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HG’s Snazzy Blueberry Scones
HG’s Snazzy Blueberry Scones

Let's Get Sconed

There are few things more satisfying than a doughy, warm pastry exploding with sweet blueberries. So it's too bad a typical scone recipe reads like a Who’s Who’s of Fattytown -- heavy cream, butter, eggs, sugar, buttermilk…Eeeks!  But don’t worry, these scary ingredients are not carved in, er, scone. With a few sassy swaps like a low-fat baking mix and light vanilla soymilk, we've created a magical scone-y masterpiece that you can actually feel good about eating for breakfast...or  anytime.  Weeeee!
 

Ingredients:

2/3 cup uncooked oatmeal (not instant)

1/3 cup Bisquick Heart Smart Baking Mix 

1/2 tsp. baking powder 

1 tbsp. brown sugar

2 tsp. Smart Balance 37% Light Buttery Spread

1/3 cup light vanilla soymilk

3/4 cup blueberries

 

Directions:

Set oven to 400 degrees. Mix first 6 ingredients in a bowl. Fold in berries. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and form 4 mounds of batter on sheet (leave room in between 'em -- they expand!). Bake for 10 minutes. Makes 4 large scones.


Serving Size: 1  scone

Calories: 130 

Fat: 3g

Sodium: 195mg

Carbs: 24g 

Fiber: 2.25g

Sugars: 7g

Protein: 3.5g

 

* 2 Points



Bakery Scones
Bakery Scones

Scone Cold Mess

If you’ve never experienced a scone before, this pastry is basically a rich, thick, buttery, more delicious (and frightening) take on the biscuit.  The Scottish "quickbread" supposedly gets its name from the Stone of Destiny, which is also called the Stone of Scone (the place where kings were crowned).  But unless your destiny is to have trouble buttoning your pants, these things should generally be avoided.  Some are fruity, some chocolatey, and some just plain sweet 'n doughy; but almost all are super-dangerous to your diet.  Panera Bread’s Cinnamon Chip Scone packs in 520 calories and 25 grams of fat!  And stay away from a popular coffee chain’s (whose name rhymes with shmarbucks) maple-flavored scones -- depending on your location, those things cram in 490 - 650 calories and 24 - 34 grams of fat.  Yikes!  Cosi’s Blueberry Scone comes in "light" with a mere (yeah, right!) 410 calories and 17 grams of fat!  For the record, that’s about the same calorie count as 550 fresh blueberries.  550!!!!  So unless you bake 'em yourself (using our awesome recipe), try to make your world a "no scone zone."


Serving Size: 1 average scone (4 oz.)

Calories: 420

Fat: 17g

Sodium: 430mg

Carbs: 60g 

Fiber: 2g

Sugars: 17g

Protein: 7g

* 9 Points



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