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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 Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 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 7 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-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 freezer containers. To use, thaw at room temperature or, if desired, microwave each scone on high until heated through, 20-30 seconds.
Nutrition Facts
1 scone: 229 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 321mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
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  • 7833louis
    Apr 5, 2020

    These were very good. I used sour cream instead of buttermilk and margarine instead of butter, only because it's what I had on hand. A scone blog site recommends freezing the dough for 30 min. pressed out in a round cake pan, saying very cold ingredients and cold dough are the key to success with scones so I always do that. Since I didn't have coarse sugar I made a small amount of icing and drizzled it on and then sprinkled oats on the icing. These are moist on the inside and have a thin layer of crisp on the outside. Thanks for sharing!