Sunday, November 13, 2011

Maple-Oatmeal Scones

It's no secret that scones are my favorite breakfast treat. Give me a big fluffy scone from Great Harvest any day of the week, and I'm a happy girl. (Never mind the sugar crash that comes 2 hours later...)


I'm always on the look-out for new flavors to try, and when I saw this maple-oatmeal scone recipe, I just had to make it. I even splurged on real maple syrup! (Not the fake pancake syrup... sorry Mrs. Butterworth, you don't quite cut it for genuine maple flavor.) 



These are crisp on the outside and light and flaky on the inside, with a subtle maple flavor. The oats give them a bit of heartiness, and the pecans a nice buttery crunch. Walnuts would be just as good, I'm sure.




These delicious scones are perfect for fall, so hurry up and make them before the dreaded S-word comes! (Although I'm really looking forward to some snow... I'm in desperate need of a snow day. And there's something quite magical about running through freshly fallen snow. Remind me that when it's still snowing in March.)

Maple-Oatmeal Scones


  • For scones
    •  cups all-purpose flour
    • ¾ cups oatmeal
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    •  teaspoons baking powder
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    •  cup cold butter, diced
    • ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts
    • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
    • ½ cup buttermilk or half & half
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    • ½ teaspoon maple extract
  • For maple glaze
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 2-3 tablespoons milk
    • ½ teaspoon maple extract

Method

Preheat oven to 400*F. Grease a baking sheet.

In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter using two knives (or your fingers) until crumbly. Stir in chopped nuts.

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together maple syrup, buttermilk, and extracts. Pour into flour mixture and stir until dough just comes together.

Flip dough out onto floured surface and pat into a 1-inch thick circle. Slice into 6 wedges and place on prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 16-20 minutes, until scones are golden brown.

While scones cool, prepare glaze. Combine powdered sugar, milk, and maple extract until smooth. Add more powdered sugar or more milk to get the desired consistency. Drizzle over cooled scones.


Source: Baking Bites


Other delicious scone recipes:


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Besides eating scones yesterday, I tackled a kitchen project that I've been putting off for awhile - cleaning out the refrigerator and cabinets!


Ever since we moved into our house (oh... 6 months ago) my kitchen cabinets have been a mess. Stuff was just stashed wherever it would fit, and didn't really have any organization to it at all. 


STUFF!

EVERYWHERE!
My Business Man says that my new organization still doesn't make any sense, but at least it does to me! Haha.


My happy cabinet! Sprinkles, oatmeal, cereal... all the best things in life.

Apparently I thought there might be a Jell-O shortage, the way I have stocked up. And we don't even eat Jell-O. What the junk?!

The basics... this is a high shelf, so things I don't need everyday.

Another favorite... definitely in this cabinet everyday.
We finished off the night with Buffalo Chicken Nachoes and a rental movie on the couch. No better way to spend a Saturday night.


These weren't exactly what I was shooting for... so no recipe. I will try again though, because I think they have the potential to be awesome!

3 comments:

Running Girl said...

Um, nachos + scones? YUM. I'm getting hungry looking at your post! I love baking scones, so I will definitely be trying this recipe.

Cortney @ Nerd on the Run said...

You and those scones!! <3 them!!!

Gossip Kitteh said...

My parents are coming this weekend and I'm going to make these scones! Thanks for the recipe!

 
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