Now these are a nice change from the usual scones we have, & we definitely like 'em! I still had a bag of cranberries that hadn't yet made it to the freezer (I freeze a lot of bags over the end-of-the-year holidays!) so these were made with 'fresh' berries! I did use 2 Tbsp of the sugar as well as what I sprinkled on the top! Was also generous with the measure of lemon zest! Really a great recipe! [Made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hits tag]
I cut the cranberries back to 1/2 cup. I would definitely go for more sugar next time or add some on top as it was suggested as optional. The texture is quite chewy overall - I am sure these will be nice tomorrow morning with my first cup of coffee.
I liked the lemon flavor with the cranberries (I used dried), but I had a hard time with the texture. The oats were pretty grainy in the mouth and the bread part didn't have the richness you expect from a scone (probably from using oil in place of butter). I only used a half cup of milk and this was a very wet mixture. I wished I had cut back on the amount of cranberries - this suprised me 'cause I usually end up increasing them, but there was actually too many for the amount of dough. I wonder if using quick oats instead of regular would improve the texture? Thanks Katzen for sharing, I may play with this one a bit.
Yum! The lemon shines so nicely with out over powering. Liked the flavor and healthy benefits from the addition of the oats. Also like that is a drop scone recipe. Made using 1/3 cup dried cranberries and Splenda baking blend. Nice blend of flavors. Thanks for the post.