Low-Fat, Low-Calorie Blueberry Scones

Blueberry Scone
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  • 39 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins,
  • Cook: 14 mins
  • Yield: 24 scones (24 servings)
Ratings (18)

Did you know that a blueberry scone with your morning coffee contains more than 450 calories and an unhealthy dose of fat? Here's a much lighter blueberry scone, which is smaller but just as tantalizing. These scones are drop scones rather than wedges, which makes them the perfect size for a morning or afternoon treat.

These are best served warm.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 cup flour (whole-wheat)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 tbsp. butter (cold, unsalted, cut into small pieces)
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup blueberries

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper
  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender or two knives until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Add egg, buttermilk, and vanilla. Stir with a fork until a dough forms. Fold in blueberries. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto​ the prepared baking sheet.
  1. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes. 
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 73
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Sodium 220 mg
Carbohydrates 9 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 1 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)