Breakfast

Maple Oat Pecan Scones

Buttery oat scones packed with pecans are brushed with a scrumptious maple glaze and drizzled with a powdered sugar glaze. Scones have to be one of my favorite quick and delicious breakfast items to make.  Sweet maple flavor combined with hearty oats and pecans make these the perfect choice for a chilly fall morning.

Maple Oat Pecan Scones

Maple Oat Pecan Scones

Ingredients

For The Scones:

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans

For Maple Glaze:

  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk water

For Powered Sugar Drizzle:

  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Using a food processor or blender, finely grind oats.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with fit the paddle attachment mix mix flour, oats, sugar, salt and baking powder.Add the butter and toss with a fork to coat with the flour mixture. Mix on medium-low speed until the texture resembles coarse cornmeal, with the butter pieces no larger than small peas.
  4. Add maple syrup and mix well.
  5. In a two cup glass measuring cup, combine heavy cream, egg and maple extract; mix well.
  6. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and mix well.
  7. Add pecans and mix just to incorporate.
  8. Place dough on a lightly floured surface. Flour your hands and knead and pat dough into a 8 to 10 inch circle; cut into 8 wedges. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until light brown. Place on wire rack to cool.
  10. While the scones are cooling, make the maple glaze by mixing the powdered sugar, maple extract, and  milk together until smooth. When scones are cool, use a pastry brush to spread maple glaze over the top of each scone. Allow to firm.
  11. While the maple glaze is firming, combine all of the ingredients for the powdered sugar glaze. Drizzle over each scone and allow the icing to dry before serving (about an hour).

Notes

Source: adapted from Food.com

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