Rhubarb Wholegrain Spelt Yogurt Scones

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These delicious scones are made with nutty wholegrain spelt flour, juicy rhubarb and homemade yogurt. They have buttery flavour with moist and soft texture. Perfect for breakfast or as a snack with rhubarb sauce. 
Probiotic yogurt is essentially any yogurt with live culture bacteria like lactobacilus, which means that most natural or regular yogurt is a probiotic food. Besides yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, dark chocolate, tempeh, miso, etc. are all probiotic food, that are believed to improve our mood, to help maintain healthy digestion and to be beneficial to our overall health.

What Are Probiotics?

You may have heard about probiotics in the news or seen probiotic products at your local grocery store, but what exactly are they? And, more importantly, why should you care?

First of all, your digestive system is home to more than 500 different species of bacterium. These help you to digest food and keep your intestines healthy. It’s also believed by many in the scientific community that these bacteria in your gut help to maintain a healthy immune system.

These probiotics reside in some of the natural foods that you likely already eat, such as yogurt and cheese. Understandably, the thought of eating live bacteria may be a little odd, but this practice can be quite healthy. Think of it as taking an antibiotic, which are essentially good bacteria designed to fight off bad bacteria. The consuming of probiotics, on the other hand, whether in supplements or the foods you eat, helps to replenish the balance of good bacteria in your body.

So, why the necessity to take probiotic supplements or eat probiotic rich food? After a case of diarrhea or a round of strong antibiotics to fight an infection, for example, the good bacteria in your gut can be flushed out or killed off. As mentioned earlier, this good bacterium helps with digestion and assists to maintain a strong immune system. If they are not present, you may suffer from more digestive or intestinal problems, such as constipation or upset stomach. Also, you will be more susceptible to colds and flues. So, that’s why it’s important to maintain the good bacteria that already reside in your body.

Rhubarb Wholegrain Spelt Scones

inspired by Kuechengoetter
  • 220 g Rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 1cm pieces
  • 110 g Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 60 g Probiotic yogurt or Homemade yogurt, plain
  • 300 g Wholegrain spelt flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/5 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest
  • 100 g Butter, cut into smaller pieces
  • 1 tbsp Sugar crystals

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  1. Rinse, peel rhubarb and slice into 1cm pieces. Place them in a large bowl together with 30 grams of sugar. Set aside for 10 minutes. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F.
  2. Stir together the eggs and yogurt. Whisk together 80 grams of sugar, spelt flour, baking powder, salt and lemon zest in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add in butter pieces and rub into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Now add in egg-yogurt mixture and mix until just incorporated. Add in rhubarb mixture.
  4. On a lightly floured work surface, shape the dough into a 20cm round. Cut it into 8-12 wedges and place them onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle the tops with the sugar crystals and bake in the center of oven for 15 -20 minutes until beautifully golden brown. Serve warm with rhubarb sauce.

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 1/6/12 18:04

Wonderful scones! They must taste really great.



Pilar. Cook and Spoon 1/6/12 18:10

They look really yummy. I love the idea of including yogurt in the dough. Besos.

Claudia 1/6/12 18:17

Love the health quotient! And love, love using rhubarb right now - I have so much. Your baking always makes me bookmark!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 1/6/12 18:21

They look delicious, the yogurt is not only healthy, it adds such great flavor. Love it topped with the sauce!

Ellen B Cookery 1/6/12 18:40

What an interesting recipe.! Will need to keep an eye out for rhubarb next time it's available at my local grocery store. YUM!

Suzi 1/6/12 18:47

Wow, these look spectacular and what lovely photos. I am on the look out for rhubarb, I still haven't eaten yet that I know of. Great info on probiotics too.

Cucina49 1/6/12 18:53

I've never seen rhubarb used in a scone before--we always have tons, so that's a great use for it! Probiotics are definitely a huge trend right now. Would you believe my veterinarian even recommended them for my senior kitty for her kidney issues?

amy @ fearless homemaker 1/6/12 19:45

oh, yum! i have been on both a major scone kick recently AND a wholegrain kick, so these are absolutely perfect for me. they look just divine + i love the healthier aspects of them as compared to the average scone.

Catalina @ Cake with Love 1/6/12 20:25

This is such a good idea to make rhubard scones!! And all that sauce looks very delicious!

TastefullyJulie 1/6/12 21:20

I love scones and these look so healthy and good. I'm always looking for new ways to use rhubarb because I hate rhubarb pie. Thanks!

Unknown 1/6/12 22:24

My boss was just talking about rubarb. The scones look great.

Lenia 1/6/12 23:03

I want them for my breakfast!Amazing scones!Kisses!!!

Alida 1/6/12 23:07

Mmm... I love the combination of these 4 ingredients! So healthy and full of flavour.

Choc Chip Uru 1/6/12 23:44

Scones like these are simply delicious and addictive - loving them :D

Choc Chip Uru

the squishy monster 2/6/12 01:34

I love spelt and rhubarb so this looks right up my alley ;)

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 2/6/12 02:29

You are the best bread and quick bread queen ever!

Elisabeth 2/6/12 03:20

Angie, your Rhubarb Wholegrain scones are totally amazing, healthy, and delicious. I would love these for breakfast or a nice snack. Will be pinning this, just as I pinned your spinach salad with the sweet potatoes, almonds, and feta cheese. I made it a week ago, and it was fabulous! Will be mentioning it on my new post...hope you don't mind if I use the photo of that salad, as well!

Unknown 2/6/12 06:06

I love scones and adore rhubarb, so I know these taste fantastic!
I've taken probiotics before and eat yogurt often. Great information.

Belinda @zomppa 2/6/12 07:40

These are definitely hard to resist! Sunday brunch, here we come.

Ana Regalado 2/6/12 08:15

These are simply delicious !

Anonymous 2/6/12 10:04

Angie, I will have to make these for my hubby - he loves rhubarb!
:-) Mandy

Daria Anna 2/6/12 10:23

Yummy, what a great idea to make a scones…

kitchen flavours 2/6/12 12:21

I love scones, rhubarb is one ingredient that I am unable to find over here. Great info on the probiotics!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 2/6/12 13:01

My husband adores scones. He is going to love this. Thanks for the excellent explanation of the importance of probiotics. I have read about them, but I have to admit the first time I heard about them, I thought it was just another sales pitch. Now I realize how important it is.

Amy (Savory Moments) 2/6/12 13:44

I love these! I've been cooking with rhubarb a lot this spring and really enjoying it this year.

Anonymous 2/6/12 13:58

These look lovely, Angie. I have a friend with too much rhubarb so I will send off this recipe to him. Thanks.

Baker Street 2/6/12 15:13

I love scones especially when they're made with fresh fruit! What a magical start this would be to the day. :)

tania@mykitchenstories 2/6/12 15:17

Delicious Angie. I love the rhubarb with them.

Kathy 2/6/12 15:35

Angie, Your scones are so lovely! I so enjoy a scone with my cup of tea…these look perfect!

Priya Suresh 2/6/12 19:12

Mindblowing and super cute looking scones.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy 2/6/12 19:40

I so love rhubarb and these sound awesome!!

mjskit 2/6/12 19:46

I can't even begin to tell you how much I love rhubarb! The scones look delicious and definitely something that I wouldn't be able to stop eating!!! And then you had to go an pour a rhubarb sauce on top! You're killing me!

Cherine 2/6/12 20:24

Wonderful scones! They must be addictive!

Nisha 3/6/12 01:19

I haven't tasted a rhubarb yet.
And I think I need to give some probiotic stuff to my husband if it helps improve mood. He has extreme mood swings, gosh!

Miriam 3/6/12 02:32

Your photos always look amazing! And your recipes so wholesome :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Christine Ho 3/6/12 09:47

Absolutely delicious and healthy dish! Would love to try it.

Kit @ i-lostinausten 3/6/12 10:16

Love these healthy scones with rhubarb sauce sounds delicious! Hopefully we'll harvest our rhubarb soon enough to try this recipe! Have a nice day, Angie! :)

Katerina 3/6/12 10:47

The scones look amazing! So pitty we don't have rhubarb in Greece!

Riceandcoconut 3/6/12 11:11

I only had rhubarb once,but not on the scone,sound delicious,your baking is always looks perfect !!

Yasmeen 3/6/12 12:03

We are such a fan of scones in this house - I just whipped up a batch the other day! Love the use of yogurt here for lightness, and spelt flour has such a beautiful earthy flavor.

TinaRBK 3/6/12 15:24

Nice to come here and not only find a delicious recipe but to learn a little bit. The whole grain spelt and the probiotic yogurt are two ingredients that I have never experimented with. Your scones here do illustrate that you can be healthy and also have an enjoyable treat as well. Wonderful post!

Hotly Spiced 3/6/12 15:34

How yummy. I would love to try scones made with spelt flour. And the rhubarb sauce looks just delicious and such a change from the usual strawberry jam scenario xx

Mary Bergfeld 3/6/12 16:18

These really sound delicious. I love rhubarb so I find these to be anatural attraction. I can't wait to give your recipe a try. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Jeannie 3/6/12 16:53

Wow! Those scones looks scrumptious and the sauce looks wonderful too! Yum!

Rachel 3/6/12 17:32

Rhubard in and on a scone?! Yum! You've put 3 of my favorite things in one baked-up package!
I bet spelt flour is perfect for scones, actually, it has that nice flaky texture.
I love you blog design - very pretty!

Yi @ Yi Reservation 3/6/12 18:19

since the summer started I have been making and eating yogurt like nobody's business :) It's good to see that I can also use yogurt to make such delicious baking goods. The scones look very delicious. Thanks for sharing it.

Unknown 3/6/12 22:39

These sound great, Angie. I have been craving rhubarb ever since it started popping up in so many recipes lately.

My Italian Smörgåsbord 3/6/12 23:10

you know I have never eaten or made scones? these look super healthy and I love yoghurt in baking (use it for moister sponge cakes). I could have rhubarb all the time really, truly crazy about it. so this combo is definitely something to save and make soon

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 3/6/12 23:45

What a delicious twist on scones. I would love to taste them covered in rhubarb sauce - double delicious!

Reeni 4/6/12 02:43

Awesome scones Angie! And what a bonus they're so good for us! I'll eat 2!

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 4/6/12 03:44

Rhubarb, spelt, yogurt, scones...gorgeous elements Angie and the finished product looks simply delightful!

Cathy at Wives with Knives 4/6/12 03:47

I've never added fresh rhubarb to scones before and I think it sounds wonderful. A scone or two and a cup of coffee is my idea of a perfect breakfast.

Pam 4/6/12 04:56

They look so tasty!

Amy 4/6/12 07:39

Your scones look delicious. Can't wait to try it. I only made it with all purpose flour before and I love your healthier version of using wholegrain spelt flour. Thanks for the detailed information of probiotic food and health benefits. I definitely learn something new today. I'm glad to know that I like and eat many of the things on the probiotic food list on a regular basis.

grace 4/6/12 11:58

what marvelous scones! it took me awhile to warm up to the things, but there are so many different ways to make and flavor them! well done, angie. :)

Anonymous 4/6/12 12:25

Whoa! Looks exquisite! I can't wait to try it and enjoy

Joanne 4/6/12 14:00

What a tasty way to eat rhubarb! I love finding new ideas for it!

Barbara 4/6/12 14:12

I've made rhubarb everything else, but never scones. Looks so good served with rhubarb poured over the top! Great recipe, Angie!

Jennifer Kendall 4/6/12 16:38

very interesting post and that scone looks delicious!

Erica 4/6/12 17:36

I love scones....I would love a couple with black coffee!Great pictures,Angie!

Magic of Spice 4/6/12 17:57

What a great flavor for scones! I have not had my breakfast yet and I keep getting hungrier by the minute :)

Jessica | Cajunlicious 4/6/12 19:37

Angie this looks incredible, where do come up with such deliciousness?!

Unknown 5/6/12 01:51

Pinned! Your rhubarb scones have my name written all over them, just lovely Angie:-)

Sook 5/6/12 03:39

Angie... These look like my kind of food! I haven't baked with rhubarb before but have been seeing a lot of good looking recipes! Can't wait to try them someday.

Monet 5/6/12 03:44

Delicious, my dear! I adore spelt in baked goods. It adds a wonderful layer of complexity. Thank you for sharing with me...and for making my stomach grumble (even after a yummy dinner!) I hope you have a wonderful week!

Bo 5/6/12 04:32

I've never tried rhubarb before, so I have no idea how these would taste.

Eliotseats 5/6/12 05:09

Great photos! We recently (and finally) planted a rhubarb plant. Can't wait for next spring.

Fresh Local and Best 5/6/12 05:21

I've been wanting to bake with spelt flour and given that rhubarb is in abundance right now this is a great recipe to try.

vianney 5/6/12 05:35

with a cup of strong coffee, heaven. love rhubarb!

My Little Space 5/6/12 09:49

A perfect afternoon tea treat. I want more butter please. :o)

lena 5/6/12 14:30

i dont hv the chance to taste rhubard yet. I always like the sauces that you made to accompany the bakes or things that you made. I started taking probiotics recently..am on my 2nd bottle now. Thanks for sharing the info.

Baltic Maid 6/6/12 02:34

They looks delicious. I just made a batch of stewed rhubarb today. These scones would be lovely to have around right now.

Mother Rimmy 6/6/12 05:18

I bought a yogurt maker a few years ago and love it. Lovely scones - I have a friend who is a scone fanatic I must pass this recipe on to her!

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 6/6/12 19:17

I am a committed fan of probiotics. Each morning for breakfast I have a small glass of Kefir. If you can find it, you should give it a try. Love it! Also love this sauce - it looks fantastic. I disappear for a few days and look what I missed!

Choclette 7/6/12 12:51

Oh what delicious looking scones and I love the use of rhubarb in there. I usually use yogurt in my scones, but never without butter. I'll have to try your version.

I too have a small glass of kefir for breakfast everyday - wonderful stuff.

Emma | Fork and Good 8/6/12 11:42

I love scones and the look of these made me very hungry. I'm definitely trying these out this week!

MaryMoh 11/6/12 15:33

Mmmm....beautiful scones. I have not used rhubarb in my cooking yet. A friend gave me a rhubarb tart last week and it was SO good. Now I am inspired by your scones and sauce. I must try one day. Thanks very much for sharing.

Anonymous 11/6/12 16:17

You are certainly the scones queen! I love rhubarb, have it in my garden & those rhubarb yoghurt scones look so delightful & fab!
MMMMMMMM,...Superb pics too! :) xxx

fimere 15/6/12 00:10

c'est bien délicieux avec la rhubarbe
bonne soirée

Terra 17/6/12 02:04

I pretty much love everything rhubarb. I have not had it in a scone yet, I bet it is wonderful:-) YUM, Terra

Melissa@aspenweddingphotographer.org 18/6/12 06:48

Oh my goodness! The idea of mixing yogurt with the dough sounds divine! I am going to have to try these out. Thank you for the post!

Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious 19/6/12 01:59

I love all of the flavors combo here, although have never used spelt flour before. But I bet they are tasty! Great recipe :)

Laura loves cakes 23/6/12 08:37

Wow...I'd love one of these for breakfast this morning...great flavours. I'm impressed it's homemade yogurt too...and that rhubarb compote looks divine! :-)


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