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Streusel Oat Scones

Preheat oven to 450

Base:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk (OR 3 Tablespoons Buttermilk powder, 3/4 cup water)
  • 1/4 cup chilled stick margarine, cut into small pieces (or butter)

Streusel Topping:

  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon margarine, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour

Cooking spray

Combine the dry ingredients (the first 5 ingredients above) in a medium bowl. IF YOU ARE USING Buttermilk Powder instead of buttermilk add the powder now too, reserving the water for the third step.

Cut in 1/4 cup margarine with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Add buttermilk (or water, if you are using buttermilk powder), stirring just until flour mixture is moist. 

Turn dough out onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Pat dough into an 8 inch circle; set aside.

Combine oats, brown sugar, 1 tablespoon margarine, and 1 tablespoon flour, forming a streusel. Gently pat oats mixture into surface of dough. Cut dough into 12 wedges (do not separate wedges) Bake at 450 for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.

Yield: 1 dozen scones.