Kara, from Creations by Kara is here today, sharing this YUMMY recipe!
Loaded with hearty oats and pecans, then drizzled with a tasty maple glaze, these maple nut oat scones are sure to make any morning a little sweeter!
I already have several awesome recipes for scones, but I love trying out new flavor variations. I am a big fan of scones with fruit and nuts, but my kiddos prefer a more plain scone. I like to pack them with a little nutrition, so this version is filled with fiber from whole wheat, oats, and nuts. My kids were none the wiser, and gobbled them up just as fast as a plate of doughnuts. Score!
These scones have a nice sweet flavor from the brown sugar, and they are good just on their own. But of course the maple glaze on top makes them extra special!
I actually ended up having some glaze left over, but you can slather it on if you prefer.
If you’ve never had a homemade scone before, you are really missing out! They are amazing warm from the oven, but leftovers can be re-heated in the microwave for a few seconds. They are a perfect on the go breakfast or snack.
Go on, give ’em a try. I bet you’ll like them!
Maple Nut Oatmeal Scones
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup freshly ground wheat flour
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup cold butter cubed
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 tsp maple flavoring
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp maple flavoring
- dash of salt
- 1-2 Tbsp milk
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, oats, pecans, baking powder, soda, salt, and brown sugar.
Use a pastry cutter to cut in the butter till it is pea sized.
Add the buttermilk and maple flavoring and stir lightly just till flour is moistened. If you need to, you can add a couple more teaspoons of buttermilk. Don't overwork the dough.
Dump dough onto a lightly sprayed or floured counter top. Press together, then cut into 2 pieces.
Press each section into a 6" circle. Cut in 8 wedges and place on lightly greased or lined cookie sheets.
Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or till lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes, then drizzle with glaze.
Stir together glaze ingredients, adding milk as needed. Drizzle over scones.