I just have one thing to say about these scones: why didn't I make them before???
These scones are deliciously dangerous...Just between us that nobody is listening: I made 6 this morning and I already devoured 5 of them..And I have the feeling that the one that is left is not going to last much longer...Am I normal?
This recipe is really easy to make and the ingredients are really simple. Old fashion oats, oat flour (or any other whole flour, gluten-free if needed), a plant-based milk (I used almond mas others will work too), coconut sugar (brown sugar would work too) coconut oil, ground flax (or other egg replacer such as chia seeds or banana), blackberries (or any other berries) and vanilla (or any other aroma you like such as cinnamon or cardamom).
The dough is ready in a snap and the scones bake in only 20 minutes so you get to devoured them really quickly...
Either served simple or with a fruit jam, these scones are delicious anyway...
Blackberry Oat Scones
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy
Cost: ~3,00 € (in Portugal)
Nutritional Information (per scone): 233 Kcal, 6 g protein, 26.4 g carbs, 10.5 g fat
1 cup Oat Flour (or any other whole flour, gluten-free if needed)
1 cup Old fashion rolled Oats (gluten-free if needed)
1/3 cup Coconut Oil, solid and chopped into small pieces
1/3 cup Coconut Sugar
1/4 cup Plant-based Milk (I used almond milk)
1/4 cup Blackberries (I used frozen that I collected during the summer)
1 tbsp Ground Flax, thickened in 3 tbsp Water for 10-15 minutes
1 tsp Baking Soda (or Baking powder)
The seeds from 1/2 Vanilla Bean (optional, mas it really gives it a special touch)
1. Pre-heat the oven to a 200 ºC and prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
2. Place the flax meal in a small bow and add it the water. Give it a stir and let it thick for about 10-15 minutes.
3. Using a whisker, mix flour, oats, coconut sugar and baking soda.
4. Add in the solid coconut pieces and whisk well until it form clumps. You can also use a fork to reduce the coconut pieces if they are to big and better mix them with the dough.
5. In a separate bowl, mix together the thickened flax, plant-based milk and vanilla. Add this mixture to the previous one and mix well with the whisker. It will form a sticky dough that detaches from the bowl. Add in the blackberries gently to not mash them or the dough will turn darker from the blackberry juice. 6. With your hands sprinkled with oat flour, roll the dough into 6 scones and place them onto the baking sheet. Sprinkle some rolled oats and coconut sugar on top and place in the oven to bake for about 20 minutes.
7. When the scones are firm at the surface and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of each scone, remove them from the oven and let them cool down on a cooling rack for a few minutes. Serve them cold or still slightly warm, simple or with fruit jam.
I hope you enjoy this recipe. I'm sure these scones will be around many, many times...