One of my favorite recipes from The Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook is Iny’s Prune Cake. I know, prunes? Yes prunes!
That cake is so delish and I’d make it all the time, but I’m more of a scone/cookie/cupcake kinda gal. So I played around with recipes and viola…Get Goin’ Scones!
A spicy, cinnamon roll-like scone perfect for a quick breakfast or afternoon snack. They’re sure to get you going and not to the restroom.
Get Goin’ Scones
- 3 cups of flour
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp. of baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter COLD
- 1 1/2 cup of plain or vanilla yogurt (plain will significantly lessen the sweetness)
- 1 1/2 cups of cooked, mashed, and cooled prunes*
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix all dry ingredients and cut in the butter. Add the yogurt and combine until everything is moist, there may still be some crumbs in the bottom of the bowl, but don’t worry we’re going to take care of that. Add the prunes and mix until everything is just combined.
Turn the dough out on to the counter and knead to incorporate all those crumbs. Shape into a circle and cut it up into wedges. Brush each wedge with a touch of water and sprinkle with sugar. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes.
Don’t tell anyone it has prunes in it! Let them eat it and enjoy it without prejudice. Then when they’re picking at the crumbs on their plate say something like, “Who knew prunes could taste this good?”
*This is approximately the amount I used, but you could adjust to your own liking.
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