Happy Tuesday my friends! Today I’ve teamed up with Chobani to bring you a delicious, nutritious recipe! Introducing my newest creation, blueberry sconies! They are a hybrid of a scone with a brownie but without the chocolate. The texture is spongey like a brownie but thin like scone. This recipe is super easy to make and the Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt adds sweetness to the recipe.
Lets talk about the nutritious benefits yogurt has to offer. Did you know yogurt is one of humanity’s oldest processed foods, with evidence of its creation potentially going back 7,000 years? It’s made and used in a variety of ways in societies from India to Europe to the Middle East to Africa. All these varieties of yogurt share a few things in common. Each is made with live cultures, which are a type of good bacteria that transform liquid milk into the sour taste and thick consistency of yogurt. To ensure you’re eating a true Greek yogurt, read the ingredient label. The main ingredients should be milk and live active cultures. You’ll want to steer clear of added protein like “whey concentrates” and added thickeners like “modified corn starch.” Yogurts, especially Greek yogurt, contain protein and important nutrients such as calcium, vitamin D, protein, potassium and B vitamins.
Lactose intolerant? No worries you don’t have to give up on dairy’s nutritional benefits, yogurt can be a good option. Yogurt actually contains less lactose than other dairy products such as milk and ice cream. According to Academy Spokesperson Sarah Krieger, MPH, RDN, LDN, “a person with many symptoms from lactose intolerance should eat yogurt with other foods — including nuts, fruit or cereal — and possibly in smaller amounts.”
Yogurt has less lactose because the introduced bacteria – also called “live cultures” with names such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. casei, L. reuteri and Bicfidobacterium bifidum(or Bifidus) — help digest the lactose. Even for people with no problems digesting lactose in other forms of dairy, live cultures in yogurt are still beneficial. They promote overall gut health and immunity. To make sure the yogurt product you’re considering has these cultures, either look on the ingredient label for the bacteria listed above or the National Yogurt Association’s “Live and Active Cultures” seal.
Now that you know how healthy yogurt can be, lets make the recipe! Let me know what you think my friends-
- 2/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup Chobani Vanilla greek yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoon virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoons butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- Cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, whisk together both flours, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- In a small bowl, combined greek yogurt, vanilla, butter, oil and egg. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just moist. Mixture should be crumbly. Gently fold in blueberries.
- Place in baking pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until top of the sconies are lightly golden brown.