Orange and Date Scones

Difficulty | Makes 12 | Book 4

healthy orange and date scone recipe

2 cups self-raising flour
2 tablespoons fresh orange peel grated
1 teaspoon white sugar
½ cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons (30g) Flora® Light margarine melted
2 egg whites
¾ cup dried pitted dates chopped
cooking spray

Per serve
Kilojoules509 (cals 122)
GI RatingMedium


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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