Dukan Diet Cruise PP Recipe: Caramelized Onion Scones

I couldn’t do without my sweet treats but sometimes you just want something savory and these Caramelized Onion Scones make a lovely change and are a great accompaniment for soup.

Caramelizing onions brings out the flavor in the onions. The natural sugars of the onions come out as they are slowly cooked and the trick is to let the onions brown but not burn. I always top my steak with caramelized onions and as a small amount of onion is allowed on protein days, they can be enjoyed in small quantities in the Attack Phase and PP days.

Caramelised Onion

I’ve classified the recipe as being suitable for PP days as onion is allowed in reasonable amounts to flavor foods but if you are heavy handed with the onions you might want to eat these on PV days only.  As the recipe contains tolerated ingredients it cannot be used in the Attack Phase.

One scone = 1 tablespoon of oat bran and one tolerated item

Caramelized Onion Scones


Makes 4

  • 4 tablespoons of oat bran
  • 1 tablespoon of wheat bran
  • 4 tablespoons of corn starch/cornflour (tolerated)
  • 2 medium onions
  • 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • A little sea salt to season


  1. Finely slice the onions and fry with the teaspoon of olive oil until caramelized and allow to cool.
  2. Place the oat bran, wheat bran, corn starch/corn flour in a bowl with a little salt and the baking powder and mix to get an even distribution of these ingredients and then add half of the caramelized onions and stir again.
  3. Separate the egg in to two bowls.
  4. Whisk the egg white until stiff.
  5. Whisk the Greek yogurt and egg yolk.
  6. Fold the egg whites into the yogurt mix and then fold in the dry ingredients. (Add a little extra wheat bran if the mixture is too wet or a little milk if too dry).
  7. Divide the mixture into four and place on to a silicone baking tray.
  8. Top the scones  with the remaining onions and place in a preheated oven at  400°F/200°C /Gas Mark 6
  9. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.


9 Responses to “Dukan Diet Cruise PP Recipe: Caramelized Onion Scones”

  • basma ahmed on April 13, 2017

    hi ambre can i make pizza dough from wheat bran only .. is it allowed in a quantity? im in the cruise phase .. i have lose about 11 kg … started two months ago ..☺
    thank u

  • Rachel on February 7, 2017

    Hi Amber
    Can I use Oxo cubes for the broth? In the U.K. I’m not sure which other gravies I can use please?
    Many thanks

    • Amber on February 7, 2017

      Hi Rachel

      That will be fine. I’ve never found any 100% compliant stock cubes. Oxo aren’t too bad.

      Best wishes


  • Sandy on January 22, 2015

    Just want to comment that I made these last night, and they were wonderful! Hubby (dieter) loved them, and I (non-dieter) enjoyed one as well. Thanks so much for posting!

  • maya on May 8, 2014

    This recipe looks great and I want to try it, but can I add another spoon of oat bran instead of wheat bran? Im in the cruise phase.

    • Amber on May 10, 2014

      Hi Maya

      That should work out fine.

      Best wishes


  • Mary S on February 20, 2014

    Thank you for what looks to be an excellent basic scone recipe–could be done as a sweet, too (minus the onions, of course!!).
    I make a starch-free sauce/gravy base of onions and vegetable broth that freezes very well. Finely chop an onion (I use my mini chopper–works great). Cook in saucepan over medium-low heat with some of the broth until light brown, stirring frequently and adding more broth as needed to prevent sticking. Add more broth (maybe 2 cups per large onion); let simmer for about one hour over low heat, stirring occasionally (add more broth if needed). The onion will break down into a puree that will thicken and add lots of flavor to a sauce. I usually let it cook until it is very thick. I use veggie broth to make a neutral flavor but you could use another broth or water.

    • Amber on February 20, 2014

      Hi Mary

      The onion broth sounds great as I love onions and it is very versatile.

      Thanks for sharing:)


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