My little sister is in town this week from Arizona, so her and my nephews came over this morning for a play date at the house and it felt SO good to have her home in Minnesota. I miss her so much everyday. The girls woke at the crack of dawn and I wasn't planning on baking up an bunch of stuff but all of a sudden I was standing at the kitchen aid measuring flour and chopping cherries. It usually happens like that. Anyways, I LOVED how this turned out. All the ingredients into one bowl, mixed and then molded onto floured wax paper made for a low maintenance yet magical scone cake. These could easily be formed into small balls as actual scones but I love the way it felt a little extra special being turned into a pie or cake-like beauty.
The pie was large and could serve up to 16 people depending on your preference of serving. My friend, Mama, sister and our kids nearly polished the entire pie off ourself though, I should be honest! I could see this working well to freeze and pull out if unexpected guests arrive to play.
Cherry Pollen Scone Cake
1 1/3 cups of all purpose flour
1 cup bread flour
6 Tablespoons of brown sugar
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
a dash of salt
3/4 cup of whole milk yogurt (or coconut yogurt alternative)
1 teaspoon of vanilla
6 Tablespoons of butter (about a half a stick, add a little more if you're feeling buttery)
1/2 cup frozen chopped cherries (could be replaced with any frozen fruit)
one squeeze of honey (I used a plant based Slippery Elm Bee Free Honee made from apples. So delish!)
One squeeze of maple syrup
1 Tablespoon of Bee Pollen
2 1/2 cups of oats
Combine in mixer. Mix until ingredients are woven together. Place on baking sheet with floured parchment paper. Bake at 400 degrees for YIKES, you'll have to watch for the time. I think I did 20 minutes but I got distracted with the girls and I've never been a timer type girl. (I'm working on it) It should look 'almost' done and will finish cooking in the center while it cools for about 15 minutes.
Serve with drizzled honey and sprinkled bee pollen on top!