Cranberry and Vanilla-Yogurt Scones – Lightened-up, no-butter sweet Scones made with a delicious vanilla yogurt and ruby red cranberries.
Hi, you guys! Happy short work-week!
I was just thinking… 2015 is about to happen. IN, like, daaaays!
That’s so weird since 1996 was just last year.
In my head, it’s always 1996. On my playlist it’s always 1999. Santana and Rob Thomas keep me company while I taxi around. Britney, too.
Recently, during one of my 1999 (sing your heart OUT!) concerts in the car, I drove 50 miles East just to get my hands around a tub of Siggi’s Yogurt.
If you are anything like me, and I have a feeling that you are, these next few days, we (you + me) are going to feast on amazing cookies, delicious dinners, outrageous desserts, and sweet wine.
… and then… then guilt will consume us and we will cry!
Okay, that’s too dramatic.
But we will feel a bit bloated and we will definitely talk about our New Year’s Resolution(s); eat better, work out, live stronger.
These scones are my attempt at your January 2nd, 2015 new year’s resolution breakfast.
The key to this amazing treat is the Icelandic Style (Skyr), strained, non fat Siggi’s Yogurt. Got that?
Let me tell you a bit more about this uber healthy, so good-for-you yogurt.
When they say all natural, they don’t kid around. This yogurt is made from grass-fed cow’s milk; there’s no aspartame, no sucralose, no gelatin, no artificial colorings, no preservatives and no high fructose corn syrup.
INGREDIENTS: Pasteurized Skim Milk, Organic Agave Nectar, Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla, and Live Active Cultures. They forgot one more ingredient: Ah.may.zing.
Now do you see why I drive 50 miles to get to this stuff?
Siggi’s is the thickest yogurt I have ever had. The yogurt is strained and it takes several times the amount of lowfat milk to make this little cup of yogurt. At only 100 calories and 14 grams of protein, this cup and a few strawberries is all I need to satisfy a sweets craving.
However, when no amount of yogurt and fruit can satisfy that sweet tooth, I make scones!
Using said yogurt, of course.
Just one simple swap, yogurt instead of butter, is all we need to enjoy a healthier scone with our big mug of coffee.
I should also mention that there’s 537 calories in a 1/3-cup butter, which is about the amount that we would need to make these scones.
1/3 cup butter = 75 grams, which equals 537 calories.
1 container of siggi’s yogurt = 150 grams and only 100 calories. SCORE!!
Now that we got that all sorted out, I also want to tell you that all this delicious mess is done in one mixing bowl.
If you’re feeling good and ambitious, and if you want to make these amazing scones, print out the recipe and put it in your pocket. January 2nd is SO close!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup skim milk + more for brushing the tops
- 1 tub (5.3-ounces) Vanilla Siggi's Yogurt
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries (you can use fresh cranberries, too, but cut them in half)
- 1/2 tablespoon turbinado sugar , optional
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt; whisk until combined.
- Make a well in the center of the flour-mixture and add milk into the well; add olive oil and yogurt.
- Using a wooden spoon, stir all the ingredients just until the dough comes together.
- Using your hands, add cranberries and knead the dough around about 4 to 5 times.
- Transfer dough to previously prepared baking sheet.
- Flatten ball into a disk; using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 8 wedges.
- Brush tops with milk and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
- Separate each wedge, leaving about an inch in between each scone.
- Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes or until cool enough to handle.
WW SmartPoints: 9
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of siggi’s Dairy. The opinions and text are all mine.
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