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Low-Calorie Iced Blueberry Scones Recipe

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Bite it! Hungry Girl's Iced Blueberry Scones
HG's Amazing Iced Blueberry Scones

Heart of Scone!

You might think that a crumbly scone with sweet glaze is the kind of thing that's a) too decadent to be enjoyed guilt-free and b) too difficult to whip up without a culinary degree. We're here to inform you you're wrong on both counts... Yippee!

Prep: 15 minutes
Freeze: 2 1/2 hours
Cook: 30 minutes
Cool: 40 minutes

Ingredients:
1/3 cup light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/3 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated), or HG Alternative
1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 tsp. plus 1 drop vanilla extract
3/4 cup frozen unsweetened blueberries
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. light vanilla soymilk

Directions:

Spread butter into a 1/4-inch-thick layer on a piece of parchment paper or aluminum foil. (If needed, let it come to room temperature so it's easily spreadable.) Freeze until solid, at least 2 1/2 hours.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sweetener, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well.

Cut frozen butter into very small cubes. Using two forks, quickly and thoroughly mash butter into the flour mixture, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk and 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract, and stir until uniform. Gently but thoroughly stir in blueberries. (Knead dough, if needed.)

Form dough into a circle on the baking sheet, about 6 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick. Evenly slice into 6 wedges, but don't separate the wedges.

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a scone comes out clean, 24 - 26 minutes.

Let cool completely.

Once scones are cool, to make the glaze, combine powdered sugar, soymilk, and remaining drop of vanilla extract in a medium bowl. Stir until smooth.

Separate scones into wedges, drizzle with glaze, and enjoy!

MAKES 6 SERVINGS

Serving Size: 1 scone (1/6th of recipe)
Calories: 169
Fat: 5g
Sodium: 302mg
Carbs: 27g
Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 7.5g
Protein: 3.5g

PointsPlus® value 4*

HG Alternative: Swap out the Splenda for the same amount of granulated white sugar, and each serving will have 206 calories, 37g carbs, and 18.5g sugars (PointsPlus® value 5*).

Fight it! Iced Blueberry Scones, Average
Iced Blueberry Scones, Average

Atone for This Scone!

Who hasn't dreamed of living above an incredible bakery, one run by a kindly baker who gives you all the treats you want for free... treats that have no calories and give you the ability to fly? (What? You never had that dream?!) We can't make all of that a reality, but what we can do is slash loads of fat and sugary calories from blueberry scones drizzled with icing. Now, fruit scones may not seem as fattening as chocolate donuts, but the stats below tell a different story. Scones are typically made with loads of butter and heaps of sugar. They're some of the biggest calorie catastrophes in the pastry case! We've whipped up slimmed-down scones before, but today's creation is really something else. You've gotta try it to believe it. Pair one of our bursting-with-blueberries scones with your morning coffee (or afternoon java) for a super-satisfying, guilt-free treat. Now that's the kind of stuff dreams are made of...

Serving Size: 1 scone
Calories: 448
Fat: 20g
Sodium: 507mg
Carbs: 58.5g
Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 20g
Protein: 7.5g

PointsPlus® value 12*

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CHEW ON THIS:

Today, May 13th, is National Fruit Cocktail Day. If you go for the kind in a can, choose one packed in juice, not syrup. Better yet, try this fruit-salad inspired oatmeal parfait!

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*The PointsPlus® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.

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