Oatmeal Apple Scone Drops
Apple Scone Recipe

Oatmeal Apple Scone Drops

These hearty scone drops are best served warm. Apples and golden raisins add a subtle sweetness.

30 min
45 min



1 cup uncooked quick cooking oats

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into chunks

3/4 cup buttermilk  

1 medium (1 cup) tart red apple, unpeeled, cored, finely chopped

1/2 cup golden raisins

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg, slightly beaten

Brown sugar, if desired


3/4 cup powdered sugar

2 to 3 teaspoons water


 *Substitute 2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 3/4 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease baking sheets; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine oats, flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in bowl; stir until well mixed. Cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in all remaining scone ingredients until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls, 2 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheets. Slightly flatten each mound. Sprinkle with brown sugar, if desired.

  4. STEP 4

    Bake 12-15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove to cooling racks.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine powdered sugar and enough water for desired drizzling consistency in bowl; drizzle over warm scones. Serve warm.


6Fat (mg)
25Cholesterol (mg)
180Sodium (mg)
29Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
3Protein (g)


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  December 10, 2011

Very tasty scone, though mine came out a bit flat because I forgot to add the egg (d'oh)!. There are two main tricks to making delicious, moist scones: make sure your ingredients are very cold, and work fast. Don't worry if the butter isn't completely, uniformly incorporated into the ingredients-- having a few lumps makes the final product taste better. In addition to the forgotten egg, I also didn't add golden raisins or do the drizzle on top, I used white sugar instead of brown, and I used a Granny Smith apple instead of the recommended sort. They were still quite lovely. They tasted, in my opinion, more like a breakfast scone than a dessert.

— says Ria
  October 19, 2011

I saw this recipe in my local newspaper and decided to give it a try. The dough seemed a little loose, but I went ahead and baked it any way. I was very disappointed with how the scones spread out like a thick cookie. I have only ever made scones that are shaped into a large round and then cut into triangles, so I don't know if this is how the scones were to turn out.. They tasted OK not impressed with how they baked. I checked the web site to see if maybe the newspaper had misprinted the recipe, but they did not.

— says Onna
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