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Granola Scones

Granola scones are a cross between a scone and a breakfast cookie. They are super hearty, satisfying, delicious and filled with dried fruits, nuts, coconut, oats and seeds. Perfect make ahead breakfast!
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  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup flaked coconut
  • cup dried tart cherries or cranberries
  • cup chopped dates
  • ¼ cup roasted pepitas
  • ½ cup heavy cream, plus extra for brushing
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Measure out all of your ingredients in order for the process to move quickly so the butter stays cold.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and a big pinch of salt. Grate the cold butter (it must be cold!) over the dry ingredients, then stir and blend it in until incorporated and in tiny pieces throughout the flour. You want it evenly dispersed throughout the flour so there aren’t large pockets of melted butter when the scones bake.
  • Stir the almonds, coconut, cherries, dates and pepitas in the flour mixture. In a measuring cup, whisk together the cream, orange zest and vanilla extract.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the milk mixture. Stir to bring the dough together. You may need to use your hands to fully bring it together. If it still seems impossible, add more cream about 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • Divide the dough in half and form them into disks that are roughly 1 inch thick. Slice the disks into 4 quarters. Sometimes I help form the triangles with my hands too, pressing them together to hold on the baking sheet.
  • Place the scones on the baking sheet. Brush with cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the scones are golden brown. Let cool completely before serving. I like to store these either wrapped in foil or a sealed container at room temperature. They are even good from the fridge!


slightly adapted from bon appetit

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