Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lower in fat Blueberry Scones! A first try!!!

Note:  I have received several requests to repost this easy scone recipe.  Enjoy!

  I absolutely love scones or any breakfast bread actually!  In my quest to make a healthy, moist and still tasty scone I decided to experiment with some ideas I thought might work.  Butter is a big ingredient in scones but I wanted less fat so I eliminated some of the butter and added applesauce; substituted some buttermilk(used the mixture of adding lemon juice to milk to sour it) and I was impressed with the outcome..Hubby was too!.

Tender and moist with just the right amount of fruit we really enjoyed them.  I would definitely recommend them..  Today it was blueberry but I wouldn't hesitate to make them with cranberries or other dried fruits(dried fruits are more sugary though)  I used frozen blueberries that I had frozen in summer for this recipe with no problem..

Happy Baking!  Please let me know if you tried them!!   

Happy Baking from my kitchen to your

Drop by large tablespoons onto cookie sheet

Making Lower in fat Blueberry Scones (2012 my recipe)

2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
½ cup natural applesauce no sugar added (or 1 -3.9 ounce individual container)
pinch salt
3 tablespoons butter softened
2 tsp. baking powder
pinch salt
½ cup buttermilk (I took ½ cup skim milk and added 1 tsp. lemon juice and let set for a minute or two).(I always substitute this formula when buttermilk is called for).
1 egg
2/3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (I used frozen)
Beat sugar, butter and applesauce until blended.  Add baking powder, pinch of salt and flour, alternating milk while adding flour. Do not over beat!   Gently fold in blueberries and drop by large tablespoons onto greased cookie sheet. (I used cooking spray) Sprinkle with a little sugar if desired.  Bake 425 approximately 12 to 15 minutes.  Makes 12 small or 6 large scones.  Serve warm or cool and freeze!

*Helpful Note: When a recipe calls for buttermilk to every ¾ cup milk , add 2 tsp. lemon juice or vinegar. Let set or a minute or two. Easier than buying buttermilk. It's kind of fake but it works fine!
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