Brown Sugar Oat Scones

Hearty and flavorful scones baked with wheat flour, oats and brown sugar.

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This week Fall has arrived in full force. Last week it was warm, hot even, and shorts and flip flops were a requirement. This week, the chilly weather has arrived. We even had snow in the mountains, which I must admit I’m not too thrilled about. But like it or not, fall is here and winter is not far behind. It’s best I get on board.

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There is a silver lining to colder weather— the comfort food. I’m craving soups and homemade macaroni and cheese. Sipping hot apple cider while curled up under a cozy blanket suddenly sounds very appealing. Goodbye fresh summer salads, hello hot casseroles.

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My baking cravings are changing too. It’s time for apple pies, and desserts drenched in caramel.

These scones are perfect for a fall morning, lathered in jam or preserves from the summer’s harvest. Or serve them with lunch or dinner alongside a hearty stew or soup. What sets them apart is the whole wheat flour, oats, and brown sugar they contain. They also contain a lot of butter, and when all of these ingredients bake together you get such a rich and hearty aroma and flavor.

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Rich and hearty, that’s what will get me through the next several chilly months. That and my well-worn wool socks.

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You may also enjoy these other seasonal scone recipes:

Pumpkin Scones [6] by Love and Olive Oil
Maple Syrup Scones [7]by 101 Cookbooks
Cinnamon Chip Scones [8] by My Baking Addiction
Apple and White Cheddar Scones [9] by Leite’s Culinaria

Brown Sugar Oat Scones

Hearty and flavorful scones baked with wheat flour, oats and brown sugar.

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 heaped tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cold, cut into cubes
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk, cold
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten, for glaze

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, combine, the all-purpose flour, wheat flour, oats, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Use a pastry blender or fork to work the butter into the flour mixture. Add the buttermilk and mix gently with a spoon, and then your hands, to bring the mixture together into a ball. Add additional buttermilk a tablespoon at a time, if the mixture is too dry. Do not overwork the dough.
  3. Put the ball of dough onto a lightly floured surface. Gently pat the dough to be about 1 inch tall. Use a 2.5 inch cutter to cut scone rounds. Place the cut scones on the prepared baking sheet. Brush tops with the beaten egg.
  4. Bake until tops are golden, about 18-20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. Scones are best enjoyed the day they are baked, but can be stored at room temperature for a couple of days.

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[6] Pumpkin Scones: http://www.loveandoliveoil.com/2011/01/pumpkin-scones-with-cinnamon-sugar-glaze.html

[7] Maple Syrup Scones : http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/maple-syrup-scones-recipe.html

[8] Cinnamon Chip Scones: http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/cinnamon-chip-scones/

[9] Apple and White Cheddar Scones: http://leitesculinaria.com/45846/recipes-apple-and-white-cheddar-scones.html

[10] Print Recipe: https://www.completelydelicious.com/brown-sugar-oat-scones/print/

[11] Breakfast, Lunch, Tea: the Many Meals of Rose Bakery: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0714844659/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=compledelici-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0714844659

[12] Smitten Kitchen: http://smittenkitchen.com/2011/03/oat-and-maple-syrup-scones/

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