Thursday, September 16, 2010

Power Scones

This recipe was born from a challenge...a friend of mine has a teenager who eats incredibly healthfully.  If we all ate like MM, we would all benefit! Anyway, she, like most people I know, love City Market's Power Scones. Earlier in the week, my friend suggested I try to make a power scone at home. My first attempt was really good, but I was concerned by the amount of butter in it and it had white flour and not a lot of fiber. The recipe I used was a good base, but I knew I could improve on it. I came up with the recipe below...

1/2 cup rolled oats or whole grain cereal*
1 c whole wheat flour
1 c spelt flour
1/4 c wheat bran
1/4 c Almond meal(ground almonds)*
1/4 c Pecan meal(ground pecans)*
2 T millet
2T ground flax seed
2T whole flax seed
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 t baking soda
11/2 baking powder
1/4 t salt
6 T cold butter
3/4 c low-fat or non-fat greek yogurt
1/8 t lemon zest
1-2 t lemon juice
1 egg
1 t vanilla extract
1 c dried cranberries (Craisins)

*Depending on how much texture you want in the scone, you can grind the oatmeal into a flour or keep it whole. The same goes for the almond and can be as fine as a meal or can be a fine chop.

Grind oats, almonds and pecans to desired consistency. Mix in the rest of the dry ingredients through the salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or two knives until the dough looks like fine crumbs.

Mix yogurt, egg, vanilla, lemon zest and lemon with a whisk. Add to dry ingredients with the craisins.

Form scones into the size and shape you desire. Bake at 375°F for 15-30 minutes, depending on size, until golden brown.
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  1. This is wonderful! I'm so happy to see you have tried to make these mom and I love the power scones and buy far too many of them each month. Did you find these taste similar and have a similar texture?

  2. This looks great can't wait to try it. Grasch's in Brookfield has wonderful power scones as well.

  3. I made these as a snack for my kids, ages 5 and 2. I wanted to make them a little more kid friendly so I left out the lemon and cranberries and added 1/2 cup melted chocolate. They turned out great!

  4. Heather, the Sindek's in Elm Grove also carries a good power scone. I will be trying this recipe though. Would love to have them at home for breakfast.