blueberry lemon protein scones.

by Janetha on May 24, 2012

in recipes

i was going to make these again before posting so i could get better photos.. but SO many people have been emailing me for the recipe. i will just put better photos in the next time i make them. gotta give the people what they want! and they want healthy, protein-packed, delicious scones.

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makes eight scones
prep time: 10 minutes
bake time: 10-12 minutes

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ingredients:

dry:

  • 1/2 cup (60g) oat bran
  • 1/2 cup (60g) whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3 servings vanilla protein powder (i used plant fusion vanilla bean—i recommend this, i do NOT recommend whey for baking)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt

wet:

  • 6 oz chobani plain nonfat greek yogurt
  • 2 large egg whites or 6 TB liquid egg whites
  • 2 TB xagave (or other sweetened of choice)
  • fresh juice of one lemon
  • 1 tsp lemon extract/emulsion

additional:

  • 1/4 cup butter or earth balance
  • 3/4 cup wild blueberries (i used frozen)
  • extra flour (about 1/8 cup)

yogurt frosting (optional):

  • 8 TB chobani plain nonfat greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp lemon extract/emulsion OR liquid lemon stevia

directions:

  1. preheat oven to 400° F. line a baking sheet with parchment paper, a silicone mat, or spray with cooking spray.
  2. combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
  3. add butter or margarine to dry ingredients and use pastry blender or your hands to mix until ingredients are crumbly.
  4. combine wet ingredients in a bowl.
  5. pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until just combined. do not over-mix.
  6. fold in blueberries.
  7. sprinkle flour over a clean, dry surface and place dough over floured surface.
  8. knead dough with your hands (about ten times.)
  9. form dough into a circle about 12” in diameter.
  10. cut into 8 equal pieces.
  11. place uncooked scones onto prepared baking sheet.
  12. bake for 10-12 minutes. scones should be firm, but may not look completely done. do not over-bake.
  13. let cool completely before frosting (if you decide to frost them!)
  14. if you are frosting them, i suggest you do this one at a time as the scones are eaten.. otherwise they may get soggy! for each scone, combine 1 TB yogurt with 1/4 tsp lemon extract or stevia. spread mixture on each scone before eating.
  15. store scones in an airtight container in the fridge.

step-by-step photo tutorial:

preheat oven to 400° F. line a baking sheet with parchment paper, a silicone mat, or spray with cooking spray.

combine dry ingredients in a bowl.

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add butter or margarine to dry ingredients and use pastry blender or your hands to mix until ingredients are crumbly.

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combine wet ingredients in a bowl.

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pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until just combined. do not over-mix.

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fold in blueberries.

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sprinkle flour over a clean, dry surface and place dough over floured surface.

knead dough with your hands (about ten times.)

form dough into a circle about 12” in diameter.

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cut into 8 equal pieces.

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place uncooked scones onto prepared baking sheet.

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bake for 10-12 minutes. scones should be firm, but may not look completely done. do not over-bake.

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let cool completely before frosting (if you decide to frost them!)

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if you are frosting them, i suggest you do this one at a time as the scones are eaten.. otherwise they may get soggy! for each scone, combine 1 TB yogurt with 1/4 tsp lemon extract or stevia.

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spread mixture on each scone before eating.

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store scones in an airtight container in the fridge.

i actually prefer to eat these without the yogurt frosting. i also prefer to eat them warm. i have been popping a scone in the toaster for a minute just before eating—this maintains the texture and warms them up just a bit.

nutrition stats per scone with frosting:

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nutrition stats per scone without frosting:

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enjoy!

xo. janetha g.

{ 51 comments… read them below or add one }

Missy May 24, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Looks so good and great stats! Are you liking stevia better now?

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Janetha May 24, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I should answer this here for all to see, so disregard that email. NO–I still don’t like stevia. It’s a taste thing for me. Not into it. But a lot of people love that lemon liquid stevia! My co-workers tried the lemon yogurt frosting with it and liked it a lot!

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tara May 24, 2012 at 6:30 pm

I bet they’d be good with sun butter too (most everything is).

Janetha, this is a personal question, so don’t respond if you don’t want to. But wondering about your experiences with birth control pills and any unpleasant side effects? (weight gain ? acne? ). I’m really on the fence, but may be kinda forced to take them (long story but I need to get my estrogen up and my horomones balanced ASAP and it might have to be drugs or HRT…not sure what is worse)…

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Janetha May 24, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Not personal at all! Well, not for me, anyway. Ha. I have been on birth control pills for over 10 years. I started taking them back when I was 18 and still had the metabolism of a teenager, so it’s hard to say if they had any impact on my weight. I don’t think they did. No acne. I actually went on BC because of HORRIBLE cramps–I was put on it by my gyno to regulate the cramping. And now it works well to prevent me from ending up with offspring, which I am in NO way ready for. I take the generic version of Loesterin 1/20. I take it for 3 months continuously and have my period once every three months. Hope this answers your question!

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tara May 25, 2012 at 5:45 am

Thanks Janetha.
Wow, Loesterin…and only once every 3 months…that’s different from the old stuff I remember that a person still has a cycle monthly (obviously that must still exist, but obviously there are also all kinds of new stuff out now).
I’m afriad birth control or HRT will cause acne or weight gain :(
My hormones have been out of whack for years nad years. I know everyone says to find a naturopath and do it naturally, but I can’t afford that kind of money, and to be honest, I don’t want to be wishy-washy. I want to get something legit done :(
I’m in my early 30′s and its like I’ve suddenly gone into premature menopause. I’ve even developed a faint mustache (and NO ONE else in my family has ever had that so it means that something is “up” with me). I’m hoping I won’t break out or things go worse, and yet now I’m scared that If I take the BC or HRT that other symptoms like acne and weight gain might occur…so it appears I’m screwed EITHER way :( I’m kindof lost and seeking reassurance, ha.

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Trish May 26, 2012 at 2:50 pm

These symptoms sound like Polycystic Ovary Syndrom (PCOS). Go online and look up the specifics. If they apply to your situation then need to see an endrocrinologist – not a GP. They can do some hormone testing and help you out. the Dr. will adjust your estrogen which may include BC pills which is what they had me take. Dont worry about the acne or gaining weight, it never happened to me. If you ever want children then you need to seek treatment soon.

Since I have had this all my life I was very fortunate to have kids.
Wish you best of luck with this.

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tara May 26, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Hi, I don’t think its PCOS because PCOS is often due to insulin-resistance related to obesity. Me? I”m underweight and have been for years and years. Real underweight…so….
I’m worried now cause the upper lip hair is still there…and what’s worse is that I think there’s hyperpigmentation there :(
NO ONE in my family has ever had this (not my twin sister or anything :(
I had a full blood panel and hormonal panel done on friday and waiting till tuesday for results…my GP guesses hormonal or thyroid…but I’ll request an endrocrinolgist ASAP too just to be sure I guess ….I am so scared that the hyperpigmentation and upper lip hair is permanent forever… :(
I’m also scared that its due to my past 4-5 years of eating very testosterone-like (like I went to a LONG phase of eating so much hormone-filled type foods including proteni powders and animal products to an EXTREME degree, even though all I do is a few walks now and then)…and even NOW still I eat a LOT of animal products (but I try to choose better options and more ethical ones)…and I’m already 31 years old…
:(
oh god, I fear I’ve screwed myself up :(
I know fertility is compromised and I don’t want kids (I know that does not justify it though and I know that is unfair to those out there facing these issues and unable to have them…but that’s just my stance…so right now my concern is my age, the effects on my hormones and the hyperpigmentation and acne or what worse stuff can happen
I’m very embarrassed and ashamed :(

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Lee May 24, 2012 at 6:36 pm

That is a big-ass jug of agave nectar!

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Luvenal May 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Hi Janetha quick question. Do you think these would work if I substituted applesauce for butter? Or maybe some other puree/mash like bananas or pure pumpkin?

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Janetha May 24, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I don’t think so. Scones need butter or something with the same consistency as butter. If you used applesauce or pumpkin, you’d end up with something more like a muffin.

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StoriesAndSweetPotatoes May 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I just tried Plant Fusion for the first time this morning. LOVED it. Made crazy awesome pancakes so I can see how it would be good in scones.

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Janetha May 24, 2012 at 7:26 pm

It seriously bakes so well!

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 24, 2012 at 7:38 pm

oh my god! I WANT NOW!

P.s. that is a GIANT thing of xagave! ;)

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Heather (Heather's Dish) May 24, 2012 at 7:42 pm

um yum…feed me! these sound ah-mah-zing

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Angie @ Pint of Goals May 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Thanks for sharing this! I actually recently bought the Plant Fusion protein powder and have been wanting to try baking with it – now I have the recipe!

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Megan @ Weddings and Workouts May 24, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Well this post is great timing for me! I’m really in a baking mood (hopefully I am still in that mood tomorrow!). Thanks for sharing!

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Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile May 24, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Oh my gosh, droooling! You are genius

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Mary Legare Whaley May 24, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Blueberry + Lemon = awesome combo. Those look and sound awesome.

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Kelly @ No Sugar Sweet Life May 24, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I can’t say that I’ve ever in my life made a scone. But these don’t look tooooooooooo hard :) You are using a “fancy” masher tool that I don’t have though. haha. PS. I’m not really a fan of stevia either. But haven’t tried the Blend liquid Lemon version. It’s just been sitting in my cabinet.

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Lindsay @ Lindsay's List May 24, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Pinning these little friends.

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Katy A May 24, 2012 at 10:05 pm

YUM!!!! I would have never thought of blueberry with lemon!! :)

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Jocelyn @ Peace Love Nutrition May 24, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Scones remind me of my British Grandmother : )

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Lisa May 24, 2012 at 10:57 pm

These look great Janetha! I love making healthy scone recipes! Saving these for sometime soon!!

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Neil May 24, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Mmm. Seriously.

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Khushboo May 24, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Wow these look delicious and the pics are great! Do you think any other flour would work in place of the wholewheat pastry flour?

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Sarah @ The Healthy Diva May 25, 2012 at 12:27 am

Yummy looking scones! love the blueberry and lemon combo :)

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katie May 25, 2012 at 4:11 am

YUM! These look awesome! I am loving the lemon stevia!

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Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning May 25, 2012 at 5:18 am

I am so happy that you posted this- I’ve been waiting for it for days!! :)
I’ve never made scones in my life, but am definitely going to make these. I know Greg will love them too.
I’m going to try it with Sunwarriior- I would think that since it’s also Plant Based it should work.
Hooray for lemon + blueberry!

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lindsay May 25, 2012 at 6:07 am

enjoy i will! causei think i can makes these with my GF flour and I AM OBSESSED with my lemon nunaturals.
Home remedies next?

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Paula @ Fit Chick Soon May 25, 2012 at 7:26 am

Fab recipe. It’s definitely on my to do list!, thanks for sharing

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Leah @ Splendor & Folly May 25, 2012 at 7:37 am

I’ve been using Plant Fusion recently too and love the flavor – but I find that the powder is so fine it goes flying everywhere when you try to pour it. Do you have this problem? The scones look yummy!!!

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Angie @ Pint of Goals May 28, 2012 at 1:31 pm

I have the exact same issue, and I get sad because I feel like it’s going to waste – ha!

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Paula @ Fit Chick Soon May 25, 2012 at 7:38 am

Just a quick question Janetha, do you use the PlantFusion powder for your shakes too or only for adding protein into baking?

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Janetha May 25, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I use it for everything! It’s my current favorite.

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Annette@FitnessPerks May 25, 2012 at 8:43 am

YUMM!! I need to get a good powder for baking. I LOVE lemon & blueberries. Great combo, girl!!

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Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 25, 2012 at 10:17 am

The nutrition stats are awesome!

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jessiker May 25, 2012 at 11:12 am

get. in. my. mouth.

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alicia May 25, 2012 at 11:38 am

mmmm…. I think I need some cooking lessons from you….. Cooking Club?!

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Amy May 25, 2012 at 11:51 am

looks awesome! i only have whey protein powder so maybe ill have to try out what u recommended. ive baked a couple times with whey and it does get a little weird ha. i love this recipe bc i can finally use my lemon stevia!! i have no idea how to use it (or orange?)

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Christine May 25, 2012 at 12:14 pm

love it! love scones. pinning of course. and a great use for all that wonderful Xagave! Can’t wait to get baking with xagave. And i have plain cho coming my way real soon. ;)

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Kammie @ Sensual Appeal May 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Why don’t you recommend whey for baking? I’ve had success with it so far…

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Janetha May 29, 2012 at 8:03 pm

I don’t like baking with whey because of the texture it yields. It’s totally do-able and I know lots of people who use it.. I just don’t recommend using it in this recipe because it will change the texture of the scones.

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Pure2raw twins May 26, 2012 at 5:40 am

yum love lemon blueberry scones! when we used to sell at the farmers market, they were our top seller.

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Brittany @ Eating Bird Food May 26, 2012 at 6:40 am

I’ve never made scones before! I think this little recipe might change that. :)

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Christin Hall May 26, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Hi,
Just found your site & this yummy-looking recipe via Chobani’s FB page… question for you: why do you NOT recommend whey for baking?
And I am asking this out of total ignorance – I am no cook! LOL… but I have been wanting to try to make some high-protein goodies, and I would have attempted them using my Designer Whey… just curious!
Thanks!!

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Beth May 26, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I am wondering about this too, as I usually buy whey protein powder. Is there something else that can be substituted? (I wouldn’t want to buy special protein just for this recipe…)

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Janetha May 26, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I just don’t like baking with whey protein because it can turn out tough or rubbery. That said, I have done a LOT of baking with whey protein and it works. It’s just not my favorite protein base to bake with. I prefer plant-based or soy-based. Give it a shot with whey–it wouldn’t be horrible, just wouldn’t be the best!

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kristen @ livinlifeinlouie May 28, 2012 at 8:13 am

my son will LOVEEEEE these. he loves blueberry scones- thanks for sharing!

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Rachel June 22, 2012 at 9:00 am

These look amazing!! I really want to try them out I’ve been looking for a scone recipe :)

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Lisa Paulson September 26, 2012 at 9:21 am

Why don’t you recommend “whey protein” for baking?

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Janetha September 26, 2012 at 9:35 am

It gets all rubbery and weird textured. Some people like it, though, so don’t let my opinion stop you from trying yourself!

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