No bakery degree required for this recipe: these healthy chocolate-and-cherry 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


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  • 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 cherries and chocolate chips.

  • 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

213.7 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 33.5g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 2.2g 9% DV; sugars 9.6g; fat 7.2g 11% DV; saturated fat 4.3g 21% DV; cholesterol 29.9mg 10% DV; vitamin a iu 335.6IU 7% DV; vitamin cmg; folate 53mcg 13% DV; calcium 122.4mg 12% DV; iron 2.9mg 16% DV; magnesium 12.3mg 4% DV; potassium 87.7mg 3% DV; sodium 276.4mg 11% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 15% DV; added sugar 5g.

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Chocolate-Cherry Scones These Chocolate-Cherry Scones are perfect for a not-too-sweet treat. They are not difficult to make but do involve a little time to chop the cherries and chocolate and cut in the butter. Definitely worth the effort. The dark chocolate is perfect with the dried cherries. Instead of the glaze I topped them with raw sugar before baking for a little crunch. These won't last long. Delicious! Pros: Moist mildly sweet Cons: Take a little time Read More