- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Clean 1-quart jar
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup pitted and chopped dates
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add to the jar and tap lightly to settle contents. Layer in pecans, oats, sugar and whole wheat flour, tapping lightly with each layer to settle contents. Wrap dates in a plastic wrap and fit inside the top of the jar before closing. Attach the following recipe with the jar.
Pecan-Date Oat Scone
Makes 8 scones
Preheat oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Pour jar contents into a bowl and stir together. Make a well in the center. Whisk together 1 egg, 1/3 cup milk and 6 tablespoons melted butter. Pour into well and stir to make a soft dough. Knead lightly and then pat into an 8-inch circle. Cut into 8 wedges and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with a little milk, if desired. Bake until golden, 12 to 15 minutes.
Walnuts, hazelnuts or almonds could all be substituted for the walnuts, if you prefer.