Apples.... cinnamon.... whole wheat-- all in the form of a scone! What a great way to start a morning! This is a healthy little snack that has just the right amount of sweet, just the right amount of spice, & is the perfect size! You could sweeten this up by adding a drizzle of glaze or even sprinkling sugar on the tops after glazing them with the beaten egg whites before placing them in the oven to bake! When my daycare kids come at 5:00 am, I have nothing better to do than bake, so that's just what I do! Then, when everyone else awakes, they come out of bed to a most amazing smell of something good baking up for their breakfast! Perfect beginning to anyone's morning!
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
4 Tablespoons butter, chilled and cut into pieces
1 cup apple, peeled, cored, and diced
1 large egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
egg white, slightly beaten
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Add the butter and cut into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or two knives to make a coarse meal. Add the diced apple and stir with a spoon until all the apple pieces are coated with the flour mixture.
In a separate bowl blend the egg and the buttermilk together with a whisk or fork.
Combine the dry and wet ingredients, and mix them together just until blended. Use a rubber spatula to slice into and turn the ingredients.
Turn the dough onto a floured surface, knead lightly, roll dough 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick and cut into rounds with a floured 2-inch biscuit cutter, carefully kneading and rerolling the scraps as necessary. Put on an ungreased baking sheet about an inch apart and brush with the slightly beaten egg white.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden.
Makes 15-18 rounds.
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Recipe adapted from "Sharing Scones and More"....