Monday, April 15, 2013 / 17 Comments / , , , , , , , ,

Apple Maple Scones


I know, I know. This seems like a recipe I would normally post in fall or winter. It was a special request from miss B, and I wasn't planning to post the recipe here, but these scones were so good I had to share. I took the girls to Jeannine's, our favorite bakery/brunch restaurant last week and they shared apple maple scones and this glorious plate of fruit- 
As usual, the girls loved the sweet buttery scones. A few days later they were asking for more, so I decided to try making a healthier version at home. You probably have all the necessary ingredients at home already and they take just a few minutes to mix up. You're going to love them for breakfast or an after-school snack. Tea party, anyone? 


Read more after the jump! 


Healthy Apple Maple Scones 

makes about 8 

1 1/2 cups all-purpose or gluten free all-purpose flour 
1 1/2 cups rolled oats 
1 tablespoon baking powder 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/4 cup Earth Balance, coconut oil, or butter, melted
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup milk 
1 large egg, lightly beaten 
1/4 cup apple sauce 
1/4 cup maple syrup (I recommend sugar-free and used one by Nature's Hollow which is sweetened with Xylitol) plus 2 tablespoons for glaze  
1 apple, diced 
1/2 cup confectioners sugar 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with a silpat or parchment paper. 

In the bowl of a food processor or blender, pulse flour, oats, baking powder, salt, and butter until oats are coarsely to finely ground. Pour apple cider vinegar into a small bowl with the milk. With a rubber spatula, stir in egg, apple sauce, milk/apple cider vinegar mixture, 1/4 cup maple syrup, and apple. Drop rounded 1/3 cup balls of dough onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake 12-14 minutes until tops are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. 

In a small bowl, whisk together remaining 2 tablespoons syrup and confectioners sugar until smooth. Pour maple glaze over cooled scones.

*Gluten Free Option:
Be sure to buy gluten free oats as they are often contaminated by wheat. Be sure to use gluten free all-purpose flour. I like Trader Joe's brand.


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