Mother’s Day Baking – Cherry Oat Scones

What do you do for Mother’s Day when you can’t bake for your own Mother since she is THE Best Floral Specialist in all of the Midwest? Well, you send her a lovely text or two at the crack of dawn, wait for her to ring you back later, and bake for your boyfriend’s mother. I mean hey! All mothers need to be baked for sometimes, especially those who have boys that fancy making meat and dinners more than sweets and baked treats.

At least, that’s how my Mother’s Day went. I took a few of adopted mama’s favorite things (Oatmeal, tart dried cherries, pecans) and her favorite breakfast treat (scones) to make a simple (and slightly modified version) of 101 Cookbook’s Orange and Oat Scones to create some freaking tasty breakfast goodies.

Cherry Pecan Oat Scones (Adapted from 101 Cookbooks)

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter (cold and chopped into 1/2 squares)
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup crushed pecans
  • 1 cup yogurt

Pre-heat the oven to 350F.

Mix together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar in a large bowl. Add the cold butter and mix with your hands, rubbing the flour mixture into the butter, until your mix resembles sand. Mix in the oats. Mix in the fruit and pecans, and finally add the yogurt. Mix until just held together, and add a touch more yogurt to hold the dough together if too crumbly.

Turn out onto a cutting board, and pat into a large patty. Cut scones into 12 to 15 triangles, touching up the ends if necessary. Place scones on a pan covered with parchment paper, with about 1 inch between them. Sprinkle lightly with a touch of extra sugar, and bake for 12 to 18 minutes, until the edges of the scones begun to turn golden.


About Heather K

Community Manager by day - Aspiring Food Writer by night. I'm a dreamer, traveler, baker, cook, slow food advocate, runner, road biker, hiker, walker, urbanista, photographer, ceramicist, reader, sunset admirer, experimental, city kid, well-rounded, independent, and lover of all things English (esp. my Brit). Food. It connects everyone. It creates cultures, experiences, emotions, and environments. I grew up with a sibling, so I like to do sharesies - yes at dinner but online too. Plan - I share my passion for food with you, you share yours with me. We can have a proper chat :) Its the one thing I will never tire to chat (or learn!) about. Oh, and it would be superb to figure out my writing style and voice while I'm at it. Learn a little about myself here. Discuss experiences, trials, tribulations, and the journey. You know the schpeal. Go ahead. Take a bite.
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2 Responses to Mother’s Day Baking – Cherry Oat Scones

  1. Sharona says:

    These look so good!!

    • rosemarie quintus says:

      I would rather be with you eating scones than arranging flowers any day! I have always said my greatest accomplishments in life consist of two young people I grow fonder of and love more with each passing day. Those two people would be you and Kris. Words could never describe how proud I am of you Heather! It is truly a blessing to be your Mom. I only wish my lack of computer knowledge would not have post poned my reading your blog. xo mom

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