Mini Citrus Scones

1 Apr

Makes 2 Dozen

Don’t you just wish Sunday brunch got you off to a great start every morning?  Well, now it can with Mini Citrus Scones by your side.  These teenie weenie drops of Heaven pack some serious flavor, fiber and nutritional benefits.  Small enough to pop in your purse, pocket or murse, they’re the perfect on-the-go meal to leave you feeling Sunday satisfied the whole week long.

Ingredients:

1 C. whole wheat flour

½ C. wheat bran

½ C. flaxseed meal

½ tsp. cinnamon

1 stick butter, room temp

½ C. nonfat plain yogurt

¼ C. raw honey

1 egg + 1 egg white

1 Tbsp. water

Zest of one lemon

Zest of one orange

½ C. pumpkin seeds (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375.

Place flour, oat bran, flaxseed meal and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl.  In one-inch pieces, cut butter into flour mix.  Using your hands, work the butter into the flour mixture until a rough meal is formed.  Add yogurt, honey and one egg until fully combined, again using your hands.  Add zests and pumpkin seeds and stir in with a wooden spoon.

Using a tablespoon to measure, roll out dough into small balls, about the size of drop cookies, and place in four rows of three. In a small bowl, lightly scramble egg white and water together.  Using a baking or basting brush, coat dough balls.  Bake for 15-20 minutes.  Transfer to cooling rack.  Best when dunked in your favorite coffee or tea.

FOOD THAT LOVES YOU, TOO: By opting for natural sweeteners like cinnamon and honey, you can forego the sugar while still enjoying the sweet.  Honey, in particular, is amazing.  It’s low in calories, high in antioxidants and is an anti-inflammatory, which helps combat allergies and sore throats.  Because it’s so sweet you can use half the amount of sugar a recipe calls for.

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