Baking is something I love to do in my spare time, so I thought it was about time that I shared a recipe with you. I absolutely love eating scones, date ones in particular, and so I thought I’d share my favourite date scone recipe. This recipe is from The Healthy Chef, but I have adapted it slightly.
- 2 1/4 cups wholemeal flour (although any flour of your choice will work)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 80ml oil of your choice (I used rice bran oil)
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 cup oats
- Line a baking tray with baking paper and preheat your oven to 200°C.
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg together until fully combined.
- Add oil and dried fruit, and mix together thoroughly.
- In a separate smaller bowl, combine the vanilla extract, honey/maple syrup and milk. Once combined, add this mixture to the dry ingredients.
- Mix the dry and wet ingredients together until combined. The dough may look wet but this is necessary for the oats to stick to the dough.
- Sprinkle the oats onto the bench.
- Roll your dough in the oats, and then separate the dough into 12 small balls. While doing this, roll each ball in the oats so that each scone is covered in oats.
- Place the balls onto the baking tray and bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. To check if the scones are done, insert a knife in the middle of a scone and see if it comes out clean.
Do try this scone recipe out, and I hope you like it as much as I do! If you aren’t a fan of dates, you’re welcome to substitute them for other dried fruits, or if you want the scones to be savoury, you can add cheese, ham, etc.