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Warm Yam Scones
© Maria Robledo

Warm Yam Scones

  • SERVINGS: MAKES 12 SCONES
  • HEALTHY
  • VEGETARIAN

  1. One 7-ounce yam or sweet potato
  2. Vegetable oil cooking spray
  3. 1/3 cup sugar
  4. 2 tablespoons canola oil
  5. 1 large egg
  6. 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  7. 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  8. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  9. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  10. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  11. 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  12. 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  13. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  14. 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°. Prick the yam with a fork and bake for about 45 minutes, or until very soft. Alternatively, microwave the yam. Let cool, then peel and mash the yam until smooth; set aside 3/4 cup. Leave the oven on.
  2. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray. In a bowl, combine the 3/4 cup yam with the sugar, oil, egg, orange zest and vanilla. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the yam mixture just until combined. Divide the dough in half.
  3. Working on a lightly floured surface, pat the dough into two 6-inch rounds. Cut each round into 6 wedges and brush the tops with the maple syrup. Arrange the wedges on the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden and cooked through. Serve warm.
Notes One Scone Calories 123 kcal, Total Fat 2.9 gm, Saturated Fat .3 gm