So as you may or may not know, I've tried making breakfast for my family every Wednesday during the school year (no way am I waking up at 5:45 am over holiday break). Since I've had a couple weeks off, I wasn't sure what to make now that school is back in session. I was browsing Pinterest and I saw a recipe for scones.
I thought about it.
Most scones I've had are dry. But they were never homemade.
So I thought about it some more.
I looked up a basic scone recipe, adapted it, and tried my hand at making some orange cranberry scones. And they turned out awesome and Mom and Kyle love them!
First, in a large mixing bowl mix 1 cup of whole wheat flour, 1 cup of all purpose flour, 1/4 cup of oats, 2 Tbsps of brown sugar, 1 Tbsp of flaxseed, 1 Tbsp of chia seeds, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp baking soda, and 1/4 tsp salt.
Next, cut in a stick of butter until you have a mixture that resembles a coarse meal.
In a separate bowl, whisk 1/2 cup of nonfat plain Greek yogurt, 1 large egg, and the juice from 1 orange (approximately 1/4 cup of juice). Add to the dry ingredients and mix. Your dough will be dry and crumbly, but you will mix it with your hands on a floured surface next and make it all stick together. Stir in the cranberries.
Put the dough on a floured surface and kneed until the dough sticks together. Flatten out into a circle, about ten inches. Cut into wedges and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup oats
1 Tbsp flaxseed (I used milled)
1 Tbsp chia seeds (I used milled)
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) cold butter
1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
Juice from 1 orange (approx. 1/4 cup)
1 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix flour, oats, flax, chia, powder, soda, salt, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
Cut in the butter until you have a crumbly mixture.
In a separate bowl, mix Greek yogurt, juice, and egg. Add to the dry ingredients. (The dough will seem dry; you will mix it better on a floured surface.)
Gently stir in the cranberries.
Dump the dough onto a floured surface. Kneed until it forms a dough ball that sticks together (ie you don't have a bunch of crumbly dough). Flatten into a circle (approx. 10 inches).
Cut the dough into wedges with a sharp knife (you might want to flour the knife).
Place the wedges on a greased baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!