Tender, whole-grain treats in honor of Veterans Day.
Credit: Photo: Randy Mayor

Make one batch at a time when doubling up on these Stars and Stripes–inspired breakfast beauts so that the dough doesn't get overworked. A light kneading is all you need. Old-fashioned oats contribute a delightful hearty texture to these patriotic goodies; toasting them before mixing into the batter provides a robust flavor boost. With their golden crust, scones happen to be great travelers. Just pack them in an airtight container, and deliver some sweet morning glory to your own special hero.

If you have trouble finding dried blueberries, swap in additional dried cherries or another tender dried fruit. Toasted nuts would also make a dandy substitution and provide textural contrast.

View Recipe: Red, White, and Blue Toasted Oat Scones