Oatmeal Cherry Scones
Recipe type: Quick Bread
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12
Moist and delicious oatmeal and fresh cherry scones with a hint of almond. Great breakfast or afternoon snack.
  • 1¾ cup All Purpose Flour (reserve ¼ cup)
  • 1 ¼ cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon Vanilla Paste
  • ⅛ teaspoon Almond Extract
  • ⅔ cup Unsalted Butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup Milk
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 cup chopped Fresh Cherries
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • 1 tablespoon Raw Sugar
  • ½ cup sliced Almonds
  1. Wash and pit cherries, rough chop.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 ℉
  1. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl.
  2. In another bowl, beat 1 egg with milk, vanilla paste, and almond extract. Add in melted butter.
  3. Pour liquid into flour mixture and mix thoroughly.
  4. Add ¼ cup flour to chopped cherries, stirring to coat then fold in cherries into the scones mixture forming a ball. This mixture will be moist.
  5. Flour your work surface and pat out the scone ball into a large circle about ¾” high.
  6. Cut into 12 wedges and transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  7. Beat 1 egg with 1 tablespoon water to make an egg wash.
  8. Brush scones with egg wash and sprinkle with the sliced almonds and raw sugar.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and cooked through.
  10. Cool for 15 minutes before serving if you can wait that long!
Recipe adapted from Scottish Oatmeal Scones
Next time I might reduce the sugar to ⅛ cup and use Blond Coconut Palm Sugar. These are slightly sweeter than I prefer.
Recipe by What about the food? at https://whataboutthefood.com/oatmeal-cherry-scones/