Photo: Ellen Silverman; Styling: Toni Brogan
10 servings (serving size: 1 scone)

This bread comes together in less than 30 minutes and is best served warm from the oven. Substitute an equal amount of chopped pistachios or walnuts for the almonds, if you prefer.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Place oats in a food processor; process until finely ground. Add flours, brown sugar, and next 5 ingredients (through allspice) to processor; pulse 3 times. Add butter; pulse 5 times or until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add sour cream and vanilla; pulse 3 times or just until combined (do not overmix). Add cherries and nuts; pulse 2 times.

Step 3

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 3 times. Roll dough to a 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter to form 10 rounds. Place rounds 1 inch apart on a baking sheet lightly coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet; cool on a wire rack.

Step 4

Combine powdered sugar and 4 teaspoons milk, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle powdered sugar glaze over scones.

Ratings & Reviews

jmeleeS's Review

February 02, 2014
Addictive! These scones are amazing! Right from the oven they are crisp on the outside and perfectly moist on the inside; great on-the-go breakfast during busy work weeks! I can usually put this bread together in ~12 minutes (minus cook time). A few tips: 1) Don't try to knead, roll & cut; just drop these scones onto parchment lined paper and bake for a rustic look. The bread will be more like cookie dough batter. 2) Use any dried fruit / nut combo you want; I used a dried cranberry, cherry & blueberry blend and walnuts. 3) Sub out sour cream for plain low-fat greek yogurt for more protein. 4) For personal preference, I used nutmeg in lieu of allspice. 5) skip the glaze; it's unnecessary and saves on calories / sugar. I've made these several times and can't get enough - definitely a recipe that I make over & over again. Wouldn't hesitate to make and serve for company either. This one is a keeper; Enjoy!

Nomad0321's Review

March 05, 2010
So good! These scones are nice and crispy on the outside, but moist and tender on the inside. The only changes I made were to use low-fat sour cream (because that is what I had in the fridge) and I added about 1/4 tsp of almond oil and 1/8-1/4 tsp of cinnamon to the glaze. Otherwise, I wouldn't change a thing! I will definitely be making these again.

vvdevine's Review

December 06, 2011
I think these were a big waste of time and ingredients. They came out relatively tasteless, and somewhat dry. I also used low fat sour cream. I had made them to give as Christmas gifts but they are going with my husband to work instead to give him a snack with his coffee. He proclaimed them "not bad" but "not great" either. They taste to me like something you might find at Whole Foods - trying so hard to be healthy that they forget the taste part.