Oatmeal Maple Scones
Do you love to bake? I LOVE to bake. It’s like playing house. Only better because you get to eat stuff. I bet my 6-year-old self would be so jealous if she could see me now. Yep, I get to use a REAL oven. In your face youngin’! Ok, granted my 6-year-old self didn’t have to worry about paying bills…skinny jeans…or the art of compromise in a relationship… err where I was going with this again?
Baking is fun. Easy baking that’s impossible to screw up is even more fun.
Enter scones. The very British tea-time treat. They’re simple, cheap, & you can pretty much throw whatever you want in them. Plus they contain significantly less sugar than their arch nemeses, the muffin. Scones are typically made with healthy whole grains too like oatmeal, wheat or barley. AKA they won’t leave you starving 5 minutes later.
This recipe comes from my beloved Cooks Illustrated cookbook (Cooks Illustrated is amazing by the way). It caught my eye because sugar isn’t used in the batter. These guys are sweetened with maple syrup. Ok, well there IS a whopping ½ c of powdered sugar that’s used to make the maple glaze on top…but it’s just a little drizzle per scone. I also used oat flour in my batter & found the final product to be a little on the delicate side. For a less tender scone try whole-wheat pastry flour.
Cheerio Mate! (right Dana? RIGHT??)