Wholemeal Cranberry Scones

Wholemeal cranberry scones. If you love scones, you’ll love these delicious fruity ones. They’re such a delicious easy bake. Great for sharing with family and much healthier than those made just with white flour too!

Wholemeal cranberry scones. If you love scones, you'll love these delicious fruity ones. They're such a delicious easy bake. Great for sharing with family and much healthier than those made just with white flour too!

Seeing as its Christmas, as I write this, I thought I would add a “festive” touch with cranberries being the fruit ingredient in these wholemeal cranberry scones 😉 , but really you can make them all year round.

Plus, if you don’t like cranberries, just miss them out, and you’ll just have a fantastic wholemeal scones recipe!

Wholemeal cranberry scones. If you love scones, you'll love these delicious fruity ones. They're such a delicious easy bake. Great for sharing with family and much healthier than those made just with white flour too!

Whilst Christmas is a time for indulgence it’s still good to keep a rough check on what you’re eating. That’s why I’m still including wholemeal flour as part of this recipe but yes (and unlike many of my other bakes) I am using butter and sugar (in moderation) – shock! 😮

Wholemeal cranberry scones. If you love scones, you'll love these delicious fruity ones. They're such a delicious easy bake. Great for sharing with family and much healthier than those made just with white flour too!

These wholemeal cranberry scones are ideal for whipping up, in just over half an hour, if you’ve got family or friends on the way over or for something different if you’re fed up of the traditional Christmas fayre. You can freeze any leftover scones too. Although I doubt if there will be any. 😉

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Wholemeal cranberry scones. If you love scones, you'll love these delicious fruity ones. They're such a delicious easy bake. Great for sharing with family and much healthier than those made just with white flour too!
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Wholemeal Cranberry Scones
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
If you love scones, you'll love these fruity wholemeal cranberry scones. They're such a delicious easy bake. Great for sharing and healthier than those made with just white flour too!
Course: Home Baking
Servings: 10
Calories: 297 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 250 g strong white flour
  • 250 g wholemeal flour
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp baking powder
  • 50 g butter softened
  • 2 medium eggs plus 1 beaten egg for egg wash
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200 ml semi skimmed milk
  • 100 g dried cranberries
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 220c Fan.
  2. Lightly grease a baking tray.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flours, sugar and baking powder. You can do this either by hand or in a stand mixer.
  4. Add the softened butter, 2 eggs, vanilla extract, milk and dried cranberries. Mix together.
  5. Flour the surface of a worktop and using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to about 1.5”/4cm thick. The dough mixture will be quite sticky and if it is too sticky to roll use a little extra flour to reduce the stickiness. Don’t over flour though as you want the scones to have a fluffy consistency within.
  6. Using a round 2”-3”/5cm-7.5cm pastry cutter, cut out the scones one by one placing them immediately onto the greased baking tray.
  7. Brush the scones with the egg wash.
  8. Bake in the oven for 15 – 20 mins. Check they are cooked before removing by inserting a skewer into the middle of a scone. If it comes out clean, they are ready.
  9. Remove the scones to a wire rack to cool a little before serving.
Recipe Notes

Best served warm with a little butter and some strawberry or blackcurrant jam.


Nutrition Facts
Wholemeal Cranberry Scones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
Cholesterol 61.9mg 21%
Sodium 465.2mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 52.8g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3.9g 16%
Sugars 12.8g
Protein 8.2g 16%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 45%
Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Wholemeal cranberry scones. If you love scones, you'll love these delicious fruity ones. They're such a delicious easy bake. Great for sharing with family and much healthier than those made just with white flour too!

As a serving suggestion these wholemeal cranberry scones are even more delicious spread with a little butter and topped with strawberry or blackcurrant jam. I made several batches of these scones all of which seemed to “disappear” very quickly!

Every December I always make an annual pilgrimage to Dundee to catch up with some school friends of mine. We swap presents, have a few glasses and reminisce. This year was no exception. I can’t believe I’ve known some of these guys for nearly 30 years. I owe the memories of so many good times to these guys.

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So, just a few things to do before Lynne and I head over to spend Christmas with her parents in Greenock tomorrow. One final gym routine, a trip to the cinema to see The Hobbit and “The Battle of the Five Armies” (can’t wait) and then it begins. You can bet I’ll be poking the camera in a few people’s faces over the next few days for some festive pictures for my next update.

Until then, thank you for continuing to follow me, and here’s wishing you and all your families and friends a very Happy Christmas. 😀

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Wholemeal cranberry scones. If you love scones, you'll love these delicious fruity ones. They're such a delicious easy bake. Great for sharing with family and much healthier than those made just with white flour too!

Comments

  1. These look amazing… and with fresh cranberry apple cider jam I would be alllll over it.

  2. I agree – it’s always a good idea “to keep a rough check on what you’re eating” no matter what the season – life is so about balance right?
    I also do love scones – love that you added some extra goodness into these beauts! Merry Christmas Neil – and safe travels!

  3. Um, I would eat about 20 of those, just saying…. My mouth is an animal!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hmmm, I may actually have reached close to the point of eating 20 myself Gigi….but you know I had to get the recipe right…..check every one for flavour and consistency right? Lol 😉

  4. Ohmagoodness, whole cranberry scones sound so good right now. I’d eat a plate full.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Virginia! These seem to be going down really well with everyone. 🙂

      Congratulations on your 15k last Sunday! Hope you have a fantastic Christmas! 😀

  5. I’m still on a quest for the perfect GF scone! So will you make one for me?LOL! yum!

  6. The scones look fantastic, I’ll have to try these on my family!

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