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Heart-Healthy Dried-Fruit Scones

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A healthy pastry recipe from chef Joanne Cheng at Flour Bakery + Cafe.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes

Makes: 8 scones


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup golden raisins

1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped

1/4 cup dried apple, chopped

1/4 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup crystallized ginger, chopped

1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries or blueberries, chopped

2 eggs

1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted

2 tablespoons water

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix together all dry ingredients. Add dried and fresh or frozen fruit; mix to evenly distribute fruit.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, yogurt, buttermilk, and vegetable oil until well combined and smooth. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and, using a wooden spoon or spatula, fold all ingredients together until all the dry is mixed in and mixture becomes a soft dough.
  3. Use a 1/2-cup measuring cup to scoop out scant 1/2-cup rounds of dough and place on a greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake in 350-degree oven until golden brown and firm, 40 to 45 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, make the vanilla glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together confectioners' sugar, water, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  5. Remove scones from oven and let cool to room temperature. Drizzle glaze over scones with a spoon; let set for 10 to 15 minutes. Best served the day they are baked, but may be stored in an airtight container for a day.

Nutrition facts per scone: 435 calories, 8g protein, 84g carbohydrate, 9g fat (1g saturated), 3g fiber


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