Raspberry Oat Scones

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Summer is here you guys. It comes in waves but it’s definitely here. We’re slowly settling into a routine. It feels good. normal. We’ve got this little patch of grass that we turned into a garden. I’ve got high hopes that it will bear lots of fruit this season but there’s constant work to be done. I do most of the weeding and Matt waters it after the sun sets. I don’t like to wear gardening gloves, something about digging my hands into the soil makes me feel more connected to what’s going on there. I’m no seasoned gardener but the watching and learning keeps me coming back for more. Slow, steady growth in every way. There have been a few hikes lately, plus some bonfires, lake swims and ice cream cones scattered in between. It’s enough to make me feel spoiled at times.

You can read everywhere that practicing gratitude is the key to a happy life. It’s something I’ve been mindful of lately. I understand why they call it a practice because you consciously have to bring yourself there. Stop yourself in the moment. It’s so easy to get caught up in the ‘we’re not there yet’ plans, the go go go and the everyday race to catch up with life. Maybe it’s the summer heat too but things feel slower and simpler when you remind yourself that this moment is enough. No, we’re not there yet, but this time of growth is definetly something too. Love + berries in abundance.

Raspberry + Oat Scones ⎮ happy hearted kitchenRaspberry + Oat Scones ⎮ happy hearted kitchenRaspberry + Oat Scones ⎮ happy hearted kitchenRaspberry + Oat Scones ⎮ happy hearted kitchen

Raspberry + Oat Scones

A hearty, whole grain summer treat. Use whatever berries are in season and close by. I love this combination of the nutty spelt flour paired with the sweet raspberries. The oats add nice texture and bring the scone into breakfast mode. It’s a really simple and easy scone recipe that’s just a sunnier version from way back here.  Here’s to slow sunny days + secret gardens xo

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Makes 6 scones. Vegan. 

Ingredients

  • 1 + 3/4 cup spelt flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 5 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
  • 1 + 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 + 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

Glaze

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon almond milk

 

What to do

Preheat the oven to 375 F / 190 C and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment

In a large bowl, mix together flour, oats, baking powder and salt. Add olive oil and mix in with your fingertips until the mixture looks crumbly and there are oil/flour dots about the size of a pea. Make a small hole in the center and add in the milk, honey, lemon juice and salt. Stir together with a wooden spoon once or twice, then add the raspberries. Stir until just combined. A lumpy dough is ok.

Flour the surface of a small cutting board (or pan lined with parchment – something that fits in the freezer). Tip out dough onto floured surface and bring together with your hands. Form dough into a circle without working it too much and gently even out the surface. Place everything in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes.

Mix together the honey and milk for the glaze.

Clean up your work area or take a break.

Remove dough from freezer. Slice dough into 6 equal parts and transfer to a baking sheet using a spatula. Brush the tops with glaze and bake in the oven until just starting to brown – about 20 – 25 minutes.

Let cool before serving. Best when fresh but scones will keep for a day or two or easily freeze for later.

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  • Hi sweet Jodi! I just caught up on your posts, and after reading you last one and then this one I feel like we (as always, it seems) are riding the same wave. Life unsettled, starting from scratch, wondering what you are doing, freaking out nothing is done, finding gratitude for where you are, being restful in being unsettled, and coming down from the jitters with smiles and ice cream cones – ah – acceptance. I find such joy in reading my life in another person’s words. Although I wish we could move in with you and Matt and experience the national park life (I would in a heartbeat, living through you girl!). I hope you two have a weekend full of joy and hikes and bonfires. Let the messes be messes, life is too short. Hugs, Jodi <3

    • Jessie. I love our connection through this crazy little life. It’s always comforting when you read someone else’s words and feel as though they could be your own. It often happens when I’m over at FW. Acceptance is key. Simple is betters. Always with ice cream. Ps can you send me one of those ice cream sammies please? I think it would make today all the the more grand! So much gratitude for you spending time here to say hi x

  • Gratitude is absolutely a practice. At least for me it is. Right now life has been throwing some struggles at me, and finding the space to exhibit gratitude has been hard. But that’s why they call it a practice, right? As long as you keep trying 🙂

    • You’re so right, Sarah! I hope the struggles are easing up for you. Sometimes it takes a few hard moments to really appreciate the good. It seems like you’ve got so much good going on these days too – green goddess quesadilla delivery please 😉 x

  • I love your words Jodi! I feel you. I’ve been exactly struggling with this lately. Finding gratitude and accepting the journey, even if it’s not perfect. Realizing that everything is enough as is. I hope you are enjoying the beginning of summer in your beautiful mountains. This little paradise of yours looks and sounds absolutely wonderful, and I’m so happy for you! Big hugs. <3

    • Thank you, Sophie! You’re on such a roll lately – it’s inspiring 🙂 I hope you are finding lot’s of summer abundance (gratitude + vegetables!) back east. Realizing that everything is enough makes life easier – no? Enjoy it all 🙂 xo

  • Sophie MacKenzie

    Lovely, these look beautiful Jodi! I feel your sentiments about life and gratitude. I often embody the belief that I should be at another place in my life, clouded by dissatisfaction, disillusion, and restless. Then there are those moments of clarity when I feel full from the way the sunlight tickles the emerald leaves, or the way the pebbles let out a joyous giggle when tossed by the ebbing sea. Here’s to more of the little (and beautiful) things, like your raspberry gems <3

    • I love that, Sophie. My goodness reading your comment was like a big giant smile. So often I feel like I should be ‘farther ahead’ in life. But if that means rushing and skipping over sunlight and emerald leaves, then I don’t want to be there anyways 🙂 Thank you for the thoughtful words – happy almost weekend to you! x

  • your words here resonate, jodi. i’m guilty of letting my head get caught up in the future plans, which in turn suppresses the breathing that really matters the most – the moments we’re in. how beautiful these scones and your raspberries. i love all you do xo

    • Thank you, Danielle. You kind comments always make my day. You are such a garden goddess! I am constantly blown away by your produce and creativity! Hoping you have a sunny, peaceful weekend ahead. xo

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