Apricot Scones with Orange Glaze
 
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A healthy, light, fluffy egg-less scone, filled with fresh apricots and topped with a sweet orange glaze.
Serves: 32 Mini Scones
Ingredients
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour or all purpose flour
  • 2½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 5 tbsp. earth balance margarine or butter,cut into small pieces
  • ¾ cup apricots, fresh, diced small
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp. coconut milk, unsweetened (from carton), divided
  • ½ tbsp. turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw)
  • 2 tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 11/2 tsp. orange juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or a fork until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in apricots. Add ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon coconut milk, and vanilla extract; stirring just until moist.
  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 15 times or until smooth.
  5. Form dough into an 8 x 8 square. If dough is sticky, sprinkle with a pinch more flour. Cut 4 even rows diagonally and vertically into the dough. Then cut the squares into triangles. I used a pizza cutter for easy cutting.
  6. Carefully Transfer dough to prepared baking sheet.
  7. With a pastry brush, brush 1 tablespoon of coconut milk over scones and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  8. Bake in oven for approximately for 9-11 minutes or until golden. Let cool on baking sheet for two minutes and then transfer scones to a wire rack;
  9. In a small bowl add powdered sugar and orange juice; mix until smooth. With a pastry brush, brush the scones with mixture. Let harden for a few minutes and serve.
Notes
Calories per scone: 51.6, Fat: 1.6, Sodium: 65, Potassium: 41.1, Carbs: 8.5, Fiber: 1.6, Sugar: 2.6, Protein: 1
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Serving size: 1 Scone
Recipe by Peanut Butter and Peppers at http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2013/07/11/apricot-scones-with-orange-glaze/