These scones are made with whole wheat pastry flour and rolled oats and flavored with sweetened dried cherries and crystallized ginger.Bet you never thought you’d be eating scones while you were on a diet. High in fiber, protein, and Resistant Starch, these scones will keep you satisfied in every way.


Credit: Jim Bathie

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20 mins
25 mins
45 mins
8 servings


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  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.

  • Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a food processor. Process 10 seconds or until oats are finely chopped. Add margarine; process until mixture resembles coarse meal.

  • Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl; stir in cherries and ginger.

  • Combine buttermilk and egg whites in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Add buttermilk mixture to dry mixture; stir just until a sticky dough forms.

  • Transfer dough to parchment paper-lined baking sheet, and pat into a 9-inch circle (about 1 inch thick). Sprinkle with all-purpose flour, if necessary, to keep dough from sticking to hands.

  • Divide dough by hand or with a knife into 8 equal wedges. Separate wedges slightly, and bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until browned and a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.


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Nutrition Facts

348 calories; fat 13g; saturated fat 7.5g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; protein 6g; carbohydrates 53g; fiber 5g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 271mg; resistant starch 1.2g.