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Reduced Fat Lemon Blueberry Scones are every bit as tender and flaky as full fat scones and a little less damaging to the waistline.
These easy Lemon Blueberry Scones have less fat than traditional scones recipes but still have a tender flaky texture.
I adapted this recipe from an award winning recipe in one of those little Betty Crocker Bake Off cookbooks. And it is definitely a winner. The lemon yogurt helps keep the tender scone texture without the extra fat.
Reduced Fat Lemon Blueberry Scones
- 2 ½ cups all purpose baking mix with leavening (aka Bisquick)
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons cold butter
- 1 egg
- 6 ounces lemon yogurt (or plain yogurt plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 tablespoon sugar)
- ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel (use more if using plain yogurt/lemon juice combo)
- ½ cup fresh blueberries
- 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream (or half and half)
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel (optional)
- Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with baking spray.
- In a large bowl whisk together baking mix and ⅓ cup sugar. Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly (bits of butter are good!)
- In a small bowl whisk together egg, yogurt, ¼ cup whipping cream and lemon peel. Add to the baking mix mixture until just combined. GENTLY, fold in blueberries without breaking them if at all possible (they look better this way!)
- Place dough on the prepared cookie sheet and shape into an 8 inch circle. Brush dough with 1 tablespoon whipping cream, then sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Dip a sharp knife into additional baking mix (or flour) and cut circle into 8 wedges, but do not separate.
- Bake until golden brown, approximately 15-20 minutes. Recut wedges along the lines you made before baking and gently move to a rack to cool for 5 minutes.
- In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, lemon juice and additional lemon peel, if using. Drizzle over the scones and serve warm.
Other scone recipes you may enjoy:
Until next time, happy eating.
Hope @ Nanny Shecando
Yummy! I just love scones, especially flavoured ones. It's always nice to change it up from the traditional every now and then. Will have to give this recipe a test run. Visiting from Mums Take Five Sunday Brunch. xx
found your blog through the new mama diaries link up. wowza that recipe looks YUMMY. i love scones. Thanks for sharing!
Wow. This new format is so streamlined. Great work on web and mobile. Loads very quickly.
That was the goal 🙂
Mums Take Five
Thanks for linking for Sunday Brunch!
Interesting! I've never tried scones like these might try them this weekend they look delicious
I'd never made them before this attempt and only had them once before. They sound so fancy but are actually very easy.
Kristina & Millie
Oh these look yummy-licious! I love lemon and blueberry together. And I like the looks of your homemade baking mix too! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!
Natasha in Oz
Thanks for joining the Say G'day Saturday linky Party. I've just shared your post on FB and Pinterest.
I know there are a lot of linky parties out there so I really appreciate your support.
Natasha in Oz
I really love scones! And, I love how you adjusted to make them healthier. I definitely need to check out your homemade bisquick mix. I don't buy it because it is expensive and I think making it from scratch would be much healthier. Thanks for posting!!
Trying to make classic recipes lighter always makes me happy!