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Cherry Oat Scones

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Cherry Oat Scones are an oatmeal scone recipe that is sweet, scrumptious, and loaded with dried cherries. Easy to make and few ingredients and perfect to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea.

baked and glazed cherry oat scones on parchment paper

Since I have been spending more time at home, I find that I enjoy slower mornings with a homemade latte and some sort of baked good. I feel like it reminds me of being out at the coffee shop. And it isn’t hard to recreate the same experience at home, especially with a delicious oat scone.

Oat scones are a simple recipe that uses old-fashioned oats and doesn’t require the dough to be rolled out and cut like regular scones. This recipe is also a scoop recipe that makes a rustic domed shaped scone that is similar to a biscuit. Serve warm from the oven and pair with your favorite jam or preserves for an added layer of flavor.

What ingredients for the cherry oat scone recipe?

ingredients for cherry oat scones in bowls

  1. All-purpose flour
  2. Old-fashioned oats
  3. Sugar
  4. Baking powder
  5. Ground cinnamon
  6. Salt
  7. Butter
  8. Milk
  9. Egg
  10. Dried cherries
  11. Powdered sugar
  12. Lemon juice

How to make oat scones:

Preheat the oven 425 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. In a large bowl, add in the all-purpose flour, old-fashioned oats, baking powder, ground cinnamon, salt, and sugar. Stir together to combine.

flour, oatmeal, baking powder, salt, and sugar in white mixing bowl whisk in white mixing bowl with dry ingredients for scone recipe

In a separate small bowl whisk together the milk, melted butter, and egg to combine.

milk, melted butter, and egg in white mixing bowl with fork

Add the egg mixture into the flour oat mixture. Stir until everything comes together and is sticky. Add the dried cherries and stir to evenly distribute throughout the scone mixture.

scone mixture in white mixing bowl with fork

dried cherries added to oat scone mixture in white bowl

Use a scoop of at least 1/2 cup in size to scoop the scone mixture onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Be sure to space the scone an inch apart. Place into the oven and bake until the scones lightly brown, about 15 minutes. Carefully remove from the oven and allow them to cool on a rack while making the lemon glaze.

unbaked cherry oat scones on parchment-lined baking sheet

In a small bowl stir together the powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth and combined. For a thicker glaze add more powdered sugar, for a thinner glaze add less powdered sugar. Evenly drizzle the glaze over each scone or dip the tops into the glaze if you prefer.

close up side view cherry oat scone

What kind of oats are best?

The best oats to use to make oat scones are old-fashioned oats. You can also use quick oats just make sure the ingredients state they are cut up old-fashioned oats only with no other additional ingredients. Steel cut oats will not work well in this recipe, not will the instant oats that come in the packets because most have additional ingredients. Gluten free old-fashioned oats will also work well in this recipe.

Cherry Oat Scones

Cherry Oat Scones are an oatmeal scone recipe that is sweet, scrumptious, and loaded with dried cherries. Easy to make and few ingredients and perfect to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry oat scones
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 475kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven 425 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add in the 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 1/4 cup granulated sugar. Stir together to combine.
  • In a separate small bowl whisk together 1/3 cup milk, 1/2 cup melted butter, and egg to combine.
  • Add the egg mixture into the flour oat mixture. Stir until everything comes together and is sticky. Add the dried cherries and stir to evenly distribute throughout the scone mixture.
  • Use a scoop of at least 1/2 cup in size to scoop the scone mixture onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Be sure to space the scone an inch apart. Place into the oven and bake until the scones lightly brown, about 15 minutes. Carefully remove from the oven and allow them to cool on a rack while making the lemon glaze.
  • In a small bowl stir together the 3/4 cup powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth and combined. For a thicker glaze add more powdered sugar, for a thinner glaze add less powdered sugar. Evenly drizzle the glaze over each scone or dip the tops into the glaze if you prefer. Enjoy!
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature up to 4 days.

Notes

  • Recipe adapted from Yummy Mummy Kitchen
  • Feel free to substitute the dried cherries for another dried fruit that you prefer. Try dried blueberries, cranberries, or raisins. 
  • Be sure to watch the scones as they cook, they tend to bake faster than regular scones. I usually set the timer for 10 minutes and then additional time as needed. You will know the scones are done when they have lightly browned on the outside and a cake tester inserted in one comes out clean. Overcooked scones will be dry and tough. 
  • If you prefer not to glaze the scone, you may omit the powdered sugar and lemon juice and enjoy straight from the oven. 

Nutrition

Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 1078IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 3mg
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cherry oat scone on parchment paper cut in half

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