1/2 cup milk
2 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 1/2 TBSP baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
9 TBSP cold butter, cut into pieces
1 egg, lightly beaten
Whisk together milk and syrup and set aside. Combine flour, oatmeal, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or two knives until it looks like pebbles on a beach. Add the milk and syrup mixture and stir just until blended. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead lightly, just enough to bring the dough together. Pat into a 1 inch thick square (trim the edges if desired), and slice into 9 equal pieces. Brush the tops with the egg, and sprinkle with sugar.
Arrange 1/4 inch apart on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, and bake at 400˚ for 20-25 minutes, until tops are golden brown.
Original recipe from www.101cookbooks.com