Cherry-Chip Oat Scones
My family loves scones and anything with oatmeal. I started with my basic scone recipe and added oat flour to increase the oat taste and texture, then included special ingredients you can find in every bite. Look for add-ins that harmonize with the mellow flavor of oats. —Amy Brnger, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/3 cup dried cherries, chopped
- 1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
- 1 tablespoon coarse sugar
- 1 tablespoon old-fashioned oats
- Preheat oven to 400°. Whisk together first seven ingredients; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk, stirring just until moistened. Stir in cherries, chocolate chips and pecans.
- Transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet; pat into a 6-in. circle. Cut into 10 wedges, but do not separate. Sprinkle with coarse sugar and oats.
- Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Serve warm.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled scones in resealable plastic freezer bags. To use, thaw at room temperature or, if desired, microwave each scone on high until heated through, 20-30 seconds.
Nutrition Facts1 scone: 229 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 321mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
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Originally published as Hearty Oat Scones with Pecans, Cherries, and Chocolate in Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes 2017