Recipe by Juenessa
Easy to make, moist and flavorful! My husband loves these. He says they taste like a cinnamon roll and I say that they are MUCH easier and quicker to make than cinnamon rolls. Try them! This is one of the ultimate comfort foods, in my opinion.
Top Review by luvcook'n
These are wonderful...I just took them out of the oven and let them cool a few...now as I write this...I am eating ;D Lovely texture and great cinnamon flavour. I used Honan cinnamon from China. These are great when you are craving cinnamon buns...but not a lengthy process!!! These need more than 5 stars. Thank you for a great recipe that will be made lots.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (I use 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 white)
- 1 cup rolled oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
- 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar, plus
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter or 8 tablespoons margarine, chilled and cut into pieces
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup toasted chopped pecans
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 3⁄4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 3 -4 teaspoons orange juice or 3 -4 teaspoons milk
- 1 -2 teaspoon orange zest, grated
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat oven to 425°F.
- Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
- In food processor, combine flour, oats, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, baking powder and salt; mix well.
- Cut butter into 5-6 pieces, add to food processor, and pulse until butter is size of small peas--do not over pulse.
- Transfer dry mixture to larger bowl.
- In small bowl, combine milk, egg and vanilla; blend well.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients all at once; stir with fork or rubber spatula until dry ingredients are moistened.
- In another small bowl, combine remaining 2 tablespoons granulated sugar with the pecans and cinnamon; mix well.
- Sprinkle evenly over dough in bowl; gently stir batter to swirl in cinnamon mixture (Do not blend completely.).
- Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
- Bake 11-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack; cool 5 minutes.***.
- In small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, grated orange zest and enough orange juice or milk for desired consistency; mix until smooth.
- Drizzle over top of warm scones.
- Serve warm.
- ***When I make these, I have 9 scones and it takes 18 minutes to bake them in my oven.