Mother's Day is right around the corner ... Sunday, May 13, to be exact. Skip the chaos of going out for Mother's Day brunch and bake her something delicious instead. What better way to show Mom you care?
Growing up I always enjoyed Mother's Day because I loved showing my mom how grateful I was for all that she did for me. I would always make her breakfast on this special Sunday. It was a Mother's Day tradition in our home. I enjoyed making her different things — omelettes, fruit cup, and other goodies I knew she'd like. I would put the feast I made on a pretty tray and carry it into her bedroom on Mother's Day morning. I would also put a glass of juice and a flower on the tray to make it look fancy. It was a win-win situation for both of us: she felt special because I made her breakfast on Mother's Day and I felt like a million bucks because I made her happy.
We all know how hard moms work for their families, so take 30 minutes before Mom gets out of bed (or you can make the scones the day before if needed and warm them a little in the microwave, although there's nothing like a scone fresh out of the oven) and make her these delicious Organic Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Scones! Serve with hot apple cinnamon tea or a flavor Mom enjoys! I promise she will love them. And since the recipe makes 8, you can enjoy them with her!
I made these with my two sons (ages 3 and 19 months). They LOVED helping me stir all the ingredients while munching on some organic apples! It's a very simple recipe — even Dad and the kids can manage it!
Note: If apples are not her favorite, try taking out the apples and cinnamon and adding 1 cup of blueberries, pears, or strawberries. Just be sure to dice the pears or strawberries as you do the apples. You can get creative and try scones like ginger-pear or strawberry-rhubarb (you'd have to cook the rhubarb down a little). Just be sure you add about a cup of whatever additions you pick. Don't use things like banana or chocolate chips, as they will make the scone texture funny ... and these aren't typical scone flavors.
Organic Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Scones
* If you don't have organic ingredients, it is okay to substitute nonorganic ingredients, although they are not as healthy.
Makes: 8 scones
1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp. of organic milk (you can use 1/2 and 1/2 if you'd like to make it more flavorful. I used whole milk to keep the fat down)
1 large organic egg
1 1/2 cups organic flour
3 tbsp. organic sugar, plus more to sprinkle
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnomon, plus more to sprinkle
3/4 tsp. salt
1 stick organic butter, cold and diced into small cubes
1 1/2 cups organic rolled oats
1 large organic apple, diced into 1/4 inch pieces
1. Heat oven to 450 degrees.
2. In small bowl, wisk 1/2 cup milk and egg together.
3. In large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together. Using your fingers blend the butter until the mixture looks like crumbs.
4. Add the oats and apples and mix.
5. Add the egg and milk and mix until the dough forms and it's completely moist.
6. Turn the dough out onto a floured cutting board. Pat into an 8-inch (approx.) round. Cut into 8 even slices and tranfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the tops of the scones with the 1 TBS of milk. Sprinkle tops with a little cinnamon and sugar.
7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden. My oven did 17 minutes and at 18 they would have burned, so watch closely at the end! Transfer to a cooling rack and serve warm!