Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Whole Wheat Cherry Lime Scones

A delicious scone, made from real ingredients, low in fat, high in fiber, and packed full of yummy summer flavors.  Sounds like a great way to start the day to me!


And, it gets better.

You can make these in 1 bowl.


Whole Wheat Cherry Lime Scones


  • 2 C white whole wheat flour
  • 1/6 C sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 8 oz. cherry yogurt*
  • 1 egg
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 tsp. grated lime zest {optional}
  • 1 C pitted and quartered cherries {easy method for pitting cherries}


In a large bowl, mix the whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Add to that bowl, your 8 oz of cherry yogurt, egg and olive oil.

One-bowl cherry scones

If you wish, add in the lime zest.  Then, stir in the cherries.

Adding the chopped cherries

Allow the batter to sit for 1-2 minutes – it’s much easier to work with the batter. 

Cherries mixed into the batter

Drop about 1/4 C batter onto a lightly greased cookie sheet.  Repeat until you have between 9-11 scones; placing each about 1-2 inches apart. 

Cherry Scones - Ready for the oven

Bake at 400 for 15-18 minutes until scones are lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean.

 Cherry Scones - hot out of the oven

Allow the scones to sit on the cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes.  Then, remove from the cookie sheet to a cooling rack and cool completely. 

Cherry Scones - Cooling.

Enjoy warm, or at room temperature later.

Cherry Scone

Store on the counter for 1-2 days, and in the fridge or freezer if you’re keeping them for later.  But they likely won’t last that long :)

*If you don’t use your own homemade yogurt, be sure to check the oz. on your yogurt container… they are typically sold in 4-6 oz containers.  When choosing a yogurt, choose one with the lowest added sugar.  I love Old Home Yogurt – their yogurt is naturally sweetened and has a thick consistency, like Greek Yogurt. 

Linked to: What’s on Your Plate? These Chicks Cooked, Full Plate Thursday, Mouthwatering Monday, Recipe Sharing Monday, Ingredient Spotlight


  1. Is it really 1/6 cup of sugar?

  2. I love one bowl recipes and these sound delish. I will have to try them. I love Greek Yogurt too although I don't think I have ever seen cherry. I always shy away from recipes that have zest in them. If you don't have a zester what do you do?

  3. @flemishe -

    I used a yogurt that had 17 g of sugar in each 5 oz container (and I used 1 and 1/2ish containers). I added 1/6 C sugar to the mix and found it just perfect. However, you can up the sugar, if you prefer sweeter scones, up to 1/3 C.

    If you make them with the lower sugar, and find they are not sweet enough, serve with a powdered sugar (1/2 C) and 1 T lime juice glaze.

  4. @ Teresa,

    I haven't seen a cherry greek yogurt either... so you could take a plain greek and mix it with cherry jam/preserve. You might need to add a little more sugar since greek yogurt is tart.

    As for the zest, you can omit it and add 1/2 - 1 tsp. of vanilla in place and have a cherry vanilla scone. Or, if you have lemon extract or lemon juice, you could add in a bit of either to give it a cherry lemon taste.

    Hope that helps!

  5. OK, you got me with the cherries! They look great!

  6. Do you use white whole wheat flour in place of all-purpose flour for anything and everything that calls for ap flour? Just curious

  7. @ Ginny --

    Yes, we do! I've found the substitution really easy b/c King Arthur White Whole Wheat is so finely ground (as is their whole wheat flour) that it subs really well. Sometimes I need to increase the liquids a tad, but for the most part the white whole wheat works great as a replacement for All Purpose flour in a 1:1 ratio.

  8. Baking, even in the heat, I'm impressed. These look great! Love how you pitted the cherries!

  9. I love that you made these Whole Wheat! I will have to make them! Thanks for sharing!

  10. These look so yummy! I am headed out to the store soon and am adding sherries and cherry yogurt to my list...

    ~JamieS@ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

  11. I love lime and cherry - perfect combination!

  12. Hi Sno White,
    We just love Scones and your recipe looks delicious. I love the additions of the Cherry Yogurt and the lime zest. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon. Hope you are having a great week!
    Miz Helen

  13. This looks really delicious

    I would like to invite you to link your favorite recipes featuring citrus up to our Sharing Sundays linky party.



  14. Ooooo, cherry and lime! Sort of like a cherry limeade but in scone form :) They look beautiful. Thanks so much for linking up with Recipe Sharing Monday! :D

  15. I have been wanting to make scones. Cherry and lime sound great together! Mangoes and Chutney's Fat Camp Friday is now open Friday at midnight (EST)! I would love if you stopped by and linked up this recipe!

  16. I wanted to make these scones, but didn't have cherries or a lime to zest. Instead I used orange yogurt, orange zest, and dried cranberries to make cranberry orange scones. They are delicious!!! Thanks for the recipe for a healthy scone!


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