Healthy Blueberry Scones

Hi Friends!

Just popping in for a minute to share a recipe that’s been a long time coming. I actually can’t believe I haven’t shared it with you yet! It’s been my favorite scone recipe for about 10 years now.

And I know I’ve promised to post it several times recently, so here it is! I like it because it’s fairly healthy. There isn’t a ton of butter or sugar, and greek yogurt adds some protein.

Healthy Blueberry Scones

by Lindsay L

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 14 min


Ingredients (12 scones)

  • 2 c white whole wheat flour (or AP, or 1/2 white-1/2 wheat)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 6 Tbsp chilled butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 c bluberries
  • 1 c vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda.

Add the butter and use a pastry blender, or two knives, to cut in until it resembles small peas.

Stir in the berries.

In a small bowl, mix together the egg and yogurt.

Stir the yogurt mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

Dump the dough onto a work surface and “knead” 3-4 times.

Pat into a circle about 1/2 an inch thick.

Cut into 12 wedges and transfer to a baking sheet.

Sprinkle the tops with a pinch of sugar and bake 12-14 minutes.

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-If you use all white whole wheat flour, you might need to add an extra dollop of yogurt or a splash of milk because it absorbs more liquid than AP flour. I’ve found 1/2 and 1/2 works best.
-These are very moist. Eat them within a few days or they may get moldy. This is never a problem in my house :)

Annnnnd voila!

One thing to note about these scones is the dough. It will be SUPER crumbly when you dump it out on to the workspace. And it will be sticky! That’s ok. Just do your best to “knead” it a few times and then after you press it into a circle and cut it, use your fingers to kind of smoosh the crumbly edges together on each wedge. And don’t worry if there’s a little extra flour in your bowl that doesn’t get used!

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PS…after having my Nikon for 4 years, I finally learned how to change the settings in manual mode! SO, bear with me while I practice and learn :) PPS. Don’t forget to check out this week’s Tuesday Trainer. This week’s theme is Animal-Inspired moves and I did the crocodile walk!

Enjoy! –Lindsay– PS. Here’s the ab workout I did today: Pin It

About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. I love me some blueberry scones… or craisin scones… or raspberry scones (those are my fave). Yum! hand me some thru the screen will ya. I’m sure to pin this one! mmm. mmm.
    Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl recently posted..Abs of Steel in Six-Weeks

  2. DELICIOUS! so making these!
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  3. These look amazing!!! Do you like them better with the lemon or vanilla chobani?
    Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health recently posted..Sometimes Healthy Living Means Letting Go

  4. Great recipe! I’ve always been skeptical of scones….are they a biscuit, a cookie, biscottie, what? Ha, but these look great! Just pinned :)
    Ericka @ The Sweet Life recently posted..Happy Birthday, My Friend

  5. These looks great! I wish I had blueberries on hand to make them…only strawberries.

    Pinned it!
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  6. Why does everything you bake make me wish I could reach into the computer screen and take one? (or five?)
    Meredith @ DareYouTo recently posted..Make Overnight Oats

  7. these look great! i have only made my own scones once before, but i think i could handle this recipe! :) pinning to my “to-bake” board!
    sarah @ sarah learns recently posted..two new home-gym loves

  8. I made scones with yogurt once – I used vanilla yogurt and chocolate chunks with dried cherries.

    Yogurt is a great substitute for buttermilk!

    Great recipe – I love scones!

  9. I have never made scones before, yumm!! MAnual mode will change your life πŸ˜€
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  10. looks yummy, i love scones
    christa recently posted..Super Quick Sunday Morning

  11. I love scones but have never tried to make them at home. You make it look so easy! I can see these becoming a breakfast favorite pretty quickly too!
    Parita @ myinnershakti recently posted..Bachelorette Bandits

  12. I have never made a scone but I am going to bookmark these and give them a try! thanks for the recipe!
    Lindsay @ Fuel My Family recently posted..Getting Back to Intuitive Eating

  13. oooh i love scones! haven’t made them in awhile, definitely trying these. :)
    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef recently posted..Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bars

  14. I love scones! I’m saving this one to try out. Thanks! recently posted..Around the Plate Goodies

  15. Oh I LOVE the idea of using lemon yogurt…
    Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen recently posted..Perfecting the Vegan Cookie

  16. Yum!! I love scones, especially bluberry one! And I think you are doing a great job with your camera :)
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  17. I LOVE this idea! There are so few ingredients, which is always a plus in my book!! Thanks for sharing!
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  18. these look SO good! i like that they look fairly easy to make too. scones have always intimidated me, but this recipe doesn’t look too scary. πŸ˜‰ my husband loves scones, so i think i’ll have to try this out!
    Ashley @ My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries recently posted..Trainer Tuesday: Cardio Machine Mish Mash

  19. Well, SHOOT. Looks like we have a budding pro baker on our hands. πŸ˜‰
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  20. Yum, you’ve done it again! We bet these would be extra tasty made with our 0% Lemon. Thanks for whipping these up, just pinned them to our Chobaniac creations board :)

  21. I am making these!! They look super good!
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  22. Yum! The lemon blueberry version sounds perfect for spring! So ready for it to get here already!
    Abby @ Abz ‘n’ Oats recently posted..another transition

  23. if i start walking now, i could be at your door for breakfast in a year. so save me one! hehe. Look wonderful!

  24. These look fantastic girl! Blueberry scones are my favourite kind! πŸ˜€
    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin recently posted..Family of foodies

  25. I’ve never had a scone before!! I’ve gotta try these :)
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  26. Yum! I love that you added yogurt to these…fantastic!
    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite recently posted..The Weekend in Photos

  27. YUM! Need one of these to go with this cup of afternoon coffee!!
    (and thanks for the TT love!)

  28. YUM! I absolutely love scones! These would go perfect with coffee. :)
    Maureen recently posted..Avocado Madness

  29. Cool idea to use a flavored yogurt to make these! I bet the pomegranate flavor would be good as well.

    Crocodile walk = awesome. Love the name :)

  30. I love blueberry scones! I’ve never made my own from scratch though. I need a baking project that doesn’t involve cupcakes so I think I may need to give this a whirl! recently posted..Eating For Two

  31. I loooove blueberry and lemon together. Thanks for the recipe.
    And I’ve got to go check out this crocodile walk now. Haha, I’ve never heard of it!
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  32. YES! I’ve been waiting for this recipe! Woohoo! Looks delish! Can’t wait to try it out!
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  33. Yum! I need to make these :)
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  34. well don’t THOSE look DELICIOUS! nomz.
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  35. These look great! Do you know what I could possibly replace the yogurt with?
    Danica @ It’s Progression Not Perfection recently posted..A Sugar Cleanse?!?

  36. mmm these look SO good! i will NNEEEEDD to make these soon :)

  37. I’m a fan of blueberries and scones so this is perfect! I love that they are healthy, too. :) They look delicious!
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  38. These are happening this weekend. Do you know if they freeze well? I’d rather not eat the whole batch in 3 days… though that is feasible. :)
    elle @ nutritionella recently posted..lean leg love.

  39. great idea to use lemon greek yogurt!
    alex recently posted..Goat cheese, roasted red pepper and arugula sandwich

  40. Ooh, I’ve got some leftover blueberries just dying to be used for this! Better run out and get some yogurt, ASAP!
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  41. how do you think almond flour will work?

    • i’m not sure. i don’t have much experience with it. maybe you could try half almond/half something else. if you’re gluten free, maybe oat flour?

      • one more question…… :) Do you knead it with the blueberries in it? They don’t get all smooshed? Thanks!

        • you’re only actually “kneading” the dough about 5 times, just to get everything to come together before patting it into a circle…so some get smooshed but most are ok

  42. Hi Lindsay,

    I just made these and they are delicious but mine are a bit cakey inside. Not crumbly once they were cooked. Do you know how I can make them more crumbly once baked?

  43. Great recipe! After a tea and cake palooza with the kiddos last night (London Olympics opening ceremonies), we were craving scones this morning! Tried your recipe and they came out great. So we did a peach version too!

  44. Do you have the nutritional info for this recipe? Thanks!

  45. Just tried these out but did peaches and white chocolate chips instead of blueberries (what I had laying around) and they turned out amazing! Thanks so much for this recipe. :)


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