Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Whole Wheat Apple Scones

I was in the mood for a good breakfast scone yesterday, and my search happily ended here. Scones are so easy when you just do it all in one big bowl. I really liked the apple texture and the crusty top that came from the milk and sugar!

Whole Wheat Apple Scones
Sarah Green, Ilwaco, Washington, Cooking Light, NOVEMBER 2006
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (about 5 ounces) (I just made mine 100% whole wheat, using 2 cups of whole wheat flour, and I didn't think they were too heavy.)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (about 4 3/4 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup shredded peeled Granny Smith apple (about 1/2 pound)
  • 1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons 1% low-fat milk
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Preheat oven to 425°.

Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups and tablespoons; level with a knife. Combine flours, 1/4 cup sugar, and next 5 ingredients (through nutmeg) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add apple, 1/2 cup milk, and vanilla extract, stirring just until moist (dough will be sticky).

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 4 times with floured hands. Divide dough in half; pat each portion into a 6-inch circle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cut each circle into 5 wedges, cutting into but not through, dough. Brush tops of wedges with 2 tablespoons milk, and sprinkle evenly with 2 teaspoons sugar. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 170 (27% from fat)
Fat: 5.1g (sat 3g,mono 1.3g,poly 0.3g)
Protein: 3.7g
Carbohydrate: 28.1g
Fiber: 2.1g
Cholesterol: 13mg
Iron: 1.3mg
Sodium: 319mg
Calcium: 84mg
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1 comment:

Momma Kaye said...

How did these scones taste? We used to have these in England--- yummmmmy! I'm going to try your recipe.