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Healthy Breakfast Ideas – Hot Drop Scones (Scotch Pancakes)


By Kate Miller


When I was growing in the mid-seventies, money was tight in my family. We couldn't afford rich breakfast items such as bacon, ham and sausages but my mother made sure we didn't go hungry in the mornings.


She would use the simplest, cheapest ingredients in the pantry and yet whip up a hearty breakfast for the whole family. And, one of my favorite breakfasts is none other than old-fashioned hot drop scones or scotch pancakes.


Maybe, to some of you, drop scones may sound a tad too boring but if you're looking to stretch a buck, eat healthy and avoid the mid-morning slump, you should really try having drop scones for a change.  


Drop scones are extremely quick, easy to make and you can enjoy scones anytime of the day – breakfast or when you're in the mood for a healthy snack. What's more, you can even involve your children in making the batter and arranging scones! Let's get ready for breakfast.......


Drop Scones Recipe

(serves 4 to 6)



1 cup sifted plain flour, sifted

⅔ cup oats

2 tablespoons sugar or to taste

3 tablespoons baking powder

pinch of salt

1 egg, lightly beaten

1½ cups milk

1 tablespoon oil

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup raisins*


How to make scotch pancakes

Place flour, oats, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl; mix.


Gradually stir in egg, milk, oil, vanilla extract. Mix well and then pour in raisins.


Heat a non-stick skillet and place a tablespoon of batter on it.


Cook scones over low heat until bubbles rise and burst. Turn over and cook the other side.


Serve scones hot with jam and butter or a drizzle of maple syrup.


*For variation, you can use chocolate chips, dried cranberries or a handful of your favorite nuts.



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