Perfect for a snack, dessert or lunch, these sweet and flakey apple and oat biscuits are simple and delicious.
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup cold, unsalted butter
1/4 cup buttermilk
3 tbsp light brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, plus 1/8 tsp for brushing
1 cup coarsely grated peeled apple
1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp granulated sugar
1 egg, beatem
Preheat oven to 400F.
Combine flours, quick oats, baking powder, salt, soda, brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Coarsely grate in cold butter and toss with dry ingredients until well combined.
Work in grated apple, unsweetened apple sauce and lemon zest. Add buttermilk and work until all dry ingredients have been absorbed. (Note: It’s good if biscuit dough seems just a little bit wet. If yours isn’t, add a touch more buttermilk.)
Form dough into a ball and pat into a circle about 1 in. thick. Cut into 8 wedges and place 1 in. apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush the tops with beaten egg and sprinkle with mixture of sugar and cinnamon. Bake for 20 min, or until biscuits are lightly golden and cooked through.
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