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Morning Grumblings and Blackberry Oat Scones

I don’t know what it is about mornings, but right when I wake up, I feel as if I am arising from hibernation. I practically have to pry my eyes open with my fingers.

But once the cold air from my window hits me and I register the birds singing in the trees, I wake up and take a deep breath…

… and then my stomach beings to grumble. This is why most of my baking gets done first thing in the morning.

My belly’s fussing on Sunday turned into these Blackberry Oat Scones.

What does your stomach crave first thing in the morning?

Blackberry Oat Scones
Makes 8

1 cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup quick cooking oats
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
¾ cup skim milk + 1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1 cup blackberries
2 tablespoons milk mixed with ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon sugar

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment.

2) Whisk together flours, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter until it is incorporated. Stir in the milk and vinegar, egg, vanilla, and lemon zest, and mix just until combined. Fold in blackberries.

3) Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and form into an 8 inch in diameter circle. Pat down slightly so it is just over an inch thick, and cut into 8 evenly sized wedges. Transfer the wedges onto a baking sheet and brush with the milk and vanilla mixture, and then sprinkle with sugar. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until scones are evenly golden brown.

  1. Ethan04-20-11

    My stomach longs for more sleep in the morning. But these warm scones with a little butter or jam will suffice!

  2. Krista04-20-11

    Those look absolutely amazing!! 🙂 Lately I’ve been craving porridge with butter and brown sugar. Mmm. 🙂

  3. PR_Cal04-20-11

    Wow those look delish!

    My stomach craves warm oatmeal basically every morning (boring I know!) BUT I mix it up with the toppings.

  4. Zoe04-20-11

    That’s exactly how I felt this morning. I just wanted to stay in bed and hibernate. These scones would have given me some much-needed motivation 🙂

  5. Stephanie Arsenault04-25-11

    It’s funny how many people seem to want porridge in the morning… it really is the ultimate breakfast food! I think we could all use a little nudge to wake up… what’s better than fresh-baked goodies? 🙂

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