Scones are one of the most often requested breakfast treats in our house. On a weekend morning, they are both a treat and a simple item to make. As opposed to cinnamon rolls or bagels, which require kneading and rising, scones are made simply with a little mixing and baking. For this minimal effort, we receive a delicious baked good.
Typically when I make scones I make two varieties: chocolate chip for the kids and blueberry/white chocolate for my husband and me. However, the other weekend I decided to try something new. With just two of the kids and myself at home, I decided to make a single batch that all of us would like. As we all like oatmeal cookies and maple syrup, this recipe seemed like a guaranteed success.
The results? We did enjoy these scones, and their nice maple flavor. However, it does seem that our current favorites have kept their number one spot, with maple oatmeal taking a close second.
These scones can be made plain, as displayed on the right. For a moister scone, topping each with maple glaze is a nice addition.
Maple Oatmeal Scones
2 cups flour
1/2 cup whole oats
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
2 Tb. maple syrup
1/2 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 375.
In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut butter into smaller pieces and add to bowl. Blend with a pastry blender or two forks until the butter is the size of peas. Stir in pecans.
In a small bowl or large liquid measuring cup, whisk together egg, maple syrup, and buttermilk. Slowly add to dry ingredients, stirring to combine. Transfer dough to a floured work surface, and pat into a 8-10 inch circle. Cut into 8 wedges, sprinkle each with sugar, and transfer to a baking sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until bottoms are golden.
Transfer to a baking rack and allow to cool slightly. Drizzle maple glaze on scones.
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tb. maple syrup
Combine sugar and maple syrup in a small bowl. Add milk 1 teaspoon at a time until the glaze has reached the desired consistency.