Maple-Nut Scones

With a 20-minute prep time, these scones can be baking in the oven while you're family's still asleep!

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 8

Ingredients

Topping

3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
2
tablespoons granulated sugar
2
tablespoons finely chopped nuts, toasted*
2
tablespoons firm butter or margarine

Scones

2
cups all-purpose flour
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup firm butter or margarine
1/2
cup coarsely chopped nuts, toasted*
1/3
cup pure maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup
1
egg
About 2 tablespoons milk
Additional milk
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F (375°F for dark or nonstick cookie sheet). In small bowl, mix 3 tablespoons flour, the granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons nuts. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter, using pastry blender or fork, until crumbly; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix 2 cups flour, the brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in 1/2 cup butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in 1/2 cup nuts. Stir in maple syrup, egg and just enough of the 2 tablespoons milk so dough leaves side of bowl and starts to form a ball.
  • 3 Place dough on lightly floured surface; gently roll in flour to coat. Knead lightly 10 times. Pat or roll into 8-inch circle on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush with additional milk. Sprinkle with topping. Cut into 8 wedges, but do not separate.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; carefully separate wedges. Serve warm.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Scone
    Calories
    390
    (
    Calories from Fat
    200),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    22g
    22%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    65mg
    65%;
    Sodium
    300mg
    300%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    43g
    43%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    15g
    15%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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