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Healthy Fruit Scones Recipe

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After the popularity of my Cheese Scones recipe, I thought I would also share my Healthy Fruit Scone Recipe for a bit of variety. This basic scone recipe gives a lovely sweet option and something else to add to the baby led weaning menu but also something that the whole family can enjoy. I don’t think you can ever have too many scone recipes!

Healthy Fruit Scones Recipe for the Whole Family
Fruit scones fresh from the oven

These easy fruit scones are Baby Led Weaning friendly, as the only sugar they contain is from the dried fruit in them. It’s great to make sweet treats for kids that are sugar free or at least have no added sugar in them.

Can you vary these healthy scone recipes?

To mix the recipe up slightly you can substitute the sultanas that I’ve included for any other fruit you have – dried mixed fruit, dried cranberries, dried apricot chunks or a mixture of everything!

We’re going to be trying healthy blueberry scones and lemon blueberry scones – made with blueberries and a little lemon juice – and mixed berry scones made with frozen mixed berries to see how LP likes them. Any frozen fruit is great in scones.

You can even leave the fruit out completely when making scones to have just a simple batch of plain scones. We also love making these scones into chocolate chip scones with chocolate chips in although we don’t give those ones to the baby! 

LP loves the scones we create with this easy sultana scones recipe simply with butter spread on them – she’s loved them since our first time making them – but we’ve also given the fresh fruit scones to her with a 100% fruit spread too. We use St Dalfour that should be available in all good Supermarkets.

For adults, these simple scones aren’t very sweet, but with jam and whipped cream they are definitely sweet enough and great to have as part of an afternoon tea or just a treat at any time of the day.

They’re definitely one of LP’s favourite foods that once made we can prepare for her in just a couple of mins. They’re a fantastic introduction to cakes for any child.

These fruit scones freeze really well – lay them out individually in the freezer and when frozen transfer them to freezer bags. This stops them sticking together. You can then make a big batch of them and defrost them a couple at a time as and when you need them.

How do healthy scones fit into a baby led weaning routine?

As part of a baby led weaning menu this simple scone recipe works well for breakfast, as part of lunch or as a snack at any time of the day. LP is also happy to eat them plain when we’re out and about and we’ve even enjoyed them on picnics too. They’re a regular feature on our meal plans!

Home made scones are a really versatile recipe that can be enjoyed in so many ways and adults love them served with a heavy cream like clotted cream and strawberry jam or even fresh fruit. These aren’t completely sugar free scones but they do only contain natural sugar making them a pretty healthy baking option.

So here’s my easy fruit scone recipe for delicious low fat Healthy Fruit Scones – Happy Baking!

Ingredients

  • 250 g Self Raising Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 30 g Unsalted Butter – straight from the fridge
  • 60 g Sultanas
  • 200 ml Full Fat Milk – Substitute with Skimmed/Semi-Skimmed if preferred.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Grease a baking tray or line with baking paper or parchment paper.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.
  • Using your fingertips, rub in the cold butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sultanas and make a well in the centre.
  • Add the milk and mix using a cutting action until the dough comes together in clumps.
  • With floured hands, gather the scone dough together, lift onto a lightly floured work surface and pat into a smooth ball. Do not knead or the scones will become tough.
  • Pat the dough out to about 2cms thick. Cut into rounds using a 5cm cookie cutter or pastry cutter.
  • Gather the trimmings and repeat. Place rounds close together on the prepared baking sheet and brush with a little milk. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until risen and golden brown.

If you’d like to print or pin the Healthy Fruit Scones Recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!

Fruit Scones Recipe

A baby led weaning friendly fruit scones recipe that is perfect for the whole family.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword cake, dessert, fruit scone, snack, sultana scone
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 scones

Ingredients

  • 250 g Self Raising Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 30 g Unsalted Butter
  • 60 g Sultanas
  • 200 ml Full Fat Milk – Substitute with Skimmed/Semi-Skimmed if preferred.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Grease a baking tray or line with baking paper. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Using your fingertips, rub in the butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sultanas and make a well in the centre.
  • Add the milk and mix using a cutting action until the dough comes together in clumps. With floured hands, gather the dough together, lift onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a smooth ball. Do not knead or the scones will become tough.
  • Pat the dough out to 2cms thick. Cut into rounds using a 5cm cookie cutter. Gather the trimmings and repeat. Place rounds close together on the baking tray and brush with a little milk. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until risen and golden brown.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Healthy Fruit Scones

Author

  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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3 Comments

  1. I tried these and they are yummy. First time ive made scones that were light and not too sweet. Thank you!

  2. Hiya! I’m just wondering if these are actually BLW friendly as I understood that dried fruit is a choking hazard, and also contains 4 times the amount of sugar than fresh fruit? Maybe I could use freeze dried strawberries or raspberries instead?

    1. If you don’t want to use dried fruit you can leave them out but none of the baby led weaning advice I ever read said to avoid raisins in food – only whole, uncooked raisins – and a lot of our shop bought baby snacks had raisins in them. I’m sure you could use other fruit instead if you wanted.

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