Friday, February 11, 2011

Low Fat Whole Wheat Scones


On a rainy day not too long ago I called up a friend asking for a little help with something and also invited her to stay for lunch. Along with a good visit we enjoyed a fresh fruit bowl and yogurt along side these blueberry and orange zest infused scones.

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups white flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 tbsp butter, cold
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 tbsp orange or lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
Method:
  1. Stir together all dry ingredients. Cut in cold butter until the butter is very small chunks.
  2. Stir together the apple sauce, zest and butter milk. Pour over dry mixture and stir with a fork just until it all comes together. Do no over mix scones.
  3. Using your hands, gently work the berries into the dough.
  4. Place mounds of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 375ยบ for 12-15 minutes. Remove immediately to cooling rake. Best served warm. Add a dusting of powdered sugar for a finishing touch. Yields 8 large scones.

7 comments:

  1. Oh you always set a pretty table Kathy. The scones sound really good.

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  2. Oh, I love scones and I like the sound of low-fat:). .. Love the combination of blueberries and orange.

    This recipe sounds just delicious!

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  3. I love when I find yummy recipes that have been tweaked a bit to make them a little more healthy. However I imagine I will have to continue to put the mini chocolate chips in the scones for our girls...but every little bit helps. I've never seen orange with blueberry...usually it's lemon. I'm looking forward to trying these.

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  4. These beautiful pictures of your table always make me really want to come over to your house for lunch.

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  5. Low fat, blueberry and orange sounds great. I love scones.

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  6. All your recipes look wonderful..Almost make me want to start cooking again...Then I'd have to eat it!!!

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