Sweet potato spinach scones are a great way of using up leftover ingredients. They're also an excellent snack or a weekend breakfast option. Delicious with melted cheese!
It's great being able to use up leftovers in baking recipes like in this sweet potato spinach scones recipe.
Not only does it mean you're not wasting any food but you're saving money too.
And if there's ever two things I really like as a Scotsman, it's not wasting anything and saving money at the same time!
Plus these sweet potato scones are absolutely delicious.
The sweet potato in these spinach scones recipe works well as a "binder".
That helps to make this recipe healthier than a normal scone recipe.
You see it means that we can use less butter.
And using less butter helps to cut down on those calories!
Sweet Potato Spinach Scones Inspiration
I always like to take notes of the foods I've enjoyed and sampled with a view to recreating them here.
So, the inspiration for these sweet potato spinach scones comes from The Mountain Cafe in Aviemore, where my other half and I were staying in December 2013, celebrating her birthday.
That year we were lucky to get away for her birthday!
I mean, I know it's usually always cold in December, but due to the weather, there's been so many times we've planned to get away for her birthday but then have had to cancel due to bad weather.
Fortunately, we're lucky because with living in Glasgow we have a huge choice of places to go for those alternative birthday celebrations when that happens.
So, this is why I remember that birthday trip in particular - we were actually able to get away!
In summary, I remember it being pretty cold in Aviemore.
However, I can tell you that these scones were a welcome, warm treat especially when served with melted butter on and washed down with a pot of tea!
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Sweet Potato Spinach Scones Recipe
Try using different kinds of cheese to top these sweet potato scones with. For instance grilled goats cheese is rather excellent!
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Sweet Potato Spinach Scones Recipe
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- 1 medium sweet potato , about 190g in weight
- 350 g self raising flour , sieved
- 1 tablespoon caster sugar
- 20 g cold cubed unsalted butter
- 35 g finely chopped baby spinach
- 100 ml skimmed milk
- Pre-heat over to 200C Fan
- Pierce the sweet potato with a sharp knife. Then place the potato directly onto a shelf in the oven with a tray underneath and bake for 40 minutes, remove and allow to cool. Leave the oven on.
- Place flour and sugar into a large mixing bowl and using your fingers rub the cold butter in.
- Once the potato has cooled sufficiently to handle peel and mash.
- Add the mashed potato to the mixing bowl, stir in the spinach and gradually add the skimmed milk to form a dough.
- Roll the dough out onto a floured surface, about 2cm thick and using a 5cm round pastry cutter cut out the rounds and place onto a lightly greased baking tray.
- Brush the tops of the scones with a little milk.
- Bake in the centre of the oven for approximately 15 – 20 minutes, then remove an allow to cool on a wire rack.
- Best served warm and immediately. Or store in an airtight container, but consume within 2 to 3 days.