Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pomegranate Scones


If it isn’t already clear, I have a thing for scones. I love their crusty exterior and doughy, chewy interior. Though I have yet to meet a scone I didn’t enjoy, these are by far up there with my favorites.


Low Fat Pomegranate Scones
adapted from Gina's Skinny Recipes (makes 8 scones)


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils
  • cooking spray
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 375°. Combine the first five ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.

Combine flours, baking powder, salt, in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Cut in chilled butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Gently fold in pomegranate arils. Add milk mixture, stirring just until moist (the dough will be sticky).

Place dough onto a floured surface and knead lightly with floured hands. Form dough into an 8-inch circle onto baking sheet, about 3/4" thick. Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into 8 wedges (do not cut all the way through). Brush egg white over dough. Bake until golden, about 18-20 minutes, depending on your oven. Serve warm.


These will make your day better. Well, at least they did that for me.



  1. I love scooooones!

    I may need to try these because I'm always looking for a somewhat healthy scone recipe. Nom!


  2. I've had a certain fixation with pomegranates lately. And scones are always a total love affair of mine. Any excuse to eat a baked good for breakfast, really. These look delicious! And healthy! you're always looking out for my thighs :P

  3. that would be great for my breakfast !! yummy