Healthy Cinnamon Roll Scones

“I received free samples of SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Blend mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by SPLENDA® Sweeteners and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”

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-SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Sweetener Blend is made with only Stevia cane sugar and stevia leaf extract

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-A 1/2  teaspoon of SPLENDA® Sugar & Stevia Sweetener Blend gives you the same amount of sweetness as a full teaspoon of traditional sugar

-It’s made from only 2 non-GMO ingredients: stevia + cane sugar

-It is versatile- It can be used anywhere you would use sugar

-Has 50% fewer calories than sugar

-There is NO artificial ingredients or added flavors

Healthy Cinnamon Roll Scones

Healthy Cinnamon Roll Scones

What do you get when a cinnamon roll and a scone get combined with a healthy twist? This healthy treat!

Ingredients

1 ½ cups whole wheat flour

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 ½ tsp. baking powder

1/4 cup salted butter, cold and cubed

½ cup; nonfat Greek yogurt, Vanilla or Plain flavored

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 Tbsp. milk

1 egg

1/3 cup Splenda® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Blend

For the glaze:

1/4 cup reduced fat cream cheese; softened

1/4 cup Splenda® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Blend

2 Tbsp. whole milk

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. With a stand mixer, mix together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Cut in the butter in cubes and add to the mixture- the mixture will resemble fine crumbs. Stir in the Greek yogurt, vanilla, milk, egg, and Splenda® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Blend.The dough will be light and it will form into a ball.
  3. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet, and shape into a ¾” tall circle using a spatula. Slice the circle into 8 triangular segments with a sharp knife. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the tops are lightly golden. Transfer on a cooling rack and let cool completely.
  4. In the meantime, you can make the drizzle! Stir together the cream cheese, milk, and Splenda® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Blend in a small bowl. If you want a thinner glaze, add more milk. Mix until the glaze is lump-free and smooth. Transfer the glaze mixture to a zip-topped bag, and cut off a tiny piece of one corner. Drizzle the top of each scone and enjoy this healthful treat!
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If I were to splurge on one thing from Starbucks it would be on one of their tasty scones I always look at when I’m standing in line or a cinnamon bun. I remember way back in the day before I really even knew what calories were, I would order a scone occasionally when I went to Starbucks. I mean, who wouldn’t love a buttery pastry loaded with sugar- am I right? I often browse through Pinterest when I can on my phone throughout the day. Tons and tons of tasty treats overflow through my Pinterest feed and I’m also so tempted to make everything I see. When I received the this free sample of SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Blend I knew I wanted to make a healthy version of one of my favorite treats.  Breakfast scones always sound like a good idea. This time I made them with a healthy twist! These cinnamon roll scone treats are made with SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Blend and yogurt! Breakfast for me during the week is definitely a grab-and-go and these were perfect!

 

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Ham & Cheddar Cheese Scones

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Yield: 16

Ingredients:
3 cups flour
1/2 cup butter; room temperature and sliced
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 egg
1 1/2 cup thick smoked ham or canadian ham; chopped
1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1 shallot; chopped
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper

Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, and baking powder. With a fork or pastry knife, cut in butter. Add in egg, chopped ham, cheese, chopped shallot, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and heavy cream. Mix with your hands until combined and until mixture has a dough consistency.

2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and divide dough into 2 balls. Press each dough ball on each cookie sheet and with your hands press dough 8 inches in diameter. It will look very similar to a pizza crust. Repeat with other crust and bake for 20-25 minutes.

3. Once baked, let cool for 15 minutes and then with a sharp knife cut each baked scone into 8 slices. Let cool for 5 more minutes and then enjoy!

*I like to make my scones mini so Instead of placing 2 large scones on baking sheet, I like to make 4 smaller scones so when you cut them the slices will be smaller! You also won’t feel as guilty for eating an entire big one!