Healthy Blackberry Lime Scones with Lime Yogurt Glaze

Fresh blackberries and lime add a nice texture, flavor and taste to this whole wheat, buttermilk, blackberry lime scones.

Blackberry Lime Scones

Hi there!  everyone has their own favorite breakfast right, what about these lightly sweetened fruity blackberry lime breakfast scones? Aren’t these scones absolutely gorgeous? I made these beautiful scones with yummy lime, honey and yogurt glaze a few days back.

I want something sweet for breakfast but something that is not overly sweetened; so these blackberry scones looks a kind of perfect breakfast option. These are lightly sweetened with brown sugar and fresh blackberries. Yes! I love fruits in any form for breakfast but; I don’t want to add fruit in the form of jam or fruit preserve. These blackberries not only gives a nice texture and colors to my whole wheat buttermilk scones; but also adds a nice flavor which you surely can not resist.Blackberry Scones

This recipe is very simple but you should be careful to use your ingredients wisely otherwise; your final product will be a muffin, not scones. Butter and buttermilk should be chilled, you can also place them in the freezer for 4-7 minutes before adding them to the dough.I usually use yogurt and milk in my scones recipe, but this time, I have used low-fat buttermilk. Don’t worry you’ll get the same beautiful texture and rich taste what you get with yogurt. Also, if your dough is slightly sticky or a bit warm then place the scones in freezer for few minutes before baking.Blackberry Scones

You can bake these scones ahead (without glaze)and freeze them up to 6 weeks or place them in the refrigerator for up to one week; covered individually with foil or plastic wrap. When you want to eat  toast them or just place them in preheated oven (400 º F ) for 2-4 minutes or until they are just warm.

If you plan to eat them a week or later then freeze unbaked scones on a baking sheet.  Once they are frozen, then put them in zip-lock bags or freezer safe containers. When you are ready to eat the scones, bake them at 425º F for 18-20 minutes.Blackberry Lime Scones

Serves 1 scone

Healthy Blackberry Lime Scones with Lime Yogurt Glaze

Healthy Blackberry Lime Scones made with fresh blackberries and lime.

15 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 2 cups Wholewheat flour.
  • 2 tsp baking powder.
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda.
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter.
  • 1/2 cup low fat buttermilk.
  • 1/2 cup + 2-3 blackberries (fresh/frozen).
  • 2 tablespoon greek yogurt.
  • 2 tsp honey.
  • 1 lime (juice + rind).


  1. Preheat the oven to 425º F; line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Take a large bowl and whisk flour, sugar,baking soda and baking powder together.
  3. Cut the butter into small pieces and mix with the flour mixture.
  4. Add 1/2cup of blackberries to the flour mixture and stir gently.
  5. Add buttermilk and mix well with light hands to knead the flour into a dough.
  6. Spread the dough into a circle spread 2-3 crushed blackberries on the top and cut the circle into eight slices/segments.
  7. Separate the slices and place on prepared baking sheet. If the scones are sticky or warm then place the scones in freezer for 5- 10 minutes.
  8. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until light golden brown.
  9. Remove the scones from the oven and place them on wire rack.
  10. To prepare the glaze, take a small bowl and mix honey, lime juice and greek yogurt together.
  11. Drizzle the glaze on scones and serve these blackberry lime scones warm.


If you are using frozen blackberries then add them directly to flour mixture without thawing them.


Blackberry Lime Scones

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  1. Melody Mitchell says:
    Hi there, I wanted to make this recipe, but I noticed that the ingredients list does not include sugar, but the instructions say to mix sugar in with the other ingredients. I wanted to know how much and which kind of sugar to add. Any and all help is appreciated. Thanks! Mel

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