These scones are a delicious and nutritious snack that is wonderful when warm with some butter. They are also good for freezing, on the go eating and they'll be sure to please guests who stop by. Yummy!

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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, wheat germ, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Mix in shortening until everything looks crumbly. Stir in the cranberries and orange zest. In a separate bowl, stir together the egg, milk and orange juice. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet mixture. Stir until dough forms. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead briefly to get the dough to hold together. Roll out to 1/2 inch thickness and cut into circles with a biscuit cutter. Place scones 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the tops and bottoms are golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm.

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Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

192 calories; 8.2 g total fat; 13 mg cholesterol; 297 mg sodium. 27.4 g carbohydrates; 4.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2008
Super good recipe and definitely worth your while. I didn't have any craisins so I coursely chopped a cup or so of fresh cranberries added 2 - 3 TBS of white sugar and put in the microwave for 30 seconds then added to the dry ingredients and it worked just fine. I was low on some other ingredients too so I borrowed several ideas from the reviewers used 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 white flour didn't have orange zest so used 3/4 c orange juice and 1/4 milk substituted butter for the shortening. Also made the glaze from Ann's review orange juice and powdered sugar which was the perfect finishing touch for us. One more thing was I reduced the amount of wheat germ to a 1/4 cup and added a 1/4 of ground flax seed and I couldn't tell the difference. Will definitely make again and maybe try other berries and juice combinations like possibly blueberry and lemon. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/27/2011
A little on the dry side but of course you're going to expect it from the www/wheat germ. But these healthy scones has potential. All I need is a healthy spread or icing. Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2008
Super good recipe and definitely worth your while. I didn't have any craisins so I coursely chopped a cup or so of fresh cranberries added 2 - 3 TBS of white sugar and put in the microwave for 30 seconds then added to the dry ingredients and it worked just fine. I was low on some other ingredients too so I borrowed several ideas from the reviewers used 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 white flour didn't have orange zest so used 3/4 c orange juice and 1/4 milk substituted butter for the shortening. Also made the glaze from Ann's review orange juice and powdered sugar which was the perfect finishing touch for us. One more thing was I reduced the amount of wheat germ to a 1/4 cup and added a 1/4 of ground flax seed and I couldn't tell the difference. Will definitely make again and maybe try other berries and juice combinations like possibly blueberry and lemon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2008
Super good recipe and definitely worth your while. I didn't have any craisins so I coursely chopped a cup or so of fresh cranberries added 2 - 3 TBS of white sugar and put in the microwave for 30 seconds then added to the dry ingredients and it worked just fine. I was low on some other ingredients too so I borrowed several ideas from the reviewers used 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 white flour didn't have orange zest so used 3/4 c orange juice and 1/4 milk substituted butter for the shortening. Also made the glaze from Ann's review orange juice and powdered sugar which was the perfect finishing touch for us. One more thing was I reduced the amount of wheat germ to a 1/4 cup and added a 1/4 of ground flax seed and I couldn't tell the difference. Will definitely make again and maybe try other berries and juice combinations like possibly blueberry and lemon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2008
I rarely give 5 stars. When a recipe is pretty darned good and worth repeating I'll give it 4 stars. This recipe I would give even more than 5 stars! It is a simple recipe that yields really spectacular flavor and texture. I did not have OJ so I used more milk. I didn't have orange zest so I used 2 Tbs of orange extract which was more than plenty. I also used the orange-essence dried cranberries. I did substitute wheat bran for the wheat germ and opted for 1/2 white flour 1/2 whole wheat flour. The texture was fantastic flavor wonderful. Delicious with honey butter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2009
absolutely delicious!! i made this just this last week and took them to school everyday to have as a snack before lunch. these scones really stick w/ you. i made only slight modifications to the recipe. i did use real butter instead of shortening (smart balance butter blend sticks also work well). i also used fresh cranberries (chopped and tossed w/ some sugar). they are great fresh out of the oven and even better the next day. i also tried a lemon blueberry version which are outstanding! i used 6oz fresh blueberries 1/4 c lemon juice (in place of orange) 1-2 Tbsp lemon zest and used cinnamon (about 1 or 1 1/2 tsp) instead of nutmeg. this recipe is a definite keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2009
These are amazing. I substituted applesauce for the shortening and used whole wheat pastry flower. I have no gilt for indulging in my favorite treat. The 4tsp. of baking powder give it a true biscuit taste along with the Pastry flour being lighter then reg. whole wheat. A new staple. I am looking to expand with other ingredients.Skip the butter on top. They remain moist at least until the next day (if they last that long) and they are pretty much fat free. For a scone that is amazing in itself. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2008
This recipe is fantastic and easy. I exchanged the wheat germ for unprocessed bran and drizzled them with icing made from fresh squeezed orange juice and confectionary sugar. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/27/2011
A little on the dry side but of course you're going to expect it from the www/wheat germ. But these healthy scones has potential. All I need is a healthy spread or icing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2008
I did not think it was possible to have another scone recipe but because we love cranberries so much just had to have this one. Did make some changes (to suit my taste) - substituted 1/2 cup white flour for the wholewheat and used 1/2 butter rather than all shortening. Probably not as healthy but good anyway. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2011
I followed almost exactly Couple of days before I put zest in sugar thinking it would "candy" I think it just added a little more sugar to the mix. I ground my own flour (1st time) and because of this my dough was pretty sticky but I managed to cut and get them on the pan mine seem more like a cookie than scone I like how they turned out. Thank you for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2011
Absolutely delicious. I used wheat bran instead of wheat germ and butter instead of shortening. Very grainy healthy texture and they aren't loaded with sugar. Just be careful not to overcook them--they may get dry. Mine only took 6 minutes in the oven. Read More
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