Morning Glory Scones

Morning Glory Scones

4 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2015

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.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  • 1¼ cups white whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • ½ cup shredded carrot
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ⅓ cup chopped toasted pecans
  • ⅓ cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup reduced-fat milk or buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • Sweet Scone Glaze (optional, see Tip)


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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk 1½ 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.
  3. Whisk milk (or buttermilk) and egg in a medium bowl; stir into the dry ingredients until just combined.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 ¾ 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 ⅓ 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 information

  • Serving size: 1 scone
  • Per serving: 233 calories; 9 g fat(4 g sat); 3 g fiber; 35 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 54 mcg folate; 30 mg cholesterol; 10 g sugars; 5 g added sugars; 977 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 130 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 287 mg sodium; 153 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (20% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ starch, 2 fat

Reviews 4

March 25, 2018
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By: la503
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.
December 26, 2016
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By: Viv
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!
March 14, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
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
March 10, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
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
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