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Sweet Potato Date Scones

Sweet Potato Date Scones

Winner in the 2011 Sweet n’ Healthy Blogger Recipe Contest, Morning Glory Bakes

Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, sliced
  • 3/4 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, baking soda, ginger, cloves and nutmeg; pulse to mix. Add butter; pulse briefly to break up butter.
  3. Add sweet potato and dates; pulse to incorporate. Pour in buttermilk and vanilla; pulse until everything is wet.
  4. Remove mixture to a floured surface. Knead until mixture just comes together.
  5. Drop spoonfuls onto lined baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned, about 12 minutes.

 

Number of servings (yield): 12

Nutrition per serving (1 scone): 300 calories; 11g total fat, 227 mg sodium; 36g carbohydrate; 6g dietary fiber; 15g protein
*Try substituting some or all whole wheat flour for an even healthier scone.