Mother’s Day Picnic: Oatmeal Raisin Scones and Le Creuset & Bonne Maman Giveaway!

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 Mother’s Day is almost here!

What are your plans? I asked this question in our Sucré giveaway (btw, go enter if you haven’t already!!) and looks like a lot of you have some fabulous plans to celebrate! Yay!

Last year I wrote a very emotional for me post on Mother’s Day. You can check it out here. This year though it’s going to be cheery and fun! Spring weather is finally here (after the major snow storm on the first day of May…), birds are chirping, our newly planted grass is growing fabulously and I got a peak of baby squirrels living in our backyard tree! It’s a perfect time to pack the picnic basket, filled with goodies and head to the park! And that’s just what we did!

When thinking about easy yet delightful treat for your picnic basket, scones come to my mind. They are easy, you can pack them with chocolate chips or raisins and bake in no time. I sprinkled the tops with additional oats. They toasted deliciously during baking! Spread them with your favorite jam or preserves and you have a perfect picnic/brunch treat!

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And what better way to enjoy these with a set of naturally made gourmet jams and preserves straight from a gorgeous jam jar? icon smile Mothers Day Picnic: Oatmeal Raisin Scones and Le Creuset & Bonne Maman Giveaway!

For this year’s Mother’s Day celebration, I am partnering with one of my favorite companies to bring you today’s giveaway! The wonderful Le Creuset provides the oh-so-adorable Jam Jar in the gorgeous cherry red color! And this year they are partnering with Bonne Maman, a company that makes delightful jams and preserves, with no artificial sweeteners, preservatives or high fructose corn syrup. Don’t they all make for a fabulous setting? icon smile Mothers Day Picnic: Oatmeal Raisin Scones and Le Creuset & Bonne Maman Giveaway!

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Mother’s Day Picnic: Oatmeal Raisin Scones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: about 12 scones

Fabulous brunch or breakfast idea! These easy oatmeal crusted raisin scones are perfect for Mother's Day! Spread them with your favorite jam and enjoy!

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 c old-fashioned oats (or 1/2 c whole wheat or all-purpose flour *see note)
  2. 1 and 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  3. 1/4 c granulated sugar
  4. 1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
  5. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  6. 1/2 tsp salt
  7. 1/2 c butter, cold, straight from the fridge
  8. 1/2 c buttermilk
  9. 1 large egg, beaten
  10. 1 c raisins
  11. for egg wash:
  12. 1 egg yolk
  13. 2 tsp orange juice, half and half, cream or milk
  14. additional oats for sprinkling on top (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, pulse the oats for 20 seconds, until they look like whole wheat flour, but not totally pulverized. It should make almost 1/2 c of coarse oat flour. ( You can skip this step if using whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour; *see note).
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together grinned oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt.
  3. Grate chilled butter right over the dry ingredients. Cut in with pastry cutter or use your fingers to combine everything to coarse crumbs.
  4. Add raisins to butter flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together egg and buttermilk. Add to dry ingredients and stir just until all is combined.
  6. Dust counter top or large silicone pastry mat with flour. Place dough onto the surface. Pat into a 1 inch thick disk. Fold the dough like letter. Pat down into 1 inch thick disk again. With a floured 2 and 1/2 inch biscuit cutter, cut out scones. Place on prepared sheet. Gently gather the remaining dough into a disk without kneading it. Cut out more biscuits. Use this way all the dough.
  7. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolk and orange juice (or half and half, cream or milk). Brush the tops of the scones with the egg wash. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of oats on top of each brushed scone.
  8. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the tops are golden and start to brown around the edges.
  9. Cool on sheet for 2 minutes, transfer onto cooling rack to cool completely.

Notes

Notes: I decided to grind 1/2 cup of oats and substitute 1/2 of a cup of the flour called for in the original recipe. You can skip this step and use only all-purpose flour (2 cups total) or use 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour instead the oat flour.

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I took this photo after our picnic with leftover scones. The lighting was gorgeous and I just couldn’t help myself. icon smile Mothers Day Picnic: Oatmeal Raisin Scones and Le Creuset & Bonne Maman Giveaway! I love the glowing light that fills our backyard when the sun is setting….  It will remind me of the gorgeous day we spent and the fabulous picnic we enjoyed!

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Now for the giveaway!

Win One Jam Jar from Le Creuset (yep, like the adorable one in my photos!!) and a set of Two Jars of Jams and Preserves from Bonne Maman!!!

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One (1) winner will receive a One (1) Jam Jar from Le Creuset and a set of Two (2) Jars of Jams and Preserves from Bonne Maman. You have to 18 years or older to enter. US residents only. The giveaway will run from May 9th 12AM. ECT till May 16th 12AM. ECT. The winner will be notified by email and announced here on the post. The winner will have 48 to respond or another winner will be selected.This giveaway is sponsored by Le Creuset and Bonne Maman. I have not been compensated. All opinions are 100% my own

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  • http://twitter.com/Tutti_Dolci Tutti Dolci

    Your Mother’s Day picnic is such a great idea! Love the scones and that adorable jam jar. I have great memories of traveling in Italy with my mom last fall – we had so much fun exploring the food markets!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I remember your photos from that trip, Laura! Thank you for sharing!

  • http://www.averiecooks.com/ Averie Cooks

    What a great giveaway and beautiful scones!
    Fave memory is just being in the kitchen with my mom, talking with her while she cooked. The stuff that childhood is made of. Just being together :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      The best memories. :) Thanks, Averie!

  • Jennifer Essad

    my favorite memory is when my mom walked me down the isle with my dad. She is a great role model for me and my daughter!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Awww, that is so sweet!!! Thanks for sharing, Jennifer!

  • Jennifer Essad

    I entered all of the above! fingers crossed

  • Sahar

    My mom is a math professor, and it was really important to her that I learn arithmetic as early as possible. She used to sit down with me when I was just a wee child with an orange that she would peel and pull apart. This is how I learned fractions. It’s one of my earliest and most nostalgic memories with my mother. She really is wonderful, and she has always found so many of these kinds of thoughtful ways to guide me.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oh my! We do the same! The easiest way to learn fractions! Thank you so much for sharing, Sahar!

  • http://twitter.com/Grubarazzi Grubarazzi

    What a great giveaway! My favorite memory of my mother is when she used to take me and my brother to the park on the beach. She would always sit on the concrete whale statue, and giggle as we played. She looked so happy!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I love this! What a sweet memory! Thank you so much for sharing, Grubarazzi!

  • katherine d

    baking together after school

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Sounds great! Thanks, Katherine!

  • Buji Knits

    have to stay home & keep knitting the baby blanket for my 1st grandbaby due in july….must keep knitting must keep knitting!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      lol You are a fabulous grandmother! Thanks for sharing, Buji!

  • Katie

    My favorite memory is baking with my mom. She instilled in me a lifelong love of being in the kitchen!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Love this! Thanks, Katie!

  • jaminator81

    My favorite Mom memory is just the way she beamed when she just had her hair done and my Dad would grin and call her “Curly”

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Awww, so sweet!! Thanks for sharing!

  • jamwha

    Planning to spend the day with my mom and family!

  • jamwha

    Favorite mom memory: making mother’s day breakfast for my mom when I was 12 years old!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      How sweet! Thank you for sharing!

  • Lauren

    My mom taught my sisters and me to cook and bake. It was so fun, and so messy!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      lol Love those memories! Thanks for sharing, Lauren!

  • Annette

    Sometimes after school, she would have fresh cookies or other treats ready for us. It was always a delightful surprise!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      That sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing, Annette!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=524379166 Dorothy Dellechiaie Stout

    This one is not easy. My mom has been gone for 18 years now and I miss her every day. Probably my favorite memory is her taking my troop to camp when she was my Girl Scout leader. I can picture her now. Good times.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Awww, so sorry for your loss, Dorothy….. Thank you so much for sharing the memory!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=524379166 Dorothy Dellechiaie Stout

    I’ve been making scones this past year and really enjoy them. I’ll surely be giving this recipe a try soon! I’ve done all of the possibilities to enter this contest so I’m wishing myself luck!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you so much and thanks for entering!

  • Aimee Shugarman

    What a fun giveaway!!! My mom is always so good with my kids!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Aimee!

  • Oscar Noriega

    My favorite memory is my mom cooking and laughing together.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      :) Thanks for sharing, Oscar!

  • Joan

    Her baking every Saturday morning!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Love this! Thank you for sharing, Joan!

  • Shelley

    Two weeks ago, my mom and I just went on an awesome girls’ road trip together (leaving my 3 littles at home with hubs) to visit my grandmother. She passed away last night. I’m so grateful that we got to see my grandma one last time–together.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Awww, I am so sorry for your loss, Shelley…. Thank you so much for sharing with us! Hugs!

  • Kim McCallie

    It meant so much to me when my mom came to my house after the birth of my first child. She cleaned the house from top to bottom and made sure we all had something to eat before she left. One of my favorite memories…

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Awww, that is so sweet! Thank you so much for sharing, Kim!

  • http://twitter.com/ket1955 Karen Thorneycroft

    Probably will spend time in the garden and go for a nice hike.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Sounds like a great plan! Thanks, Karen!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandy.headtke Sandy Headtke

    My favorite memory is the birthday celebrations

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Those are always special! Thank you for sharing, Sandy!

  • domesticfits

    I love red Le Creuset swag! It’s my favorite color.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      It is absolutely stunning! Thanks, Jackie!

  • http://twitter.com/BakerByNature Ashley

    My favorite mama memory is probably her coming to Brooklyn and spending the weekend with me. We had so much fun eating, drinking, and gossiping like teenagers. P.S. Those scones look awesome, Anna!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I love it! Thanks for sharing, Ashley!

  • Ilene

    How she came to help me when I came home with my first child.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you for sharing, Ilene!

  • jacquie

    I’m sorry to say but I don’t have any “favorite” memories of my mother

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks for entering, Jacquie!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    Thanks for sharing, Leslie!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    Thanks for sharing, Debbie!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    Same here! Thanks, Marcie!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    Aww, thank you so much, Monica!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    Thank you for sharing, Beth!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    :) Thanks, Kate!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    I love it! Thanks, Kesha!

  • AnnaZed

    I remember cooking in the kitchen with my mother, she was the best cook!

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  • http://profiles.google.com/lyns0702 Lynsey Peek

    I have so many wonderful memories of/with my mother, it’s impossible to choose a favorite. I must say, I thoroughly enjoy my time with her when she comes to visit or when I go to visit her.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      How sweet! Thanks, Lynsey!

  • Claudia

    Favorite Mom memory, seeing her with all of her grand babies, she currently has 8 and 1 more grandson on the way in September from my sister.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      She must be one happy grandma! Thanks for sharing, Claudia!

  • Becky

    Baking with her, especially learning how to make her amazing pie crusts!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks for sharing, Becky!

  • anne

    My favorite memory with my mom: I was driving her to an appointment and the sunset was so beautiful we just pulled over, got out of the car, and stood by the side of the road, holding hands and watching the sky change. Her sister happened to drive by, and later told her she thought we were nuts. But we were so happy, and we were together. I miss her so much (this is my sixth Mother’s Day without her).

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I love this story! Thank you so much for sharing, Anne!

  • JC

    My mom and I are so close that I have so many favorite memories. When we were kids she used to send us to the local convenience store for candy bars or Snowballs. (She’s thin as a rail and very energetic, but loves her sweets.) This was over 30 yrs ago. FYI – I love anything oatmeal/raisin and anything Le Creuset. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for this giveaway offer.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you for sharing your memories, JC!

  • Anne B

    Anna…I buy Bon Maman jam all the time. I would love it smeared all over one of these lovely oatmeal and raisin scones! The shot of these beauties in the setting sunlight is my favorite! : )

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Aww, thanks so much, my sweet friend!

  • Berta isabel venegas

    I am very lucky to have my mother with me, and I love talking to her about her childhood.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Berta!

  • Lisa

    I loved that mom stayed home to care for us instead of working even though it meant we pinched pennies a lot. Baking, canning, crafting, sports…she did it all with us! Now I stay home with our four kids and I LOVE every minute of it!! :-)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay for SAHM!! Thanks, Lisa!

  • http://twitter.com/amourbeurre Michelle Kuhn

    My mom would make us after school snacks and talk to us about anything right after we got back from school and before we headed off to our sports or clubs for the night!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      That is so sweet! Thanks for sharing, Michelle!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.lammers.7 Jeffrey Lammers

    My mom was and still is always there for me and my family. She loves her grandchildren and does everything and anything for them.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks for sharing, Jeffrey!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06729516870952658426 Audrey

    Probably just the conversations we’ve had, and I always loved it when she read to me as a kid.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      We love reading together too! Thank you for sharing, Audrey!

  • curryandcomfort

    That jam jar is adorable!! My mother is my best friend…. we are like to kids sometimes (especially in the kitchen). :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Awww, so sweet :) Thanks, Ramona!

  • Linda K.

    I’ve always enjoyed cooking and baking with my mom.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Linda!

  • jabmorris

    I just love talking to my mom. I like how the light was falling on the scones.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Aww, thank you!

  • http://justforfoodies.blogspot.com/ Colette

    Oatmeal in scones, that’s something I’m going to try for breakfast this w/end.

  • jessica

    Favorite memories with my mom involve her teaching me how to cook!

  • mark

    Mom’s rock!!

  • http://twitter.com/DearCreatives DearCreatives

    Hi Anna, I got your email & sent a reply! (let me know if you don’t get it) Thank you so much I was excited to find out I won! Thanks again!! Theresa @ DearCreatives.com