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This delicious Cranberry Scones Recipe is incredibly easy to make. I don’t know why, but I’ve always been intimidated by scones, assuming they were complicated to make. But after whipping up this low points scone, I was thrilled to see how simple it is! Though not an official Weight Watchers Scones Recipe, this is a low calorie treat that anyone who is watching their weight will enjoy and appreciate. The taste is really quite decadent, and I think that most people would never know that these scones are low in fat and calories. With just a 2 Points each, add one to your morning tea, or serve after dinner for a sweet snack and yet still stay on track with your weight loss goals. NOTE: This scones recipe also contains a fat free buttermilk recipe that is a fabulous substitute, if you can’t find fat free buttermilk at the grocery store!
Cranberry Scones Recipe
– 2 cup all-purpose flour (Use whole wheat flour to kick up the nutrition a bit)
– 2/3 cup dried cranberries
– 1 tbsp baking powder
– 1/4 tsp baking soda
– 1/4 tsp table salt
– 1/4 cup sugar
– 1/4 cup egg substitute (I like Egg Beaters)
– 1 cup fat free buttermilk
– 1/4 cup low calorie butter, melted (I used Brummel & Brown)
TO MAKE FAT FREE BUTTERMILK: Mix 1 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice + fat-free milk to make 1 cup & let stand for 10 minutes = 1 cup fat-free buttermilk
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a baking sheet with non-fat cooking spray. I used the Pam Butter Flavor kind.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar; mix well and set aside. In another bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk and melted butter. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined; fold in cranberries.
Drop 12 equal two-inch mounds of batter on prepared baking sheet about 1-inch apart. Bake until tops just start to turn golden, about 12 to 15 minutes.
Entire recipe makes 12 scones
Each scone = 2 Point total