Monday, September 19, 2011

Oatmeal Scones with Cinnamon Sugar

Thanks to Good Housekeeping for this one!

I really love scones, and have been looking for a healthy-ish recipe for a while.  My parents visited this weekend, and I wanted to have something for breakfast that wouldn't require much effort on my part the morning of, so I could spend more time hanging with them (and my childhood dog, Sophie!) instead of being in the kitchen.

I typically make a breakfast casserole (recipe forthcoming!), but wanted to change things up a bit.

You'll need:

2 cups old-fashioned oats
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut up
3/4 cups buttermilk
1 large egg
cinnamon and sugar

Begin by preheating your oven to 425 degrees F.  In a food processor, combine the oats, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.  Pulse to blend.  Add the cut up butter and pulse until coarse crumbs form.

In a cup, beat the buttermilk and egg.  With the food processor running, add the egg mixture and pulse until a dough forms.  The dough is pretty sticky, so make sure to use some flour on your palms and 1/4 cup measuring cup when handling the dough.

Scoop the dough, by the 1/4 cup, onto a cookie sheet.  Flatten each mound into a 2 1/2-inch round.  Sprinkle the tops with cinnamon and sugar.  Bake 15-17 minutes or until golden on the bottom.  I baked mine for 16 minutes, but found that some were a wee bit overdone on the bottom.  Just make sure to keep an eye on them toward the end.

I managed to get 9 scones out of this recipe.

Sophie, intently staring the scone down.

They're a bit crumbly, and aren't nearly as dense as regular scones, but also aren't overly sweet, which is nice.  The top is crusty and crunchy from the cinnamon and sugar.  All in all, these ended up being pretty tasty, and I don't feel terrible about eating them since there isn't a ton of sugar in them, and they have some oats.  Enjoy!


  1. How did you know that I'm obsessed with all things cinnamon and sugar?! Cinnamon buns, cinnamon sugar toast, and definitely cinnamon sugar scones! These look really good and I've been wanting to add some new breakfast items into my usual mix :)

  2. @Kathryn | Dramatic PancakeI hear ya, Kathryn!! Cinnamon and sugar are such a delicious combo. I hope you enjoy these if you give 'em a shot. They're really good with a nice big mug of coffee or tea.

  3. These look good :) Anything with cinnamon and sugar on top looks good to me! I like that they have oatmeal in them too.

    By the way, I read what you wrote on a more recent post about stopping the pumpkin posts; it's hard isn't it?

  4. @confessionsofabrighteyedbaker Why thank you! If you try them out, I hope you enjoy them =)

    And about the pumpkin posts... it is difficult! I'm not completely committed to quit baking with pumpkin, though. So that adds to it a bit =P


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