Low Fat, Low Calorie Blueberry Scones

Blueberry scone
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  • 39 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins,
  • Cook: 14 mins
  • Yield: 24 scones (serves 24)
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Did you know that a blueberry scone with your morning coffee contains more than 450 calories and an unhealthy dose of fat? Here's a much lighter blueberry scone, which is smaller but just as tantalizing. These scones are drop scones rather than wedges, which makes them the perfect size for a morning or afternoon treat.

These are best served warm.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 cup flour (whole-wheat)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 tbsp. butter (cold, unsalted, cut into small pieces)
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup blueberries

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.​
  2. Line a large baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. 
  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender or two knives until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Add egg, buttermilk, and vanilla. Stir with a fork until a dough forms. Fold in blueberries. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet.
  1. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Yield 24 small scones.

Per Scone: Calories 76, Calories from Fat 21, Total Fat 2.4g (sat 1.3g), Cholesterol 14mg, Sodium 92mg, Carbohydrate 11.9g, Fiber 0.9g, Protein 1.8g