Low-Fat, Low-Calorie Blueberry Scones

Blueberry Scone
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Ratings (19)
  • Total: 39 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 14 mins
  • Yield: 24 scones (24 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
73 Calories
3g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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

Steps 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.

  5. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes.