Monday, November 11, 2013

Oatmeal Cinnamon Scones

I've set my tea for today in front of the fireplace, using my Johnson Brothers Friendly Village pattern.   My Williamsburg teapot belonged to my Aunt Kitty and she gifted it to me after my beloved and I went to Williamsburg for our honeymoon.

My recipe for today's scones is adapted from my favorite Oatmeal Raisin Scones, which can be found here.
I love this recipe because it is done so quickly in the food processor and the scones are so light in texture, but with a delightful crunchy top. 
I switched up the raisins for cinnamon chips and adapted the procedure somewhat.  If you love cinnamon, I think you'll love these.   I'm thinking that chocolate chips or butterscotch chips would be great, too.  Here's the recipe:

1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup granulated or light brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter (I sometimes only have salted butter, therefore I leave out the salt)
1 cup cinnamon chips
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon sparkling sugar mixed with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

NOTE:  This recipe is correct.  There aren't any eggs in this particular scone recipe. 

Set rack in the middle of the oven & preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Combine the dry ingredients in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade.  Pulse 5 times at 1-second intervals.

Cut the butter into 12 pieces, add to the bowl & pulse 12 times until the mixture looks like fine meal.

Add the cinnamon chips & milk & pulse 3-4 times to form a very soft dough.

Drop the dough, by large spoonfuls,  onto cookie sheets that have been lined with foil, parchment or a silpat.  You should get 12 large scones.  Brush the tops with a little milk & sprinkle with the sugar-cinnamon mixture.  Freeze the scones for 30 minutes, which is a trick I learned from King Arthur Flour, which helps for a higher rise.   Bake the scones for 12-15 minutes, or until they are golden.  Do not over bake as they will be dry.

I always freeze any extra scones, then thaw and reheat in a  350 degree oven for several minutes. 


I am sharing this with:

Make It Pretty Monday
Tea Time Tuesday
Inspire Me
Friends Sharing Tea
Share Your Cup
Full Plate
Foodie Friday
Weekend Potluck

Seasonal Sundays

           Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. Johnson Bros Friendly Village is one of my favorite patterns Kitty! Your scones sound great, I love that they don't call for too much sugar, ya can have two that way-enjoy:@)

  2. Hello dear Kitty

    Oh I would love to join you for tea today!
    Beautiful china cups and your oatmeal scones look very yummy - I will try them out at the weekend!
    We try to be good during the week!! That said I made some Gingerbread today as it's an embroidery day tomorrow!
    I must take a photo in the morning to share at the tea parties - you've just reminded me - thank you!!
    I've been thinking of you dear Kitty and hoping you are OK.
    Love and prayers

  3. What a cozy setting for tea and scones and this recipe looks wonderful! Lovely spot!

  4. That sounds like a wonderful recipe, Kitty! Yum!!!! xo Diana

  5. Helloooo Kitty, another keeper recipe! I love those dishes. Managing to muddle through and stay connected with my iPad, hoping to get a lap top this week. xo

  6. Oh my goodness, Kitty, what's not to love here!! The scones sound really delicious, I have to try them. Thank you for the recipe! I so love Friendly Village dishes, as a matter of fact our youngest is urging me to buy them, but I just can't justify it after getting 12 place settings of Butterfly Meadow just two years ago. I have other sets, Colonial Williamsburg is one of our favorite places to visit. My daughter and I were living history presenters several years ago and actually wore our 18th century clothing on one of our trips there. That was so much fun. Have a wonderful day!

  7. Your scones look great, and the fire is so welcoming. Love that first photo!

  8. Love the teapot and your scones also! I definitely will be trying your recipe soon! I really love your header, original and my fave colors!

  9. Fabulous! It looks like a wonderful ecipe which I will keep and make! Thanks so much! Your Friendly Village is always wonderful!

  10. Kitty, your scones look lovely and you know I love your FV pattern! The teapot is cute too. A cozy spot for tea! Thanks for sharing and joining me for Tea Time, my friend. Hope you have a wonderful week.


  11. Just wanted to stop by and say thank you again for your kind comments and support recently. I know you understand.

    Delicious scones and a perfect place to enjoy them.

  12. We share a love of Friendly Village dishes and scones! Must try these.

  13. Yummy! I am determined to make these lovely scones very soon. Printing to place on top of my 'to try' list. I've been thinking about scones as I haven't ever made them before, and yours look mighty tasty. How I would cherish sharing tea with you in front of the warming fire. Everything is lovely...just like you Friend. XO

  14. P.S. I forgot to tell you thanks for sharing at our Weekend Potluck party. Your faithfulness to come means so much.

  15. Hi Kitty,
    I am recent to your site and really enjoy all your beautiful pictures and yummy recipes. I just wanted to say that today's pictures are so beautiful! I love your china and especially love your Williamsburg teapot all set beside the warming fire! The teapot gorgeous! I am a fan of Williamsburg and this teapot just reminded me of that wonderful place. Thank you again, for the lovely picture and blog!

    Las Vegas

  16. Kitty, you know I love anything with cinnamon chips! I'm glad you finally found some. These scones sound fantastic! Hope you are having a good week dear friend. xo

  17. Your oatmeal cinnamon scones look delicious and I'm going to make them. I love cinnamon chips. Your fireside tea looks so cozy, especially after waking up to a light dusting of snow on the ground this morning here in Michigan. Have a wonderful week! ~ Phyllis

  18. Hey Kitty …Looks like another fabulous teatime ..cinnamon chip sounds yummy to me especially with a well steeped pot of tea… I'll be over soon…Hugs

  19. Oatmeal cinnamon scones sound wonderful to have with tea. I've not seen cinnamon chips in our stores but could always incorporate some ground cinnamon I'm sure.

  20. What a pretty setting, Kitty! I've never been to Williamsburg, although we drive by it on the way to FL. It is on my bucket list & so are these scones!! I'm thinking of using some of those Heath Bar chips that I have in the pantry to make these tomorrow. They have to be good with all those other flavors in there, especially with the sparkling sugar & cinnamon on top. Yummo!
    You always have the best recipes to share...thank you for another winner!

  21. Hi, Kitty. Boy does this recipe sound fabulous! Love that teapot! I pretty much love everything/anything Williamsburg! So glad to see your post, and thank you for visiting and commenting on Baby Love's cowgirl bday party. ~Zuni

  22. YUMMM! I think I found breakfast for the weekend :-)

  23. Kitty:
    Thank you so much for this beautiful towel you appliqued and embroidered! What a lovely piece of art! That was so kind of you to send this lovely package! Thank you so much.

  24. Kitty, This recipe looks great and I love making scones! My question is....are there no eggs in this recipe? Most require at least 2?

    1. Hi Michelle, I hope you get this message as I couldn't respond to your email because you're a no-reply comment blogger and I couldn't find how to contact you. The recipe is correct. There are no eggs in this recipe. It's from Nick Malgieri's How to Bake cookbook.

  25. I love Johnson Brothers Friendly Village Kitty! Your setting looks so cozy by the fire~ I would love one of those scones this morning!

  26. What a cozy setting with delicious cookies. Thank you so much for taking the time during this busy season to share your wonderful post with Full Plate Thursday. Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  27. Your scones look delicious, and your china looks lovely too. Love your vintage teapot - it's wonderful to have things like this that are passed down through your family. I have a china tea set which my grandfather gave to my grandmother for their "china" wedding anniversary, which is very special to me.

  28. ummm...these look and sound so delightful. A must try, for sure. I do love scones....:)

  29. These sound wonderful.

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  30. Yum Kitty! I love a crunchy cinnamon top! Hubby and I vacationed in Williamsburg a few years ago. Loved it! Your Johnson bros. is so pretty. I found a few plates at a thrift store a while back. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  31. Love the Friendly Village! Looks so cozy and delicious.


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