Asparagus Scones

Swap sweet for savory in the morning.

By: Deborah Williams

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Asparagus Scones

Swap sweet for savory in the morning.
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: asparagus, buttermilk, honey, scones
Servings: 8 scones
Calories: 213kcal


  • 1/2 pound asparagus, lightly steamed and trimmed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup lowfat buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lowfat buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Trim ends from asparagus, and discard or save for soup stock. Chop tips and stalks into ¼-inch pieces, reserving tips apart from stalks.
  • Stir together flours, baking powder, salt, pepper and cayenne in a large bowl. Cut butter into small pieces. Using clean fingers, rub butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in 3/4 cup buttermilk and honey. Fold in cheese and asparagus stalk pieces (but not tips).
  • Turn dough onto floured work surface, and knead six or seven times. Shape dough into one large round or two smaller rounds. Using sharp knife, cut into triangles (ideally 8 to 12 scones total). Place triangles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush scones with remaining buttermilk; then press two or three asparagus tips into tops.
  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 383mg | Fiber: 3g
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