No bakery degree required for this recipe: these healthy, savory ham-and-cheese scones are as easy to make as a batch of muffins. White whole-wheat flour adds a boost of fiber, and just enough butter gives them great flavor and texture without going overboard on calories. Try them with brunch or alongside your favorite stew.

Breana Killeen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2015
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

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  • Whisk 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Using a pastry blender or your fingertips, cut or rub butter into the dry ingredients. Stir in cheese, ham and chives.

  • Whisk milk (or buttermilk) and egg in a medium bowl; stir into the dry ingredients until just combined.

  • Sprinkle a work surface with 1 tablespoon flour. Turn the dough out and sprinkle the top with the remaining 1 tablespoon flour. Knead three to five times, or until the dough just comes together. Divide in half and pat each piece into a 5-inch circle. Cut each circle into 6 wedges and transfer to the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake the scones until firm to the touch, 18 to 24 minutes.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Store airtight for up to 1 day; reheat at 300°F for 10 to 15 minutes.

Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

190.7 calories; protein 6.6g 13% DV; carbohydrates 24.7g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 1.7g 7% DV; sugars 2.1g; fat 7.5g 12% DV; saturated fat 4.4g 22% DV; cholesterol 36.3mg 12% DV; vitamin a iu 299.7IU 6% DV; vitamin c 0.6mg 1% DV; folate 54.8mcg 14% DV; calcium 153.8mg 15% DV; iron 2.8mg 15% DV; magnesium 9.3mg 3% DV; potassium 86.5mg 2% DV; sodium 345mg 14% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 16% DV; added sugar 1g.