No bakery degree required for this recipe: these healthy carrot- and raisin-studded morning glory 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. For a sweeter scone, drizzle with the optional scone glaze.

Breana Killeen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2015


Recipe Summary

45 mins
Nutrition Profile:


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

  • 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 carrot, raisins, pecans, coconut and cinnamon.

  • 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. Glaze, if desired.


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

To make Sweet Scone Glaze, whisk 3/4 cup lightly packed confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons lemon juice (or milk) in a small bowl until smooth. Adjust consistency with a little more sugar or liquid as desired. Drizzle over warm scones with a fork or spread with a pastry brush. Makes: about 1/3 cup (enough to coat 12 scones with about 1 teaspoon glaze each)

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

233 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 34.8g; dietary fiber 2.6g; sugars 10.3g; fat 8.9g; saturated fat 4.5g; cholesterol 29.9mg; vitamin a iu 977.4IU; vitamin c 0.5mg; folate 54.5mcg; calcium 130.1mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 14.6mg; potassium 152.8mg; sodium 286.5mg; thiamin 0.2mg; added sugar 5g.

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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
Entire Family Loved Them! These scones are delicious! If my picky eaters gobbled them so will yours! For those on Weight Watchers these scones are 6 points each. Pros: Delicious Healthy Portable Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Taste & Texture were perfect! These were great! I made full batch but split the batch by making 1/2 this recipe and 1/2 lemon poppy seed. The morning glory scones won the taste test! I sub'd dried cranberries for the raisins and made a vanilla glaze. Next time I'll make them thru step 2 the night before to speed up the morning process. Pros: Taste & Texture Cons: Somewhat time-consuming Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Forgiving recipe for a first time scone baker- remained moist even with a bit of manhandling. A little apple pie spice adds a nice little kick to the flavor. Portions were very large- next time I will try cutting smaller and adjust the baking time as needed. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious recipe!!! I made these and they're very tasty! I like 2 use up whatever similar ingredients I hav on hand so... my deviations=...diced (dried) cranberries (instead of raisins)...raw walnuts (instead of pecans)...1/2c sour cream & 1/2c milk (instead of buttermilk)...added a 1/4tsp baking soda 2 balance the sour cream. Oh I also used a bit more spice. In addition 2 the cinnamon I used another tsp of McCormicks Apple Pie Spice blend (nutmeg allspice & cinnamon). Just the extra "umph" it needed! Read More