Maple Pecan Scones

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Christiana George
Christiana George
Welcome to The Tart Tart, my not-so-tart take on food, writing, and photography. I decided to start up this sucker after repeated nagging from Chris, my fiance, who cannot understand why the sight of a farmer’s market would send me into ecstatic convulsions (okay, total overstatement. I can be quite the histrionic at times).With that said, my interests, though chiefly in food, also span fashion, design, literature, and photography. So don’t mind the seemingly non sequitur odds and ends I toss in posts at times.

Maple season has finally started.  Thank goodness, because I am all out of my father’s maple syrup. I actually had to buy a bottle of maple syrup at the grocery store to make these. 

I do miss living close to my parents and popping over to their house during maple season.  The smell of boiling maple water is intoxicating.  And having that first sip of freshly made, piping hot maple syrup is the best.  Good thing we will be heading up north again soon.  My kids love being at the sugar house.  And my daughter is looking forward to seeing some snow again.  After spending the past week in flip flops, I sure don’t look forward to packing all our winter gear.

Don’t tell my dad, but the maple syrup at the grocery store was actually pretty good.  I’ve been making a lot of waffles lately and the kids have been slathering them with maple syrup.  They have been fortunate enough to have grown up on grandpapa’s maple syrup.  They have no idea who Aunt Jemima is.

I based this recipe off my Cranberry Ginger Scones.  I really love the texture the quick oats give the scones and I love how the brushed on milk gives it a nice golden color.  I just replaced the honey with maple syrup and the dried cranberries and ginger chips with pecans and white chocolate chips.

For the glaze I swapped out vanilla extract for some maple extract and sprinkled a few more chopped pecans on top.  I got a little lazy and didn’t place the scones on the cooling rack to drizzle on the glaze, I just did it on a sheet of waxed paper.  Less to clean up.

The scones came out with just the right amount of sweetness, they are not super sweet like a dessert.  They are perfect for breakfast or snack with a nice cup of coffee.  The pecans give them a nice crunch and the cinnamon adds a punch of spice.

Maple Pecan Scones

by The Sweet Chick

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

Cook Time: 13-15 minutes

Keywords: bake breakfast snack maple syrup cinnamon quick oats pecans scones American spring

Ingredients (12 scones)

For the scones

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup

For the topping

  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1-2 teaspoons sugar

For the glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon maple essence/extract


For the scones

Preheat oven to 425° F.

In a stand mixer, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, oats, pecans, and white chocolate chips.

Cut up butter and add to flour mixture, mixing on low speed for 1 minute.

In a small bowl mix egg and milk until blended and add to the flour mixture.

Then add maple syrup and mix on low speed until fully incorporated. The batter will be a dough like consistency.

With a large scoop, place dough onto a greased cookie sheet. Do not flatten.

For the topping

Brush the tops and sides of each scone with milk and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake for 13-15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

Remove from oven and carefully place scones on cooling rack with wax paper underneath. (Scones will be extra hot due to the sugar.)

For the glaze

In a small bowl whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and maple essence/extract until smooth.

Using the whisk, drizzle the scones with as much or as little glaze as you prefer.

Grab a cup of coffee. Dunk, eat, and enjoy!

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