Orange Pecan Scones - South Beach

Recipe by internetnut
READY IN: 40mins




  • Position rack in middle of oven and heat oven to 400. Place pecans on a baking sheet and toast until fragrant and lightly golden, 3-4 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Whisk together buttermilk, egg, vanilla, zest, and orange extract in a small bowl.
  • In a large bowl, sift together whole grain and all purpose flours, sugar substitute, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Add margarine and, using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut margarine into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add pecans and buttermilk mixture, stirring until mixture forms a slightly sticky dough. Using wet hands, knead dough 4-5 times in the bowl.
  • Place dough onto baking sheet and form into a 3/4-inch thick disk. Cut disk all the way through into 8 wedges (do not separate). Bake until lightly golden, 15-18 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.