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Whole Wheat Cranberry Cheddar Scones

whole wheat cranberry cheddar scones recipeMy favorite combination is sweet and savory. One of my favorite snacks is cheddar cheese, whole wheat crackers, and apple slices. These cheddar and cranberry scones remind me a lot of that snack. A little bit sweet from the cranberries, a little bit sharp from the cheese, a little crunch from the walnuts, and just a hint of herb from the thyme. I will be the first to admit that these are not the most beautiful scones that I have ever made, but the taste outweighs what they look like. They are made with whole wheat pasty flour, so they have a fair amount of whole grain going on. Considering how many scones this recipe makes (I got 12 from this dough) there is not a lot of butter in these either. I wouldn’t call them health food exactly, but definitely healthier than your typical scone.

I made these scones late in the afternoon, covered them in plastic wrap, and baked them the next morning. You could also freeze this dough baked or unbaked. I like to serve them warm with a little butter and apple jelly. They are great for breakfast, but also good with a glass of wine later in the day. I also think that these would be a really good base for a ham sandwich.

whole wheat cranberry cheddar scones recipe

2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter
1 cup Sargento Traditional Cut Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
3/4 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons fresh thyme
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk

whole wheat cranberry cheddar scones recipeWhisk both flours, sugars, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.

whole wheat cranberry cheddar scones recipeAdd butter.

whole wheat cranberry cheddar scones recipeCut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.

whole wheat cranberry cheddar scones recipeAdd the cheese, cranberries, walnuts, and thyme. Stir to combine.

whole wheat cranberry cheddar scones recipeWhisk together the egg and buttermilk in a measuring cup. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir until the dough is just combined.

whole wheat cranberry cheddar scones recipeTurn out and knead two or three times. Pat the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Use a knife or biscuit cutter to cut into shapes.

whole wheat cranberry cheddar scones recipePlace on a parchment lined baking sheet.

whole wheat cranberry cheddar scones recipeBake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 22 to 25 minutes.

whole wheat cranberry cheddar scones recipe

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Whole Wheat Cranberry Cheddar Scones


Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup Sargento Traditional Cut Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Whisk both flours, sugars, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add the cheese, cranberries, walnuts, and thyme. Stir to combine.
  2. Whisk together the egg and buttermilk in a measuring cup. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir until the dough is just combined. Turn out and knead two or three times. Pat the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Use a knife or biscuit cutter to cut into shapes.
  3. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Top with additional cheddar cheese.
  4. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 22 to 25 minutes.

**This post is a part of my ongoing collaboration with Sargento Cheese. All opinions are 100% my own.**

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  1. molly yeh

    December 20th, 2013 at 9:52 am

    three cheers for sweet and savory!!! these are gorgeous!

  2. bakedbree

    December 21st, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Hip! Hip! Hooray!

  3. Jenny Flake

    December 20th, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Looks like the perfect scone! Beautiful!

  4. bakedbree

    December 21st, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Thank you Jenny!

  5. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    December 20th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Mmm such a delight!

  6. bakedbree

    December 21st, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    They aren’t pretty, but they taste great!

  7. Abbie @ Needs Salt

    December 21st, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Mmmm I would totally love one of these with my morning cup of tea. <3 They look absolutely delicious!
    Pinning!

  8. bakedbree

    December 21st, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Thanks for the pin Abbie!

  9. Kathy

    December 21st, 2013 at 10:56 am

    These look delicious! I love sweet & savory things! Pinning!

  10. bakedbree

    December 21st, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Me. Too. Thank you Kathy!

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