of Paleo on May 4, 2022 at 10:48 am

    Thank you Jazz! Yes, they are definitely vegan too! Glad you enjoyed them!

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