Having tea or coffee with a friend is one of my very favorite things to do in life. Making a special treat to go along side our hot beverage makes me even happier. It really does. These scones make me happy. Easy to make. And yummy. Totally yummy. How can you go wrong when you put maple syrup, chopped pecans and oats together to make a crumbly sweet scone topped off with a fabulous glaze? You just can't!
Invite a friend (or two or three or more) over and bake up a batch of these scones. They will make everyone happy!
Glazed Maple Oat Pecan Scones
(recipe discovered on food.com)
1 cup oats (quick or old-fashioned)
1 1/2 cups flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking powder
2 Tbsp maple syrup
2 1/2 Tbsp cold butter (cut into small pieces)
1/2 cup half and half or heavy cream
1/2 - 3/4 tsp maple extract
2/3 cup chopped pecans
Maple Glaze Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp maple extract (I used 1 Tbsp real maple syrup instead)
5 tsp water
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
2. Using a food processor or blender, finely grind the oats.
3. Mix together flour, oats, sugar, salt and baking powder in a large bowl. Add in maple syrup and butter pieces - mix well all together.
4. In a small bowl beat together egg, cream and maple extract. Pour mixture into flour mixture and mix until combined.
5. Add in chopped pecans and mix just until incorporated.
6. Place dough onto a floured surface and gently pat into an 8-10" circle and cut into 8 lovely wedges.
7. Place wedges onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until lightly brown.
8. Make glaze while scones are baking. Combine powdered sugar, maple extract (or the real stuff) and water all together until smooth in a medium bowl. Adjust water to get to the desired consistency.
9. Remove scones from oven to a wire rack to cool for about 5-7 minutes before pouring glaze over them. Allow scones to dry with glaze on them about 15 minutes before serving.
Happy Glazed Maple Oat Pecan Scone Baking!