Thursday, December 9, 2010

Whole Wheat, Mixed Berry Orange Scones

    OK I edited this recipe so I can eat it without getting hives. So you could substitute brown sugar or honey for the 2 tablespoons blackberry preserves and you'd get a less dense result. As it is, just be aware they're going to taste more like a 12 grain bread than your average scone. But since I haven't been able to eat any prepackaged breads cuz of the yeast, that was a welcome treat for me. I almost want to call them something other than scones, but I just wasn't just what else to call them since I took them from a scone recipe and they look like whole wheat scones. They're a lot heart healthier and waist line friendlier than store bought scones. So give em a shot, and let me know what you think.


      *Pam Olive Oil Cooking Spray, 1 tbsp *Flour, Whole Wheat Pastry, 1 cup *Teff Flour, 0.25 cup Steel Cut Oats, dry, 1 cup 1/4 cup Whey Protein 1/4 cup Low Fat Dry Milk Powder *Chia Seed, 2 tbsp Baking Powder, 2 tsp Baking Soda, .5 tsp Salt, 1 tsp *Fat Free Plain Yogurt, 1 cup *Sugar Free Blackberry Preserve, 2 tbsp Orange Juice, 2 tbsp *Dried ground orange rind, 2 tsp Mixed Berries, 1 cup (I used raspberry and blueberry)


    Makes 10 Scones.

    Preheat oven to 400. Coat baking sheet lightly with cooking spray.

    Wisk together all dry ingredients (flours, oats, dream protein, chia seeds, baking powder, baking soda, salt).

    In a separate bowl combine wet ingredients (yogurt, perserves, orange juice, orange rind).

    Make a well in the dry mixture then fold in the wet mixture and berries. Stir until just combined.

    Drop onto baking sheet in 1/4 cup scoops. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until lightly browned. Since they are made with wheat flour, it may be difficult to tell when they are browned, so you can also check with a toothpick, and remove when the toothpick comes out clean.

    I put 5 in a plastic baggie and 5 in an air tight bag with the air removed then froze them. This way I'm not tempted to eat too many at a time.

    They are about 150 calories each, with 28 grams carbs, 4.5 grams fiber, and 6 grams of protein. Not bad for a scone! And since they're made with whole grains, and less than 2 grams of fat, they're heart healthy too. Try them with some almond butter or brummel and brown and no sugar added fruit preserves. DELISH! Or if you're not allergic to honey, I bet they're amazing with honey and butter spread of your choice. 

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