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Sweet & Tangy Whole Wheat Rhubarb Scones

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Whole wheat rhubarb scones are a delicious way to use up fresh rhubarb from your garden! A sweet tang makes these crunchy scones a family hit! If you’re looking for rhubarb recipes, do give this one a shot!

scone on a plate

Sweet & Tangy Whole Wheat Rhubarb Scones

Rhubarb grows all over around here and is pretty much free for the taking if you are brave enough to knock on doors and ask! Rhubarb is one of the first crops of the spring and is the earliest crop that resembles fruit. It seems like a lot of people don’t like rhubarb, but I think it’s delicious. I read with interest about Barbara Kingsolver’s experience with rhubarb as she ate only local food for a year in her book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life – one of my all time favorite books.

fresh rhubarb with leaves

One of my favorite recipes to make with rhubarb are these whole wheat scones! I love a crunchy scone and the added tang from the rhubarb is such a nice complement to the sweetness of this sugar in this recipe. I try not to use much sugar in my cooking, but we love this combination, and this scone recipe is one I have made over and over again.

Notes about making these scones

As with any cooking, having the right tools is the key to success. A couple things you will need to make these scones include a stone baking sheet and a masher.

The hardest part of making these scones in incorporating the butter, I think. I have a cute little masher that I use for guacamole that I use, and I also use my fingers.

scones on baking sheet before baking

To make them extra tasty, make sure to dust with sugar before baking. It shouldn’t be a lot of sugar, but a couple tablespoons will go a long way!

The last key to success in making scones in my opinion, is to give them plenty of separation on the baking sheet. I prefer my scones to have a crunchy outside and pulling them apart from each before baking other will help them to get a nice crunch.

Yield: 8 scones

Whole Wheat Rhubarb Scones

Whole Wheat Rhubarb Scones
Crumbly delicious scone with a sugar crunch and a tangy rhubarb pop.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar {I use coarse raw sugar}
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 2 cups rhubarb, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • extra sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Stir together all dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Cut in cold butter until the mix resembles peas.
  4. Add rhubarb and milk and stir gently until combined. Mixture will be dry.
  5. Turn mix out on a baking stone and form into a 9" circle. Sprinkle extra sugar over the circle, if desired. {It's really good with the extra sugar - adds a nice crunch!} Cut the circle into 8 pie shaped wedges and gently move them apart so they are not touching each other.
  6. Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  7. Enjoy!

Notes

If after 23 minutes of baking time the scones are not crispy enough, bake them for a few more minutes until they look perfect! 🙂

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 306 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 32mg Sodium: 450mg Carbohydrates: 44g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 13g Protein: 6g
whole wheat scones

Looking for more rhubarb recipes? Check out these:

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Whole Wheat Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

German Pancakes

15 Different Muffins from One Base Recipe

Do you like rhubarb? What’s your favorite rhubarb recipe?

 

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About Michelle

Michelle Marine is green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.

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