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Whole Wheat Ham and Cheese Scones

Deli ham and cheddar baked into fluffy, crispy honey whole wheat scones.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword ham and cheese scones, savory breakfast scones, whole wheat scones
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 457kcal
Author Plating Pixels

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup ground flax seeds
  • ½ tablespoon baking powder
  • teaspoon baking soda just under half tsp.
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons sliced butter cold
  • 6 slices deli ham chopped (about ½ cup)
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese chopped (about ½ cup)
  • ½ cup light buttermilk plus extra
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 F° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl whisk together flour, flax seeds, baking powder, soda and salt. Add cold butter and use a pastry cutter or hands to incorporate into mixture. It should be combined, with plenty of little bits throughout. Stir in ham and cheese, set aside.
  • In a small bowl stir together buttermilk and honey. Stir into dry mixture, just until combined; adding a bit of buttermilk if needed. Mixture should be moist, but have consistency closer to a dough than batter.
  • Place mixture on a lightly floured flat surface. Form into a ball and squeeze together to form a dough. Flatten dough with hands to 1-inch thickness. Fold in half, then flatten again into a 1-inch round, about 6-inches in diameter. Cut evenly into 6 wedges.
  • Lightly coat tops with buttermilk, then place a couple inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake 14-16 minutes, or until tops are lightly browned (cheese that has oozed out will have a lovely brown as well). Cool on a wire rack slightly before serving.

Notes

Store leftovers in fridge up to a few days. For best results, bake to reheat until warm and crispy.

Nutrition

Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 740mg | Potassium: 446mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 2.3mg