Maple Oat Nut Scones

Maple Oat Nut Scones

(8 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 cup quick or Old Fashioned oats
  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons brown 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 half and half or heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 2/3 cup pecans - chopped

  • For The Topping:
  • 1 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 5 teaspoons warm water
The gold standard for this type of scone is usually considered to be the Maple Oat Pecan Scone that they sell at Starbucks coffee shops. I'm a big fan of those scones so I judged the flavor and texture of these homemade scones accordingly. Like the commercial scone, this recipe produces a crumbly, yet still soft cake. The amount of pecans in the homemade version is more than you get at Starbucks. The amount of sweetness and the intensity of the maple flavor is very similar. Judging against the Starbucks version, I give this recipe a score of 4.8 out of 5. In other words, A+. I really liked these scones! (This recipe was submitted in 2003. It was tested and photographed in September 2014.)

Maple Oat Nut Scones

How To Make Maple Oat Nut Scones

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Pulse flour, oats, sugar, salt, and baking powder in food processor to finely grind the oats. Add the butter and pulse to blend.

In a small bowl, beat the egg with the cream, maple syrup and maple extract. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and pulse again.

Place dough on a floured surface. Knead in the pecans lightly. Pat dough into a 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch thick circle and cut into 8 wedges.

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place wedges on top and bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until light brown.

Remove scones from oven to wire rack. Let cool about 5 minutes.

Mix maple glaze topping ingredients until smooth. Spread lots of glaze over each scone and dry about 15 minutes before serving.

Makes 8 scones.

Homemade Maple Oat Nut Scones

Cooking Notes From Mr Breakfast:

The heavy cream in this recipe can be replaced with milk. To guarantee optimum moistness, consider replacing the cream with plain or vanilla yogurt. If desired, you could also add 1/3 cup of raisins when you fold in the nuts. Walnuts pieces or almond slices could replace the pecans if that's what you have on hand.

Homemade Maple Oat Nut Scones

A Homemade Maple Oat Nut Scone

Maple oat scones with pleasing bits of pecans and a sweet maple glaze frosting. Just like the ones at Starbucks!

Mr Breakfast would like to thank muffin for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Maple Oat Nut Scones?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 3 votes.

From needs molasses

Everyone copies the same recipe, that is not really that close. If you go to the Starbucks site, you can see that there is molasses and brown sugar in the scones.

Comment submitted: 11/15/2009 (#9044)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Gussiecat (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

I really like this recipe! I toast my pecans & carmelize them in sugar (and of course let them cool!) before adding them to the mix. Even more like Starbucks! Even better, these come together really quickly and freeze well.

Comment submitted: 9/24/2007 (#3634)

From WABaker
Rating (out of 5):  

These are sooo yummy!! I've subbed vanilla soy milk for the half and half and it makes them a little lower in fat, but still tastes great.

Comment submitted: 5/20/2007 (#2461)

From jane
Rating (out of 5):  

Muffin is correct. Just like Starbucks!

Comment submitted: 5/4/2007 (#2333)

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