Monday, February 16, 2009

Raisin Scones


I love treats that pair well with coffee. I am always drooling over the scones at Starbucks, so I decided I needed to make some in my kitchen that might be a little healthier. I found this easy recipe at vegweb.com. I did a couple of things different. I baked them in a 8 x 8 square pan, added 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, and used canola oil instead of margarine. This is a great recipe with a fantastic result. I am going to play around with this recipe again soon and maybe do a chocolate chip version or a blueberry version. Hope everyone had a great Monday!

Raisin Scones
link at vegweb.com

2 cups flour

3 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon turbinado sugar

1/2 cup raisins

1/4 cup margarine, softened

3/4 - 1 cup soy/rice/ etc. milk


Directions:

Mix dry ingredients together. Cut in margarine until crumbles form. Stir in milk and raisins. Drop a spoonful onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees F for about 10-12 minutes, or until just brown on top. I adapted these from a biscuit recipe on this website; I am sure one could play with the spices/ flavorings here. Please let me know how they turn out!
Serves: 8 - 12

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28 comments:

Priscilla said...

Mmm, looks yummy. Starbucks has the BEST sweets ever.

imadedinner said...

SCONES!
YUM!
I always love seeing what you come up with!

thecleanveggie said...

yum!!! love scones. they look soft and moist too :)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Ooh and they can be vegan!

Not Another Omnivore said...

I get like...really over excited about scones.

And you know what? I'm not even a huge fan, I think I just associate them with pretty dresses and pretty china.

Oh life.

NAOmni

foodsthatfit said...

Those look delicious and I love that they aren't loaded with fat like traditional scones! You have the best recipes!

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh yum!

Maggie said...

these look great! i just made raisin scones yesterday and I used oat bran - they were so good. (recipe is on my site)

Aisa - Frugal Foodie said...

So simple and delicious! Tea time!

Wandering Coyote said...

Oh, scones are one of my favourite things ever. I've never met a scone I didn't like!

Mimi said...

YUM! Scones rock. Yours look delectable!

I'm trying to stay off sugar though. Do you think stevia would work?

Bob said...

I do enjoy scones, but I have to say I've never been impressed with the ones at Starbucks. Maybe they've gotten better since I worked there ten (ugh) years ago...

Those look great though! :)

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

These look fantastic. I'd have a scone over a cookie any day. Thanks for the recipe!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

You always come up with easy but delicious recipes! Love u!!! :D

ttfn300 said...

fantastic! i am a new lover of scones, but i like muffins so I can pop them in the freezer and not eat too many at once :)

Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point said...

mmmm that scone would go so well with my coffee this AM!

VeggieGirl said...

divine!!

Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday said...

Scones really intimidate me :(

Be sure to check out my blog today for this week’s BSI ingredient!

Betsy said...

Ooo those look nice and moist & chewy, a nice diversion from the usual dry & crumbly scones!

Maria said...

My family loves raisins. I know these will be a hit!

Krista said...

These look/sound really good, Megan!! :)

Jack, Judy, and Family said...

Big fan of raisins and scones, sounds like you cant go wrong!

Lori said...

I am a scone fanatic! I love them in all flavors. This recipe sounds so great. I think I might make some this week.

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

There is no greater pastry than a scone.

Kelly Turner
www.everygymsnightmare.com

Culinarywannabe said...

So hard to come by a good scone recipe. Thanks for posting one I won't feel so guilty about eating!

stephchows said...

I've never been a huge scone fan... but it's been a long time since I've had one. I think I'll have to give these guys a go :)

shelby said...

Love the simplicity of the recipe. Mmm, now I want some!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Thanks Megan! They look so moist. I wanna eat 'em!