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My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in the kitchen, to try new things, to take the time to make things the homemade way and most importantly, to have fun doing it!

Strawberry Yogurt Scones

CELEBRATION TIME!!! It’s official, I have completed Step 1 of the USMLE, aka “the boards”. This is a wonderful feeling, but the past three weeks leading up to this have not been so wonderful. I have been studying as much as my brain could handle, and cooking has been one of my main stress relievers. Since yesterday was the last day before the exam, I tried to just relax and think about other things, and denial worked wonders :) I also decided to keep myself busy by baking something for a healthy test day breakfast. I’m glad I did – this was a very yummy way to start my day!

This recipe is from Cooking Light, a pretty good resource for healthy recipes. I am not the biggest fan of their ideas about healthy eating. I believe much more in mindfully eating regular meals rather than having to constantly use fat-free, calorie-free, etc. ingredients and often very small portion sizes. Regardless, this is a great recipe. My only changes were that I accidentally forgot the orange rind and I used regular strawberry yogurt instead of fat-free – yogurt already has almost no fat as it is! Also, the original recipe suggests cutting the round of dough into 12 slices. I ended up only cutting 8 slices because 12 slices would have created very tiny portions. One reviewer on Cooking Light suggested that these would probably be great substituting other flavors of yogurt and fruit, and I think she is right.

Strawberry Yogurt Scones
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
½ cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
¾ cup diced strawberries
2/3 cup strawberry yogurt
3 tbsp. butter, melted
½ tsp. grated orange rind
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
cooking spray
2 tsp. sugar

Preheat oven to 400°. Combine flours, ½ cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Combine strawberries, yogurt, butter, orange rind and egg white; add to flour mixture, stirring until just moist.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. With hands well floured, knead the dough four times. Pat into an 8” circle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cut into 8 wedges. Sprinkle with 2 tsp. sugar. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

  • Amber

    Wow Annie, these look awesome. I love strawberries and this is a great way to use them up. I can’t wait to make these myself.

    And congratulations on getting the first step of the boards overwith.

  • Kayte

    oh wow! those look too good for words! i really want to try these!

  • Cara

    I’ve made that recipe too, they are so great!

  • I made these today with my 5 year old son. Everyone really liked them. I used plain yogurt since that is what I had. Thx for another great recipe!

  • Brittany

    Just made these. Total keepers. Would be amazing with just about any kind of yogurt and matching fruit combo