I love scones. I love oatmeal. I love warm bread fresh from the oven. I love butter melted on top of those aforementioned things. Except on oatmeal. Well, I’ve never had butter melted on oatmeal but I don’t anticipate that being the tastiest thing ever, but perhaps it is… Anywho… excuse me. I get easily distracted.
Last week I saw a recipe for 15 minute oatmeal scones. I was instantly intrigued, because usually scones are a little more time consuming. So, I decided to see if this recipe really did just take 15 minutes, from start to finish, as claimed. I’ll admit, I was a little hesitant. Fifteen minute? For scones? I could hardly wait to find out. I’m competitive like that.
To up the stakes, I made them in the morning, after I got back from my run, as I was getting ready for the day. Ya know, blow dry your hair and cook at the same time… uh huh… smart, right? But I had been thinking about warm dough during that chilly run… and I had to meet my craving.
In less than 15 minutes, I had these little babies hot in my hands.
Burning my tongue. Dazzling my taste buds with flaky, soft, warm [make that HOT] crumbs. Melting butter. Heating up jam. [Why don’t I ever heat up jam before using it? It is so good warm!] Being all delicious like scones should be.
These scones are so easy. So tasty. So flaky. So delicious. So QUICK! I think I’ll go make them again now.
TTFN! [ta ta for now!]
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 475 degrees. Grease a small baking sheet with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, salt, baking powder, and flour. Use a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in the milk and stir until combined. Turn dough out onto the baking sheet and flatten slightly, so it is shaped into a large oval [check out EatLiveRun’s picture if you need a visual]. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown and sizzly. Cut into four sections and enjoy with butter or jam or whatever else you desire.
While I loved this scone recipe, I thought it was really salty. Next time I make them, I am going to decrease the salt by about half and see what happens.If you’re particular about salt, I’d suggest experimenting. Update: This totally works. For me, 1/4 teaspoon of salt is perfect.
And also, for a totally different [read: non-flaky] texture, try omitting the baking powder. Mmmhmmm… guess who did that? They’re edible… but not as good! 🙂
Are you competitive?
17 thoughts on “Oatmeal Scones”
Thank you for posting the oatmeal recipes lately. I have a huge box of oats and I almost can’t stand just having them with just salt and butter anymore. You’re baked pumpkin oatmeal gave me hope and so does this. And BONUS – I believe I have all of the ingredients!
15 minutes!?! That’s wild and crazy. And awesome.
i know, right?! 🙂
Awesome! Your scones look fantastic–such a coincidence, too, because I just watched Ina Garten make oatmeal-maple scones on her show yesterday. Yours definitely look simpler and quicker though 🙂
15 minutes is hard to beat! That jam drizzled on top looks sooo good!
it is so good!
What a fabulous fun, quick, easy and super tasty recipe! I have just called my husband to please bring oats home this evening – ours are finished and I really don’t feel like tootling to the shops 😉 Think these may form part of our weekly breakfast, all thanks to you 😀 Wonder what raisins or cranberries would be like added into the mix for an on the run breakfast?
haha! i’m sure either would be fabulous!
Yum, I can’t believe how quick these are! The look delicious… so does the tri-color jam 🙂
15 minutes for oatmeal scones that look delicious?! Extremely cool, and I bet yummy. 😀
I can’t wait to try this out. I’ve always wanted to learn to make scones. Would you consider posting a more traditional non-fifteen-minute scone recipe sometime?
Also, my mom has always made our oatmeal and then sprinkled brown sugar, poured cream, and plopped a little bit of butter to melt on the top. I thought everyone made their oatmeal unhealthy like that! 🙂
I do have another scone recipe on my blog (*pajamachef*. wordpress.com/2010/08/14/*maple*-*pecan*-*pear*-*scones*/) but I do have more recipes. I’m sure I can make them soon! 🙂
That oatmeal does sound yummy though! I grew up with instant. 🙂
how are these the next day? i often make scones in the morning, but sometimes it is nice to get them out of the way the night before, and some get mushy the next day. in any case- 15 minutes in a definite win!