May 2
2013

Strawberries & Cream Scone Recipe for Mother’s Day {Healthy}

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Last night, I wrote a rather maudlin post, which expressed the heaviness I felt about being away from my mum on Mother’s Day. When I awoke this morning, I knew that the whole thing must be re-written. Why wallow in the disappointment of one day when there is a lifetime of pleasures to celebrate?

After all, we are talking about a woman who would put the pedal to the metal as we drove up the bumpiest street on the way to my music lessons, simply so we could get air off of the final bump. They later flattened out that road, and I’m certain it was because of my mum. Does that sound like a woman who would want her daughter to wallow in self-pity? I think not.

If you ask someone to describe my mum, some of the words they might use would be thoughtful, kind and patient. Oh yeah, and petite. But don’t let the 4 feet 11 1/2 inches fool you. There’s a spitfire in there.

There are several things, beyond the Formula 1 driving habits, that most people don’t know about my mum. First of all, the woman has two tattoos. When she got tatted-up, I was in grade five and couldn’t think of anything more embarrassing. At least, that’s what I let everyone thing. Really, I thought it was pretty cool…as long as none of my friends knew.

The tattoos go well with the lifetime obsession with Harleys. She wanted her own “hog”. I think that fact that she could barely touch the ground while sitting on one of those beasts was the final deterrent.

And then there was the 60th birthday present.

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For as long as I can remember, my mum has been fascinated by all-things-industrial. Factories, assembly lines…and semi-trucks. Through some connections, my dad set up a tour of the Western Star semi-truck factory near Portland, Oregon. Over my mum’s 60th birthday, they drove down to Oregon under the guise of spending a weekend touring the Japanese gardens and eating seafood. Instead, they went to Western Star. According to my dad, my mum was like a kid in Willy Wonka’s factory. Now, whenever you drive down the highway with her, she will let out an excited squeal whenever she sees a Western Star truck. And there may or may not be a large toy semi-truck in my parents’ family room. And it’s not for the kids to play with!

Amidst the Harleys, tattoos and semi-trucks is a woman who nurtured and loved me, and who taught me about the kind of person and mother I want to be. Thank you, Mum. I love you and Happy Mother’s Day. These scones are for you!

The recipe:

These scones may be called “strawberries and cream”, but there isn’t actually a drop of cream in them. Just a little nonfat milk. What is typically a heavy, fattening breakfast bread is turned into a healthy breakfast offering, with oat flour and fresh fruit.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

To make the oat flour, place the oats in a food processor and process until finely ground, about 1 minute. Pour into a bowl and scoop 1 cup oat flour back into the processor. Reserve any remaining flour for another use.

Strawberries & Cream Scone Recipe for Mother's Day {Healthy} | cookincanuck.com #recipe

Add the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, ground ginger and salt to the processor. Pulse briefly to combine.

Add the chilled butter to the processor and pulse until the mixture is pale yellow and the consistency of a fine meal.

In a medium bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup non-fat milk, vanilla extract and egg white. Pour the mixture into the processor and pulse quickly until just mixed.

Turn the mixture out onto a generously floured surface. Sprinkle the strawberries over the dough. Lightly dust your hands with flour and gently knead to mix in the strawberries, and form the dough into a ball.

Strawberries & Cream Scone Recipe for Mother's Day {Healthy} | cookincanuck.com #recipe

Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet. With lightly floured hands, form the dough into an 8-inch circle. Cut the circle into 12 triangles, keeping the circle of dough intact.

Using 2 teaspoons of non-fat milk, lightly brush the tops of the scones. Sprinkle the turbinado sugar over top.

Bake for 16-20 minutes, or until the surface of the scones are golden brown. Cool on the tray or on a cooling rack. Cut the scones apart and serve.

Strawberries & Cream Scone Recipe for Mother's Day {Healthy} | cookincanuck.com #recipe

(Make ahead: The scones can be made ahead and frozen. Separate the raw scones from each other and place them on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Place in the freezer uncovered. When the scones are completely frozen, place them in plastic freezer bags. Take them out a few at a time and bake for 17-21 minutes at 375 degrees F.)

Other Mother’s Day recipes:

Breakfast Recipes for Mother's Day | cookincanuck.com
Cookin’ Canuck’s Baked Egg Breakfast Casserole with Mushrooms, Spinach & Salsa
Cookin’ Canuck’s Make-Ahead Baked Eggs with Bacon, Mushrooms & Sage
Foodiecrush’s Baked Orange French Toast with Almond Crumble
A Thought for Food’s Smoked Salmon & Egg Breakfast Sandwich
Family Fresh Cooking’s Spaghetti Squash Baked Eggs with Salami & Parmesan

Strawberries & Cream Scone Recipe for Mother’s Day {Healthy}
 
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From the kitchen of Cookin Canuck. www.cookincanuck.com
Serves: Serves 12
Ingredients
  • 1⅓ cups old-fashioned oats (for 1 cup oat flour)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • ½ cup + 2 tsp non-fat milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ cup roughly chopped strawberries
  • ¾ tsp turbinado sugar (such as Sugar in the Raw)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. To make the oat flour, place the oats in a food processor and process until finely ground, about 1 minute. Pour into a bowl and scoop 1 cup oat flour back into the processor. Reserve any remaining flour for another use.
  3. Add the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, ground ginger and salt to the processor. Pulse briefly to combine.
  4. Add the chilled butter to the processor and pulse until the mixture is pale yellow and the consistency of a fine meal.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together ½ cup non-fat milk, vanilla extract and egg white. Pour the mixture into the processor and pulse quickly until just mixed.
  6. Turn the mixture out onto a generously floured surface. Sprinkle the strawberries over the dough. Lightly dust your hands with flour and gently knead to mix in the strawberries, and form the dough into a ball.
  7. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet. With lightly floured hands, form the dough into an 8-inch circle.
  8. Cut the circle into 12 triangles, keeping the circle of dough intact.
  9. Using 2 teaspoons of non-fat milk, lightly brush the tops of the scones. Sprinkle the turbinado sugar over top.
  10. Bake for 16-20 minutes, or until the surface of the scones are golden brown. Cool on the tray or on a cooling rack. Cut the scones apart and serve.
  11. (Make ahead: The scones can be made ahead and frozen. Separate the raw scones from each other and place them on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Place in the freezer uncovered. When the scones are completely frozen, place them in plastic freezer bags. Take them out a few at a time and bake for 17-21 minutes at 375 degrees F.)
Notes
Calories 134.9 / Total Fat 5.6g / Saturated Fat 3.1g / Cholesterol 13.2mg / Sodium 168.1mg / Total Carbohydrates 18.7g / Fiber 1.4g / Sugars 4.9g / Protein 3.0g / WW (Old Points) 3 / WW (Points+) 4
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 scone Calories: 135 cal Fat: Total Fat 5.6g / Saturated Fat 3.1g

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1 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl May 2, 2013 at 7:29 am

LOVE that your mom has tattoos!!!!! Also love the oat flour in this – we buy oats in bulk and I love using them in a variety of ways. These look so good!!!!!

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2 Cirilo January 3, 2014 at 12:05 pm

I for sure want to try these.They look so good. I will just have to cut back on the lemon juice. My lemons come sithrgat off my tree and they seem to be much more lemony.The other day I tried a recipe and used the amount of lemon juice it called for and YIKES it was soooooooooo tart we couldn’t eat it.

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3 Maria May 2, 2013 at 7:53 am

Scones are one of my favorite breakfast treats. Love that these are a healthy version! Happy Mother’s Day to you and your mom!

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4 Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough May 2, 2013 at 8:05 am

These look sooooo good, Dara! I live far away from my mom but I’m so happy I’ll get to see her on Mother’s Day… definitely will have to surprise her with these scones :)

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5 Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles May 2, 2013 at 8:33 am

I’ve never met your mom, but from your description, I love her already! Because…I once had my motorcycle permit, had a Harley, have a tattoo, would love to commandeer a big rig, and my kids can attest to my speed ramping up to get air over a certain local RR track. Too funny! Happy Mother’s Day to your awesome mom, and to YOU! xo

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6 Jann May 2, 2013 at 9:16 am

I LOVE your Mom already….I too love to drive fast to make the car fly…..(used to pull my girls on their skates too!) I not only have a tattoo but got it with both my girls…we all got the same thing! Now my oldest is a mother of 2 and the youngest is a Marine! I am so proud of them and plan to spend some quality time with My 86 year old mom soon! Can’t wait to try these!!

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7 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet May 2, 2013 at 9:20 am

I love the story about your mom, Dara! And these scones – perfect Mother’s Day brunch idea!

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8 Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch May 2, 2013 at 9:28 am

I love the way these look and I’m sure they taste amazing!!! Happy Mother’s Day to you and your Mom!!! xoxo

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9 Carla @ Carlas Confections May 2, 2013 at 9:34 am

Such a sweet post! Your mum sounds amazing :) And these scones also look amazing :D

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10 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar May 2, 2013 at 9:50 am

This is so perfect for Mother’s Day! My mom loves strawberry scones!

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11 steph@stephsbitebybite May 2, 2013 at 10:09 am

Such a sweet post…and some yummy scones!

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12 Mr. & Mrs. P May 2, 2013 at 11:33 am

Lovely scones!! These are perfect for a mother day spread!!!

OMG where did you get that le creuset honey jar! Must have in cobalt blue!!!!!!

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13 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction May 2, 2013 at 11:50 am

What a sweet post about your mom! These scones are gorgeous! Perfect for Mother’s Day!

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14 Nancy/SpicieFoodie May 2, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Dara what a sweet post and tribute to your mum. She sounds like a wonderful and super fun woman. We are exactly the same height:) Your scones look fantastic and they would be a great treat for any special day.

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15 Cassie | Bake Your Day May 2, 2013 at 2:21 pm

These look wonderful, Dara. I love scones for weekend treats!

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16 Gwen @SimplyHealthyFamily May 2, 2013 at 3:34 pm

I’m sorry you can’t be w your mom on Mother’s Day but it sounds like you have a very positive outlook on things. ;) These scones sound so lovely. I will have to put together a little afternoon tea for my mom on MD (her fav)

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17 Laura (Tutti Dolci) May 2, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Love your story about your mom, such a fun tribute to her! These scones are perfect for Mother’s Day!

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18 kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts May 2, 2013 at 5:06 pm

How fun to have a lead-foot mom. My dad can’t drive around a puddle–he always drives through. Thanks for reminding me of that memory.

What a lovely tribute to your mom, and a tasty-looking recipe. I don’t eat enough scones in my life, probably because I gravitate to muffins, but I should.

Thanks!

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19 Tieghan May 2, 2013 at 6:58 pm

These look so yummy! I love that they are healthy. Perfect for mothers day!

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20 Jenna May 2, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Your mom sounds awesome!! Cant wait to try this recipe!

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21 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com May 2, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Perfect morsels of deliciousness, that is healthy too! Yum! Happy Mothers Day to you and your Mom, Dara :)

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22 Liren May 3, 2013 at 8:51 am

Ok, coolest mom ever? I would love to hang out with her. And you too, Dara :) These scones would be the perfect treat for Mother’s Day for sure.

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23 SeattleDee May 3, 2013 at 10:39 am

Our mums would travel well together, always ready for adventure and quirky side roads. My scones this week featured spicy jalapeños, pepper jack cheese and sweet peppers – sort of like my mother. Here’s to interesting women, and may we be counted among them.

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24 Barbara @ Barbara Bakes May 3, 2013 at 11:26 am

So fun to read about your cute mom. Happy Mother’s Day to you both.

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25 Becky at Vintage Mixer May 3, 2013 at 1:25 pm

I hope your sweet boys cover you with love for mothers day and you enjoy this day as a Mom yourself :) I know it’s hard to be away from your own mom too though!

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26 Kari@Loaves n Dishes May 3, 2013 at 3:43 pm

I’ve never made a healthy scone, but I’ve decided lately to lighten up my menu so I’ll definitely have to try this out. Looks delish!
BTW; Dara, your mother is adorable!

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27 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective May 3, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Love scones! And I love that I can eat these and not feel guilty! :)

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28 Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. May 3, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Your mom sounds like she is a wonderful lady! These scones are so perfect for Mother’s Day!

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29 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen May 4, 2013 at 1:59 am

Harleys and semi-trucks, your mom sounds like a fun free spirit!

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30 Renee - Kudos Kitchen May 5, 2013 at 10:32 am

Your mom sounds like such an amazing (and fun) woman. What a beautifully written tribute you wrote to her and these scones look delicious. Bursting with strawberries!

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31 Nutmeg Nanny May 5, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Your mother sounds awesome! These scones look delightful :) my mother would love this recipe!

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32 addie | culicurious May 7, 2013 at 9:46 am

Your mum seems like a very interesting lady! :) Great recipe too!

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33 Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen May 7, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Aww I love your mom!!

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34 Wendy O May 8, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Even though I’m the Mom I am making your strawberry & cream scones. It’s not a pretty thought if my husband and son made them, though it may be funny.

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35 Joy July 8, 2013 at 5:09 am

Made these with whole milk and a whole egg. These are wonderful, they taste like strawberry shortcake.

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36 restaurant music October 19, 2014 at 1:02 am

Very good post. I absolutely appreciate tuis site.

Keep it up!

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