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!!!

Enter the giveaway using the rafflecopter widget below. It may take a moment to load up, so please, be patient.

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

  1. 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!

  2. 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 :)

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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”

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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…

  12. 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!

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

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  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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).

  17. 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.

  18. 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! : )

  19. 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!! :-)

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

  21. 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

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