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Irish SconesIrish Scones

Jami Nolen, Nutrition Program Associate

March 17, 2013


Happy St. Patrick's Day!



Makes 10 scones



  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup unprocessed oat bran
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons Smart Balance margarine, cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 2/3 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Vegetable cooking spray



  1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a bowl; cut in margarine with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add dates; toss well. Add yogurt and egg, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened (dough will be sticky).
  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; with floured hands, knead lightly 3 to 4 times. Pat dough into an 8-inch circle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cut dough into 10 wedges, cutting into but not through dough. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped.


Nutrition Information

Calories: 186
Calories from fat: 19%
Fat: 4 g
Saturated fat: 0.9 g
Monounsaturated fat: 1.6 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2 g
Protein: 4.4 g
Carbohydrate: 34.6 g
Fiber: 2.6 g
Cholesterol: 1 mg
Iron: 1.5 mg
Sodium: 304 mg
Calcium: 73 mg


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