A few swaps make these healthy blueberry scones extra flaky and healthier.
Thank you Truvia for inspiring today’s recipe! All opinions, like always, are my own.
Yall. I did it. I made it through no-spend January and I’m still alive. I know that sounds slightly dramatic, but I’m a big time shopper. I love going out and finding good deals. I seriously get some sort of contact high from the clearance section at stores. My aunt asked my mom one time “Does Kelley live at Target?” I was only slightly offended.
I never spent a ton of money when I shop, but it was like 30 bucks here, 25 bucks there. Those little purchases start to add up over the course of a month. So I decided to test myself and save our bank account this past month and not buy anything for myself or the kids. Groceries, gas, bills and other essentials did not count as spending in No-spend January.
I’m just going to start by saying I like to eat. And I find comfort in food. And when I have a rough day, I want something sweet to tell me “It’s ok. I’m here for you.” Sad? Yes. True? Absolutely. So, I went to Starbucks twice this past month.
One time the stray dog and my dumb little black dog got into a big fight. Like I spent 5 minutes trying to figure a way to pull them apart without getting bitten. I was scared and covered in mud. I took a shower to clean up and I was shaking the whole time. That mess is no fun. Dog fights are no fun. Having a stray dog in your backyard because you don’t know what else to do with it but don’t want to call the pound is no fun.
So I showered, said forget you no-spend January and drove to Starbucks. I ordered a giant dirty iced chai latte and a chocolate chip cookie. Oh and the other time I went was to reward the kids for having a great first week of school. They got birthday cake pops and I got a drink. Sorry, not sorry about that one either.
And.. I may have spent the rest of my Target gift card too. But gift cards don’t count, right? [I know you’re agreeing with me. Thanks friend.] Both kids love going to Target; they call it the popcorn store because we always stop and get popcorn from the cafe. But since it was no-spend January, there was no popcorn that day. I’m sure they will be able to forgive me one day.
I’m happy with how this little life experiment turned out. I didn’t totally blow no-spend January out of the water but it went pretty well. I may try it again another month. Not February though. Ryley’s 5th birthday is this month and I’m sure there will be many trips to Target and Toys R Us in our near future.
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Healthy blueberry scones
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons Truvia
- 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoons cold butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
Preheat oven to 400.
Mix together the flour, Truvia and baking powder in a bowl.
With your fingers or a pastry cutter, add in the cold butter until the flour mixture is crumbly.
Add the coconut oil and heavy cream, stir together.
Add the blueberries.
On a floured surface, make a ball out of the dough and roll it out with a rolling pin.
Cut into 8 triangles and place on lightly greased cookie sheet or a silicone baking sheet.
Cook for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
Let cool and enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
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Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
Having a no-spend month is a great idea! I am addicted to online shopping…. it’s too easy! And I’m loving these healthier scones!
I’m more of a in store shopper.. I like instant gratification! Haha! And thanks Ashley! They were so good!
Joanie @ ZagLeft says
It’s so funny that your kids call Target, the “popcorn store” because mine did the same when they were small. Every trip to Target meant popcorn and an icee for the kids and a peaceful shopping trip for me! These scones look seriously fantastic, I really need this recipe because I’m craving blueberry scones now!
Yes! Peaceful trip thanks to popcorn! I’ll spend a $1.50 on that! Haha.
Stephanie @ Back for Seconds says
Sounds delicious! I love blueberries!
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
I can’t count the number of Starbucks blueberry scones I’ve had during this pregnancy – they’re just so darn good! Love your healthier version that would make me feel a whole lot less guilty!
haha! I would ship you a whole case of these if I could!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
Wow! I’m impressed, both with your ability to get through No-spend January, and with these beautiful scones! I love scones, and these look amazing. I need a little practice, so this is great timing 🙂
These are so easy Patricia! My 4 year old did most of the work to make these. Hope you enjoy if you try them!
Tracy Murphy says
The Healthy blueberry scones look good .
These scones looks amazing I think I would start with those! =)
Cynthia C says
I would like to bake brownies with Truvia.
Nutmeg Nanny says
These scones look fantastic! I wish I had one (or two) to eat this morning. Congratulations on making it through no-spend January (I agree, gift cards do not count!) I need to do something like that. Those tiny purchases totally add up.
Thanks for agreeing gift cards dont count! Phew.. makes me feel better! haha! 🙂
Linda Lansford says
I will make cookies
Danielle | Krafted Koch says
These scones look like a perfect way to enjoy a lightened up breakfast! I can imagine all the great possibilities for a pack of Truvia including my favorite convenient breakfast, energy bites.
Ohh.. I bet they would be great with Truvia Danielle! Good luck! 🙂
[email protected] eco friendly homemaking says
Oh my goodness these look so delicious!!
Thanks so much Alicia!
Laura O| Petite Allergy Treats says
Congrats on making it the whole month without spending! Grocery stores don’t count do they? (My ultimate weakness). Love how healthy these scones are too! This is on my to make list!
No! Grocery stores don’t count! Well, they didn’t for me. haha! I might have had a few splurges there last month. Just little ones. lol
I would make some healthy bars or your yummy blueberry scones recipe 🙂
Congratulations on your no spending. Starbucks doesn’t count as spending in my book. It is for the sanctity of myself and other moms alike 🙂 My hubby put us on lock down this month. Last month, my daughter turned 21 so there was no lock down happening then. Congratulations again!!
Thanks Crystal! It was tough that’s for sure! And I totally agree – Starbucks is a sanity saver! haha!
I have tried to have no spend months and I have to admit I always fail! So hats off to you! And hats off to these blueberry scones!
Thanks Tanya! It’s was hard! I honestly can’t believe I made it the whole month. Well, minus the two Starbucks runs. lol
My daughter claims we would make cookies
Kristina with KML Handmade says
I’ve never tried Truvia before, but after this post I’ll probably go make my diabetic mother in law her favorite- apple pie! And these scones of course.
Sounds like a plan Kristina!
Amy | Club Narwhal says
Kelley, congrats! I have been wanting to try a no spend month so it’s nice to see someone who has succeeded 🙂 Also, these scones look out of this world good. Blueberries make me want summer to get here FAST 🙂
Right?! I think that when I’m shivering but then I realize I don’t like 90+ degree days so I’m ok with summer weather holding off. Summer fruit and veggies can get here quick though! haha. Thanks Amy 🙂
First of all, gift cards absolutely do not count! Great job of no spending January. Second, I would use all of this Truvia in my coffee. Okay, I might bake with some, too 🙂
Haha! I love it in coffee! Or anything really. Thanks Nicole.. and good luck!
I would make cookies. I have a “Cookie Monster” at home.
amy deeter says
i would love to try some cookies as well
Lisa Garner says
I would like to make Peanut Butter Cake with the Truvia set.
Laurie Emerson says
I will use it to make my King Cake for Mardi Gras or King Cake for my daughter’s birthday.
I love Panera blueberry scones but would love to make a healthy version. I love most things Coconut but not Coconut oil. Any suggestions for substitution?
Hey Melody! You could try butter instead of coconut oil. Or if it’s the taste of coconut you dislike – refined coconut oil doesn’t have the coconut-y taste. So that’s an option as well. Hope that helps!