Healthy Raspberry Almond Scones
Yields: 8 scones
 
These scones are surprisingly easy to make, and they’re perfect for a quick weekday breakfast treat or a lazy weekend brunch! Leftovers will keep for at least one week if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • 1 ½ cups (180g) white whole wheat flour or gluten-free* flour (measured like this)
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp (28g) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • ½ cup (120g) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp (45mL) pure maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp + 2 tsp (55mL) nonfat milk, divided
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • ½ cup (70g) fresh raspberries, diced
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F, and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or the back of a fork until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in the Greek yogurt, maple syrup, 3 tablespoons of milk, and almond extract. Gently fold in the raspberries.
  3. Using a spatula, shape the dough into a ¾” tall circle on the prepared baking sheet, and brush with the remaining milk. Slice the circle into 8 triangular segments with a sharp knife. Bake at 425°F for 17-20 minutes, or until the tops are lightly golden. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
Notes: Whole wheat pastry flour, regular whole wheat flour, or all-purpose flour may be substituted for the white whole wheat flour.

For a gluten-free version, use the following blend: 1 cup (120g) millet flour, ¼ cup (30g) tapioca flour, ¼ cup (30g) brown rice flour, and 1 teaspoon xanthan gum. Most store-bought gluten-free flour blends will work as well, if they’re measured like this.

It’s very important that your butter is cold, straight from the fridge. (Freezing it isn’t necessary for this recipe!) With very cold butter, it won’t heat up until you put the scones in the extremely hot oven, and it will create little air pockets and a very tender crumb when it melts.

Honey or agave may be substituted in place of the pure maple syrup.

Any milk may be substituted in place of the nonfat milk.

If you aren’t a fan of almond extract, vanilla extract may be substituted instead.

Cut the raspberries to be about the size of chocolate chips to ensure the scones bake evenly. Frozen and thawed raspberries that have been patted dry to remove excess moisture from thawing may be substituted for the fresh raspberries.

In a pinch, coconut oil may be substituted for the butter, but the texture of the scones will be affected. Very cold butter is required to achieve their tender texture, and since coconut oil melts at a much lower temperature, the results will not be the same.

You can see my video of how to make scones here. (It's for a very similar recipe, located right above the recipe!)

{gluten-free, clean eating, low fat, low calorie}
Recipe by Amy's Healthy Baking at https://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2017/04/09/clean-raspberry-almond-scones/