Sweet Potato Spinach Scones

These 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!

These 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.

These 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!

The sweet potato in this recipe works well as a “binder” meaning we use hardly any butter at all.

Using less butter helps to cut down on those calories!

These 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!

Sweet Potato Spinach Scones Inspiration

With many of my recipes, the inspiration and ideas for them come from our holidays and trips away, all part of our active lifestyle.

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 Lady Lynne and I were staying in December 2013, celebrating her birthday.

You know that year we were lucky to get away for Lynne’s 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 Lynne’s birthday but then have had to cancel due to bad weather.

These 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!

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!

These 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!
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Sweet Potato Spinach Scones
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs
Total Time
1 hrs 15 mins
 

These sweet potato spinach scones are a great way of using up leftover ingredients. Delicious topped with melted cheese!

Course: Home Baking
Servings: 8
Calories: 168 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 1 medium sweet potato , about 190g in weight
  • 350 g self raising flour , sieved
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 20 g cold cubed unsalted butter
  • 35 g finely chopped baby spinach
  • 100 ml skimmed milk
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat over to 200C Fan
  2. 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.
  3. Place flour and sugar into a large mixing bowl and using your fingers rub the cold butter in.
  4. Once the potato has cooled sufficiently to handle peel and mash.
  5. Add the mashed potato to the mixing bowl, stir in the spinach and gradually add the skimmed milk to form a dough.
  6. 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.
  7. Brush the tops of the scones with a little milk.
  8. Bake in the centre of the oven for approximately 15 – 20 minutes, then remove an allow to cool on a wire rack.
  9. Best served warm and immediately. Or store in an airtight container, but consume within 2 to 3 days.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition label is per scone.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Spinach Scones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1.1g 6%
Cholesterol 4.5mg 2%
Sodium 19.6mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 32.7g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%
Sugars 2.9g
Protein 4.4g 9%
Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 4%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

These 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!

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!

Enjoy these and I’ll catch up with you next week!

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These 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!

Comments

  1. It has been far, far, far too long since I could with Sweet potato. We actually got a sweet potato or two right before the kitchen nightmare, and we finally tossed it yesterday when we realized that it was growing other sweet potatoes. Maybe the one thing I wouldn’t kill. Probably should have kept it to find out.

  2. POTATOES <3 The ultimate savory scones!! I'd take one (just use dairy-free milk and butter 😉 )

  3. Sweet potatoes are my new best friends… Spinach is my old but still going strong best friend. And now they are meeting up -and they REALLY like each other! 😉
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  4. I always think of scones as a sweet thing, but I love the idea of making them savoury. Plus, a great way to sneak in some extra veggies too.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I’m beginning to like scones as a savoury option too Dannii. Whereas before, I too, liked them more as a sweet option.

      Plus these are pretty versatile and you can swap the spinach here for other leafy veg too, like kale! 🙂

  5. I haven’t made anything sweet potato in a long time and these biscuits are definitely calling my name!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Megan. Glad you like them! It’s great what you can do with leftovers isn’t it? 🙂

  6. Yay for having been able to get away for Lady Lynne’s birthday in 2013 – because if y’all hadn’t gotten away, these gorgeous scones wouldn’t be making me drool right now! Love that these have only 6 ingredients and that you used the sweet potato as a binding agent. These sure would be super tasty with a huge pot of tea or coffee – delightful, Neil!
    Hope December 2016 has y’all getting away for Lady Lynne’s birthday too.
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Shashi, yep we are hoping that we can get away somewhere for Lynne’s birthday in September.

      We might see if we can get a short break to Manchester or somewhere like that where there’s supposed to be a really good Christmas market. 🙂

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