I agree with the previous poster...it would be like trying to make a healthy shortbread. It is hard to substitute for butter in baking and 2 sticks is a lot of fat. You might be able to sub the white flour for whole wheat flour to at least add some nutrients. Try looking up some recipes from Ellie Krieger. Her recipes usually cut down on the fat/calories, increase nutrients, and taste pretty good. Her mixed berry cobbler is very good and might satisfy your scone craving.
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1,561 5/29/12 2:39 P
IMO, you can't make a "healthy scone" that bears any resemblance to a real scone.
If you use buttermilk instead of the sour cream and cut the raisins WAY down, it will have less fat and fewer calories. Here's a link to a simple one that works well for me: www.joyofbaking.com/SconesChocChip.html>
I've never made it with chocolate chips or cherries, but I have made it plain; with blueberries (add lemon or orange zest and orange juice concentrate or extract for part of the liquid); and with almonds (add almond extract and blanched sliced almonds).
I say, if you're going to have a scone, have a scone. Enjoy one and freeze the rest or share with a friend!
5/29/12 10:21 A
I'm having trouble finding it. Could you post either the link or a list of the ingredients here?
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I just posted a recipe for scones. Can someone PLEASE help me to make it healthier? I know that I could probably use fat free sour cream but what about the rest of the recipe??????????? PLEASE HELP?????????
15 oz box of raisins 2 sticks of butter (room temp) 1 1/4 cups sugar 16 oz sour cream 4 1/2 cups flour 2 tsp baking soda 2tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt
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