Scent your house with the sweet smell of apples and cinnamon. The video recipe uses a standard scone mix with the added twist of spices, mixed dried fruit, cooking apples and dark sugar. In the lower calorie recipe the scones are made with small bits of apples and a cinnamon spice glaze giving you the perfect excuse to bake.
- 1/2 cup cold buttermilk
- 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- cooking spray
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp chilled butter (must be cold) cut into small pieces
- 2 cups diced apples, peeled
For the glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch nutmeg
- 2 tbsp cold fat free milk (plus 1/2 tbsp if needed)
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Combine the first five ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Combine the flours, baking powder, cinnamon nutmeg, and salt in another large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Cut in chilled butter with a pastry blender, or you could use 2 knives, until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
- Fold in diced minced apples. Add buttermilk mixture, stirring just until moist.
- Place dough onto a floured surface and knead lightly four times with floured hands.
- Form dough into an 9-inch circle onto baking sheet, about 3/4″ thick.
- Using a knife, cut dough into 12 wedges all the way through.
- Bake until golden, about 18-20 minutes, depending on your oven.
- Place on a cooling rack about 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, to make the glaze: Mix powdered sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg with 2 tbsp of milk, adding 1/2 tbsp more (1 tsp at a time) if necessary to get the consistency to the right thickness. Stir until completely smooth.
- Place scones on parchment or wax paper and drizzle the glaze over the scones using a spoon – or- place the glaze in a shallow bowl and dip the top of the scones into the glaze, then let it sit on the waxed paper to harden.
Makes 12 scones.
Serves 12 – Serving Size: 1 scone – Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 184, Fat: 4 g, Carbohydrate: 37 g, Fibre: 2 g, Protein: 3 g, Sugar: 19 g
The scones aren’t too sweet, so the glaze gives it the perfect balance of sweetness in every bite. If you want to cut back on your sugar, you can make half the glaze, then drizzle it on instead.