Mini rosemary and carrot scones (eggless)

by Sunita on March 4, 2009

Scones, especially the savoury ones, are something that I make quite frequently. They are a great accompaniment to soups and also a yummy snack on their own. Rengoni and Agastya absolutely love them…the mention of scones always puts a smile on their little faces.

This time, however, I went mini and made these mini rosemary and carrot scones.

It takes literally minutes to assemble them, and minutes to devour them as well ;-)

What’s needed-

1/2 C whole wheat flour (atta)
1 C wholegrain spelt flour
2 tsp baking powder
3 tblsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp salt
4 tblsp of grated carrot
3 tblsp of chopped fresh rosemary( or 2 tblsp of dried rosemary)
7 tbsp of low fat natural yogurt
a little milk for brushing the tops and a a little sesame seeds for sprinkling over the top

How to-

  1. Preheat the oven at 220 deg C. Line a baking tray with parchment and dust with flour.
  2. In a bowl, place the flours, baking powder, salt and olive oil and rub in with your fingertips till the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add the rosemary and carrots, and rub again with the fingertips.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and tip in the yogurt. Very quickly, mix everything together into a ball. Never over handle the dough, or the scones will turn hard. The dry and liquid ingredients should just come together. So, do not worry if your dough looks too craggy.
  4. Transfer the  ball of dough to a floured board. With a floured rolling pin, roll out the dough to  about 7 inches by 13 inches. Cut into about 35 squares and transfer to the prepared tray, leaving spaces between them.
  5. Brush the tops with a little milk and sprinkle the tops with sesame seeds.
  6. Place the tray in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for about 10-12 minutes or till the scones have risen, and the tops are firm and golden.
  7. Serve warm. If saving for later, transfer the scones to a rack to cool completely before storing in air tight containers. Warm the scones a little before serving.

Ours hardly get to live long in containers. And these little ones were simply great to nibble on straight out of the oven,and that is also when they taste the best. Rengoni and Agastya pounced on them like there was no tomorrow, and I must say, that I did join in too. These scones would be great as an appetiser too with some dip.

Earlier versions of scones-

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{ 46 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Asha March 4, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Wonderful fluffy quick bread. Makes a great snack and breakfast with cream cheese too.

UH OH! A bulb just came on in my brain, will post this for an event! ;D

I am on liquid detox tomorrow! HELP!!


2 Sunita March 5, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Glad you like them:-)…all the best with your detox ;-)


3 Happy Cook March 4, 2009 at 7:56 pm

Wow the rosmarin would have given such a wonderful flavour, i have never made scones at home, i must take a step for making them.
These looks so delicious no wonder the kids love scones.


4 Sunita March 5, 2009 at 12:59 pm

We did love the flavour indeed! Do try them, HC…i’m sure you’ll love them :-)


5 Jillian March 4, 2009 at 10:15 pm

These look like they would be so good with soup. i love that they are healthy!


6 Sunita March 5, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Thank you Jilian :-)


7 Jennifer March 4, 2009 at 10:45 pm

Rosemary and root veges pair so well together! great scone idea!! they look amazing!


8 Sunita March 5, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Thanks Jennifer :-)


9 Kasey March 4, 2009 at 11:34 pm

These look absolutely scrumptious! I love when healthy food actually looks amazing.


10 Sunita March 5, 2009 at 1:01 pm

You’re so right. Healthy does not have to be boring :-)


11 Lisa March 5, 2009 at 12:18 am

Oh, I must try these. I too make savory scones often. Your recipe ideas are always such an inspiration to me.


12 Sunita March 5, 2009 at 1:02 pm

You’re most welcome, dear Lisa :-)


13 Lakshmi Venkatesh March 5, 2009 at 12:35 am

They look so soft and fluffy. The flavour of rosemarin, yummy. seems simple will try.


14 Sunita March 5, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Thanks Lakshmi…do give it a try :-)


15 Hayley March 5, 2009 at 1:40 am

These sound wonderful. I’ve made carrot rolls in the past, but nothing as hearty as these. I can’t wait to try them with a nice pot of soup. Thanks for sharing!


16 Sunita March 5, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Thaks hayley…do give them a try :-)


17 A&N March 5, 2009 at 3:08 am

Ooooooh! They look lovely. I do the same and divide the flour into 2 bits :) I made orange-cranberry scones last week, and mint-cheese scones today! :) I should try these flavours too!


18 Sunita March 5, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Thanks…we love our scones too :-)


19 Nirmala March 5, 2009 at 3:15 am

Those mini cuties are a treat to the eyes and must be for th toungue too…They are lookng lovely.


20 Sunita March 5, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Thanks Nirmala :-)


21 vini March 5, 2009 at 3:35 am

Hi Sunita,
Can i madke this in a microwave?



22 sunita March 5, 2009 at 6:53 am


You can try, but, i’m not sure whether it will have the same texture.


23 Sunshinemom March 5, 2009 at 3:52 am

I am going crazy with carrots as the gaajar season is coming to an end! Made cakes yesterday and these scones are bookmarked – I have both the main ingredients in my refrigerator:)


24 Sunita March 5, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Great! Now go and make some :-)


25 Sunshinemom March 5, 2009 at 3:54 am

Just noticed the wooden base! Inspired by Click?


26 Sunita March 5, 2009 at 6:22 am

Actually, i’ve used this in many previous pictures :-)


27 Ashley March 5, 2009 at 4:00 am

Okay I thought that these scones looked adorable and delicious in the first place but after seeing the recipe – they’re pretty healthy too?? I’m going to have to try these.


28 Sunita March 5, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Yes, they are indeed guiltfree indulgences…do give them a try :-)


29 Sandy S March 5, 2009 at 4:00 am

Just lovely! I can’t wait to give these a try ~ I’m sure my kids will go wild over them. Beautiful photos, too!


30 Sunita March 5, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Mine definitely do…go wild, I mean ;-) …do try them :-)


31 bee March 5, 2009 at 5:22 am

there is something for you to pick up at our site. congrats. jai


32 Sunita March 5, 2009 at 6:35 am

Yay!! Thank you so much! You’ve just made my day :-)


33 Madhumathi March 5, 2009 at 7:00 am

Just checked out now..Congrats ,on winning in CLICK..
Never tried making Scones at home..Yours look flavorful and I feel like trying some :)


34 Sunita March 5, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Thank you. Do give the scones a try…very easy to whip up :-)


35 Ivy March 5, 2009 at 8:28 am

They look so perfect and I love the smell of rosemary.


36 Sunita March 5, 2009 at 1:10 pm

Thanks Ivy :-)


37 chitra March 5, 2009 at 9:48 am

oh,thats really scrumptous,fantastic click sunita:)


38 Sunita March 5, 2009 at 1:10 pm

Thanks Chitra -)


39 Soma March 5, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Congrats Sunita! I knew that picture was a winner the moment I had seen the post here:-) Nothing else could stand near it.

Absolutely lovely scones.


40 sandeepa March 5, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Congrats Sunita !!!

No wonder the kids loves these. Scones & tea very english :)


41 Nicisme March 5, 2009 at 6:51 pm

It’s ages since I’ve made savoury scones and these look so nice. I bet they are bursting with flavour.


42 DK March 6, 2009 at 3:16 am

These are perfect n awesome suni! Bookmarked :( Yum! Mini bites for a maxi appetite :) :) (thats mine if u were wondering whose ;) )


43 sushma March 6, 2009 at 6:20 am

Hey these look so pretty and yummy!

nice shots


44 Shruthi October 6, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Is there a substitute for the spelt flour in this recipe? I would love to try making these scones, but I have never seen spelt flour here.
Thank you for such a wonderful blog :)


45 Sunita October 10, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Shruthi, you could try them with wholewheat flour.


46 Sunita January 20, 2013 at 12:51 am

Glad you liked it.


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