Sunday, June 5, 2011

Oat & Whole Wheat Scones

Oat & Whole Wheat Scone


Despite my frequent baking and love for desserts, I am actually a bit of a health freak. I indulge in sweet treats Every. Single. Day… but, with moderation. I love it when I come across a recipe that borders, dare I say it, healthy. Scones in general aren’t the most calorie-bombed snack you can eat, but I found this recipe that even went a step further; whole wheat flour, old-fashioned oats, buttermilk. Doesn’t sound so bad, does it? By the way, has anyone realized that “Stressed” is “Desserts” spelled backwards? Rating: 4- out of 5.




Oat & Whole Wheat Scones: adapted from MarthaStewart.com

Ingredients: makes 8
- ¾ cup whole-wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 ¼ cups old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup dried fruit, roughly chopped (optional)
- 5 ounces (1 ¼ sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch pieces
- ⅓ cup buttermilk

Instructions:
- Line an 11-by-17-inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine all dry ingredients (whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, sugar & oats) with dried fruits, if using, in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add butter, and mix on medium-low speed until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk, and mix until combined.
- Turn out mixture onto a clean work surface. With hands, quickly pat mixture into a rectangle that is 1 ½ inches high. Score rectangle into 8 triangles. Cover with plastic wrap, and transfer to the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Remove dough from the freezer. Place scones 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until lightly golden, about 20 minutes.


Sunday morning breakfast.
(not that I would even try baking past noon in 80˚F heat)

Oat & Whole Wheat Scones

Oat & Whole Wheat Scones

14 comments:

EliFla said...

never tought about "stressed" and "desserts"...... :D, have a special Sunday, hugs, Flavia

Becca said...

Mmm. I've always wanted to try scones, but I have not, and I don't know what' keeping me from it. These scones do look yummy though :)

Mariel Torres said...

they look like the perfect breakfast treats... or tea time treats ;)

Suzi said...

I love the way you have diplayed everything, perfect. There is nothing more homely than scones with jam and cream x

Foodness Gracious said...

I am a scone fanatic and these sound like the buisness!
Thanks for sharing.

Lucie said...

Nice one! Although I have to say, I'm not sure the butter puts it into the realm of healthy...but delicious, yes, for sure!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

I too am very conscious of eating healthy and love sweets. So contradictory at times! It's very hard to stop at one bite ... love it when I find something that is a healthier version! These look delicious ;)

Shannon Riley said...

Looks delicious! :D

Gloria said...

these scones look yummy

Gloria said...

Look delicious!! gloria

The Expatriate said...

These look amazing, I'm thinking of making them for my husband because he loves loves scones - but he hates dried fruit. What would you suggest as a substitute?

:)

The Expatriate said...

Thanks for the blueberry substitution idea - I'm going to surprise Slim with some this weekend (and steal his breakfast oats to make them :)).

Dana @TheSundaySweet said...

Love these! I was going to try and whip up some nutella scones, but maybe I'll go healthier. Probably not :)

The Expatriate said...

I made them with the blueberries and they were scarfed down by Slim and our friends in one day! Thanks for the great recipe and for helping me make my first scone