Monday, November 23, 2009

Tasty Tuesday!

The wee ones have been enjoying their Saturday mornings lately (and granted, I have, too). We rediscovered our love for scones, and I've been adapting my recipe to be dairy free for Little Miss.

Of course, the *real* recipe has butter and milk, and that's what I'm posting. I can vouch for the fact that they're just as good when they have substitutes though. I even brought them to the tailgate for the Northwestern game where they were inhaled. And that was a good eight hours later.

Super easy, quick enough that hungry wee one can help me make them and wait for them to finish baking before demanding food - yum!

Super Easy Scones

1 1/2 c flour (I'll do a mix of whole wheat and regular plus ~1/2 c additional wheat germ but totally optional)
1/4 c sugar
1 T baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 1/4 c old fashioned oats
1/2 c (or more) dried fruit -- raisins, cranberries, cherries, chocolate chips, whatever -- our scones are best with dried cherries and chocolate chips, just sayin'
1/3 c milk
10 T butter (melted)
1 egg
1 t vanilla

Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together. Add the oatmeal and fruit and mix again.



Mix together the butter, milk, egg, and vanilla and whisk really well. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until JUST mixed. Do not overstir (or you'll start to get the hockey puck effect).

Dump the scone mixture out onto a sil pat or other non-stick type surface (wax paper, floured countertop, etc) and use your hands to form it into a circle about 1/2" tall. Use a board scraper or knife to cut them into triangles (8 pieces). Separate the triangles into a non-stick surface (sil pat or parchment paper) on a cookie sheet. They won't rise hugely, but you want some space so they cook all around.







Bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Enjoy this and more with Blessed With Grace and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday!

11 comments:

Fran November 24, 2009 at 12:50 AM  

I’m lactose intolerant and have always dreaded the holidays, as all the food seems to be loaded with dairy. After a recommendation of one of my friends, I found this nutrition coach named Rose Cole who has a holiday cookbook and has tons of dairy free recipes. Her site is www.RoseCole.com/HolidayCookbook

WeaselMomma November 24, 2009 at 4:43 AM  

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

Ave November 24, 2009 at 10:49 AM  

What an easy recipe and looks so yummy! Have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

Angela November 24, 2009 at 11:48 AM  

Is today your birthday!? Happy day!!

The scones look delightful! I love anything with chocolate and cherries. In fact, I've been working my way through a bag of Harry & David Dark Chocolate covered Cherries the last week or so. Sooooo yummy!

heartnsoulcooking November 24, 2009 at 12:04 PM  

What an EASY!!! and GREAT!!! recipe.
Geri

Unknown Mami November 24, 2009 at 2:28 PM  

I want to take a bite out of the screen. I have a cup of coffee and scones would be perfect.

Brenda November 24, 2009 at 2:58 PM  

Those look great! I like the old fashioned oats in them

Fran November 25, 2009 at 2:25 AM  

I’m lactose intolerant and have always dreaded the holidays, as all the food seems to be loaded with dairy. After a recommendation of one of my friends, I found this nutrition coach named Rose Cole who has a holiday cookbook and has tons of dairy free recipes. Her site is www.RoseCole.com/HolidayCookbook

septembermom November 25, 2009 at 4:04 PM  

The scones for the kids came out perfect!! Thanks so much for this great recipe :) I love all your pictures. They are wonderful! You're the best Michelle!

Mrs4444 November 27, 2009 at 1:36 AM  

Those look wonderful!!

Michelle December 12, 2009 at 9:05 PM  

Fran - Thanks for the heads up. Fortunately I have a lot of friends who have allergic children who can help -- and the fact that I cook a lot from scratch already means I can find or alter recipes fairly readily.

WeaselMomma - THANK YOU :)

Ave - Totally easy, and one of the healthier scone recipes I've ever made!

Angela - It is, thank you. Oooo chocolate covered cherries. Yum. YUM.

heartnsoulcooking - Thanks. I'm all about the easy though, aren't I?

Unknown Mami - Let me know how eating the screen works for you ;)

Brenda - I love cooking and baking with oats. They add such a great flavor and texture!

Kelly - So glad it worked out well for you! You're welcome :)

Mrs4444 - They are. Maybe I should have made these for our train trip trek?

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