Whole Wheat Ginger Lemon Blueberry Scones - The Lemon Bowl
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Healthy Blueberry Ginger Scones

These healthy scones combine the classic flavors of blueberry and lemon with a little extra spice from crystallized ginger.
Course Baked Goods
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry scones
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 236kcal
Author Liz Della Croce

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons unrefined or granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons packed lemon zest from about 3 small lemons
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cup crystallized ginger diced
  • 1/3 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 3 - 6 tablespoons lemon juice or milk
  • Unrefined or granulated sugar for sprinkling on top optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and lemon zest.
  • With two knives or a pastry cutter, cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Do not over process!
  • Stir in the ginger and blueberries.
  • Add the lemon extract and tablespoon by tablespoon, mix in the lemon juice. Just add enough so that the dough holds together. If you add too much lemon juice, the scones will come out muffin-like. Some days I need 3 tablespoons and sometimes I need up to 6.
  • On a piece of parchment paper or Silpat, form a circle of dough, about 3/4" thick.
  • Cut out 8 triangular scones.
  • Place the scones a few inches apart on the parchment paper or Silpat and sprinkle the sugar over the top, if using.
  • Place the scones about 2" apart.
  • Bake until the scones are slightly brown, about 12 - 15 minutes.
  • Remove the scones from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes on the pan.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

These scones are best the day of baking but if you have any left over, cover and store at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3.7g | Fat: 8.7g | Saturated Fat: 5.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.5g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 200mg | Fiber: 3.8g | Sugar: 17.1g