Orange and Date Scones

Difficulty | Makes 12 | Book 4

healthy orange and date scone recipe
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2 cups self-raising flour
2 tablespoons fresh orange peel grated
1 teaspoon white sugar
½ cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons (45g) Flora® Light margarine melted
2 egg whites
¾ cup dried pitted dates chopped
cooking spray

Per serve
FatTotal1.5g
Saturated0.3g
Fibre1.8g
Protein3.1g
Carbs23.9g
Sugar7.3g
Sodium182mg
Kilojoules509 (cals 122)
GI RatingMedium

Method

Preheat oven 220ºC fan forced.

  1. Sift flour into a large mixing bowl then orange peel and sugar and mix together.
  2. Combine orange juice with melted margarine then beat egg whites into juice using a fork until blended.
  3. Pour wet mix into flour with chopped dates and fold together using a wooden spoon then using your hands combine well.
  4. Place dough onto a well-floured surface and using your hands press out into a large round shape, about 1½-2cm thick (do not knead as it will make the scones tough).
  5. Using either a 6cm scone cutter or glass that has been dipped into flour (to stop dough sticking), cut out 12 scones.
  6. Coat a flat baking tray with cooking spray. Place scones so they are touching on tray. Brush tops with a little milk then bake 12-15 minutes or until cooked..

Variation:  For a plain date scone omit orange juice and peel and replace with ½ cup skim milk.

 

 

Dietitian's tip

Dates provide a good source of dietary fibre, potassium and magnesium. People with diabetes should stop at one.

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