These Healthier Lemon Blueberry Scones with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze were by FAR my most favourite scones! They are loaded with blueberry flavour, so soft and so delicious!Healthier Lemon Blueberry Scones with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze

My friends, I was very impressed with how these scones came out. Like really impressed. So impressed I might be motivated to unpack my suitcase.

Wait, you didn’t catch that? Yes, my suitcase has not been unpacked. All of the dirty clothing has been washed, but I have a ton of clean clothes in it; it’s literally staring at me right now. Yes, I did go away in December.

Unpacking is a task I dread beyond all other tasks.

I get that I procrastinate. I spent all day on a tumblr blog I found about food blogging that was so specific to my particular food blogger issues (like how much you enjoy your food after taking photos, and how the other members of your household are waiting for you to finish taking photos). But this is a new level of procrastination. The worse part? I’ve been living out of it. Shamelessly, actively wearing new clothing. I guess I figured I would eventually make it through the entire suitcase until everything ended back up in my closet. 

Bad plan.

Healthier Lemon Blueberry Scones with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze

Like I said, these scones may have been that kicker that I needed. I was nervous because I tried to health-ify this recipe, and we all know what that can mean, but when I bit into it I literally gasped and said “ohmyglobtthiffisthoogood“.

Exactly like that.

These scones mean business. They are so so so moist,  and packed with the flavours of lemon and blueberries. And I love me some lemon I think the addition of the yogurt in place of fat made a huge difference in the moistness level that I loved completely, as well as making this seem even more suitable to chow down on of breakfast. I used half whole wheat flour and half pastry flour, which I think added even more tot he feel of a breakfast pastry over cake, making this a hearty and delicious meal. Umm, dessert. I mean breakfast. I had it for breakfast. No shame in my game.

It has yogurt, and fruit. Are you telling me that isn’t acceptable as breakfast? Exactly.

Healthier Lemon Blueberry Scones with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze

I will admit; the glaze had no healthification (why is this not a real word?). I just couldn’t do it, whether it was to liquify some sort of  sugar substitute or something, I figured that with the way the rest of the scones were, a little glaze never hurt anybody.

Okay, maybe a lot of glaze. I may have dipped mine in glaze added a bit more to mine after taking these pictures. Not that these even needed any glaze. I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but you have to try these. As January is nearing to an end (how did that happen so quickly?) give it a nod with a treat that won’t break you. You won’t regret it.

Healthier Lemon Blueberry Scones with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze

Healthier Lemon Blueberry Scones with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze

Preparation 15 min Cook Time 17 min Serves 8     adjust servings

Lemon Blueberry Scones

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pastry or all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Juice of 1 large lemon (about ? cup) and zest
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/4 cup yogurt, plain or greek
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon pastry or all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Glaze

  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease a cookie sheet.
  2. Whisk together the flour (except the 1 tablespoon), sugar, baking powder, lemon zest, and salt.
  3. Using a pastry/dough blender, cut in the butter until butter is incorporated except for a few spots of butter. You could also use a fork to cut the butter in.
  4. Add the lemon juice, yogurt, milk and egg in a separate bowl, mixing.
  5. Add this mixture to the dough and mix until it just comes together. The dough should be thick.
  6. In a separate bowl, toss the blueberries with the 1 tablespoon of flour to coat. Add the Stir in the blueberries carefully into the dough.
  7. Place dough unto cookie sheet and form into a circle, evening out the dough until it is about 1 inch thick.
  8. Cut the dough equally into 8 pieces (I usually cut in half, then into four, then six, then eight).
  9. Bake for 17 minutes.
  10. Transfer to a wire rack to cool and prepare glaze.

Glaze

  1. Mix all the ingredients together until smooth (run through a food processor if necessary). If too runny, add 1 tablespoon at a time of powdered sugar. If too thick, add 1 teaspoon at a time of milk.
  2. Drizzle over the scones.
  3. Enjoy!

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Healthier Lemon Blueberry Scones with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze

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40 comments

  1. first of all OMG that blog is just hilarious!! I just wasted a half hour over there laughing my head off lol! These scones look amazing!! Good job in making them healthy and maintaining their tasty nature!! I have never made scones (head down in shame) and I really need to soon!!

    • Jessica says:

      Haha you’re welcome Zainab! 🙂 Team procrastination 😉 . No worry, try them, they’re so good and easy!

  2. These scones look so great! Lemon and blueberry? Two loving words to me!

  3. These scones look quite impressive! Love recipes that use Greek yogurt! That lemon glaze looks so delicious!

  4. This is FANTASTIC! I need to totally try this recipe Jessica! I love all these healthy recipes, they all look so amazing YUM!

  5. Kelly says:

    I am a big fan of scones and love that you made them healthier! Lemon and blueberry are always a winning combination and the glaze looks so pretty!

  6. dina says:

    they look yummy!

  7. They look DELISH! I’ve been seeing scones a lot lately which means I need to try them! 🙂
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  8. Johlene says:

    I love the look of these, they do look super healthy!! Packing is always fun when you going somewhere but unpacking means life is back to normal and the fun has ended.. 🙁 Xx

    • Jessica says:

      Thank you Johlene! That’s so true, that’s probably why it takes so long to unpack!

  9. Monica says:

    Lemon and blueberry is such a great combination. I always love hearing about a lighter recipe that tastes amazing. Would you believe I only made scones (and ate one) for the first time a couple of months ago. I found a recipe I really love with chocolate and orange and it’s not too bad for you. : ) I am now ready to give others a try. Yours look beautiful!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Monica! Chocolate and orange sounds YUM!! 🙂 You should try these and let me know what you think if you do!

  10. Joanne says:

    I am basically terrible at unpacking also. As in, I unpack by slowly using all the things in my suitcase and then putting them back where they belong after. It’s insane.

    Oh how I want these scones RIGHT THIS SECOND. I’m so into lemon at the moment.

  11. I love scones! Lemon and Blueberry are a delicious combination and I love that they are healthier with some wheat flour and greek yogurt. I love using greek yogurt in baked goods. It’s wonderful at making treats moist 😀 Pinning!!

  12. Procrastinating is so me. I haven’t unpacked from my last trip either… and I don’t think I’m doing so this week hehehe.
    These scones? Greek yogurt? Whole wheat? Fruit? This is a winner breakfast (yes breakfast!) in my book. These are happening on Sunday I tell you. It’s been way too long since I last had scones for breakkie and I need them to function properly oh yes!
    Gorgeous pics Jessica! : )

    • Jessica says:

      Haha I feel so much better now (misery loves company 🙂 ). Thanks Consuelo!! I am being demanded to make these again so I know it’s for this weekend for me too!

  13. Lemon and blueberry are one of my favorite combo’s! These scones look awesome.

  14. Ashley says:

    I have realllyy gotten into the lemon / blueberry combo over the last year or so. These scones sound awesome! And I would definitely use a bunch of glaze : ) The best!

    I hate unpacking too – hate hate hate. Although the laundry after unpacking may even be worse…. lol

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Ashley! I’m so into lemon and blueberries! Yes, the laundry is actually way worse 😐 !!

  15. I can’t stand unpacking myself, but I am a big fan of these scones. I know they made unpacking extra sweet.. 🙂 Lol just saw the site I am already hooked..

  16. ela@GrayApron says:

    Your lemon scones look delicious…I haven’t made scones for ever. Eheheh….I hate unpacking too, sometimes I leave my packed (or un-packed) roller board for days…and start using it as a closet…:) ela

  17. Jess says:

    These look delicious! Can’t wait to try them out 🙂

  18. carmen says:

    Hi Jessica! The photos are so beautiful! Looks good! Cheers!

  19. Mido says:

    Thanks so much for featuring my linvig room!I am glad to hear you are recovering well . I have had several knee surgeries and they aren’t fun at all! Hugs!:)Hayley

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