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Cinnamon Yogurt Scones September 28, 2011

An adaptation from a simple yogurt bread that I have been playing with, these “Yogurt Scones” make for a healthy alternative to the high-fat originals (scones are usually made with sour cream).

Cinnamon Yogurt Scones

Ingredients (measurements are approximate)
Yield 6 scones

-1 cup white whole wheat flour
-3/4 cup nonfat plain European or Greek Yogurt
-1/4 cup raisins (or a bit less)
-1/4 cup chopped walnuts
-2 tbsp ground flax seed
-1 tbsp baking soda
-1 pinch salt
-2/3  cup warm water

Topping

-Brown sugar

-Cinnamon
-Olive oil

Methods

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Mix ingredients in large bowl (except for topping ingredients). Lightly grease pan with olive oil or use wax paper to line glass pan. Portion out 6-7 servings and place on pan. Make a thumbprint in the middle of each scone and sprinkle on brown sugar and cinnamon (about a pinch of each). Add just a drop or two of olive oil on the top of each scone. Bake for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Highlights

High in calcium (from yogurt), low in fat (nonfat yogurt used), and good source of whole grains (whole wheat flour).

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3 Responses to “Cinnamon Yogurt Scones”

  1. J.Nelson Says:

    YUM!! I cannot wait to make this!!

  2. Lyza Says:

    These look GREAT! Is there really no “sweetener” in the batter other than the brown sugar on the top? I’m dying to try them, just wanted to check with you first if there was any sugar in the dough.

  3. Hi Lyza: That’s right- the sugar is just added on top. The yogurt and raisins contain natural sugars and these are mixed into the dough but no additional cane sugar (or alternative such as honey) is needed beyond the topping. I liked this recipe because it was so quick and easy to make. Enjoy!


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