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Brandied Cherry Scones

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The flaxseeds in these wholesome and hearty scones provide essential fatty acids and a rich, buttery flavor. If you can’t find milled flaxseeds, grind up whole flaxseeds in your blender or food processor.

Preparation facts

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Servings: 7

Yield: 8 scones


1/3 cup (50g) unsweetened dried cherries

1/3 cup (80mL) brandy

2 1/2 cups (300g) spelt or whole wheat pastry flour

1/4 tsp (2g) sea salt

1 tsp (8g) baking soda

1 1/2 tsp (6g) baking powder

4 oz (115g) soft tofu

1/4 cup (60mL) safflower or canola oil

1 Tbs (15mL) fresh lemon juice

1 tsp (5mL) vanilla

2 Tbs (30mL) maple syrup

1/4 cup (50g) milled flaxseeds


Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). In a small bowl, soften cherries in brandy for 30 minutes.

Sift flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder together in a medium bowl.

Combine tofu, oil, lemon juice, vanilla and maple syrup in a blender until smooth. Add blended ingredients, flaxseeds, cherries and brandy to flour mixture; stir gently until just mixed.

Using a floured rolling pin and cutting board, roll dough out into a circle 3/4-inch (2cm) thick. Slice dough into 8 wedges. Place on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and bake 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Calories 318
Calories from Fat 96 (30%)
% Daily Value*
17%Total Fat 11g
5%Saturated Fat 0.9g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.1g
0%Cholesterol 0mg
11%Sodium 268mg
7%Potassium 262mg
14%Total Carbohydrate 43g
29%Dietary Fiber 7.4g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
17%Protein 8g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.
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