These are tasty little nuggets from Cooking Light. They're not too sweet but just right. I think next time I make them I will add dried cranberries or some nuts, as IMO they need some more texture. When I made them I used white wheat flour and regular milk, and I'm sure buttermilk would be lovely. II also sprinkled with cinnamon sugar instead of plain granulated, and I bet turbinado would be nice as well.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (about 4 1/2 ounces)
- 1⁄2 cup oat bran
- 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3⁄4 cup mashed banana (about 2)
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup fat-free buttermilk
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons fat-free buttermilk
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 6 ingredients (through cinnamon) in a food processor; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal.
- Combine banana and brown sugar in a medium bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Add flour mixture and 1/4 cup buttermilk alternately to banana mixture, stirring just until moist.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 1 1/2 minutes with floured hands. Pat dough into a 6-inch circle on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cut dough into 8 wedges, cutting into, but not through, dough. Brush 1 1/2 teaspoons buttermilk over surface of dough; sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake at 400° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pan; cool on wire racks.Preheat oven to 400°.
These are heavenly scones, Smelly! They really hit the spot this morning! I didn't have any buttermilk, so I made some, by adding a bit of lemon juice to the milk. I used your suggestion and sprinkled the tops with turbinado sugar, mixed with cinnamon, which was wonderful. I did find the dough to be quite wet, and actually did a web search on the recipe and found that was a common complaint. When I make them again, I'll add an extra 1/4 cup of flour or oat bran to start with, so I won't be need to add so much when I'm kneading them. Highly remcommended scones!! Made for my chosen chef for Veggie Swap 28, November.
Very good scones which my family enjoyed! Thanks for sharing!