I don't know about you guys, but for me, when the weather gets warmer I instantly am more motivated to eat fresh fruits! Maybe it's because they're in season, easier to find, and refreshing when its hot out haha. But since I also love to bake A LOT, in the warmer months I try to bake and cook with fruits when I can.
Today I made these simple whole wheat blueberry scones that use honey as the sweetener, siggis yogurt to cut down on the butter content, almond milk so they are dairy-free, and whole wheat flour for added fiber. It only took about 18 minutes to bake them and about 10 minutes to prep, so this was the perfect brunch/snack item to bake for this coming Memorial Day weekend! They also aren't overly sweet, so feel free to adjust the honey to taste, and you can even experiment with something like maple syrup.
Here's what you'll need:
You Will Need:
To start, preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine.
Add in the cubed butter, and using a fork, mash it in to the flour. The goal is to create a crumbly texture in the flour, so make sure there are no large butter chunks remaining.
Next, add in the yogurt, honey, almond milk, and vanilla extract. Stir until just combined and the dough is in large crumbly chunks. There may still be some flour left over that didn't mix into the dough. Don't worry about mixing it in, we will combine it all together later.
Add in the blueberries and stir so that they are somewhat distributed throughout the dough.
Turn over the contents of the bowl onto the lined cookie sheet, and begin forming the dough into a circle about 1 in. thick. Don't be afraid to push down the dough when shaping it, just be mindful not to pop any blueberries.
Once you are happy with the shape of the scone dough, use a sharp serrated knife to cut it into eight equal sections, keeping them all touching in the circle.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, until the dough is golden brown on top and when you touch it, it isn't soft on the outside.
Let stand for 5 minutes on the pan, then re-cut the slices if necessary.
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