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Low Sugar Scones

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Serves 6
Serves 6
A little effort

About the bake

Scones are a classic British cake, and these low calorie scones are no exception. Why not trying serving with this a crushed strawberry filling and you will only need a small dollop of low fat cream or crème fraiche. There's only 208 calories per scone!

Looking for more low sugar desserts? Try our low sugar carrot cake or our low sugar banana bread.

10 ingredients8 steps
  • Low Sugar


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan, 400°F, gas mark 6).

  2. Step 2

    Sieve the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl, add low fat spread, and rub in to make breadcrumb texture. Stir in sugar and salt.

  3. Step 3

    Beat the egg in a measuring jug, and add just enough milk to make up 150ml liquid.

  4. Step 4

    Add the egg mix to the dry ingredients a little at a time and mix with a knife. You may not need all the egg mix, but keep to use as a glaze. It is at this point that you will need to add the sultanas. When the mixture begins to come together, use your hands to collect the dough together – it should be soft but not sticky.

  5. Step 5

    Turn the dough out onto a well floured board, and pat out to depth of about 2cm. Cut out rounds and put on baking tray, glaze with remaining egg mix and put into top of oven for between 12-15 minutes until risen and golden.

  6. Step 6

    For the crushed strawberries: Place the strawberries into a large bowl and add the sugar. Lightly mash, using the back of a fork or a potato masher. Do not over mash.

  7. Step 7

    Split the scone, and spoon the crushed strawberries over one half and add a small dollop of the low fat cream. Replace the top and enjoy.

  8. Step 8

    Tip: Replace the sultanas with dried cranberries or cherries or leave the fruits out completely if preferred.


  • For the scones

    • 225gAllinson's Self Raising Flour 
    • 0.5 tspBaking powder 
    • 50gMargarine 
    • 125mlMilk (semi-skimmed) 
    • 1Egg(s) (free range) 
    • 25gHalf spoon granulated sugar 
    • 1Salt 
    • 25gSultanas 
  • For the crushed strawberries

    • 150gStrawberries (hulled, roughly chopped) 
    • 3 tspHalf spoon granulated sugar 

30 Baker Ratings

V. Yummy!
This was my first time making scones and with this tasty and easy recipe they came out great!
Would definitely recommend.
I added a little bit of extra sugar and sultanas and had to substitute a few ingredients, but still turned out yummy 😊

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Great recipe. I have altered the recipe a little for treacle scones. No sugar if using treacle (2 desert spoons)and Tesco fat free Greek yogurt instead of milk. Lovely even though I say it myself.

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