Cherry- Oat Scones

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Cherry- Oat Scones

Yield: 10 scones

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 12 min

Ingredients:

SCONES:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup oats
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup butter, chilled
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/3 cup nonfat milk
1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 large egg, lightly beaten

TOPPING:
1 tablespoon granulated white sugar mixed with 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with nonstick spray, or line with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cut in the butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the dried cherries. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, yogurt and egg, and then add it to the flour mixture; mix with a fork just until dry ingredients are moistened.

3. Turn the dough out onto lightly floured surface; knead gently 8-10 times. Roll or pat the dough into 8-inch circle about 1-inch thick. Sprinkle with the topping mixture. Cut the circle into 10 wedges with a sharp knife, originating from the center of the circle; place the wedges on the prepared baking sheet.

4. Bake for 10-14 minutes, or until light golden brown. Serve warm.

Tips:

*I prefer to use McCann's (dry) quick-cooking oats.
*This is a nice teatime sweet for Valentine's Day.
*You may also use other dried fruits such as cranberries, raisins or currants.

Source: RecipeGirl.com (recipe given to RG- not certain of origin)

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