4.34 from 3 votes

Low Fat Sunshine Scones

These moist citrus scones will come apart easily after baking. Enjoy one right out of the oven with your favorite warm beverage.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time24 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 141
Author: Brenda Garrison | Simple Nourished Living


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 cup light sour cream
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons turbinado sugar (optional)


  • Heat oven to 400F degrees. Grease a baking sheet with nonstick spray and set aside.
  • Add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt to a mixing bowl. Mix well to combine ingredients.
  • Add butter to flour mixture and cut in with two knives or a pastry blender. Mixture should look like coarse meal.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together sour cream, buttermilk, lemon juice and zest.
  • Add lemon mixture to dry mixture and gently fold to combine.
  • Lightly flour a surface and turn dough out onto it. Knead dough 4-5 times.
  • Cut dough in half. Form dough into 2 separate 5-inch circles on the baking sheet.
  • Gently cut each circle into 6 wedges, but don't separate. Top with a sprinkle of turbinado sugar, if using.
  • Bake for approximately 14 minutes or until light golden in color.

Recipe Notes

  • If mixture seems dry add an additional tablespoon of buttermilk.
  • For an orange-flavored scone, substitute orange juice and grated orange rind for the lemon.
  • Add 1-2 drops of lemon or wild orange doTERRA essential oil to wet ingredients.
  • Add dried fruit (raisins, cranberries or currants).
Serving size: 1 scone
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *4
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *5
Nutrition Facts
Low Fat Sunshine Scones
Amount Per Serving (1 scone)
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 44
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.9g8%
Carbohydrates 21.6g7%
Fiber 0.6g2%
Protein 2.9g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: citrus scones, low-fat lemon scones