After experimenting a little with an old scone recipe, this is what came up –a healthier, low-fat (but still delicious) treat. These oatmeal scones are great served warm, split in half and spread with butter or jam, together with a hot
cup of tea.


  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/4 cups wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/3 cup dried fruit (cranberries, currants, raisins, etc.) (optional)
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup light butter or 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 tablespoon half-and-half (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk (for brushing)
  • extra sugar (optional)


1-Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

2-Mix together the dry ingredients (oats, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt).

3-Cut in the butter and combine using a fork until the mixture resembles bread crumbs.

4-Add the dried fruit to the dry mixture if desired.

5-In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients (half-and-half, buttermilk, vanilla).

6-Gradually add the wet mixture to the flour mixture and combine until a soft and sticky dough is formed.

7-Move the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead 2-3 times. Do not overwork the dough.

8-Roll the dough into a 6-8-inch circle and cut into 8 pie-shaped slices (or you can experiment with other dough shapes such as circles to maximize
the number of servings).

9-Bake in the oven for about 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean and the scones are golden-brown.

10-For a golden color and extra crunch, brush the top of the scones with buttermilk. Sprinkle some sugar on top and broil for a few minutes, turning and adjusting as necessary


Servings 8Amount Per Serving
WW points3
Total fat:5.1 g
Cholesterol:8.5 mg
Sodium:214.3 mg
Total carbs:23.1 g
Dietary fiber:2.7 g
Protein:4.4 g