These low-carb and protein-packed ham and cheese scones are perfect for a special brunch; not only are they easy to make, but they seem to be easier on my blood sugar (and they’re gluten-free). They’re also loaded with nutrients — hello, two cups of cauliflower! They pair perfectly with a bowl of soup, too, so save your leftovers, if you have any!

Nutritional Information

Serves: 8

Serving Size: 1 scone

  • Calories: 319
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Total Fat: 26g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 6g


  • 2 cups chopped cauliflower, steamed
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups almond flour
  • ½ cup arrowroot flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1½ cups cubed ham
  • ¼ cup chopped chives

How To Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  2. In a blender combine cauliflower and eggs. Blend until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl combine almond flour, arrowroot flower, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, and butter.
  4. Add cauliflower mixture to flour mixture; mix well. Stir in cheese, ham, and chives.
  5. Roll dough into a ball and flatten to 1” thick. Cut dough into 8 wedges and place evenly spaced on a lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack to cool.

Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.