date + lemon scones

December 17, 2016
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Photo by petitbakes
  • Makes 7 scones
Author Notes

With citrus season approaching and lots of cold weather you need something to have with your tea. These date + lemon scones are an unlikely pair that complete each other. Oat flour yields a tender scone along with not overworking the dough. —Fatimah Steele

What You'll Need
  • 3/4 cup oat flour (blend oatmeal until fine)
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 flax egg 1 tbsp flaxmeal + 2 tbsp water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4c cups cane sugar + some for sprinkling
  • 8-10 pitted dates, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • zest of one lemon
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg for eggwash
  1. Preheat your oven to 400F.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, dates and lemon zest in a bowl. Give it a quick stir. Next, add in your flax “egg” coconut oil and milk. Mix together and on a lightly floured surface flatten and shape into a square. Cut in half, place the halves on top of each other and repeat. Do this about three times, then cut into desired scone shape. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar. Place in the freezer for about 10 mins and then proceed to bake for 25-30 mins until golden. You can glaze or not, I usually go without, but seriously enjoyed a simple vanilla glaze on these.

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Suzanne W. June 29, 2019
I like these and will make them again. I didn’t have coconut oil so substituted tangerine flavored olive oil. I probably had more dates than listed, a scant cup of chopped dates. The sugar sprinkled on top is all that’s needed. I appreciate the fact that these have very little cholesterol! Many are loaded with butter, cream, or both. I made 8 large scones by shaping dough into an 8 in circle and cutting it into wedges.

In the future, I will adjust the amt of milk. They were much too wet to shape and I had to heavily dust the mat. These scones turned out fairly large and heavy, so will make them smaller as well.