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
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.
-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 🙂
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!
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!
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Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl says
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.
DELICIOUS! so making these!
Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health says
These look amazing!!! Do you like them better with the lemon or vanilla chobani?
Ericka @ The Sweet Life says
Great recipe! I’ve always been skeptical of scones….are they a biscuit, a cookie, biscottie, what? Ha, but these look great! Just pinned 🙂
These looks great! I wish I had blueberries on hand to make them…only strawberries.
Meredith @ DareYouTo says
Why does everything you bake make me wish I could reach into the computer screen and take one? (or five?)
sarah @ sarah learns says
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!
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!
Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile says
I have never made scones before, yumm!! MAnual mode will change your life 😀
looks yummy, i love scones
Parita @ myinnershakti says
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!
Lindsay @ Fuel My Family says
I have never made a scone but I am going to bookmark these and give them a try! thanks for the recipe!
Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef says
oooh i love scones! haven’t made them in awhile, definitely trying these. 🙂
[email protected] says
I love scones! I’m saving this one to try out. Thanks!
Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen says
Oh I LOVE the idea of using lemon yogurt…
Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinn Jeans says
Yum!! I love scones, especially bluberry one! And I think you are doing a great job with your camera 🙂
thanks so much girl!
Kristen @ notsodomesticated says
I LOVE this idea! There are so few ingredients, which is always a plus in my book!! Thanks for sharing!
Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries says
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. 😉 my husband loves scones, so i think i’ll have to try this out!
if i can handle these you can too!
Heather @ For the Love of Kale says
Well, SHOOT. Looks like we have a budding pro baker on our hands. 😉
haha awwww shucks! i do my best 🙂
Lindsay @ Chobani says
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 🙂
[email protected] says
I am making these!! They look super good!
Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats says
Yum! The lemon blueberry version sounds perfect for spring! So ready for it to get here already!
yep! i’m loving the lemon blueberry combo!
if i start walking now, i could be at your door for breakfast in a year. so save me one! hehe. Look wonderful!
i’ll make you a fresh batch when you get here!
Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin says
These look fantastic girl! Blueberry scones are my favourite kind! 😀
I’ve never had a scone before!! I’ve gotta try these 🙂
omg yes! you must try!
Rachel @ The Avid Appetite says
Yum! I love that you added yogurt to these…fantastic!
Lindsay @ Lindsay's List says
YUM! Need one of these to go with this cup of afternoon coffee!!
(and thanks for the TT love!)
YUM! I absolutely love scones! These would go perfect with coffee. 🙂
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says
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 🙂
[email protected] says
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!
you could def make these! easy peasy
Ashley @ Freckles & Spice says
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!
Stephanie @ On the Road to RD says
YES! I’ve been waiting for this recipe! Woohoo! Looks delish! Can’t wait to try it out!
let me know what you think!
Matt @ The Athlete's Plate says
Yum! I need to make these 🙂
well don’t THOSE look DELICIOUS! nomz.
Danica @ It's Progression Not Perfection says
These look great! Do you know what I could possibly replace the yogurt with?
mmm these look SO good! i will NNEEEEDD to make these soon 🙂
Healthiful Balance says
I’m a fan of blueberries and scones so this is perfect! I love that they are healthy, too. 🙂 They look delicious!
elle @ nutritionella says
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. 🙂
great idea to use lemon greek yogurt!
Ooh, I’ve got some leftover blueberries just dying to be used for this! Better run out and get some yogurt, ASAP!
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
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?
i think it’s because there’s not much butter. you can compare it to some other scone recipes and try adjusting the amount
[email protected] says
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!
Do you have the nutritional info for this recipe? Thanks!
i don’t! but i think livestrong has a free recipe calculator where you can put in all the info and it gives you the nutrition info!
Oh awesome!!! Thanks!
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. 🙂
awesome! i’m so glad you enjoyed them! that combo sounds delish!
Can i substitute the sugar with maple syrup? Can i use less butter?
i don’t think you could use maple syrup in this recipe. the dough is already pretty wet and that might make it too wet to work with. You could try with less butter but i already cut back a lot so i’m not sure how it would turn out.