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Date Wheatgerm Scones


These eggless scones are only 141 calories each. They are easy to make, and offer good quality wheatgerm protein.

Makes 12 (2.5 inch) scones.


  • 1 1/3 c all purpose flour
  • 1/3 c raw wheatgerm
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter (cold)
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/3 c chopped dates
  • 3/4 c evaporated milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, wheatgerm, baking powder, cardamom and salt.
  3. Into the dry ingredients, shred the butter on a coarse box grater.
  4. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients using a fork or pastry blender until distributed throughout.
  5. Stir in the sugar and dates.
  6. Add the milk, stirring just enough to combine into a soft dough.
  7. Spoon the dough onto a well-floured board. Flour the top and fold over twice. Press the dough out (or use a rolling pin) until it is about 1/2 inch thick.
  8. Use a 2.5-inch biscuit cutter to cut the scones. Reroll the dough until all 12 scones are formed.
  9. Place scones on prepared baking sheet; bake 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.

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