I am a BIG fan of scones. Such a big fan that when we sing Fancy around here, we change the words to be “Can’t you taste this scone?” It makes sense. Why wouldn’t Iggy like this delectable breakfast bite? I know I do. So when I received my email for the Secret Recipe Club and saw that my partner, Avril, had a bunch of delicious scone recipes, I was super excited! Have you seen Avril’s blog, Baking and Creating with Avril yet? If not, you simply must head over there now. So many delicious recipes, it was certainly hard to choose just one.
In the end, I went with the maple oat pecan scones. I love how the maple syrup gives them just the right touch of sweetness. Not too much, just right. Avril topped hers with a maple glaze that is absolutely to-die-for but I opted to skip it. I wanted to pack these for breakfast and glaze – while amazingly sweet and delicious – tends to be a little sticky. They are perfect without it but if you are choosing to make them for company, whip up some glaze and have it on the side for guests.
Be sure to head over and check out Avril’s fantastic recipes! And also, check out the Secret Recipe Club and all the delicious foods, treats and goodies other members have made time around. It’s not to be missed!
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
- 2 1/2 Tbsp. cold butter, cut into cubes
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup half and half
- 1/2 tsp. maple extract
- 2/3 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a food processor, grind the oats until they are fine. Add in flour, sugar, salt and baking powder until well mixed.
- Add in maple syrup and butter and pulse until combined.
- In a bowl, beat together egg, cream and extract. Pour into the food processor and mix until fully combined. Fold in pecans.
- Place on a floured surface and pat into a 10" circle. Cut into 8 slices, much like a pizza.
- Place the wedges onto a baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes until lightly browned.