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.