Low Fat Cranberry Scones Recipe | LaaLoosh (2024)

By Wendy Zitzman

Low Fat Cranberry Scones Recipe | LaaLoosh (1)

This delicious Cranberry Scones Recipe is incredibly easy to make. I don’t know why, but I’ve always been intimidated by scones, assuming they were complicated to make.

But after whipping up this low points scone, I was thrilled to see how simple it is! This is a low calorie treat that anyone who is watching their weight will enjoy and appreciate.

The taste is really quite decadent, and I think that most people would never know that these scones are low in fat and calories.

Add one to your morning tea, or serve it after dinner for a sweet snack and yet still stay on track with your weight loss goals.

NOTE: This scones recipe also contains a fat free buttermilk recipe that is a fabulous substitute, if you can’t find fat free buttermilk at the grocery store!

Low Fat Cranberry Scones Recipe | LaaLoosh (2)


A classic scone recipe that’s a breeze to make Flaky and delicious, these scrumptious pastry treats will become a staple with your afternoon coffee or tea.

4.22 from 14 votes

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Prep TimePrep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook TimeCook Time 15 minutes mins

Total TimeTotal Time 25 minutes mins

ServingsServings 12 servings

CaloriesCalories 87 kcal


  • 2 cups whole wheat all-purpose flour
  • cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup fat free buttermilk
  • ¼ cup light butter - (melted)



  • Mix 1 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice + fat-free milk to make 1 cup & let stand for 10 minutes = 1 cup fat-free buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a baking sheet with non-fat cooking spray. I used the Pam Butter Flavor kind.

  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar; mix well and set aside. In another bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk and melted butter. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined; fold in cranberries.

  • Drop 12 equal two-inch mounds of batter on prepared baking sheet about 1-inch apart. Bake until tops just start to turn golden, about 12 to 15 minutes.


Entire recipe makes 12 scones

Serving size is 1 scone


Calories: 87 kcal (4%)Carbohydrates: 10.3 g (3%)Protein: 2.1 g (4%)Fat: 4.4 g (7%)Saturated Fat: 2.6 g (16%)Cholesterol: 24 mg (8%)Sodium: 121 mg (5%)Potassium: 174 mg (5%)Fiber: 0.9 g (4%)Sugar: 5.4 g (6%)Calcium: 60 mg (6%)Iron: 0.4 mg (2%)

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AuthorWendy Zitzman

As your average, every day, All American woman, I look forward to sharing with you my thoughts and ideas on many different topics that interest me such as dieting, health & fitness. Trust me when I tell you that this is one site you NEED to bookmark! I have the most amazing recipes with Weight Watchers Points that you won’t believe are low calorie! As an avid Weight Watchers follower, I have learned so many helpful tips and tools over the years that I am eager to share.

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    1. Punknsmom3 months ago

      Agree with other comments of flat and smooth, almost like cookies. Very bland, too. If I make them again, I will add zest, flavoring, and half white/whole wheat flour.

    2. diana lo9 years ago

      Yummy! but they were a little flat, next time i wouldn’t melt the butter and will add only 1/2 buttermilk. thanks!!

      • Robyn9 years ago

        The recipe is good, but I put all the ingredients in to the “recipe builder” in the Weight Watchers program and the points value are 4. That is 4 pts plus per scone when making exactly as the recipe is listed.

        • patti9 years ago

          yes, I just did the same thing. Put the ingredients in the recipe builder and I used 1/3 cup of applesauce instead of butter and it came up with 4 points. ????

    3. Lisa Harrison10 years ago

      Craving scones and tried this recipe. They tasted good with the cranberries, added orange zest, vanilla and cinnamon. However, they baked flat like cookies as mentioned by other people. I tried to only eat one with a cup of hot tea, but usually ate more! Thanks for the great recipes!

    4. Anonymous11 years ago

      These r very good to satisfy carb craving! I used spelt flour instead of wheat flour! The cranberries give the extra sweet kick! Very good! My 3year old said Mmmm!

    5. Lily11 years ago

      Just a suggestion: use full fat butter and unmelted; you can still save calories but melted “butter” is simply not going to yiellyd the right mouth feel. You then crumble the butter into the flour. Then, instead of adding all if the liquid, just add a little at a time until you get a consistency of slightly wet biscuit dough. Using this method, they came out delicious.

    6. Kandtiffmann12 years ago

      Definitly Horrible. I am a chef and should have known based on the ingredients. These came out bland, gummy, and did not cook up right. I tried it again to be sure I had done everything right. The amount of liquid to dry needs to be decreased butultimatelywill not make these again. Good Luck.

    7. Christina13 years ago

      These are horrible. They neither taste or look anything like a scone.

    8. Dianne13 years ago

      Does any one know the Points Plus value?

      • Djhlah12 years ago

        These are 5 Points Plus each.

    9. Ellie13 years ago

      Shouldn't that be 1 teaspoon (tsp) of baking powder instead of 1 tablespoon (tbsp)?

      • LaaLoosh13 years ago

        Nope, it really is supposed to 1 tablespoon (tbsp)!

    10. Raquel13 years ago

      These scones are delicious and very easy to make. Even my picky 5-year-old liked them! Never again will I eat another high calorie Starbucks cranberry scone. (As info, I also did half white and half wheat flower.)

    11. Charity14 years ago

      Just made these and consumed these lol, they turned out fantastic. For a two point snack and/or breakfast these are perfect. I will try adding the zest of a orange as the orange cranberry combo would be amazing. I used one cup whole wheat flour and one cup white flour and although mine were smoother than the picture they still tasted as good as you described!

    12. Christie14 years ago

      These were so good!!! I added the zest of an orange and a little bit of the orange juice to the wet ingredients. Soooo tasty! Ialso did one cup of wheat flour and one cup of all purpose. I made them the day before and put them in the fridge with seran wrap touching it so it didn't get a skin. Then just put them on a stone and baked them up in the morning. Super fast and easy breakfast!! Thanks!

    13. Tracy14 years ago

      I could not wait to make these and they turned out nothing like the picture looks. They are very flat and did not brown on top. Very disappointed!!

    14. Beth Robles14 years ago

      These were super yummy! They almost have a biscuit consistency; however, with the cranberries, they came excellent. They are enough to last throughout the week for us and I can't wait to make more. Thank you very much!

    15. Sarah14 years ago

      These look SO good! Thanks for sharing, I will have to try these out!!

    16. healthkickchick14 years ago

      I love cranberris. I love scones.

      This is going into rotation ASAP.

    17. Lauren14 years ago

      Was that the photo of what they're supposed to look like? I tried making these and they're really light, but they're not crackly like in the picture, they're pretty smooth. Is it possible that I overmixed the batter? Should I not have tried to get the lumps out?

    18. Trisha14 years ago

      These sound great and I'd like to try them this weekend. Is there any substitute for the low-calorie butter? Could I use low-fat or fat-free yogurt?

      Love your recipes and have told many at my WW meetings about the site!!!

      • LaaLoosh14 years ago

        Hmmmm…I haven't tried them with any other substitute for the butter. But if you try it, please let us know how it goes!!

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