Triple–Onion Scones

Chives are in the onion family, and they give these scones a nice zing. The whole wheat flour and wheat germ give the scones their heavenly texture.

Serves: 10Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup sliced green onion
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¼ cup wheat germ
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground white pepper
  • ¾ cup low-fat buttermilk
  • ⅓ cup nonfat sour cream
  • ¼ cup minced chives
  • 2 Tbsp. nonfat light cream

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. In medium saucepan, melt butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Add green onion; cook and stir for 3–4 minutes longer until tender. Remove from heat.
  • In large bowl combine flours, wheat germ, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, and pepper and mix well. Add onion mixture, buttermilk, sour cream, and chives and stir just until combined.
  • Remove to lightly floured surface and knead dough 8 times. On ungreased baking sheet, shape into a 9-inch circle. Cut into 10 wedges and separate slightly. Brush with the light cream.
  • Bake at 400°F for 16–20 minutes or until scones are light golden brown and set. Cool on wire racks for 10 minutes, then serve warm.

Recipe Information

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup sliced green onion
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¼ cup wheat germ
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground white pepper
  • ¾ cup low-fat buttermilk
  • ⅓ cup nonfat sour cream
  • ¼ cup minced chives
  • 2 Tbsp. nonfat light cream

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. In medium saucepan, melt butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Add green onion; cook and stir for 3–4 minutes longer until tender. Remove from heat.
  • In large bowl combine flours, wheat germ, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, and pepper and mix well. Add onion mixture, buttermilk, sour cream, and chives and stir just until combined.
  • Remove to lightly floured surface and knead dough 8 times. On ungreased baking sheet, shape into a 9-inch circle. Cut into 10 wedges and separate slightly. Brush with the light cream.
  • Bake at 400°F for 16–20 minutes or until scones are light golden brown and set. Cool on wire racks for 10 minutes, then serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories80
Total Fat1.5g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol5mg
Sodium150mg
Total Carbohydrate12g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars3g
Protein3g