Saturday, March 9, 2013

Apple Spice Glazed Scone - Low Calorie

This morning I was craving a sweet breakfast and needed  something quick and yummy. I started browsing one of my favorite blogs, I found this wonderful scone recipe. I didn't have all the ingredients but I had enough and what I didn't have, I could substitute. After figuring out the calorie count, it ended up being only 186 calories per scone! So enjoy two, and enjoy feeding your sweet craving!


  • 1/2 cup cold 1% milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • cooking spray 
  • 2 cups all purpose flour  
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp chilled butter (must be cold) cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups diced apples, peeled (I used Granny Smith and Red Delicious)

For the glaze: 
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp cold fat free milk (plus 1/2 tbsp if needed)


Preheat the oven to 375.

Mix the milk, applesauce, sugar, vanilla and egg in a large bowl.  Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt to a food processor. Pulse until mixed. Add butter and and pulse until the mixture is grainy. Add the flour mixture and the apples to the milk mixture and stir until combine. 

Turn out onto a floured surface and knead just until it's not sticky, adding flour if needed. 

Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray. Lay dough on the cookie sheet and flatten until it's round and about half an inch thick. Cut the circle into 12 even wedges.

Bake for 18-20 minutes, until the edges are just turning brown.

Let cool on a rack for 10 minutes.

While the scones are cooling, mix all the ingredients for the glaze. Dip the top of each slice in the glaze and return to cooling rack. (Make sure the rack is over a cookie sheet to catch the drips). 

Let glaze set, then enjoy!