Brandied Cherry Scones

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Quick Facts

Servings: 7
Prep Time: 35 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 55 min.
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.


  • 1/3 cup unsweetened dried cherries
  • 1/3 cup brandy
  • 2 1/2 cups spelt or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 oz soft tofu
  • 1/4 cup safflower or canola oil
  • 1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbs maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup 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

Calories 317
  Calories from Fat 95 (30%)
(17%)Total Fat 11g
(5%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(14%)Sodium 341mg
(7%)Potassium 252mg
Total Carbohydrate 43g
(29%)Dietary Fiber 7g
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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