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Berry Scones Made With Oat Flour

We really love our grain mill and have been experimenting with different grains in our recipes lately.  One recipe that turned out perfectly with an alternative grain was scones.  In general, my scones are very moist and puffy like biscuits, but when I use frozen berries, the batter tends to be really wet and runny creating some unpleasant smokey smells from the oven from liquid dripping off the baking stone.  What a mess this creates and the scones are then over-baked.  To solve this problem, I discovered ground oat groats help absorb the excess moisture in the batter creating the perfect berry scones.  You have to try them!

Berry Scones:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup wheat germ or flax seed meal
1 cup ground oat groats
1/4 c sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
5 T frozen butter, grated
1/2 cup berries (frozen or fresh)
1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
1 egg

Mix together flours, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. 
Add grated butter to dry mixture using a pastry blender until it has a crumb-like texture.
In a small bowl, mix sour cream and egg together, add to above mixture.  Batter will be wet. 
Add berries and mix thoroughly.
Place mounds of dough onto baking stone, flatten the tops. 
Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
Optional: sprinkle sugar on top before baking.  


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