nutritional information

Per Scone:

  • Calories: 325
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 13 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 49 g
  • Cholesterol: 16 mg
  • Sodium: 258 mg
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Sugar: 19 g

Whole-Wheat Ginger-Date Scones

Makes 8 scones

Dates, crystallized ginger, and allspice give these wholesome scones holiday flair. The scones freeze well; wrap them individually, and defrost as needed.
  • 2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 2 Tbs. sugar, plus 1 tsp. for sprinkling
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. ground allspice
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup buttermilk, plus 2 tsp. for brushing
  • ¾ cup chopped dates
  • ½ cup chopped crystallized ginger

1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray.

2. Whisk together flour, 2 Tbs. sugar, baking powder, allspice, and salt in bowl. Work in butter using fingers until dough is grainy; stir in oil and buttermilk.

3. Place dough on well-floured work surface, and knead in dates and ginger.

4. Transfer dough to prepared baking sheet, and pat into 8-inch circle. Brush dough with buttermilk, and sprinkle with 1 tsp. sugar. Cut into 8 wedges; separate wedges on baking sheet, and bake 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

December 2011 p.57

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These scones are great. I love that there's no sugar in them because the dates give these the perfect sweetness. I made them all fall/winter long and am about to make my first batch of the season now!

Angela - 2012-11-10 15:18:34