Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Take your choice of ginger or cinnamon to flavor these tender, fruity wedges. A sprinkle of rolled oats decorates the tops and adds a little fiber.
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour
- 3 tablespoons Splenda sugar substitute
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger or 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup butter
- 1⁄2 cup Egg Beaters egg substitute, thawed (or 2 eggs, slightly beaten)
- 1⁄3 cup buttermilk
- 3⁄4 cup dried cranberries or 3⁄4 cup dried currant
- 3 tablespoons rolled oats
- Preheat oven to 400 degree F.
- In a large bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, Splenda, baking powder, ginger, baking soda, and salt.
- Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
- In a small bowl, beat egg slightly; stir in the 1/3 cup buttermilk and cranberries.
- Add buttermilk mixture all at once to flour mixture.
- Stir just until moistened (some of the dough may look dry).
- Turn out onto a floured surface.
- Knead dough for 10 to 12 strokes or until nearly smooth.
- Pat or lightly roll dough to an 8-inch circle about 3/4 inch thick.
- Brush top with additional buttermilk; sprinkle with oats, pressing gently into dough.
- Cut into 8 wedges.
- Place dough wedges 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until edges are light browned.
- Serve warm.
Mmm, these are sooo good! They wholesome, sweet, fluffy and flaky with a nice crunch from the oats. Great for breakfast or anytime, really. YUM!
I used two bananas in place of the egg sub and left out the sugar. I only used 1 1/2 tbs butter and that seemed to be plenty for me. My dried fruits were a mix of blueberries, cranberries and cherries. Next time I might up the whole wheat flour to 1 cup and see how that works out.
All in all a great recipe that I will keep handy to make over and over again.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this true winner with us, Annacia!
Made and reviewed for Almost 5 tag game September 2011.
I have been craving scones and this one hit the spot!. I didn't have cranberries or anything to add so I changed it up a little. I used 1 1/2 Cups of whole wheat pastry flour instead of the AP. I added 1/2 cup of oatmeal to the scone and because I didn't have the cranberries I upped the Splenda to 5Tbls. I am going to be making these over and over again :)
A lot of work however I will make them again. I used cherry essence prunes (lower in sugar/carbs) and I used plain no sugar added soy milk with some lemon juice to sour it instead of the buttermilk (another way to cut to carbs and sugar) I blended the ginger and cinnamon and was very pleased. Thank You for such a delightful recipe. As a diabetic I find them quite delightful.