I'd been craving scones for sometime now. I don't know when the last time I've really had a good quality scone. All I know is, it's been awhile. And I needed to have a scone today before I seriously went crazy from scone deprivation; Ok, not crazy, but I really wanted a good, yummy and delicious scone. And a homemade one at that. I was in no mood to go to Starbucks and get a scone that has more sugar than needed that'd it drive a diabetic to their death bed.
I decided I wanted to make Oatmeal Scones. Using one of my favorite ingredients to use while baking; Oatmeal. I think you can really use oatmeal in basically anything. My fathers even been making Turkey Burgers that have oatmeal in them. I've had them before and I have to say, they're very good. My entire family never wants to have a burger again. I haven't had one in sometime since I've decided that I'm going to be a Vegetarian.
Side from that, I really wanted Oatmeal Scones. To add more flavor, I added Maple Syrup. In my opinion, after tasted these scones, Oatmeal and Maple really go hand in hand. They're a great combination. And with the added cinnamon, everything just tasted wonderful all together. These are a great morning wake me up.
1 1/3 cup oat flour
1 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 tbsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
8 tbsp. (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2/3 cup yogurt
2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
For the top:
1 tbsp. milk
1 tbsp. maple syrup
2 tbsp. oats
1. Preheat the oven to 400.
2. Whisk together the oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Transfer that mixture to the bowl of a food processor. Add the oats and pulse in short bursts (1 sec each) about 15 times. Drop in the pieces of cold butter and pulse again in short bursts until coarse meal forms, about another 15 pulses.
3. Place this mixture back into the large bowl. In a separate bowl or liquid measuring cup, whisk together the milk, yogurt and maple syrup. Pour the liquid into the flour/oat/butter mixture, and stir gently with a fork until it’s moistened and starts to come together. Using your hand, gather the dough into a ball right in the bowl and knead it a few times against the side of the bowl to bring the dough together.
4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat it into a 3/4-inch thick circle. Using a sharp knife, cut like a pie into 8 wedges. Place the wedges on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
5. Whisk together 1 tbsp milk and 1 tbsp maple syrup in a little bowl. Brush the tops of the scones with this mixture, then sprinkle the remaining 2 tbsp oats across the tops of the scones.
6. Bake for 15-17 minutes, until the tops are golden brown. Cool on a rack.
Makes 8 Scones.