Vanilla-Date Scones

V for Vanilla Date Scones under Baked Dishes for BM #32. If you have been following my space, you would have realized that I love to bake scones. They are very popular with the kids and also I rely on them as I can make them low fat and low sugar thereby making it a healthy snack.

I saw this recipe when looking for options with V and thought it was a good idea to sneak in dates and make it without any additional sugar. The next time I would add a few more dates as I felt that there were not enough dates.

The little one was very adventurous in her toppings. She tried with sugar glaze, chocolate syrup and strawberry syrup. And the husband ate it with Tomato Chutney :).

Adapted from here
Ingredients - 

*Self Rising Flour 1 cup
Butter milk a little less than 1/2 cup
Vanilla Essence 2 tsp
Dates 5-6 , pitted
Vegetable Oil / Butter 1 Tbsp
Brown Sugar / Raw Sugar 1 tsp for topping

* I used 1/2 cup of All Purpose Flour, 1/2 cup of Wheat Flour 1/4 tsp of Salt and 1/2 Tbsp of Baking Powder

Vanilla-Date Scones

Method Of Preparation -

Preheat the oven to 400 °F. Prepare a baking tray by lining a parchment paper.

In a bowl, mix the flours and baking powder (skip this if using self rising flour).

In a blender puree the dates along with oil, buttermilk and vanilla essence.

Knead the flour into a sticky dough by adding the pureed date mixture.

Transfer the dough to the baking tray, pat it into a 1/4 inch thick disc. Sprinkle raw sugar all over the dough.

Using a pizza cutter, make 8 wedges and bake for about 12-13 min or until a tester comes out clean.

Remove and serve warm with clotted cream or jam of your choice.

Logo courtesy : Preeti

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 32

Preparation Time 10 min + Baking time 14 min
Makes 8 wedges
Posted by Harini R on Thursday, September 26, 2013


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. Interesting scones with very little ingredients :) looks fabulous dear !! a very nice choice of recipe for v :)

  3. yummy temp[ting scones.

  4. Srivalli Says:
  5. Harini, just as I said last time you have so many Scone recipes that make me want to try..I keep procrastinating..should do it sometime..

  6. Priya Suresh Says:
  7. Very delicious and my kind of scones, love to start my day with it.

  8. Unknown Says:
  9. perfect with tea!!they look fabulous!!


  10. what a fiber rich healthy scone

  11. Healthy and delicious scones with few ingredients . I will make them...

  12. preeti garg Says:
  13. Scones look so tasty and delicious.

  14. Pavani Says:
  15. That sounds like a very healthy scone. Love the addition of dates.

  16. Padmajha Says:
  17. I have never made scones. Once I overcome the 'hesitation' of making these,I will be trying your recipe...

  18. Rajani S Says:
  19. Dates is a good option for using in bakes. Done nicely, it tastes great...The scones look really nice, but somehow can't imagine them with tomato chutney :)))

  20. Archana Says:
  21. Your hubby seems like mine. Mine will eat chili sauce with gulab jamun. :D
    I love the scones though the girls are after me to make some I do not know what holds me back. This looks delicious.

  22. veena Says:
  23. One more scone recipe to try out...looks very nice

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