Cinnamon and Date Scones

Everyone loves a good scone with their tea or coffee. Why not give your regular scone recipe a miss and try our healthy and scrumptious Cinnamon and Date Scones instead. These scones are a perfect afternoon treat for yourself and friends. 

Serves: 12

Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 30 g margarine
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates (soiaked before chopping)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 200 g smooth ricotta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 200 g bananas


In a large bowl, mix the cinnamon and flour, rub in the margarine with fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs and then stir in dates. Use a butter knife to gently mix in milk until just combined. Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly before patting out to a 3 cm thickness. Use a floured scone cutter to cut 12 rounds from the dough, place onto a baking paper lined tray. Bake at 200°C for 10-12 minutes.

Mix ricotta and honey together, spoon onto warm scones and serve with banana slices – or fresh fruit of your choice.

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