If you’re looking for a healthy recipe for flourless oatmeal scones, because it’s something you often think about – you just found a great one. Well, a few variations of scones – all made with ground oats instead of flour. They’re buttery, not overly sweet, delicious and just great for small breakfast or a snack whenever you feel you need to put something in your growling stomach.
Now, this year I tried scones for the first time in my life, and I loved them. They’re simple and just so good with some coffee or tea. But since I’m staying away from regular flour as much as I can, I decided to make my own flourless scones recipe with oats, butter and yogurt. It is different, but I like it a lot. Before you ask – yes you need the yogurt to make them fluffy. Now, here’s what else you need:
Flourless Oatmeal Scones Ingredients
- Oats. You’ll need to grind them, so you can use regular or fine oats.
- Yogurt. Most types of plain yogurt will work.
- Butter. That’s unsalted butter. If you want, you can also use coconut oil.
- Egg. Much like love, an egg will help keep the scones together.
- Baking Soda. To help the scones rise.
- Flaxseed. This is pretty much optional, I like to add some flaxseeds for extra fiber and healthy fats.
- Stevia. If you don’t have stevia, you can also use dark brown sugar or any other type of sweetener you like. I used a package that said 1:1 like sugar (so 1 tbsp stevia = 1 tbsp sugar).
- Vanilla – that’s optional, but provides a nice touch!
Healthy Scones Add-Ins
I made a few varieties of healthy oatmeal scones. The first one was with raspberries where I didn’t put enough oats and the scones spread everywhere while baking (still super delicious though!). The other times I made them with strawberry chunks and with dark chocolate. Super, super good! Here are some add-ins to consider:
- Berries: blueberries, raspberries and strawberries add a refreshing, sweet and slightly acidic note to the buttery scones.
- Pears, peaches or apples. Add a pinch of cinnamon and make the scones more fall-appropriate.
- Dark chocolate! I love dark chocolate and anything where I can sneak it in and these were no exception!
- Chopped nuts. This will be a great addition if you’re making the scones for breakfast and will add a nice crunch as well. Think almonds, pecans or even hazelnuts. You can also make a fruit and nut combo.
And there are probably other things I couldn’t think of – I’m open to suggestions!
How To Make Healthy Flourless Oatmeal Scones
Now let’s make the flourless oatmeal scones!
The first thing you want to do is grind the oats and the flaxseed in a high-speed blender like a Nutribullet or in a coffee/nut grinder.
Then add the yogurt and the baking soda to a bowl and start whipping them together using a fork or a whisk. You need to do this for a few minutes and you’ll start noticing bubbles come up and the yogurt becoming fluffier.
Then add the egg, butter, vanilla (if using), stevia, the ground flax and oats. Mix all of these well together – the dough will start thickening.
Add in gently whatever you choose – for example chocolate or strawberry chunks. Make sure to not break the fruit too much in the process.
Let the dough chill in the fridge for 10 minutes, so that it can firm up.
Next, line a baking pan with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.
Take the dough out of the fridge and using a spoon or a scoop – scoop out the dough and shape it into larger balls. Flatten slightly.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and enjoy!
How To Store
You can store the baked scones at room temperature for 1-2 days. I like to store mine in the fridge to extend shelf life to 5 days. I then reheat as many as I’d like to have for 2-3 minutes in the oven and they’re like brand new again!
More Flourless Baking Recipes
I hope you enjoy this healthy recipe for flourless scones made with oats! If you’re looking for other flourless baking recipes, you’ll probably like these:
- 2 cups 1 tbsp oats
- 2 tbsp flaxseed
- 3 tbsp yogurt, plain
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 6 tbsp/80g butter, melted (or coconut oil)
- 1 large egg
- 2 1/2 tbsp stevia or to taste
- 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
- 1/4 cup strawberry chunks / or dark chocolate chunks
- Grind the oats and the flaxseed in a blender or in a coffee/nut grinder.
- Then add the yogurt and the baking soda to a bowl and start whisking them together using a fork or a whisk. You need to do this for a few minutes and you'll start noticing bubbles come up and the yogurt becoming fluffier.
- Then add the egg, butter (or coconut oil), vanilla (if using), stevia, the ground flax and oats. Mix all of these well together - the dough will start thickening.
- Add in gently whatever you choose - for example chocolate or strawberry chunks. Make sure to not break the fruit too much in the process.
- Let the dough chill in the fridge for 10 minutes, so that it can firm up.
- Next, line a baking pan with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.
- Take the dough out of the fridge and using a spoon or a scoop - scoop out the dough and shape it into larger balls. Flatten slightly.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and enjoy!
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 121Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 45mgSodium 157mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 2g