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10 Healthy Scone Recipes for Adults and Kids

This collection of Healthy Scone Recipes features the top 10 health-conscious yet scrumptious scones. From whole-grain goodness to gluten-free options, these guilt-free recipes are here for the whole family to enjoy!

Both sweet and savory flavors are included.

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Welcome to the wonderful world of scones!

Here you’ll find my hand-picked compilation of 10 delectable, nutritious scone recipes that no one can resist.

The truth is, I’m not a scone-making expert. I’ve tried to create a healthy scone recipe from scratch numerous times but can never get the texture right.

Nevertheless, I kept getting requests from my readers for healthy scone recipes, so I finally threw in the towel and asked my fellow food bloggers if they had any recipes I could share.

Fortunately, the answer was yes, so get your aprons ready because, in this post, I’m sharing the best of the best!

What is a Scone?

Scones, originating from Scotland, are a round or triangular-shaped baked pastry with a tender, slightly crumbly texture.

They’re typically made with simple ingredients, such as flour, baking powder/soda, butter, buttermilk, and sugar.

However, they’re incredibly versatile and can be customized with anything from dried fruits and fresh herbs to nuts & seeds and chocolate chips!

It’s worth noting that scones are often served as a part of afternoon tea or breakfast with clotted cream, jam, butter, or cheese.

Blueberry scones on marble background. The scones are drizzled with glaze.

Are Scones Healthy?

Commercially available scones often pack a hefty caloric punch, thanks to the generous amounts of added sugars, unhealthy fats, and processed ingredients.

However, the versatility of scones opens the door to creating healthier versions without compromising on deliciousness.

Ways to Make Scones Healthier

By making the following mindful choices, you can transform any scone recipe into a nutrient-dense treat:

  • Whole grain flour – Swap refined all-purpose flour with whole grain flour like whole wheat, spelt, or oat to boost fiber content.
  • Gluten-free flour – If sensitive to gluten, experiment with swapping all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour, such as rice, almond, buckwheat, sorghum, or coconut flour.
  • Natural sweeteners – To reduce processed, refined sugars, choose natural sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, or even mashed bananas.
  • Non-dairy milk – If sensitive to dairy, swap dairy milk with almond, cashew, coconut, soy, oat, or other plant-based milk alternatives.

10 Healthy Scone Recipes for Adults and Kids

And that brings us to the moment we’ve all been waiting for!

The scone recipes!

Here you will find a variety of scone recipes, including whole wheat scones, spelt flour scones, gluten-free scones, sweet and savory scones, etc.

Keep scrolling for 10 recipes that will inspire you to enjoy these beloved pastries in a new, healthy light!

To check out the recipes, click the "Get the Recipe" button, and you'll be taken to a page where you will find the recipe and detailed step-by-step instructions.

And if none of the scones' flavors appeal to you, a few recipes provide flavor variations.


This page was fully updated on December 5, 2019

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