Blueberry Scones using whole wheat flour and with no added sugar; wholesome and delicious and with all those naturally sweet berries, you won’t miss the refined sugar one little bit.
Originally published Jan 2018.
This particular version of blueberry scones is one I made just for Spouse. She’s always been partial to our recipe for No Sugar Added Raisin Scones, which is actually more akin to a Newfoundland Raisin Tea Bun.
She says she likes these blueberry scones because they are more like Buttermilk Biscuits with fruit. It makes sense that if the little pockets of sweet berries or dried fruits are scattered evenly throughout the scone.
Then they can serve as the sweetening agent for the entire scone.
The flavour of these blueberry scones.
In tasting these blueberry scones, I also came to the conclusion that the natural flavour of the blueberries really does shine though better. Too much sweetness can mask their natural flavour.
I’ve written many times here on Rock Recipes about our native wild Newfoundland blueberries, which I think are the best in the world. Just like I wrote in a recent recipe for my new favourite Low Sugar Blueberry Lime Jam, the blueberries just taste so much better without a lot of sugar.
Use any type of whole wheat flour you like for these scones. I made them twice, once with 100% whole wheat flour and once with 60% whole wheat flour. Both were incredibly delicious, but the 100% whole wheat version rose just a bit less.
I’ve kept this recipe a little on the smaller side but I have often doubled very similar recipes with zero problems if you plan on making more.
These blueberry scones freeze quite well and I love to warm them in the oven on weekend mornings. My method is to preheat the oven to about 300-325 degrees, wrap the scones in a single layer in aluminum foil.
I them pop them into the oven for about 15 minutes and they come out practically as good as fresh baked. You’ll definitely want to try that trick and enjoy warm scones with melting butter practically any time you like.
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Blueberry Scones using whole wheat flour and with no added sugar; wholesome and delicious and with all those naturally sweet berries, you won't miss the refined sugar one little bit.
- 1⅔ cups whole wheat flour, see note
- 2½ tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp butter
- ½ cup milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a food processor add the flour & baking powder. Pulse to mix together well. (You can just mix the ingredients in a bowl if you prefer the manual method)
- Pulse in the butter until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. (or just use your fingertips to rub the butter through the dry ingredients until the same texture is achieved.)
- If using a food processor, transfer the flour & butter mixture to a large bowl.
- Whisk together the milk, egg and vanilla.
- Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and stir in quickly with a wooden spoon until a soft dough forms. It should be a little sticky. Don’t over work the dough or your scones will get tough and not rise well.
- When the flour is almost incorporated into the dough, add the blueberries and work them in quickly but gently.
- Turn the dough out onto a well floured board or counter top.
- Sprinkle the top of the dough well with flour and just using your hands, form the dough into a round about ¾ of an inch thick.
- Using a large biscuit cutter, cut out your scones and place them about 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Re-roll the scraps and cut out the rest of the scones.
- Pop the scones into the hot oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the tops of the scones are evenly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
- Serve with thick or clotted cream or butter.
Note, use any type of whole wheat flour you like for these scones. I made them twice, once with 100% whole wheat flour and once with 60% whole wheat flour. Both were incredibly delicious but the 100% whole wheat version rose just a bit less. I've kept this recipe a little on the smaller side but I have often doubled very similar recipes with zero problems if you plan on making more.
These blueberry scones freeze quite well and I love to warm them in the oven on weekend mornings. My method is to preheat the oven to about 300-325 degrees, wrap the scones in a single layer in aluminum foil. I them pop them into the oven for about 15 minutes and they come out practically as good as fresh baked. You'll definitely want to try that trick and enjoy warm scones with melting butter practically any time you like.
The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.
Amount Per Serving Calories 204Saturated Fat 4gCholesterol 44mgSodium 72mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 4gSugar 3gProtein 6g
Thursday 21st of July 2022
Barry, these sound healthy and delicious. Sadly, I don't have access to NL blueberries, which I agree with you are the best. This recipe is on my weekend baking list. Thanks.
Sunday 24th of January 2021
They were like a blueberry infused dry wheat dog biscuit. Not impressed at all. No sugar in the dough so they don’t brown well. I’m sorry I wasted my time and ingredients on this recipe.
Sunday 29th of September 2019
I'm diabetic so I will certainly give these a go.