(Relatively) Healthy Oatmeal Scones

Recipe by slicedpeaches
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 8-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Mix together dry ingredients (flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt).
  • Cut in butter (I like to dice the butter and add it in, separating the cubes) and combine using a fork until the mixture resembles bread crumbs.
  • Add dried fruit to dry mixture if desired.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients (buttermilk, half-and-half, vanilla).
  • Gradually add wet mixture to the flour mixture and combine until a soft and sticky dough is formed.
  • Move dough to a lightly floured surface and knead 2-3 times. Do not overwork the dough. Roll the dough into a 6-8-inch circle (depending on how thick you like your scones) and cut into 8 pie-shaped slices. You can experiment with other dough shapes (such as circles) to maximize servings.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, or until scones are golden-brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • For extra crunch and golden color, brush the tops of the scones with buttermilk. Liberally sprinkle sugar on top and broil carefully for a few minutes, turning and adjusting as necessary. Be sure to watch as sugar browns quickly.
  • Enjoy.
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