Friday, May 8, 2020

Healthy Blueberry Lemon Scones

Healthy Blueberry Lemon Scones       

  • 1 ½ cups (180g) white entire wheat flour or gluten-free* flour (measured like this)
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp (5g) lemon zest (about 1 medium)
  • 2 tbsp (28g) unsalted butter, chilly and cubed
  • ½ cup (120g) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp (45mL) natural maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp (45mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice (see Notes!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (70g) recent blueberries
  • 2 tsp nonfat milk
Preheat the oven to 425°F, and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk collectively the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk within the lemon zest. Cut within the butter with a pastry cutter (highly recommended!) or the again of a fork till the combination resembles advantageous crumbs. Make a properly within the center. Add within the Greek yogurt, maple syrup, lemon juice, and vanilla. Stir till simply incorporated. Gently fold within the blueberries with a spatula.

Transfer the dough to the ready baking sheet. Using a spatula, form the dough right into a ¾” tall circle, and brush with the milk. Slice the dough into 8 triangular segments with a pointy knife. (No have to split them!) Bake at 425°F for 19-22 minutes, or till the tops and facets are frivolously golden. Cool at the pan for 5 minutes earlier than shifting to a wire rack.


  •  Whole wheat pastry flour, ordinary entire wheat flour, or all-purpose flour might be substituted for the white entire wheat flour.

    For a gluten-free version, use the subsequent blend: 1 cup (120g) millet flour, ¼ cup (30g) tapioca flour, ¼ cup (30g) brown rice flour, and 1 teaspoon xanthan gum. Most store-bought gluten-free flour blends (like this one!) will work as well, if they’re measured like this.

    I particularly suggest utilizing Meyer lemons! They’re sweeter than ordinary lemons and have a fuller flavor. They’re the merely sort of lemons I use in my baking and at all times produce the finest results!

    It’s very fundamental that your butter is cold, straight from the fridge. (Freezing it isn’t imperative for this recipe!) With very chilly butter, it won’t warmth up till you placed the scones within the tremendous hot oven, and it's going to create little air wallet and a really soft crumb whilst it melts.

    Honey or agave might be substituted in region of the natural maple syrup.

    In a pinch, frozen blueberries might be substituted for the fresh, and the baking time might growth slightly. (Keep in thoughts that frozen blueberries dye the dough a grayish color!)

    Any milk might be substituted for the nonfat milk.

    As written, those scones aren’t overly sweet. If you choose sweeter scones, replace an further 1-2 tablespoons of natural maple syrup for an same quantity of lemon juice. (They won’t have as stable of a lemon taste though!)

    In a pinch, coconut oil might be substituted for the butter, however the feel of the scones will probably be affected. Very chilly butter is needed to gain their soft texture, and considering the fact that coconut oil melts at a a lot decrease temperature, the effects won't be the same.

    For a vegan version, I suggest Earth Balance sticks in region of the butter, your favored non-dairy yogurt in region of the Greek yogurt, and non-dairy milk in region of the nonfat milk.

    Watch my video right the subsequent (located immediately above the recipe!) to see how those scones are made!

    {gluten-free, blank eating, low fat, vegan option}
Healthy Blueberry Lemon Scones
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