Apple maple oat scones topped with maple glaze are a delightful breakfast, brunch, or English teatime treat. They’re an easy to make vegetarian recipe. 

Oatmeal apple maple scones on a cooling wrack with a bowl of maple glaze.

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- 
A little girl eating breakfast at Jeannine's restaurant in Santa Barbara, CA.
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? 

Delicious apple maple scones make a wonderful breakfast, brunch, or English teatime treat.

Yield: about 8

Apple Maple Scones

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 49 minutes

Delightful oatmeal apple scones with a maple glaze are a wonderful vegetarian recipe for breakfast or tea time.

Apple oatmeal scones on a cooling rack are covered with a maple glaze.


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 322mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 14gProtein: 5g

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