April 28, 2015

Welsh Pecan Apple Cinnamon Wholewheat scones

Scones were on my to-do list for a long time, but somehow refined flour and sugar and butter put me off. I was looking around for a healthy recipe, when I chanced upon Harini’s recipe, which was a winner right from the word “go”.

I made a couple of modifications: altered the flour ratio and also needed a lil more butter and milk and added in a handful of chopped pecans. And voila ! We had a warm nice scone drizzled with some honey. Apple-cinnamon combo is a treat for those who love the spice.  

My family does and this is one of the few recipes that mom loved & kept talking about it a lot. We keep teasing her that having born around the Indian Independence , she has a lot of “British” culture left in her J Whatever your reason, this is one healthy scone that you cant afford to miss. 

And if you have a sweet tooth, it’s a pleasing after-dinner snack too . Stays on the countertop for upto a day, and you can freeze- microwave for the next few days.

Baking Marathon Day 24  : Welsh Pecan Apple Cinnamon Wholewheat scones
Recipe type : Quick snack / Dessert  
Course: Dessert  
Prep time: 10 mins | Bake time : 18-20 mins

  • Whole wheat bread flour – 1.25 cups
  • All purpose flour – ½ cup
  • Sugar – 2 TBSP (adjust to taste)
  • Salt – 1/8 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder – 1.5 tsp
  • Baking powder – 1.5 tsp
  • Cold butter – 3 TBSP
  • Apple – 1/2 large (peeled and diced)
  • Pecans - about 8 (chopped) - this is optional
  • Yoghurt – ½ cup
  • Milk – 4 TBSP

  • Cinnamon powder, honey – to glaze

  1. Sift the flours, cinnamon powder, salt, baking powder, sugar powder. Now added cubed cold butter (I grated cold butter as that’s easy to mix it in).  Rub the butter in till it resemebles bread crumbs. Mix in the chopped apple and chopped pecans . Whisk milk-yoghurt and leave for 2-3 mins. When the apples sweat a bit, add the milk-yoghurt mixture and make a firm dough.
  2. Oil your fingers a bit and pat this dough directly onto a baking sheet. Cut into wedges (adjust size acc to preferences – Mine made 8 largish sectors). Brush a little milk and some cinnamon powder and bake in a preheat oven for 18-20 mins,at 180 Deg C.
  3. Broil for 2 mins if you need a coloured top (I skipped this coz it naturally browned while baking)
  4. Cool for 4-5 mins and serve warm with honey drizzled over


  1. Apple cinnamon scones look delicious. I have not tried fresh fruit in scones. Bookmarking the recipe.

  2. Thanks for the mention, Kalyani. These scones are still our fav!! Wonderful adaptation!

  3. They look yum with a perfect texture of scones.

  4. Healthy and delicious scones... Stunning clicks

  5. Looks like the scones have turned out great Kalyani..very nice clicks..

  6. Apple and cinnamon is winning combo. Must have been great in scones.

  7. They came out extremely prefect, beautiful scones they are.

  8. Awwww.. I can smell the holiday season in air.. lovely

  9. Apple & cinnamon is a delicious combination for a scone. Perfect way to start a fall day.

  10. Scones are on my to do list. These look tempting and tell me to bake them:)

  11. Delicious scone with lovely combo of apple and cinnamon!!

  12. They look so tempting! Love all the flavors that went into the scones :)


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