This recipe is an absolute winner with kids, all I hear is a chorus of 'MORE' when I serve these up for a snack in our house. It's a great low-sugar recipe and the steps are perfect for little hands to get stuck in - rubbing butter into flour and cutting out the scones with a cookie cutter - they will just love making these.
This recipe makes 8 scones, perfect for little tummies as they are only 110 calories each. Change4Life advises kids snacks to be around the 100 calorie mark. And look, only 1g of sugar per scone, all from natural fruit and milk sources! (scroll to the bottom for nutrition values).
- 150g self raising flour (plus extra for dusting)
- 70g chopped fresh or frozen strawberries (or 15g of freeze dried strawberries)
- 70ml of pear puree
- 35g soft butter
- 60ml milk
- a pinch of salt
In your mixing bowl, rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until combined like breadcrumbs. Add in a pinch of salt. Make a well in the middle and add in the milk and the pear puree (you can find sachets of this easily in the baby food aisle or make your own by mashing tinned pears) and mix into a sticky dough. Stir in the chopped strawberries, or if it's the middle of winter (like it is now) you can use frozen or dried strawberries - now available in snack packs from brands like Googly Fruit.
Turn your dough out onto a well-floured surface and roll to about and inch and a half thick. Cut out 8 scones using a round cookie cutter. Don't worry if the dough is quite sticky. Lay your scones on a lined baking tray and bake for 18-20 minutes, until golden brown.
These are divine served warm with butter!