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Healthy Breakfast Ideas – Hot Drop Scones (Scotch Pancakes)
By Kate Miller
When I was growing in the mid-seventies, money was tight in my family. We couldn't
afford rich breakfast items such as bacon, ham and sausages but my mother made sure
we didn't go hungry in the mornings.
She would use the simplest, cheapest ingredients in the pantry and yet whip up a
hearty breakfast for the whole family. And, one of my favorite breakfasts is none
other than old-fashioned hot drop scones or scotch pancakes.
Maybe, to some of you, drop scones may sound a tad too boring but if you're looking
to stretch a buck, eat healthy and avoid the mid-morning slump, you should really
try having drop scones for a change.
Drop scones are extremely quick, easy to make and you can enjoy scones anytime of
the day – breakfast or when you're in the mood for a healthy snack. What's more,
you can even involve your children in making the batter and arranging scones! Let's
get ready for breakfast.......
Drop Scones Recipe
(serves 4 to 6)
1 cup sifted plain flour, sifted
⅔ cup oats
2 tablespoons sugar or to taste
3 tablespoons baking powder
pinch of salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1½ cups milk
1 tablespoon oil
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup raisins*
How to make scotch pancakes
Place flour, oats, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl; mix.
Gradually stir in egg, milk, oil, vanilla extract. Mix well and then pour in raisins.
Heat a non-stick skillet and place a tablespoon of batter on it.
Cook scones over low heat until bubbles rise and burst. Turn over and cook the other
Serve scones hot with jam and butter or a drizzle of maple syrup.
*For variation, you can use chocolate chips, dried cranberries or a handful of your
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or as dessert with clotted cream. This easy pumpkin scone recipe has no eggs, and
is really light and better than Starbucks!