from Better Homes and Gardens     MAKES: 12 servings


Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Scones
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar*
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut up
  • 1/2 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or fat-free sour milk**
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl stir together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in center of the flour mixture.

2. In small bowl combine egg and buttermilk; stir in zucchini and chocolate pieces. Add the buttermilk mixture all at once to the flour mixture. Using a fork, stir just until moistened.

3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing it for 10 to 12 strokes or until nearly smooth. Pat or lightly roll dough into an 8-inch circle. Cut dough circle into 12 wedges.

4. Place dough wedges 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 13 to 15 or until edges are light brown. Remove scones from baking sheet; serve warm. Makes 12 (1 scone each) servings.


  • **Test Kitchen Tip: To make 1/2 cup fat-free sour milk, place 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Add enough fat-free milk to make 1/2 cup total liquid; stir. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes before using.

Tip *Sugar Substitute: Choose Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 3 tablespoons sugar.
Per Serving with Substitute: Same as above, except: 197 cal., 29 g carb.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Calories: 202
    • Fat, total(gm): 7
    • Cholesterol(mg): 11
    • Sat. fat(gm): 4
    • Carbohydrate(gm): 30
    • Monosaturated fat(gm): 1
    • Dietary Fiber, total(gm): 2
    • Sugars, total(gm): 9
    • Protein(gm): 5