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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Healthy Orange Ginger Scones

*Healthy Orange Ginger Scones

I was out and about a few weeks ago buying some coffee in a favorite chain coffee shop and bakery and they had  gorgeous ooyey gooey orange scones on display.... continuing on my quest to really keep eating healthier these days, I asked the girl behind the counter for the nutritional breakdown of the scones.  Her cute reply was that if they had that on display, no one would ever buy them!   We did indeed look up the stats, and really it was no surprise the calories and fat superseded most nutritional recommendations for calories and fat for an entire day!  

I was on a quest to satisfy my urge for something to take it's place, so I researched a few sources and gathered some ingredients and came up with this alternative.  Really I love them!  NOW,  they aren't for the picky junk food junkie, they are healthy and full of fiber, but really the orange flavor is delightful and the little pieces of ginger pop in your mouth!  If you want to keep them for more than a day, I would add  a tablespoon or touch of of a healthy oil like coconut or canola oil to the liquid, but they didn't last in my house very long!

Try my recipe and let me know what you think!
I use as many organic products available

  • Healthy Orange Ginger  Scones
  • 1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour (I used gluten free, but wheat or reg will work)
  • 1 c. rolled oats
  • 1/4 c. Polaner All fruit  Orange Jelly
  • 1 tbs. baking powder
  • 1/2 c. skim milk ( I used almond milk)
  • 3 tbs. cooking oil
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 1/8 t orange extract
  • 1/4 c. chopped candied ginger 

 In a large bowl, combine flour, oats,  and baking powder and ginger. In another bowl, stir together milk, oil and egg white, extracts and jelly. Add liquid mixture to dry mixture and stir until just moistened. 

On a lightly floured surface, knead dough 10 times. Roll dough to 3/4 inch thickness. Cut dough into twelve pieces and transfer to baking sheet

*(I added a tiny glaze of confectioners sugar, orange extract and almond milk to the cooled scones, but only a few tablespoons on all of them)

Bake in oven at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack and  serve. Makes 12 servings. 

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