Proper Scottish Oat Scones

May/June 1991

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What alchemy gives scones their crumbly, buttery texture? And what wizardry it took to maintain that texture, after a little more than half the fat was cut from the original recipe. These are nutritionally superior to their forebears and offer 81 fewer calories.

"I'm puzzled by the low average rating. These are delicious, not-too-sweet, and easy to make. My whole family is delighted every time I make them. "
Proper Scottish Oat Scones

10 Reviews for Proper Scottish Oat Scones

Guilt free daily breakfast treat

I make these scones weekly! Sometimes I add some cranberries and walnuts to the white raisins, plus some orange zest. I've made with lemon zest and dried cherries; dried apricots and flaked (unsweetened) coconut; lots of fresh cinnamon, chopped apples and pecans; and tomorrow will be fresh grated ginger, chopped crystallized ginger and almonds. The possibilities are endless and they always taste great!

easy, adaptable

While the texture is very good, I found them a little bland. I would recommend adding a tsp of cinnamon to the batter

Soft moist texture
great scones

I've been making these for years! The browned butter is the trick to add flavor without tons of fat, and they are just lightly sweetened-perfect with morning latte on a relaxing weekend morning, especially for celebrating St Patrick's Day (like today!). I usually use all whole wheat pastry flour, and dried cranberries or dried blueberries instead of raisins. Love the orange zest idea; I bet that would combine perfectly with cranberries! Best eaten the same day as they dry out after a couple days.

tasty. lower fat, whole grain
Very tasty, added orange zest

This is a great alternative to higher calorie scones. I added orange zest and replaced about 1/8 cup of the yogurt with orange juice to change it up the second time I made them and it tasted great.

Not much fat

I thought these were a bit dry and lacking flavor but I've not had that many scones in my lifetime so...

Lower Calorie

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