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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.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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

239.2 calories; 5.29 g protein; 35.2 g carbohydrates; 8.48 g fat; 43.63 mg cholesterol; 159.96 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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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!
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Most helpful critical review

03/10/2014
Mine were more like hockey pucks. Won't make these again
(2)
15 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 8
  • 4 Rating Star 5
  • 2 Rating Star 1
  • 3 Rating Star 1
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!
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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!
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03/10/2014
Mine were more like hockey pucks. Won't make these again
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01/05/2014
Nice scones as good as any others but don't require cream half and half buttermilk whole milk etc.
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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.
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01/19/2014
Super yummy!
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