Scrumptious Blueberry Scones

Every once in a while we need a treat, and this is one of my absolute favorites. These scones are so fluffy and wonderful, you would not even suspect that they are cholesterol free or that they have some whole wheat flour to increase the fiber and nutrients. Scones are originally from England, but are making their way across the world as a popular treat.
They are best served fresh, but can be stored in the freezer and reheated at 350F for 10 min. Wonderful to make ahead for house guests and family! (To make these 100 % Whole Wheat, see note)

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups (unbleached) all purpose flour

1/2 cup whole white wheat flour

3 tablespoons natural cane sugar

1 tablespoon aluminum-free baking powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/3 cup coconut oil

3/4 cup fresh blueberries

1 cup coconut milk

raw sugar for sprinkling (optional)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

In a bowl sift together the flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Cut in the coconut oil with a pastry cutter or with two knives until the mixture resembles sand.  Add the blueberries and gently mix being careful not to squash the berries.  Pour in the coconut milk and mix until just combined.  The dough will be wet.  Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface and form into a round disk about an inch thick and cut into eight species like a pie.  Transfer each scone onto a lined baking sheet tray, brush with coconut milk, and sprinkle with a tiny bit of raw sugar.  Bake for 18-22 minutes or until slightly golden on the edges.  Enjoy!

 

Note:  100% Whole Wheat

We know that whole wheat flour is much better for us than white flour, the reason being that most of the fiber and some of the nutrients have been removed from the white flour.  However, when substituting whole wheat for white flour, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.  White Whole Wheat flour is a better choice than regular Whole Wheat in these scones, as it has the same value, yet is less bitter.  If you are not used to the 100 % Whole Wheat taste, start by replacing a little bit of the flour with White Whole Wheat as I have done in the above recipe, and then gradually increase the whole wheat over time.  Keep in mind that whole wheat flour is denser and heavier so you need to use less flour or more liquid.  In this recipe use 1 3/4 cup of white whole wheat (King Arthur) flour when eliminating the white flour.  The dough should be slightly wet, but workable.  Let me know how it turns out!

 

7 Replies to "Scrumptious Blueberry Scones"

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    MOS
    October 25, 2016 (7:41 pm)
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    Perfect combination of savory and sweet, not too sweet and that coconut oil gives such a great result. I did however use 2 cups of spelt flour because it gives such a great flavor to baked goods. Love the addition of blueberries!

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      Ani
      October 27, 2016 (12:27 pm)
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      I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed them. Spelt flour sounds like an excellent addition to the scones. I will have to give it a try sometime myself:) Thank you for your sweet comment!

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    Anna Bazan
    February 15, 2017 (4:54 pm)
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    Instead of using the white whole wheat flour, I used the 100% whole wheat flour. It stayed soo good and fluffy! Everyone loved it! But since I live in Brazil, we don’t have blueberries here. But the blueberries would have made all the difference!! It stayed really good anyways. Thank you!

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      Ani
      February 16, 2017 (8:27 pm)
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      I am so glad that you enjoyed the scones! Raisins,… what a neat idea! Thank you so much for your comment!

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    Anna Bazan
    February 15, 2017 (4:58 pm)
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    Ohh, and I used raisins on top of them! I’m gonna try to use them in place of the blueberries!

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    Stefanie Dodson
    March 3, 2017 (11:20 am)
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    I’ve made these, lets see, twice I think. Delicious! The fresh blueberries really make a difference, then using frozen ones. On the second batch, someone in my family requested a bit more sugar. 😉 lol (guess who that was? My brother! He is the sweets person in our family by the way…) But overall, they are very good! I still end up with a problem when I go to cut them, and they are not perfect at all like yours, but still delicious! Thanks, Ani!

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      Ani
      March 8, 2017 (8:41 am)
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      So happy to hear that you enjoyed the scones, Stefanie! I have the sweet tooth in my family so I can relate with your brother. Yes, I agree that fresh blueberries are better in these scones then frozen ones. Thank you for your comment!


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