Monday, April 13, 2015

{Whole Wheat} Cinnamon Granola Scones

I love scones more than any other breakfast treat/dessert. Every flavor, doesn't matter,
 I will eat it! 
The thing is, scones are not the best for staying fit, if you know what I mean. Most recipes call for loads of butter and sugar, which is probably why they are so darn good.
So I tried to come up with a simple, healthy version to go with any breakfast dish.
The flavor is light and not too sweet. Top with fruit spreads or jelly and enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee. 

Ingredients

{Dough}
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla
{Topping}
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • Granola 
Directions: (Heat oven at 400 degrees)
  •  In a large mixing bowl, stir together dry ingredients 
  • Stir in wet ingredients, mixing all until dough is formed (it will be sticky)
  • Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper
  • Place dough on baking sheet  and flatten with floured hands to desired thickness, making a circle 
  • Cut dough circle into 8ths
  • Brush dough with melted butter and cinnamon mixtures using a pastry brush 
  • Sprinkle granola on top of cinnamon, pressing lightly 
  • Bake at 400 for 18 minutes or until edges are lightly golden. Take out and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Enjoy! 



40 comments:

  1. They look very hearty and tasty!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/cat-on-ladder.html

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  2. WOWZERS..those look so so yummy.. My hubby makes some delicious vanilla orange scones.. I love scones but cant eat them anymore unless gluten free....I sure would like to try these...great photos also!

    The best to you
    Valerie

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    1. Thank you! I would love to make vanilla orange scones!! Do you make scones with almond flour for GF? Have a nice night! xx

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  3. These look awesome, I love that you used whole wheat flour to make them healthier since traditional scones are not exactly good for you ;)

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  4. I've never had a scone. So I'm not sure what they are, they look delicious though.

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    1. Oh girl, you are missing out!! Starbucks has great scones!!!!

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  5. These look great!! And a wonderful breakfast for little ones on the run :)

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  6. Those scones look great and would be a lot healthier with the whole wheat!

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  7. I love scones but have never tried whole wheat ones before... great idea!

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  8. I keep telling myself I'm gonna make scones, but I never get around to it! These look delicious!

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    1. You should! So much easier than you think it would be! Enjoy!

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  9. These look great! I might have to see how many points they would be! It would be perfect to take with me on the way out the door!

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    1. Oh, I never thought of that (points). I'd be interested in knowing that too! Have a great night!

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  10. Oh, these look delicious! I'm a sucker for anything cinnamon and granola. :)

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  11. Those look really good! Cinnamon and butter. Mmmm. :)

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  12. I am always looking for something new to eat for breakfast but it needs to be more on the healthy side. this is a great new option for us! Thanks for the recipe!

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  13. Oh YUM! This looks so good. I always love changing up my breakfast meals so I am definitely saving this to make soon.

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  14. These sound so good. I'm definitely making them. I love eating healthy so I love finding new healthy recipes. Definitely pinning this!

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    1. Thank you for the pin!! Have a nice weekend!

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  15. I love scones; I love cinnamon, butter and all the other good stuff. Sounds like a treat I'll also enjoy!

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  16. Yum! I have never made scones but really must try. They look delicious.

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  17. Hi there! Visiting from Sincerely Paula's link party. These looks so yummy! I love scones. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  18. scones are coming....I never tried one but it looks simple and delicious! Thanks to you...

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  19. Drooling right now....thanks for linking up with Thursday Favorite Things!

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  20. I'll definitely have to show these to my wife. I'm not much of a lover of scones, but she sure is. And the fact they are healthier is a plus! Thanks for linking up #BigTopBlogParty

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  21. Thank you for providing a healthy alternative to a delicious treat! These look wonderful!

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  22. The last time I made scones it was a complete fail, but your recipe looks like a winner. I can't wait to try it out. Thank you so much for sharing at the Inspire Me Mondays Link-Up!

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