Whole Grain Cranberry Scones


whole grain cranberry sconesWhole grains, honey and olive oil make these scones a tasty treat you can feel good about indulging in. They are tender, flaky and packed with flavor. The food processor makes them so easy to prepare that you'll want to make this recipe over and over again!

 

 

Ingredients:

10 ounces whole wheat flour (that's about 2 1/4 cups)

4 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons cold butter (1/2 stick), or solid vegetable shortening

1 tablespoon finely shredded orange zest

2 tablespoons honey

3/4 cup milk

1 cup dried cranberries, chopped

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Combine the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in the food processor work bowl. Pulse till combined. Add the olive oil and pulse till combined. Cut the butter into small cubes and add. Pulse a few times till the butter is the size of small peas.

Add the honey and orange zest to the milk and mix well. With the food processor switched to "on", drizzle the milk mixture through the feed tube. Stop when barely combined. Use a spatula to fold in the cranberries.

Turn mixture onto a floured board and split into two pieces. Quickly work each one into a circle, about 3/4 inch thick, dusting with flour if it's too sticky to work with. Cut each circle into 6 even wedges, transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 12-16 minutes, or until golden brown.

For extra sweetness, drizzle with honey. These tasty treats are best served while still warm from the oven. Enjoy!


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