Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Oatmeal Scones #FantasticalFoodFight

The theme for our Fantastical Food Fight this month is Oatmeal. 

January is National Oatmeal Month  so our leader, Sarah of Fantastical Sharing of Recipes, asked us all to share a recipe containing oatmeal.

We had also celebrated Oatmeal this month with my Foodie Extravaganza group.  I made some wonderful Carrot Cake Oatmeal in the Instant Pot.  It was tempting just to make some cookies but the New Year is upon us and I am trying to eat a little more healthily.

I found this recipe for Oatmeal Biscuits at Taste of Home. There was no photo available with the recipe but I could tell from reading the ingredients that they would be delicious.

So I mixed them up.

Cut them out.

And baked them up.

They turned out a beautiful golden brown but they were not light and fluffy which is what I think biscuits ought to be.  

I was serving this as part of a breakfast for my family who were visiting from out of town during Epiphany a couple of weeks ago.  They were eagerly awaiting them to come out of the oven as the house was smelling wonderfully delicious.

I pulled them out of the oven and thought "oh well, I can always make toast to go with the sausage and eggs".  I tentatively took a bite of one expecting it to be hard as a hockey puck.  Imagine my delight when I found a tender, airy inside surrounded by the beautiful golden outer layer!!  I broke of a piece and gave it to my niece.  She smiled and grabbed one for herself.  

I suddenly knew why there was no photo with the original recipe.  Nobody would want to make these "biscuits" that hardly had any rise during baking.  As I enjoyed the rest of mine, it occurred to me that they were more the texture of scones.  Problem solved.....I did not make Oatmeal Biscuits with breakfast but Oatmeal Scones.  This, my friends, is what we call a happy accident.  

I put them on the table with breakfast and my great nephew said "Wow, these are good" as he reached for his second one.  They are slightly sweet and delicious all by themselves or as part of a breakfast.  They are ready in less than half an hour so they are perfect to make up in the morning so people can grab them on the way out the door.

Don't forget to stop by and visit the other Oatmeal Creations being shared today by members of the Fantastical Food Fight.

Oatmeal Scones
adapted from Taste of Home

2 c. flour
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
2 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1/2 c. shortening
1 1/4 c. quick cooking oats
3/4 c. milk

Place the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.  Stir to combine.  Add the shortening and, using a pastry blender, cut into the dry ingredients until it is crumbly with no pieces larger than the size of a pea.  Stir in the oats and milk.  Turn onto a floured work surface and pat into a round approximately 3/4" thick.  Using a round biscuit cutter, make as many scones as possible and place onto a baking sheet covered with parchment or a silicone mat.  Rework the dough into a 3/4" round again, being careful not to overwork it, and cut the remaining dough into rounds and place onto the baking sheet. You may need more than one baking sheet as you want to allow an inch between each scone.

Bake in a preheated 375* oven for 15-20 minutes, until light golden brown.  Print Recipe

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  1. I love when "accidents" turn into something great! They look tasty!

  2. I wouldn't care if they weren't fluffy, I'd eat loads of these. Looks so good.

  3. These look delicious to me! I like scones a lot and making them with oatmeal sounds perfect!

  4. i love oatmeal scones! these look a little different than the recipe i make, but still delicious.

  5. It's hard photographing brown food, isn't it? I love happy accidents like this! Don't you love it when you get such a positive reaction from just one bite?

  6. I'm coming to your house with a jar of raspberry jam and French butter in tow. You got coffee? :D

    1. I always have coffee and wouldn't it be fun to sit around the table together?

  7. It's almost like how in England they call cookies, biscuits- Your happy accidental scone looks perfect to me, no matter what you call it! Give me some tea and I'd be happy!

  8. Biscuits or scones, these babies look so good!


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