This post was created in partnership with Truvia in celebration of Mother’s Day!
Does your family have any Mother’s Day traditions? In my family, Mother’s Day means tea and scones, champagne and a slow day spent with my Mom and sister enjoying the afternoon together. While going out for high tea is fun, nothing beats scones baked at home and a simple pot of good tea brewed in your own kitchen. This year I’m making Brown Sugar Blackberry Scones with Truvia Brown Sugar Blend.
These scones are slightly sweet and bake into beautiful, fluffy and soft biscuits studded with bursting purple blackberries. I love baking with Truvia Brown Sugar Blend because it tastes the same as brown sugar in your baked goods with the same texture and moistness as brown sugar, but with 75% fewer calories.
You can substitute it in any recipe because it’s a blend of stevia sweetener mixed with brown sugar, so it’s a great ingredient to have in your pantry anytime you want to cut down on calories! And because it’s made with stevia, it’s also naturally sweet , which I love. I know there will be plenty of sweet treats this Mother’s Day so I’m happy to save a few calories by using this blend.
But not every Mother’s Day has looked like this. This year will be my third Mother’s Day and I remember my first year so clearly. There were no freshly baked scones, or tea parties, just two nursing babies and the deliriously sweet and sleep deprived happiness that came from being a first time Mom.
It was the first time I really appreciated what this day of celebration was all about. I fully understood what a beautiful gift motherhood is and how lucky I am to be entrusted with the daunting and humbling task of mothering these two precious babies.
This year will be different, my twins are almost three, and I’ll be marginally less sleep deprived. There will be tea and champagne and perfectly sweet Brown Sugar Blackberry Scones with a dollop of jam. There will be sticky fingers and lots of laughter.
There will be new traditions made, Brown Sugar Blackberry Scones and plenty of toddler kisses. It’ll be one very sweet day!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons + 2 teaspoons Truvia Brown Sugar Blend
- 5 Tablespoons salted butter, cold and cubed
- 1 1/3 cup heavy cream + more for brushing on top
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 heaping cup blackberries, cut in half
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and Truvia Brown Sugar Blend.
- Use a fork, pastry cutter or your fingers to incorporate cold cubed butter into the flour mixture until you have a crumble consistency. The butter clumps should be about the size of peas.
- Slowly mix in the vanilla extract and heavy cream using a wooden spoon. Start pouring heavy cream in slowly and mixing. If your mixture is too dry, add in just a drizzle of cream at a time until the dough just starts to come together.
- Add in blackberries and gently fold to combine. You may want to use your hands for this part.
- Gather into a large round disk about 2” thick and approximately 8” round.
- Place on a well-floured work surface and cut into 8 slices like a pizza.
- Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and freeze for 15 minutes. This will insure your scones are nice and cold and keep their shape while baking.
- Before baking, brush the tops of each scone with more heavy cream.
- Bake 20-25 minutes or until scones are cooked through and golden brown on top.