Here’s an easy peasy scone recipe packed with whole grains, nuts and dried fruit. These are so yummy warm out of the oven and are perfect for breakfast. We eat a lot of scones around my house but these were a particularly big hit so make them, ok?
Cherry Almond Scones
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups white whole wheat flour
1/3 cup very finely chopped almonds
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup dried cherries
2 Tbsp. flax meal
6 Tbsp. warm water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup + 2 Tbsp. non-dairy milk
1/4 tsp. almond extract
In a small bowl combine flax meal and water, whisking for about 15-30 seconds, set aside.
Combine dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl, set aside.
Add the remaining wet ingredients to the flax mixture; oil, 1/3 cup non-dairy milk (don’t add the extra 2 Tbsp. unless your dough is too dry once you combine the wet and dry ingredients), and almond extract.
Add the wet to the dry mixing until just combined. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and form a flat circle, about 8 inches wide. You can sprinkle the dough with a cinnamon/sugar mixture or with a little raw sugar if you are so inclined at this point. Cut the dough into 8 triangular pieces and transfer them to a prepared baking sheet.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees. Transfer to a rack and allow to completely cool.