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Oatmeal, Spelt + Honey Scones

Oatmeal, Spelt + Honey Scones

Here is a wonderful and healthy scone recipe that is simple to bake and really delicious. I love using 100 % wholemeal spelt flour in this recipe as it gives it a wonderful flavour and a delicious crumb when you bite into it. I’ve also used quality cultured butter in this recipe which adds flavour and the most amazing mouthfeel. 

What’s great about them

Spelt is an ancient grain that is related to wheat, but has a lower gluten content so it’s kinder to the digestive system with people with gastrointestinal issues and sensitivities to wheat. It’s a good source of protein as it has around 20% more protein + up to 65% more amino acids than traditional wheat flours. Wholemeal spelt as well as the oats are a good source of fibre, so it can help keep you regular and help in lowering cholesterol. These make a great snack or light meal, perfect to refuel glycogen stores after a training session. I love to top mine with a little ricotta and honey.

+ ingredients & methods +

ingredients (Makes 12 scones)

2 cups (280 g /10 oz) wholemeal spelt flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
100 g (3 ½ oz) melted butter or alternative – (see notes)
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
1 tablespoon raw honey
½ cup (125 ml / 4 ½ fl oz) your choice of milk (dairy, nut, oat or rice)
120 g (1 cup / 4 ½ oz) fresh pitted dates or figs cut into chunks
1 cup (100 g / 3 ½ oz) rolled oats

method

  1. Preheat your oven to 200 C / 400 F – fan forced
  2. Combine spelt flour, baking powder and cinnamon.
  3. Rub in the butter gently using your fingertips.
  4. Add the dried fruit.
  5. Combine milk,  honey and vanilla separately, then pour into the dry ingredients.
  6. Mix lightly to form a soft sticky dough.
  7. Sprinkle half the oats onto a working surface and place over the soft dough.
  8. Flatten down slightly then sprinkle the rest of the oats on top.
  9. Gently press down until the scone dough is about 2.5 cm thick or about 1 inch.
  10. Cut into rounds with a cutter or squares with a sharp knife.
  11. Place onto a lined baking tray.
  12. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
  13. Serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy.
+ notes & inspiration +
  • Serve with ricotta and a little honey
  • Serve topped with whole fruit jam.
  • Top with banana + honey.
  • Top with almond or macadamia nut butter.
  • You can also use oils such as macadamia nut, cold pressed coconut oil, a light flavoured olive oil or avocado oil to replace the butter in this recipe. You will need 80 ml.
  • For gluten free scones see my almond + vanilla scones.
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