Raisin and Oat Scones


Put the kettle on and pour yourself a cup of tea -- it's time to treat yourself to a scone with the right amount of chewy, nutty flavor thanks to a mix of rolled oats and all-purpose and whole wheat flours.


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)

  • ¾ cup whole-wheat flour (spooned and leveled)

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt

  • 3 tablespoons packed dark-brown sugar

  • ½ cup rolled oats (not quick-cooking)

  • ½ cup raisins or dried cherries

  • 2 teaspoons fennel seed (optional)

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, oats, raisins, and fennel seed, if using. In a small bowl, whisk together butter, egg, and buttermilk until combined, then add to flour mixture. Stir until batter is evenly moistened (do not overmix). Drop batter by 1/3 cupfuls, 2 inches apart, onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, 15 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through. Let scones cool on a wire rack, 5 minutes.

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