Oat Bran Mini Scones (Macrobiotic)

I made these tonight – they are so good!  I wanted a macrobiotic dessert/snack/sweet, so this is what I came up with.  Bobby’s review: “I really liked them, and they’re not too sweet; the raisins are great little pockets of flavor and make these scones delicious.”


I agree with Bobby – they’re light, and I love the texture that the oat bran gives them.  The small amount of oil makes them just flaky enough and slightly crisp on the outside.  I hope you try them out!

Oat Bran Mini Scones (Macrobiotic)


Ingredients (makes 10 mini scones)

  • 1.25 cups oat bran
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown rice syrup (or other sweetener)
  • 1/4 cup raisins, soaked in water and drained
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or other milk)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Mix together the dry ingredients.  Add the oil and mix well.  Then add the brown rice syrup, raisins, and milk.
  3. Lightly rub olive oil on a baking sheet.  Drop big spoonfuls of the batter (should be thick) onto the baking sheet.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.

I am a total scone lover and I’m always trying to find healthy alternatives.  What’s your favorite baked good/pastry?  Have you made a “healthy” version of it?

22 Comments on Oat Bran Mini Scones (Macrobiotic)

  1. Sharon
    15 February, 2009 at 9:02 pm (8 years ago)

    Soaking the raisins? That is very interesting. Thanks for sharing Maggie!

  2. Andrea
    15 February, 2009 at 11:34 pm (8 years ago)

    Thanks for that recipe. I think I will try ot sometime.

  3. coco
    16 February, 2009 at 4:51 am (8 years ago)

    love love this scones!!! I’ll definitely make them!
    my love for pumpkin made me to make a healthy version of it. You can find it in my blog. 😀

  4. VeggieGirl
    16 February, 2009 at 6:02 am (8 years ago)

    My favorite = I answered this in my recent video post – BLONDIES!!! 😀

  5. Shelby
    16 February, 2009 at 6:59 am (8 years ago)

    I am so going to try this soon, these sound heavenly. I love that you used oat bran.

    Favorite Dessert? Carrot Cake! I always make Happy Herbivore’s Carrot Cake Cupcakes and they are so delicious!!!

  6. gina (fitnessista)
    16 February, 2009 at 8:38 am (8 years ago)

    the cookies look incredible!
    thanks so much for posting the recipe 😀
    have a great day!

  7. K
    16 February, 2009 at 9:48 am (8 years ago)

    You always come up with yummy and healthy recipes! Those sound like a winner too 🙂

  8. Jasmine (Sweet and Fit)
    16 February, 2009 at 11:32 am (8 years ago)

    these look super guilt-free and really good too! my favorite pastry is carrot cake =) and I haven’t tried to make it healthier because I just save it for special occasions

  9. Erin
    16 February, 2009 at 1:00 pm (8 years ago)

    Bobby could be a food reviewer. Pockets of flavor? I love it!

  10. Biz
    16 February, 2009 at 1:42 pm (8 years ago)

    I heart scones!! Those look really good – good job Maggie!

    If I can find a way to make a lower fat version of McDonald’s apple pie I’d try that!!

  11. FoodsThatFit
    16 February, 2009 at 4:18 pm (8 years ago)

    What a great recipe, thanks for sharing!

  12. Jenni
    16 February, 2009 at 6:15 pm (8 years ago)

    thanks for the recipe! those looks gorgeous and chewy and fluffy and everything else that a good scone should be. i’m glad they turned out, and i can’t wait to try these out as my first macrobiotic baking recipe. (the question now is only one of free time…)

  13. Sagan
    16 February, 2009 at 6:29 pm (8 years ago)

    Love scones so much! I’m a fan of cheese scones. Thanks for this recipe, I love how healthy it looks.

    I have too many favorites to pick just one 🙂

  14. juliet
    16 February, 2009 at 7:48 pm (8 years ago)

    The scones look really great. I also read your previous posting on how the new diet is going so far. It was very interesting to hear your honest assessment… I’m actually considering trying it (because of what I read) as well.

  15. Clean Veggie
    16 February, 2009 at 7:58 pm (8 years ago)

    they sound delicious. love scones!

  16. junghwa
    16 February, 2009 at 8:18 pm (8 years ago)

    i should really try this recipe. thank you!

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