These Oatmeal Walnut Raisin Scones are made with whole grains, nuts and fruit to bring you an awesome nutritious breakfast or snack for anytime of the day!
I received free samples of California walnuts mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Walnut Commission and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
When I read about this recipe contest it was a no-brainer to participate or not. I’m a big fan of walnuts and eat them about 6 out of 7 days a week in my homemade granola as well as add them to banana nut bread, muffins, salads and more! The possibilities are practically endless when it comes to walnuts since they compliment so many ingredients and easily fit into a healthy diet.
This scones recipe was inspired by a friend who brought over some oatmeal scones for us to try several years ago. I honestly wasn’t too familiar with scones before this time but am happy to say I enjoy making them now as a variety to my typical muffins that I make frequently.
A serving of walnuts (about 1/4 cup) contain about 4 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber and 2.5 grams of the healthy omega-3 fats, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Protein is of course excellent for building and maintaining muscle mass, and fiber is beneficial for gut health which means it keeps you regular and reduces your risk of certain cancers. ALA has been shown to reduce inflammation and decrease the risk of certain chronic illnesses like heart disease and arthritis.
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