Thursday, March 27, 2008

Whole Grain Maple Oatmeal Scones

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.


Unknown said...

I really enjoy baking with oatmeal as well. Maple and oatmeal go really well together. These scones sound really good.

Cassandra said...

mmm ! these look so tasty. ^_^ i've actually never seen a... well, a brown scone. xD way to go, girl. =)

i eat all these ingredients in my morning oatmeal, actually. :P minus all the dairy. it's a really good combination !

and WOO HOO ! vegetarian?! i'm so proud. ^_^ i know how hard it must be for you since you love chicken so much. they do have really amazing soy chicken breasts, though. =) there's over 20 g of protein in them, too.

Anonymous said...

Yum! I love oatmeal but I don't use it enough for cooking. I'll have to try these. :)

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

I made scones for the first time, about a month ago (pumpkin-cranberry ones) - they're delicious!! your variety looks so hearty and delicious as well :0)

Elle said...

Those look delicious! I love scones and never make them. I'm going to, soon, though--you've inspired me!

RecipeGirl said...

Mmmm. I love the Maple- Oatmeal scones from Starbucks, but sometimes all of the icing grosses me out. These look much healthier!!

Rose said...

Yummy, your scones look delicious and healthy!

I've been reading your blog for quite a while now and love it. You remind me so much of me (I read your "About Me" section) so I guess that's what drew me to your blog.

P.S. I'm so happy you've decided to become a vegetarian! It is such a rewarding lifestyle, I wish you luck!

Sharon said...

I had been looking for a healthy scone recipe to make with my four year old son. He loves scones, so I wanted to find some I would feel good about him eating. We've made these a couple of times now and they are perfect! Delicious and I have no mom guilt! And he loves them so much that he renamed them "Best In The Whole Wide Workd Scones."

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