Got buttermilk?

I need something to do with this buttermilk.

I don't want pancakes. They always end up coated in syrup.

I don't feel like chicken, but I make mean oven fried buttermilk chicken tenders. (another time...)



Here's the thing. I pulled the buttermilk out of the fridge but ended up using soy milk cause I have focus issues. Just ask Kameron.

 How about blueberry pomegranate whole wheat scones?

The ingredients.
The audience.

Blueberry Pomegranate Flax Whole Wheat Scones, or "Super Scones"!
Inspired by Skinnytaste Lowfat Pom Scones


  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice (soy, almond, buttermilk, cow's milk)
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg or 1/4 c. egg substitute
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp cold butter, cut into tiny pea sized pieces
  • 1/2 c. pomegranate seeds, defrosted (Trader Joe's frozen section!)
  • 2/3 c. fresh blueberries
  • 2 tbsp whole flax seed
  • cooking spray
  • 1 egg white (or 2 tbsp liquid egg whites)
  • 2 tbsp coarse sugar
Let's Cook!

Preheat oven to 375. Spray a cooking sheet with spray and set aside while you work.

Bowl 1: Combine milk, sugar, lemon zest, vanilla, and egg. Whisk.

Bowl 2: Combine flour, baking powder, salt and whisk to combine. Add in chilled butter and cut into flour mixture until butter chunks have disappeared into flour and flour just slightly holds together when you squeeze it. Don't use your hands because the heat from your hands will melt the butter and then your scone won't be... sconey.

Hot tip: Don't muscle into the flax seed package. Those suckers are tiny and a biotch to clean up. 

Delicately fold in blueberries, pom seeds, and flax. You don't want to break the berries.

Mix in wet mixture and stir carefully until combined. Be nice to the berries.

Dump onto a floured surface and knead for about 30 seconds. Don't press too hard because well, you know, the berries... broken record...

Move onto that prepared baking sheet and press out into a 3/4" thick circle. Using a knife, cut into 1/10's. This is extremely complicated geometry, which is a sign that I REALLY need to get a further education. This took me at least 15 seconds to figure out.  Don't cut all the way through to the pan, just half way.

Brush on egg white and sprinkle with coarse sugar.

Bake 22 minutes or until golden.

Don't you want one?

In all their fruity, flaxy, wheaty, healthy, decadent goodness?

You want this one?

You want to eat it with your favorite sweet spread? (2 tsp lemon curd, 2 tbsp plain nonfat greek yogurt?)

Yeah, you do.

Blueberry: vitamin c, fiber, anthocyanin antioxidants / memory booster, GI cancer fighter
Pomegranate: vitamin c, vitamin k, antioxidant polyphenols / immune booster, cancer fighter
Flax: omega-3's, fiber, antioxidant lignans / cancer, heart disease fighter
Whole Wheat: fiber, fiber, fiber / GI efficiency warrior, cancer, obesity fighter

What's not to love?


  1. Love scones with lemon curd and clotted cream, but you still have buttermilk to deal with. Have you ever made a buttermilk pie? Don't wrinkle your nose at me! They are delicious and usually the recipes call for 2 cups of buttermilk. There are lots of them to choose from on food.com

  2. Googling "buttermilk pie" with an open mind...