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Cranberry Scones with Coconut Vanilla Drizzle

These Cranberry Scones with Coconut Vanilla Drizzle are made healthier with whole-wheat flour, yogurt, fresh cranberries and a healthier yogurt based drizzle!

These Cranberry Scones with Coconut Vanilla Drizzle are made healthier with whole-wheat flour, yogurt, fresh cranberries and a healthier yogurt based drizzle! www.nutritionistreviews.com
Around the holidays, there is nothing like a delicious baked good. Cookies, breads, pies, cakes- there seems to be a surplus of it all. While I do indulge in these foods (a little too often), it is nice to have some somewhat healthier alternatives to the traditional heavier baked goods.

These Cranberry Scones with Coconut Vanilla Drizzle are made healthier with whole-wheat flour, yogurt, fresh cranberries and a healthier yogurt based drizzle! www.nutritionistreviews.com
These cranberry scones would be good for breakfast, snack or dessert. They can be made for a gift, wrapped up and then have the glaze in a mason jar on the side. Or it would make a great addition to a brunch.

These Cranberry Scones with Coconut Vanilla Drizzle are made healthier with whole-wheat flour, yogurt, fresh cranberries and a healthier yogurt based drizzle! www.nutritionistreviews.com

I used whole-wheat flour for this recipe for added fiber and nutrients. The cranberries are frozen but if you cannot find those, feel free to use dried cranberries instead (or fresh/frozen blueberries). Protein powder is often sweet so it makes a great drizzle topping for the scones along with some yogurt.

These Cranberry Scones with Coconut Vanilla Drizzle are made healthier with whole-wheat flour, yogurt, fresh cranberries and a healthier yogurt based drizzle! www.nutritionistreviews.com
Up until this point, I had never made scones before. I was shocked how easy they are! I always say that I am not a skilled baker but was thrilled with how great they turned out. They tasted great, looked nice and had a perfect texture. My daughter loved them too!

These Cranberry Scones with Coconut Vanilla Drizzle are made healthier with whole-wheat flour, yogurt, fresh cranberries and a healthier yogurt based drizzle! www.nutritionistreviews.com

Cranberry Scones with Coconut Vanilla Drizzle

Servings: 12 scones

Ingredients:
Scones
2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
6 ounce container of vanilla or plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 egg (or 1 flax egg)
1 cup frozen cranberries

Vanilla Protein Drizzle
2 tablespoons Purely Inspired vanilla protein powder
1 5 oz container coconut yogurt (go for full-fat for a richer consistency)
About 1-2 tablespoons milk to thin out

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking soda and baking powder.
3. Add in the yogurt, vanilla, butter, cranberries and whisked egg and stir all ingredients together. Note: mixture will be crumbly.
4. Put dough on a floured surface and knead with your hands until dough comes together. Form into 2 6-8 inch circles and place on a baking sheet that is sprayed with nonstick spray.
5. Cut each circle into 6 wedges and lightly separate.
6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until scones are lightly brown.
7. Mix together all ingredients for protein drizzle. Once scones are out of the oven. Drizzle mixture over scones.
Enjoy!

For this recipe, I used Purely Inspired 100% plant based protein nutritional shake which worked well in this recipe to give a boost of protein and nutrients. The protein mix is dairy, gluten and soy free. One serving has 16 grams protein and 7 grams of fiber. It contains a concentrated greens blend with broccoli and spinach. It is a blend of proteins including pea protein, brown rice protein and alfalfa juice protein concentrate.

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These Cranberry Scones with Coconut Vanilla Drizzle are made healthier with whole-wheat flour, yogurt, fresh cranberries and a healthier yogurt based drizzle! www.nutritionistreviews.com
Disclosure: This is a sponsored recipe by Purely Inspired. All opinions, recipe and text are my own. 

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