Sunday, October 4, 2015

SRC - Brown Sugar Oat Scones

These are the perfect breakfast/snack cake.  Not too sweet and just right for that morning cup of coffee or tea.

Its time for Secret Recipe Club again - I love being part of this fun club! My favorite part of the SRC is assignment day - I love when I get that e-mail in my inbox with the link to the blog that I get to choose my recipe from. I also love that most of my assignments have all come from blogs I have never been to before, it's really a great opportunity to find some fabulous bloggers out there and some delicious recipes. If you are not familiar with exactly how this club works, you can stop by the website and learn all about it - maybe even join in! Basically you are (secretly) assigned a blog to checkout, browse through their recipes, choose one to make and blog about it. It's a lot of fun!

This month I was assigned another new to me blog, Cheese with Noodles.  Like me, Anna is a fan of both cooking and crafting and started her blog as a place to record her favorite recipes.  Looking through her recipe index, I was able to find a few recipes I wanted to make.  Baked Chili Rellenos sounds wonderful!  Her Dirty Rice with Turkey Sausage also wet my appetite.  In the end, I went with these Brown Sugar Oat Scones. Sweet Girl and I had a few days without the boys while they were away camping.  We were getting ready to curl up on the couch for our Gilmore Girls marathon and wanted something to snack on.  I found Anna's scone recipe and we both agreed we needed to make them ASAP. I didn't have enough oatmeal but I did have some muesli in the pantry so I used that to replace about half the oatmeal.  It worked out great, it added some nuts and dried fruit to these scones.  We snacked and watched our marathon - it was a perfect Saturday.

recipe adapted from Cheese with Noodles
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats,plus more
1/2 cup muesli
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar 
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
7 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
2/3 cup cream (or half and half)
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 425 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Stir together all your dry ingredients; oats, muesli, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, cream and vanilla extract.  
Cut the butter into the flour mixture with your fingers or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse sand.
Pour wet ingredients into dry and combine until just mixed through (don't over mix.) 
Form the dough into a ball and then flatten into a disk about 1/2 inch thick.
Sprinkle 1/3 cup oats (or muesli) onto the parchment paper and place the flattened disk on top.  Slice into 8 wedges, separate and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. 

Serve with butter, honey or jam.


  1. Ooooh, these scones look lovely! Great flavors. :)

  2. what a great way to spend a Saturday! Great pick too!

  3. Ooh, these scones look wonderful! Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a snack. I love anything with oats, but I don't think I've ever had an oat scone - sounds like they are delicious!


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