Buttermilk-Orange Scones

Buttermilk-Orange Scones
Servings: 9 Prep 15 mins Bake 375°F 12 mins to 14 mins


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided use
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons 67% vegetable oil butter-flavored spread, chilled
  • 2/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated orange zest

Make It

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.

2. Combine the flour, 3 tablespoons of the sugar, baking soda, salt and butter-flavored spread in a food processor and pulse until spread is uniformly incorporated into the dry ingredients. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and set aside.

3. Combine the buttermilk, egg and vanilla in a small bowl and whisk to mix well. Stir in the orange zest. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir just until moistened.

4. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface, sprinkle lightly with flour, and using floured hands, shape the dough into a 9-inch square. Cut the dough into 9 squares and transfer to the prepared pan, spacing about 1/2 inch apart. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar. Bake 12 to 14 minutes, or until the tops of the scones are lightly browned. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 9; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 169, Fat, total (g): 4, chol. (mg): 24, sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 28, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 4, sodium (mg): 273, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.