Sign. Me. Up. Or so I thought.
I’ve had a bag of Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Scottish Oatmeal Scone Mix (with currants) on my pantry shelf for a few months now. Since I woke up hungry for breakfast but couldn’t bring myself to eat a bowl of cold cereal or eggs this morning, I decided it was time to churn out this batch of scones.
I liked this mix because it’s full of heart-healthy whole grains and natural ingredients. The first ingredient is whole wheat pastry flour (go whole wheat!) and it’s got oatmeal and rolled oats too.
I just ate one with raspberry preserves and I’m not thrilled with them. They are light inside – not dense and heavy like you would expect. I got a strong hit of nutmeg and cinnamon, but they mask the nutty, oaty flavors of the whole wheat flour and rolled oats. It’s like eating quaker instant oatmeal in scone form. You know you’re eating oats because you read it on the box, but if someone blindfolded you, you might think you were eating small wet pieces of cardboard with cinnamon.
Needless to say, I wouldn’t recommend buying them.