Date Scones with Date and Almond Butter

Scones cropped smaller
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Prep: 10 min
Cook: 20 min
Cost: $


  • spray oil
  • 30 grams margarine softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 1/2 cups self rasing flour sfited
  • 1/3 cup dates finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk

Date and Almond Butter

  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup roasted almonds


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Lightly spray a baking tray with oil
  • Beat margarine, sugar and egg yolk with an electric mixer until light and fluffy
  • Sift flour into mixture and add dates and buttermilk
  • Use a knife to cut the buttermilk into the mixture to form a soft, sticky dough
  • Place dough onto a clean, floured surface and knead gently until smooth
  • Roll dough out to square about 2 cm thick
  • Cut dough using a scone cutter or a knife into 16 pieces
  • Place on tray and brush with a little buttermilk before baking
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 200 degrees until golden

To make Date and Almond Butter

  • Place dates in a bowl and pour boiling water over them to soften
  • Allow to sit for about 5 minutes until softened. Drain water away after this
  • Using a food processor, process nuts until they form a smooth paste (about 5 minutes)
  • Add dates and process for a further minute. Serve with scones


Serves in 1 portion

  • Fruit1
  • Cereals1
  • Unsaturated Spreads/Oils1

What was swapped?

Serving scones with the Date and Nut Butter instead of regular butter or cream will save on saturated fat


Try using sultanas or dried apricots instead of dates

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