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Oatmeal and Dried-Cherry Biscuit Scones

Try these oatmeal and dried-cherry biscuit scones for a tasty snack. For more delicious recipes featuring Quaker Oats, visit quakeroats.com.

  • yield: Makes 8 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and chilled
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk, plus more for brushing
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • Fine sanding sugar, for sprinkling

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

  2. Step 2

    In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, oats, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut butter into oat mixture until the mixture resembles a coarse meal; whisk in dried cherries. In another medium bowl, mix together egg, buttermilk, and vanilla and almond extracts until well combined. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; mix until well combined.

  3. Step 3

    Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface; roll out to a 1-inch-thick 8-by-6-inch rectangle. Cut biscuits into eight 2-by-3-inch rectangles using a sharp knife; transfer biscuits to prepared baking sheet. Brush biscuits with buttermilk and sprinkle with sanding sugar.

  4. Step 4

    Transfer biscuits to oven and bake until tops are lightly browned, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool slightly before serving.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, January Winter 2009

Reviews (14)

  • 21 Jul, 2011

    I followed the receipe exactly and found the scones very dry and crumbly - I might try the receipe again and add more buttermilk etc ... and perhaps a little more sugar.

  • 18 Jan, 2010

    Do you have the Nutrition Information on these Oatmeal Biscuits?

  • 17 Mar, 2009

    I have made these five times now and everyone loves them! I have a new oven and they do take about 25-27 minutes to bake. I've tried them with dried blueberries and craisins but the cherries are the best. Try adding a little fresh lemon zest. That is a great taste with the cherries.

  • 13 Mar, 2009

    These are delicious! However, mine also took a little longer than the listed baking time. Mine took about 30 minutes. Next time I make these, I'm going to substitute the dried cherries with orange flavored dried cranberries (from Trader Joe's).

  • 3 Feb, 2009

    svebacks comment about cooking them longer is right and like he said do look at them cause other wise they will be soggy in middle

  • 3 Feb, 2009

    this recipe is easy enough that you can measure the dry ingredients and keep them in a ziplock bag till you are ready to add the butter dried fruit and wet ingredients, mine didn't come out flaky but they were golden brown and i have a crappy oven so i didn't want to keep them in there to long did cook them for 25 minute so longer might make them more flaky

  • 3 Feb, 2009

    these came out great according to my boys big teens always hungry

  • 3 Feb, 2009

    they came out great the boys big teens said great.... hope everyone else will like them

  • 3 Feb, 2009

    it is snowing here this evening so i decided to put this snowy night to use and bake will i watch the inches grow here in Asheville ,we don't get much so its a big deal LOL since i am from Buffalo NY originally will let you know the results as soon as my guys get home to taste .Bye and happy baking

  • 2 Feb, 2009

    I made these and they took longer than the stated time in this recipe(more like 40 minutes). Please look at them before you remove them or they will be fully baked.

  • 25 Jan, 2009

    This recipe looks delicious and a good alternative to store-bought bars, I will probably use dried cranberries or dried blueberries that I have in my pantry instead of the dried cranberries, can't wait to make this!

  • 25 Jan, 2009

    This recipes looks delicious, I can't wait to make it today with my boys

  • 23 Jan, 2009

    I'm allergic to dried fruit, so I substituted 1 small apple and my own dried grated coconut to equal the amount of dried cherries. They came out divine. I had no idea what a scone was until my daughter married a Brit.

  • 22 Jan, 2009

    Not being a cherry fan (sorry, George), I used dried-apricots, much to my greater satisfaction!