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Lemon Drop Scones

If our tea tutorials didn’t inspire you to spend an afternoon with Camellia sinensis, these honey-sweetened lemon scones just might provide the motivation you need. This recipe, reprinted from Camilla V. Saulsbury’s 5 Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking, is a deliciously light treat.

Lemon Drop Scones

Makes 12 scones.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup liquid honey
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Large rimmed baking sheet, lined with parchment paper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, yogurt, honey, butter, lemon zest, lemon juice and oil until well blended.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just blended.
  5. Drop dough by 1/4 cup measures 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 14 to 19 minutes or until tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool on pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then transfer to the rack to cool for 5 minutes. Serve warm or let cool completely.

Tip: An equal amount of white whole wheat flour may be used in place of the whole wheat pastry flour. Alternatively, use half whole wheat flour and half unbleached all-purpose flour.

Storage Tip: Store the cooled scones in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let thaw at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per scone:
Calories 159
Total fat 7 g
Saturated fat 3 g
Cholesterol 22 mg
Sodium 249 mg
Carbohydrate 24 g
Fiber 3 g
Protein 4 g
Calcium 73 mg
Iron 0.7 mg

Excerpted from 5 Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking by Camilla V. Saulsbury © 2012 Robert Rose Inc. www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.

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