Flaky and light, these scones are perfect for snacking or for breakfast. Made from ingredients you probably have on hand, they can be a special treat any time and are one of my favorite breakfast recipes to have with tea or coffee.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 scones
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

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  • Mix flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Add butter and mix with fingers until coarse crumbs form. Gently mix yogurt, egg, and vanilla extract into flour mixture until dough is just combined.

  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly, for five or six turns. Pat or roll the dough out into a 1-inch thick round. Cut into 8 wedges and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Brush each wedge with milk and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Serve warm or cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Cook's Note:

I like to make mine into circles and press a few milk chocolate chips into some of them for variation prior to the milk/sugar coating. I'm also thinking of using different flavored yogurt to see what that tastes like.

Nutrition Facts

239 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 35.2g; fat 8.5g; cholesterol 43.6mg; sodium 160mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2013
Oh my goodness. I usually sort recipes by rating or popularity, but I had some vanilla yogurt I wanted to use up and found this by the ingredient search. Do NOT let the newness of the post fool you. These were the best scones ever. I try to follow the recipe as posted the first time around and would have done so this time, however, I accidentally put the milk in with the eggs and yogurt. Ooops. Of course it created a stickier dough so I had to add a bit of flour. But the result was moist, chewy delicious scones! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/13/2014
Sorry... Hit send before review was done. I was excited about a yogurt based scone recipe, to save some calories from the traditional all-butter base. I used baking powder (not soda), and next time will reduce to 3/4 tsp as the dough was plenty fluffy. I also added 1/4 cup Craisins. Without all the butter, the texture is not as crumbly as a traditional scone, and mine really were quite dry after cooling. Might have been the addition of the Craisins, so I will add a full cup of yogurt next time to improve the moisture content when using dried fruit. Worth tweaking, to arrive at a good lower calorie scone recipe. Thanks to Paula for putting the recipe out here...I love scones, and I really want a good lower calorie version! Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2013
Oh my goodness. I usually sort recipes by rating or popularity, but I had some vanilla yogurt I wanted to use up and found this by the ingredient search. Do NOT let the newness of the post fool you. These were the best scones ever. I try to follow the recipe as posted the first time around and would have done so this time, however, I accidentally put the milk in with the eggs and yogurt. Ooops. Of course it created a stickier dough so I had to add a bit of flour. But the result was moist, chewy delicious scones! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2013
Wonderful recipe! Used Banana flavored chobani (because that is what I had) and added one mashed ripe banana to highlight the banana flavor. Also added some cinnamon and nutmeg to the dry ingredients. Next time I will glaze them! Thanks for the recipe Paula! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/13/2014
Sorry... Hit send before review was done. I was excited about a yogurt based scone recipe, to save some calories from the traditional all-butter base. I used baking powder (not soda), and next time will reduce to 3/4 tsp as the dough was plenty fluffy. I also added 1/4 cup Craisins. Without all the butter, the texture is not as crumbly as a traditional scone, and mine really were quite dry after cooling. Might have been the addition of the Craisins, so I will add a full cup of yogurt next time to improve the moisture content when using dried fruit. Worth tweaking, to arrive at a good lower calorie scone recipe. Thanks to Paula for putting the recipe out here...I love scones, and I really want a good lower calorie version! Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2014
Mmm! So good! The only thing I changed was the flavor of yogurt used (Honey) everything else I made as directed, and they turned out lovely! Thanks for the delicious recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2014
I used 8 tbsp of butter; instead of vanilla yogurt which I thought I had but did not I used strawberry yogurt and I added 1/2 tsp of grated lemon peel. They came out delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2014
Made these for my quilt club that visited over the weekend. I usually don't lik etrying something new and giving it out when I haven't even tasted it yet, but I did that with these and they were a big hit. I even had to give someone my copy of the recipe and had to print myself a new copy. Followed the recipe exact, my only issue was the dough being realy, realy sticky. Had to add a bit of extra flour just to be able to kneed. I also used sanding sugar on top instead of just regular whit sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2014
Super yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2014
Nice scones as good as any others but don't require cream half and half buttermilk whole milk etc. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2014
I made these just over 12 hours ago and my daughter and I ate them all up! I already had all of these ingredients on hand which was really nice. The dough was super sticky and therefore somewhat unpleasant to knead. We ran out of white sugar so I had to sprinkle some brown sugar on top instead but they did come out really nice! I've never had a scone quite like it. They were SUPER chewy. I happen to like that in a carbohydrate but it might not be for everyone. I also noticed the vanilla flavor from the yogurt was really pronounced (I used Brown Cow cream-top yogurt). The only reason I wouldn't give five stars is that the dough was hard to work with and the texture was so unusual (but tasty!). Read More
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