Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
granola and apple
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄3 cup butter, chilled and cut into 6 or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup buttermilk
- 1 large apple, peeled and diced
- 1⁄3 cup granola cereal (broken up, if large chunks)
- brown sugar, for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
- Add the butter to the flour mixture and rub it in with your fingertips, working until mixture is sandy and the butter seems fairly evenly distributed, with a few larger bits, but none larger than a pea.
- Stir in 1/2 cup buttermilk (reserving the rest), the apple and the granola. Add the remaining buttermilk 1 tbsp at a time until the dough comes together into a ball. It should not be too sticky, nor should it be floury. Add back an additional tablespoon of flour if your dough becomes too wet.
- Divide ball into two equal discs about 1-inch thick and cut each disc into quarters. Place triangular scones on a parchment-lined baking sheet and sprinkle with brown sugar.
- Bake for about 20 minutes at 400F until light golden brown. The bottoms should be browned.
- Cool on a wire rack for at least 5-10 minutes before serving. Scones can be eaten warm or at room temperature.
These were very, very TASTY scones. The apple made them soft and fruity yet they still had a wonderfully flaky scones texture. The addition of the granola gave them a slight crunch, which suited them very well. I sprinkled some cinnamon sugar on top, which I thought was great! I also added some raisins to the batter, since I luv the combination of raisins and apples and also thought it would be nice with the granola. That way they had a lot of fruit sweetness so that I reduced the sugar to less than 1/8 cup. That was still sweet enough for me. I will definitely make these often again since they are so yummy and really quick to make as well. I got 11 scones out of the full recipe and they were gobbled up so fast that Ill double it next time, I think. Thanks so much for sharing this gem of a recipe, swirlycinnacakes!