Moist and flavorful Low-fat Pumpkin Scones are cut into bite-sized treats!
Autumn is around the corner, so no more holding back on my excitement for all things pumpkin! Pumpkin Mini Scones are on the menu today! I lowered the fat in this recipe, but kept the moisture and full pumpkin flavor! Hooray!
This recipe has a scant 1 ½ tablespoons of butter, divided among 24 mini scones, which comes to less than 1 gram of fat for each scone. That is LOW, my friends.
I tried to estimate the calories and that got mind boggling, so I did a fair guessimate at just under 100 calories each scone.
That’s right, you are on track for wearing that sparkly cocktail dress during the holidays, and it’s not going to be black, ok? 😉 Guys, fitted shirts this year?
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon all spice
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons butter
- 1/3 cup 0% fat Greek yogurt
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 2-3 Tablespoons fat-free half and half (or milk)
- 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 Tablespoon fat-free half and half (or milk)
You may substitute the whole white wheat flour for self rising flour. Instead of 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup self rising flour, you would use 2 cups of self rising flour. You can also use 2 cups of all-purpose flour, but you will need to add 1 teaspoon of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to the flour mixture.
If you prefer large scones, by all means, make 12 instead of 24!!
I am certain you will enjoy this slimmed down pumpkin scone just as much as a fluffier one 🙂
Did you know regular scones have about 15-20 grams of fat? That’s a lot.
You should know.
You should also eat two of these scones tomorrow!
The Foodie Affair has plenty of buttery laden snacks that I adore. Have you tried my copy-cat Cranberry Bliss Bars? You must.
I have to even out the recipe pool with some lower fat options. It’s only fair.
The pumpkin recipe season has just begun 🙂