Butterless scones

These light and fluffy scones are made without butter to create a beautiful morning tea treat with less fat. Serve them warm with a slice of sweet jam for a beautiful treat.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Makes 10
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Butterless scones
  • 2 cup (300g) self-raising flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (250ml) skim milk
  • 1/4 cup (70g) low-fat yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) light olive oil
  • jam, to serve


Butterless scones
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced). Lightly grease and flour a baking tray.
  • 2
    Sift flour and salt into a medium bowl; make a well in centre. Lightly whisk milk, yoghurt and oil together. Add to flour, stirring quickly with a knife, to form a soft dough, adding a little more milk if necessary.
  • 3
    Drop heaped tablespoons of dough onto prepared tray, 3cm apart. Bake 12-15 minutes, until risen and golden. Serve warm with jam.


Stir in a little grated orange or lemon rind or mixed spice to flavour these scones.

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