Nutty Parmesan Herb Scones

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Nutty Parmesan Herb Scones  Recipe

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Catherine Crowell Steele

Our portable, protein-packed pastries won't send you into midmorning nap mode. By using extra-virgin olive oil instead of butter, these scones are lower in calories without sacrificing any flavor (plus, you don't have to worry about cutting butter into flour). Instead of thyme, you could substitute chopped fresh rosemary, oregano, or even dill. You can make these ahead, too, storing in an airtight container for three to five days or freezing up to a month. 



Serves 12 (serving size: 1 scone)


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1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 large eggs
4.5 ounces white whole-wheat flour (about 1 cup)
2/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 ounces grated Parmesan cheese (about 3/4 cup)


Active : 20 Minutes
Total : 38 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Combine oats and 1/4 cup water in a large bowl.

3. Combine oil, sugar, and eggs in a small bowl, beating well with a whisk. Add egg mixture to oat mixture, tossing to combine.

4. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, nuts, flaxseed, thyme, salt, baking soda, pepper, and cheese. Add flour mixture to oat mixture; toss with a fork until a sticky dough forms. With floured hands, knead dough 2 to 3 times. Divide dough into 12 equal portions, and shape each portion into a 1/4-inch-thick triangle. Place triangles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350°F for 16 to 18 minutes or until golden.

Created date

July 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 196
Fat 12.7 g
Satfat 2.6 g
Monofat 5 g
Polyfat 4.3 g
Protein 7 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 227 mg
Calcium 102 mg
Sugars 2 g
Est. Added Sugars 1 g