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Whole-Wheat Ginger-Date Scones

Dates, crystallized ginger, and allspice give these wholesome scones holiday flair. The scones freeze well; wrap them individually, and defrost as needed.

Dates, crystallized ginger, and allspice give these wholesome scones holiday flair. The scones freeze well; wrap them individually, and defrost as needed.

Servings
8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 2 Tbs. sugar, plus 1 tsp. for sprinkling
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, plus 2 tsp. for brushing
  • 3/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger

Preparation

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.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 325
  • Carbohydrate Content 49 g
  • Cholesterol Content 16 mg
  • Fat Content 13 g
  • Fiber Content 5 g
  • Protein Content 4 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 4 g
  • Sodium Content 258 mg
  • Sugar Content 19 g