Almond Prune Scones

Scones are fun to make and can be relatively healthy. Here’s one I put together with ingredients on hand. I only have a few left after an hour, so it must be a keeper.

Almond Prune Scones

Ingredients:

  • 2 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/3 cup raw cane sugar (sub regular if desired)

    scones

    Almond Prune Scones

  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut in small chunks
  • 2 tsp. fresh grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup plain almonds – chop and toast lightly
  • 1 cup diced prunes (substitute other dried fruit as desired)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract

Put it Together:

  1. Mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and lemon zest together in a large bowl.
  2. Cut butter into mixture using a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly
  3. Add almonds and fruit
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla & almond extract
  5. Pour into large bowl of flour mixture and combine until dough just sticks together. Do not over mix.
  6. Generously spray 2 double lined cookie sheets with SPAM or other vegetable oil. Using 1/4 cup, drop dough on sheets approximately 2 inches apart. Brush dough with additional milk and sprinkle with sugar.
  7. Put cookie sheets in freezer for 20-30 minutes. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  8. Bake approximately 15-20 minutes. Serve with butter or jelly/jam.
  9. NOTE: If you do not have double-lined cookie sheets, put parchment paper on the cookie sheet – the scones will burn easily if precautions not taken.
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