WBB#12: Spice it up! Honey-spiced scones

June 24, 2007 · 0 comments

in breads and muffins,breakfast/brunch,healthy

I decided to enter the Weekend Breakfast Blogging Event #12: Spice it Up!, hosted this time by The Spice Who Loved Me.

I really like the combination of oats and spices, so I assumed I would go that route. I debated on some baked oatmeal or oat muffins but ultimately landed on scones, because I had never made them before.

I looked at a few recipes until I felt comfortable creating my own (in terms of flour and baking soda ratios, etc.). Then I decided that one of my favorite things with not only scones but with spices like cinnamon and cloves is honey. So, I went with a honey-spiced oat scone. I also wanted to keep this relatively healthy which is why I used a mixture of whole wheat flour, AP flour and oats, as well as low fat buttermilk.

This makes 6-8 scones, depending on how you cut them, how big you want them, etc.

Honey-Spiced Scones

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup AP flour
1/2 cup oats
1/8 tsp. salt
1.5 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
3 Tbsp. butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
3 Tbsp honey
1/2 cup lowfat buttermilk
a little buttermilk and sugar for topping, if desired

Preheat oven to 375 and grease a baking sheet.

Sift together whole wheat and AP flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in sugar and oats.

Cut in butter with a pastry blender (or use a food processor) until pea-sized.

Add honey. Stir in buttermilk until a dough forms (you may need a little less than 1/2 cup).

Knead dough onto a flour surface 8 or 10 times.

Roll and cut the scones any way you like (I used a biscuit cutter; you could just make a circle and cut 8 wedges out of it).

Brush scones with buttermilk and sprinkle sugar on top, if desired.

Bake for 18 minutes or until done.

Overall I thought these tasted great, especially with some jam.  Unfortunately my scones didn’t rise as much as I wanted them to. Of course, when I checked my baking powder, I realized it had expired by quite some time (that’s what I get for not checking the date when I bought it).

Also, none of my pictures turned out particularly well. Sorry!

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