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Recipe: Morning Glory Scones

October 22, 2019

Yield: 12 servings

Servings: 12

Serving Size: 1 scone

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

To Make Ahead: Store airtight for up to 1 day; reheat at 300°F for 10 to 15 minutes.

Recipe Description:

No bakery degree required for this recipe: these healthy carrot- and raisin-studded morning glory scones are as easy to make as a batch of muffins. White whole-wheat flour adds a boost of fiber, and just enough butter gives them great flavor and texture without going overboard on calories. For a sweeter scone, drizzle with the optional scone glaze.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups white whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1/3 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup reduced-fat milk or buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • Sweet Scone Glaze (optional )

Recipe Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Using a pastry blender or your fingertips, cut or rub butter into the dry ingredients. Stir in carrot, raisins, pecans, coconut and cinnamon.
  3. Whisk milk (or buttermilk) and egg in a medium bowl; stir into the dry ingredients until just combined.
  4. Sprinkle a work surface with 1 tablespoon flour. Turn the dough out and sprinkle the top with the remaining 1 tablespoon flour. Knead three to five times, or until the dough just comes together. Divide in half and pat each piece into a 5-inch circle. Cut each circle into 6 wedges and transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake the scones until firm to the touch, 18 to 24 minutes. Glaze, if desired.

Recipe Tips & Notes:

  • To make Sweet Scone Glaze, whisk 3/4 cup lightly packed confectioners’ sugar and 2 tablespoons lemon juice (or milk) in a small bowl until smooth. Adjust consistency with a little more sugar or liquid as desired. Drizzle over warm scones with a fork or spread with a pastry brush. Makes: about 1/3 cup (enough to coat 12 scones with about 1 teaspoon glaze each)

Recipe Nutrition:

Per serving: 233 calories; 9 g fat (4 g sat, 3 g mono); 30 mg cholesterol; 35 g carbohydrate; 5 g added sugars; 10 g total sugars; 5 g protein; 3 g fiber; 287 mg sodium; 153 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (20% daily value), Iron (17% dv)

2 Carbohydrate Serving(s)

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 2 fat

Recipe Disclaimer(s):

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