Calorie conscious scones

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Scones are a classic British cake, and these low calorie scones are no exception.  Why not trying serving with this a crushed strawberry filling and you will only need a small dollop of low fat cream or crème fraiche. Only 208 calories per scone!


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan, 400°F, gas mark 6).

  2. Sieve the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl, add low fat spread, and rub in to make breadcrumb texture. Stir in sugar and salt.

  3. Beat the egg in a measuring jug, and add just enough milk to make up 150ml liquid.

  4. Add the egg mix to the dry ingredients a little at a time and mix with a knife. You may not need all the egg mix, but keep to use as a glaze. It is at this point that you will need to add the sultanas. When the mixture begins to come together, use your hands to collect the dough together – it should be soft but not sticky.

  5. Turn the dough out onto a well floured board, and pat out to depth of about 2cm. Cut out rounds and put on baking tray, glaze with remaining egg mix and put into top of oven for between 12-15 minutes until risen and golden.

  6. For the crushed strawberries: Place the strawberries into a large bowl and add the sugar. Lightly mash, using the back of a fork or a potato masher. Do not over mash.

  7. Split the scone, and spoon the crushed strawberries over one half and add a small dollop of the low fat cream. Replace the top and enjoy.

  8. Tip: Replace the sultanas with dried cranberries or cherries or leave the fruits out completely if preferred.

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  1. 5 star rating

    Lovely scones with less calories. Will definitely make again. Thanks baking mad 😁👍

  2. 5 star rating

    Lovely scones first time making them will be making more again very nice and easy to make

  3. 5 star rating

    Absolutely easy peasey recipe and they are delicious 😍

  4. 5 star rating

    Really easy recipe! Thanks! But I didn't have self-raising flour... And they did not rise much I even added almond milk and they taste really nice and are even more low calorie

  5. 5 star rating

    Tasted fantastic and easy to make. Thank you for sharing.

  6. 4 star rating

    Hi, would it be possible to use unsalted block butter in replacement for the margarine?and if so ,would this affect the texture or moisture of the scone?

    It would be no problem to use butter, in fact it would probably add to the taste, The recipe is a calorie conscious recipe so adding butter would add to the calories.

    Happy Baking!
    Many thanksxxx

  7. 5 star rating

    Delicious....will have to freeze some otherwise they will all disappear!!

  8. 5 star rating

    This recipe is absolutely wonderful, such delicious scones. Thank you!! 😃

  9. 5 star rating

    My first time baking anything fantastic

  10. 5 star rating

    So easy and so yum!

  11. 5 star rating

    Delicious 😋

  12. 5 star rating

    I've used this recipe humour times now. When they are cooked I have one and when cool freeze the rest.

  13. 5 star rating

    Amazingly scones during this lockdown they are a treat.

  14. 5 star rating

    Turned out great, even surprised myself, I'm not the best baker. Mega happy with result but 6 lbs heavier cause I can't stop eating the things.

  15. 5 star rating

    so nice i would definitely do this again

  16. 5 star rating

    Very nice and tasty 😁

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    Very nice and light & Tasty 😁

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    Very light and delicious

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