Cheesy oatmeal scones

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  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick cooking oatmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¾ cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • ¾ cup cold butter cut in cubes
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk


  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk


Preheat oven to 400 F.

Combine flour, oatmeal, baking powder, soda, sugar and salt, cayenne, dry mustard, cheese and pepper in a large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or with your fingers and add buttermilk until mixture resembles a slightly sticky dough.

Scrape dough onto a well-floured surface. Sprinkle with flour and knead a few times to make the dough uniform. Pat or roll into a rectangle, about 10 x 6 inches and 1-inch thick.

Cut into rounds using a floured 2 ½-inch cutter. Gather leftover dough and reform into 1-inch thick rectangle to cut more rounds.

Place scones on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Brush with buttermilk. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.