Signature Scones

This signature scone can be customized to your own sweet or savory preference. See variations below.

Yield: Makes 12 scones.

Ingredients

1 cup white whole wheat flour 
1 cup all-purpose flour 
2 teaspoons baking powder 
¼ teaspoon baking soda 
½ cup chopped dried or chopped fresh fruit 
2 tablespoons granulated sugar or agave nectar 
½ cup (5.3 oz.) nonfat Greek yogurt, any flavor 
¼ cup vegetable oil or olive oil 
¼ cup 2% low-fat milk 
1 large egg, slightly beaten 

Topping: (optional) 
1 tablespoon low-fat milk or whipping cream 
2 teaspoons sparkling white decorating sugar or granulated sugar 

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. 
  2. In large bowl, combine all ingredients, stirring just until dough clings together. (Mixture will be sticky; if using fresh fruit extra tablespoons of flour may be needed.) 
  3. On lightly floured surface, knead lightly for a few turns. Divide dough in half; pat dough into two 6-inch circles. 
  4. Cut each circle into 6 equal wedges. Place 2-inches apart on parchment paper-lined or lightly greased baking sheet. Brush surface with milk; sprinkle with sugar. 
  5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly golden. Transfer to a wire rack; serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

1 lemon ginger scone provides approximately: 176 calories, 5 g protein, 27 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, 5 g fat (.5 g saturated), 15 mg cholesterol, 16 mcg folate, 1 mg iron, 130 mg sodium.

Kansas Wheat Commission Test Kitchen Note

KWC Test Kitchen Variations: 

Lemon Ginger (pictured): lemon yogurt, 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest plus ¼ - ½ cup finely minced crystallized ginger 

Double Pineapple: pineapple yogurt with chopped dried tropical pineapple 

Bacon and Cheese: plain nonfat yogurt, ½ cup finely chopped fully cooked bacon and ½ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 

Pepperoni Pizza: plain nonfat yogurt, ½ cup finely chopped pepperoni, ½ cup pizza cheese plus extra cheese for sprinkling on top of the scone