Between falling asleep on the couch at 8:30 last night and daylight savings time ending, it’s no surprise I woke up before 5 am on my first day off in 9 days. I wasn’t really that bummed though, because getting such an early start just meant I’d be able to spend some time in the kitchen, go for a run, and do some pilates….and still make it to church on time! =) I love not being rushed.

It seems fall has definitely arrive here in Tennessee. The leaves are getting pretty and the nights cooler. While pumpkin dominates most people’s fall baking, let’s not overlook maple. These maple oat scones were crazy good. Like seriously, I ate 4 in one day! =) I love the combination of the oat and maple flavors…and the maple glaze? Well, that just took them over the top. If you’re eating them for breakfast you might want to go easy on the glaze as Jordan thought they were almost too sweet for breakfast. Say, what?? I don’t think that’s possible ;). Enjoy!

Maple Oat Scones
for the scones:
1-1/2 cups white whole wheat
3/4 cups quick cooking oats
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter, cold
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp maple extract

for the glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp maple extract
1/2 tbsp maple syrup
1-2 tbsp milk

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or spray lightly with non-stick spray.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking powder and salt. Cut butter into flour mixture until no pieces are larger than pea. (You can use a pastry cutter, two knives, or even the paddle attachment on your stand mixer.)
3. Add syrup, buttermilk, and extracts to dry ingredients. Stir (by hand) just until the dough comes together.
4. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and cut into 6 pieces (circles, triangles, squares, whatever you like). Place dough onto baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minute or until golden brown.
Transfer scones to a wire rack and allow to cool slightly before drizzling with glaze.
5. In small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, maple extract, and maple syrup. Add 1-2 tbsp milk or until glaze is desired consistency. Drizzle over scones.
Makes 6

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