My brother has an obsession with scones. All kinds of scones, any scone he can get is hands on. He has been begging me for quite some time now to make him some cinnamon ones (they’re his favorite), but I hate making them. They’re a pain to make.
First, you have to use your hands to mix the butter into the flour, which is not something you really can’t get away from. Second, you have to roll them out and cut them into triangles and it just takes too much time on weekend mornings for me to fool with.
Finally, I have found a recipe that is quick and easy for those rainy mornings, like today, when you have to make scones to satisfy your little brothers scone cravings. There are three reasons why this recipes is great.
- It’s really easy to make. None of the rolling out and cutting into triangles, which isn’t that difficult, but this saves a lot of time.
- Low on sugar. I really have a problem with the mount of unnecessary sugar that is in a lot of products and recipes. This one doesn’t. It has just the right amount of sugar to get the job done.
- Great flavor. You’ll have to try these to understand. (They are amazing!)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into to really small pieces
- 3/4 cup milk (of any kind)
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 tbsp.light brown sugar
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 450° F and grease a large baking pan.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, salt, and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Add the butter and, using your hands, mix until the mixture has a crumby texture.
- In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon and set aside.
- In another bowl, mix milk, eggs, and vanilla and beat lightly until the egg is mixed with the milk.
- Stir the milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
- Using 1/4 cup scoop, scoop a out the dough onto the greased pan.
- Sprinkle the brown sugar cinnamon mixture on top of each of the scones and bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Recipe modified from: Bake or Break