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.
- 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
- 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.
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.
I regreat having to give this a lower rating than I normally do. The scones just turned out very mealy and didn't really *taste* whole lot like anything. I did use 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 white flour, as suggested. Amd I omitted the pecans. But other than that, made the recipe as directed. Sorry, I just didn't care for it.
Great scone recipe- easy to make and delicious to eat. My hubby is an extremely picky eater, especially when it comes to sweets of any kind. These were perfect- not too sweet, enough to fill a craving and great with a cup of coffee for breakfast. He had two before I had time to get the 2nd batch out of the oven!