Scones don't have to be sugar-filled and overly sweet-- these healthy strawberry orange scones have no refined sugar, just natural fruit and stevia to sweeten them! They're light, and fluffy, and have the perfect amount of strawberry and orange flavor. These healthy scones are the perfect breakfast or snack for the entire family!
This post is sponsored by Zevia. As always, all opinions are my own! Thank you for supporting A Joyfully Mad Kitchen.
You can pretty much guarantee there is always going to be some sort of baked good in my house at all times. Not only do I love to bake, but I've found that having those quick baked good snacks that we can munch on first thing in the morning or for a snack severely decreases the likelihood of having a hangry toddler running around.
I can still remember the first time I had a homemade scone. I was studying abroad at the time and my roommate made lemon blueberry scones with this amazingly sweet and sticky vanilla glaze on top. They were so good, but also so sweet. I've noticed a significant decrease in my tolerance for sweets over the last few years as I've gotten older and have started experimenting with more natural sweeteners that I can use for my son.
It's been many, many years since I drank a regular soda, but ever since I started drinking Zevia, I've noticed so much more about how my taste buds have adjusted to a certain sweetness level. Zevia sodas are sweetened with just natural stevia and natural flavors from the fruits used in the sodas. The Citrus Grapefruit soda they carry has become my favorite even though I'm usually not a grapefruit fan!
As soon as I tasted it, I was dreaming up ways to use the soda in some sort of baked good. Adding soda to a baked good like a cupcake or muffin doesn't change the texture but it is a great way to infuse a little bit of flavor into the item. And I think the carbonation in the soda helps keep the scones light and fluffy too!
These scones are not like the scones I had when I was studying abroad. They are not overly sweet or sticky at all. If you aren't used to having no sugar added treats, you may find that you need to add a bit of sweetener to these. You can drizzle them with your favorite refined sugar free syrup or even a glaze you make. A few no-sugar options would be homemade unsweetened whipped cream, clotted cream or just spreading a little butter on the scone.
But the core of these healthy strawberry orange scones is totally refined sugar-free, only sweetened with liquid stevia and the fruit that is in them. There is only a dash of Grapefruit Citrus Zevia in these scones, so you can enjoy the rest of the can while you wait for these to bake. You're welcome 😉
Ready to make your own Healthy Strawberry Orange Scones?
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons orange zest (from one large orange)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- ½ cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
- 3 tablespoons Grapefruit Citrus Zevia
- ½ teaspoon liquid stevia
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup strawberries, hulled and cut into ½ inch pieces
- 2 teaspoons milk
- Preheat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Using a zester, zest a large orange into the flour mixture. Gently whisk to combine.
- Use a pastry cutter, cut cold butter into flour mixture until the mixture has fine crumbs.
- Stir in Greek yogurt, orange juice, Zevia, liquid stevia and vanilla.
- Gently fold in strawberries, being careful not to overwork the dough.
- Remove dough from bowl and place onto a countertop or cutting board sprinkled with flour. If dough is wet, sprinkle flour on top and fold dough over a few times. If dough is dry, you need to also fold the dough over a few times to help the dough come together.
- Form dough into a circle about an inch tall. Use a dough scraper to cut dough into 8 triangles.
- Brush scones with milk and bake at?425?F for 18-20 minutes, until scones are golden brown.
- Let cool on pan for 5 minutes before moving to a?wire cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.
You can also hand form the scones or cut them into more than 8 triangles, baking time may vary.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 230mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g