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!
- 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.