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Buttermilk Scones

Buttermilk Scones

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plate of buttermilk scones
Makes: 9 Servings
Total Cost: $$$$
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

These scones taste better than those from your local bakery -- and you do not even have to change out of your pajamas! You can make many variations of this recipe by adding different fruits, sprinkling cinnamon prior to baking, or trying whole wheat flour. Get creative and have fun.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted (1/4 cup)
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Mix well.
  4. Add raisins and mix lightly.
  5. In a small bowl, combine melted butter and buttermilk. Add liquid ingredients to flour mixture; mix gently.
  6. Spoon dough into 9 equal mounds on a greased baking sheet. Bake until well browned, 18-20 minutes.
  7. Serve hot or at room temperature. Best eaten the same day you bake them.

Notes

  • Substitute vegetable oil for the butter to reduce saturated fat.
  • Try other dried fruit.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon before baking.
  • Try mixing in 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon or orange zest (grate the outer colored part of the peel).
  • No buttermilk? Place 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar in measuring cup and fill to the 1 cup line with milk. Stir and let set to thicken slightly.
  • Whole-wheat flour can be replaced with all-purpose flour.
Source:

Food Hero
Oregon State University Cooperative Extension Service

Nutrition Information

Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 217
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Sodium 211 mg
Carbohydrates 39 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 18 g
Added Sugars included 7 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 67 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 207 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 217
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 16 mg
Carbohydrates 39 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 18 g
Added Sugars included 7 g
Protein 4 g
Minerals
Calcium 67 mg
Potassium 207 mg
Sodium 211 mg
Copper 127 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 28 mg
Phosphorus 103 mg
Selenium 13 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 52 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.1 mg
Vitamin B12 0.1 mg
Vitamin C 0 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 1 mcg
Folate 38 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.1 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 11 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Fruits 1/4 cups
Grains 1 1/2 ounces

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