Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Power Scones

A few weeks ago, I attended the MKE Foodie Fitness Fete and was introduced to Power Scones. It was love at first bite. These scones are the perfect combination of nutty and sweet as well as super satisfying - there's no sugar crash after eating one of these treats!

I knew I had to try making the scones myself, but the recipe looked intimidating. But . . . turns out, it's really pretty easy - just a matter of getting all the ingredients, which is as simple as making a stop at Whole Foods and hitting the bulk bins. 

I highly recommend making these scones - they're the perfect pre- and post-workout fuel or breakfast!

Even more delicious topped with a dollop of peanut butter!

Power Scones
from Lace & Race

1/2 cup rolled oats (not quick oats)
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup wheat bran
1/4 cup almonds, chopped 
1/4 cup pecans, chopped
2 Tbsp millet
2 Tbsp ground flax seed
2 Tbsp whole flax seed
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, diced and chilled
3/4 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
1/8 tsp lemon zest
1/8 tsp orange zest
2 tsp lemon juice
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract (I substituted almond extract)
1 cup dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients on the list through salt. Cut in butter using a pastry cutter (or just use your hands) until the dough resembles fine bread crumbs. 

In a separate bowl, whisk together yogurt, egg, lemon zest, orange zest and lemon juice, then add to the dry ingredients with the dried cranberries. Mix all ingredients until combined.

Form scones into your desired shape and size and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Allow scones to cool completely before storing in an airtight container. 

Let's talk scones: Have you ever made scones? What is your favorite variety? 

- ST

10 comments:

  1. I hope I can find all of this in Green Bay with out whole foods :) I'll make an attempt this weekend. Thanks!
    I've never made scones - I've been afraid they are all sugar, butter and flour.

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    1. Let me know what you think! I'm sure you'll be able to find the ingredients - even a regular grocery store will likely have most of the ingredients!

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    2. too bad I had to buy a big thing of millet for the little bit I need! I'll have to try it with something else :)
      So I just decided to make these, and I couldn't remember where the recipe was! I'm glad this time I remembered - I have already bought ingredients and never found what I wanted to make.

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    3. Did you try making a batch yet? With all the millet you now have, you can make these scones every week ;)

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    1. I could eat one every day. I made a double batch, yet only three made it into the freezer - the rest were gobbled up!

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  3. These do look really good!

    I tried making a "healthy" scone once and it didn't turn out well at all :( I'd like to try this recipe instead!

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    1. Let me know if you end up trying it! These scones tasted as delicious as ones you'd get at a bakery, but way less expensive and healthier to make them at home :)

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  4. I'm so glad you posted this! I loved those scones and I really want to make them.

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    1. Maybe this weekend! We should have another get together soon.

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