Is There A Lot Of Sugar In Scones?

Is there a lot of sugar in scones? Scones. They are loved by the British, and they go perfectly with a good cup of tea. But does anybody know if there is a lot of sugar in scones? Well, that is exactly the question I am going to be answering in this post as well as sharing 10 lower-sugar brands of scones you can pick and choose from.

To answer the question of whether there is a lot of sugar in scones I have collated the sugar content data of both pre-made scones and scone mixes. I have also managed to track some lower and zero-sugar scone mixes so you can make low-sugar scones at home without going crazy in the sugar department.

So let’s dig in, is there a lot of sugar in scones?

Is there a lot of Sugar in Scones?

As a general rule, premade scones tend to contain 14g-22g of sugar per scone. Scones made at home with scones mixes tend to be lower in sugar – the sugar content of scones made with scone mixes varies from 0g-9g of sugar per scone.

Before we continue, if you are interested in the sugar content of other baked goods or mixes make sure to check out some of the following posts I have written:

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10 Scone Brands – Ranked Based on Sugar Content.

In this section, I will go through 10 different brands of scones available from grocery stores and rank them based on sugar content. As you will see the sugar content of the brands ranked ranges from 22g – 0g of sugar per scone.

1.      Whole Foods Market Chocolate Chip Scones – 22g of Sugar

The highest sugar scone on this list is these chocolate chip scones from Whole Foods Market. There are 22g of sugar per chocolate chip scone. I mean it does make sense given that these are chocolate scones. Anything with “chocolate” in the name we know is not going to be the lowest sugar item out there.

Moral of the story – if you want a lower-sugar scone don’t go for a chocolate chip one.

2.      Whole Foods Market Raspberry Rhubarb Scone – 18g of Sugar

If you are more of a fan of fruit scones, then I have some good news for you – fruit scones tend to be lower in sugar than the chocolate variety.

The raspberry rhubarb scones at Whole Foods Market contain 18g of sugar per scone.

3. Whole Foods Market Blueberry Scone – 18g of Sugar

The blueberry scones at Whole Foods Market contain the same amount of sugar as the raspberry rhubarb. These scones contain 18g of sugar per scone.

4. Private Selection Raspberry Lemon Scones – 14g of Sugar

The Private Selection raspberry lemon scones available at Ralph’s contain 14g of sugar per scone. So, it looks like it is safe to assume that most pre-made fruit scones will contain somewhere in the teens in terms of total sugar content.

5. Wild Blueberry English Scone Mix by Sticky Fingers Bakeries – 9g of Sugar

If you are really craving blueberry scones, but 18g of sugar is too much for you, then why not try baking some at home using this wild blueberry English scone mix from Sticky Fingers Bakeries?

A blueberry scone made with this mix only contains 9g of sugar per scone (7g of which are added). This is because this mix only requires you to add water to make them. What is amazing is that the sugar content of this mix is almost as much as half the sugar content of a pre-made blueberry muffin. That is such a win!

You can find Sticky Fingers Bakeries Wild Blueberry English Scone Mix on Amazon here.

6. Raspberry English Scone Mix by Sticky Fingers Bakeries – 7g of Sugar

The raspberry scone mix from Sticky Fingers Bakeries is even lower in sugar at 7g of sugar per scone (5g of which are added). Again, for a fruit-based scone, this is pretty low in sugar.

You can find Sticky Finger Bakeries raspberry scone mix on Amazon here.

7. Stonewall Kitchen Traditional Scone Mix – 6g of Sugar

If you are looking for a lower-sugar plain scone mix, then you should check out this traditional scone mix from Stonewall Kitchen. There are 6g of sugar per scone serving and it can be found on Amazon here.

8. Garvey’s Downton Abbey best Of British Traditional Organic Scone Mix – 2g of Sugar

An even lower plain scone mix comes from Garvey’s. This scone mix from Garvey’s is sweetened with evaporated cane juice and contains only a mere 2g of sugar per scone.

You can see for yourself on Amazon here.

This scone mix also has the added benefit of being organic – win!

9. Livlo Blueberry Scone Keto Baking Mix – 1g of Total Sugar

Next up is a blueberry scone mix that is sweetened with erythritol and monk fruit rather than sugar. There is only 2g of sugar per scone and 0g of added sugar in this blueberry scone mix from Livlo.

Each scone also contains 5g of protein!

You can check out this added sugar-free blueberry scone mix by Livlo on Amazon here.

If you are interested, I have talked about Livlo before in the following posts I wrote:

10. Good Dees Low Carb Baking Mix – 0g of Total Sugar

The lowest sugar entry on this list comes from Good Dees. I have talked about this mix before in the post I wrote on the best low-sugar pancake mix alternatives (12 Sugar Free Waffle and Pancake Mixes You Need To Try).

This mix is making another appearance as it can not only be used to make pancakes but also to make muffins and scones. It includes specific instructions on the back of the package on how to use the mix to make scones.

This mix is sweetened with erythritol and stevia and contains 0g of sugar per dry mix serving.

The only two ingredients that need to be added to the mix to make scones are eggs and vanilla – so long as you add a sugar-free vanilla this shouldn’t add any sugar to your scones.

You can find Good Dees low carb baking mix on Amazon here. Sugar-free scones for the win.

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Is There A Lot Of Sugar In Scones? – The Final Bite

Is there a lot of sugar in scones? What have we learned from the above? Well, if you just love a good scone then there are plenty of options for lower-sugar scones available from grocery stores. The main thing you must know is that scone mixes will tend to be lower in sugar than pre-made scones. If you are looking for the lowest sugar option, then your best option is Good Dees low carb baking mix which contains 0g of sugar.

And Remember…

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