Healthy V-Day Treats: Raspberry Granola Scones Recipe
This post was originally published on HealthyWayToCook.com and is republished here with permission.
If you’re looking for a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day that is simple enough to bake in your dorm’s kitchen, look no further!
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we decided to bake up some heart-shaped scones using No Nut Vanilla Ola! Granola. These jam-filled treats were inspired by Liv Life‘s strawberry scones from our V-Day Pinterest roundup. We replaced most of the butter with chilled banana and used fat-free half and half to cut the calories and fat. We also eliminated refined sugar and opted for natural honey as a sweetener instead. The granola adds a nice crunch and a little extra sweetness.
Raspberry Granola Scones
Adapted from Liv Life
Makes 8 large scones
2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 ripe banana, chilled and sliced
3 tbsp butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
2/3 cup + 2-3 tbsp No Nut Vanilla Ola! Granola
2 tbsp honey
1 c + 2 tbsp fat-free half and half
1/2 c raspberry preserves or other fruit spread*
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Add chilled banana and butter and rub mixture between fingers until crumbs form.
3. Stir in 2/3 cup granola, then slowly add honey and 1 cup half and half and stir until just combined (dough will be slightly sticky).
4. Turn dough out onto a floured work surface and press out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut 16 heart shapes out using a cookie cutter.
5. Spread a layer of preserves onto 8 hearts (do not overload or go all the way to the edges) and top each with another heart. Press edges to seal and brush the tops with remaining half and half. Sprinkle remaining granola evenly over each.
6. Place scones on a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack before serving.
*You can also make your own fruit filling with mashed berries.
Will you be making these raspberry granola scones for Valentine’s Day?
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