Aug 6, 2009

Oat Scones

I love scones, they are easy to make and fast. Perfect for brunch or for afternoon tea or for the morning coffee. I make many different kinds of scones but the ones with oats are Brandon's favorites.
He likes them just plain, but of course you can split them and top them with chunky fruit preserve, or they are especially delicious with crème fraîche and raspberries.


1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cups all fashion rolled oats
1/3 cup oat bran
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp cold unsalted butter cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2/3 cup half-and- half cream ( or whole milk)

For the topping

2 tbsp half- and-half or whole milk
2 tbsp rolled oats
1 tbsp demerara sugar ( if unavailable you can use brown sugar)
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 425˚F, and position rack in the middle of the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl stir together the flour, rolled oats, oat bran, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.

Use a pastry blender or your finger tips to work in the butter until the mixture reassembles coarse crumbs.

Pour the half-and-half over the dry ingredients and mix with a rubber spatula until the mixture is moisten.
Turn the dough over onto a lightly floured surface, and press together gently until the dough clings together into a ball. Pat down the dough into a round about 1/2 inches thick. Cut the dough into 6 wedges.

To make the topping mix the oats with the demerara sugar and cinnamon into small bowl.

Place the wedges onto the prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Brush with the 2 tbsp of cream ( or whole milk ) and sprinkle topping.

Bake in the preheated oven for 13-17 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool. Serve warm.



Anonymous said...

The scones sound delicious. I have just started to bake a bit more, so I think I'll give these a try! :)

Laura said...

Thank you Andrea,
those are really easy to make and delicious.

Anonymous said...

hi laura.
never triedscones before but surely iam going to try this.thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

Hi Rekha,
I love scones, and they are really easy to make.

Tien said...

I am trying your recipe next. Yum!!!! I am super impressed that your son likes oat scones. I will make some for my husband. -Tien :)

Laura said...

Hi Tien,
Yes oats for Brandon and dried cranberries scones for the other two.

Diana Bauman said...

I love scones in the morning!! Will have to try these, they look great!

Jessie said...

I was thinking of making scones but I wanted to make something that's on the healthier side. I'm going to try out your recipe! :)

Laura said...

hello Diana,
Those are really delicious, I hope you'll like them.

Laura said...

Hi Jessie,

I know what you mean, It's not easy find something that's healthy and tasty.

Tien said...

I was so happy to see that your scones made it on the top 9 on foodbuzz. Yeah!!! -Tien

Laura said...

Thank you Tien,
I'm very happy myself, It's a great filling to see that people like your recipes.

Anonymous said...

OH YUMMY, I'm cooking them now and they are 1 min from being taken out of the oven.....SMELL SO GOOD!

Laura said...

I hope they taste as good as they smell. Let me know.

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