Discover a quick and easy scone recipe to cure those sweet cravings. Containing no sugar, these are a healthy option for a sweet breakfast or afternoon tea. Ready in 25 minutes.
Nom, nom, nom! Who doesn’t love straight from the oven, date scones!?
Yummy! Such a delicious breakfast and really no effort to make so you have no excuses 🙂
I learnt to make these scones from my mother, who is a very good cook and was in fact a food caterer for many years. Even if you aren’t a huge date fan, I am figuring you will probably like these scones, as the dates go fairly goo-ey from the cooking so adopt a different, non date-y texture and become deliciously sweet!
For this reason it doesn’t really matter what dates you use, just as long as they are dried, pitted, and fairly large.
Definitely don’t forget the pitted part! No one wants to bite into a hard pit when munching their scones, that would be plain wrong.
If you are making dairy then you can substitute the olive oil spread that I use for butter and also you can use milk instead of almond milk.
I’m travelling around California, USA and am seriously craving these scones! I usually make them once a week for breakfast and really would love to tuck into one now!
The secret to making a good scone is to not over mix once the liquid hits the dry mixture. You want to work quickly and lightly. Also, when you put the scones on the greased tray, place them close together, this means that when they cook they will cook they will not dry out on the inside.
These scones are delicious served warm with olive oil spread (or butter) and a delicious red berry jam!
I love these scones because they are:
Sweet, but contain no sugar,
Easy to make,
Made from pantry staples,
Delicious as a snack but especially for breakfast!
- 25 large pitted dates chopped in half
- 300 g self raising flour
- 80 g olive oil spread (sub butter if not making vegan)
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup almond milk or a little more to make the mixture fairly moist (sub milk if not making vegan)
- Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees celsius.
- Lightly grease a baking tray and leave to the side until needed.
- Put all of the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly with a knife.
- With your fingers, add the butter to the dry mixture and create a crumbly texture.
- Add the pitted dates and mix through.
- Add the almond milk and mix with your fingers until a dough like mixture is formed. Work quickly and don't overmix!
- Put the dough mixture onto a floured surface and using a cup, cut out 6 rounds.
- Place the rounds close together on a greased tray.
- Bake for 20 minutes, until lightly golden.
- Allow to cool on a wire rack and serve warm.