We tried these this morning, and I was surprised how addicting they are. Your first bight your like, “Ok, these are ok.” And you walk away, and before you know it your thinking, “I gotta have another bite of that.” They taste super yummy healthy, which is totally my style when it comes to my taste in breakfast, and the cherry gives it a sweet tart flavor that was good with the raw sugar on top. The only suggestion I would make is, it doesn’t ask you to cut up the cherries, and I cut them in fourths and still felt like the cherries needed to be spread more evenly throughout. So cut the dried cherries into small pieces and then add them to the batter.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 1/2 cup honey beer
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1 teaspoon raw sugar
  • Fresh fruit and cherry preserves (optional)
Directions
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Combine flours, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt in bowl of electric stand mixer. With mixer on low, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine beer, mild and egg in medium bowl; stir into flour mixture. Stir in (chopped) cherries. Turn onto floured surface; knead gently 4 times.
Shape dough into ball and place on ungreased baking sheet. Pat into 8-inch circle. Score dough into 8 wedges (do not separate). Sprinkle with raw sugar. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into wedges. Serve with fruit preserves, if desired.
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