Unsure if you can make your own scones at home? Our easy to follow simple recipe for a delicious homemade Maple Almond Scone will change your mind. These delectable treats of English Irish origin have become an American favorite to accompany tea and coffee. Originally made plain to be enjoyed with jam or preserves, they now exist in a multitude of flavors.
Scones are light, with a biscuit–like texture, and they are only slightly sweetened. The traditional recipe includes flour, milk, sugar, butter, and eggs. Our recipe has slight modifications to make the process fail-proof while adding a gourmet touch with our Once Again Maple Almond Butter. You can choose to use either oat flour or all-purpose flour— both choices work well in this recipe. The addition of the Greek yogurt adds a creamy texture and allows us to use just one egg. Moreover, instead of traditional butter, we used coconut oil.
Coconut oil when stored at room temperature should be solid (at a temperature of approximately 68 degrees Fahrenheit). It is easier to cut the coconut oil into the flour and sugar mixture using it this way. While using a pastry cutter (or two forks work), cut the coconut oil into the mixture until you have the consistency of wet sand. The mixture clumps together when you pick it up but easily falls apart like sand. This is the trickier part of this Maple Almond Scones recipe. From here, just add the other ingredients and mix. The dough is easy to work with and only requires mixing until it comes together. Place flour on a surface to work the dough into a round shape and cut into triangles for baking.
It should only take fifteen minutes in the oven to bake. They will be slightly crumbly but soft inside. Let them cool completely before enjoying with a cup of tea or java! For an added gourmet touch, drizzle them with our White Chocolate Hazelnut Butter while they are slightly warm.
It really is much easier to make homemade scones than you probably imagine.
And as for a bonus–, no unusual ingredients are needed. You likely have everything you need to make them today; for more luscious experimentation, feel free to use any of our nut or seed butters instead of our Maple Almond Butter. They all work extremely well!
Maple Almond Scones
Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Carolina Jantac, MS, RD, LD
These magnificent scones are so easy to prepare! They come together quickly and are delicious with a cup of coffee or tea.
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/3 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon of baking powder
pinch of salt optional, and to taste
1/2 cup of coconut oil cold
1 large egg
1/3 cup of Once Again Maple Almond Butter
1/4 cup of Greek yogurt plain
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
1/4 cup of Once Again Amore Organic Spread Almond with White Chocolate
Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment and set aside.
In a large bowl, add 2 cups flour, sugar, baking powder, and whisk to combine.
Add the coconut oil which should be hard, cold, or at room temperature, and with a pastry cutter or two forks, work it into the flour mixture. Some larger pea-sized clumps are okay; set the bowl aside.
In a small bowl, add the egg, almond butter, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, and mix to combine until smooth.
Pour the wet mixture over the dry, and fold until just combined; do not overmix or scones will be tough. If dough seems very crumbly or is not coming together, add a little more Greek yogurt, one tablespoon at a time, until moist enough to come together.
Place on a lightly floured work surface and pat dough into an 8-inch round, approximately 2 inches high.
With a large knife or pizza cutter, slice round into 8 equal-sized wedges.
Transfer wedges to a prepared baking sheet spaced at least 2-inches apart. Bake for about 12 to 15 minutes, or until scones are very lightly golden and cooked through. They set more as they cool; it is critical not to overbake or scones will be dry. Remove them from the oven and let them cool; then using a pastry bag or just a fork, drizzle the Once Again Amore as the drizzle and then serve!
Enjoy them within the next two days for best tasting and freshest scones. Do not worry, they likely will not last that long because they are so delicious!