“These scones are full of flavors and textures reminiscent of a granola bar,” writes Roxana Jullapat in her cookbook Mother Grains (out April 2021). “They’re neither terribly sweet nor what a nutritionist would recommend to clients. They’re rich in fiber, omega-3s, antioxidants, and protein, with a sweet kick from copious dried fruit and a sprinkle of raw sugar. They don’t need to be served with clotted cream or jam and are best enjoyed as a midday snack or an accompaniment to morning coffee.”
cup plus 2 Tbsp. (53 g) whole wheat flour
cup plus 1 Tbsp. (57 g) old-fashioned oats
tsp. ground cinnamon
tsp. baking powder
tsp. baking soda
tsp. kosher salt
Tbsp. (¾ stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into ½” pieces
cup plus 2 Tbsp. (47 g) all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
Tbsp. raw sugar, plus more for sprinkling
Zest from 1 orange
cup (145 g) chopped pitted Medjool dates (about 16)
cup (145 g) golden raisins
cup (80 g) flaxseed
cup (45 g) sliced almonds
cup (30 g) unsweetened shredded coconut
Tbsp. (55 g) dried black currants
Tbsp. (50 g) pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing
Place a rack in middle of oven; preheat to 350°. Pulse whole wheat flour, oats, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, butter, ¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. (47 g) all-purpose flour, and 2 Tbsp. raw sugar in a food processor until butter is no larger than pea-size, 5–7 pulses. Transfer to a large bowl; mix in orange zest, dates, raisins, flaxseed, almonds, coconut, currants, and pumpkin seeds. Toss by hand until well combined, then make a well in the center. Pour cream into well and toss vigorously with your hands (like a salad) until mixture comes together to form a dough.
Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and pat into a 6″-diameter disk about 1″ thick. Using a large chef’s knife, cut disk into 6 equal wedges. The dough will be crumbly and may fall apart as you cut it; don’t be afraid to compact it back together.
Arrange scones on a parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing at least 2″ apart. Lightly brush top of each scone with cream and sprinkle with raw sugar. Bake scones, rotating baking sheet front to back halfway through, until light golden, 25–30 minutes. Let scones cool on baking sheet before serving.
Do ahead: Scones can be made 3 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.
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