This recipe had me a “cinnamon”. I absolutely adore the spice. The thought of making something with the flavor of a cinnamon bun but without the yeast…now, that’s my kind of recipe! I came across this recipe on Pinterest a long time ago and just got around to making it.
I was hoping to find a recipe that was just as over-the-top cinnamony as my Cinnamon Swirl Pancake recipe. Those bad boys are to die for!
Compliments of It’s a Keeper
2 cups flour
1 cup old fashioned oats uncooked
1/4 cup PLUS 2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into pieces
3/4 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
For the Glaze:
3/4 cup confectioners sugar
3 to 4 teaspoons milk
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
In large bowl, combine flour, rolled oats, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, baking powder and salt; mix well. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, combine milk, egg and vanilla; blend well. Add 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 toasted chopped 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 prepared cookie sheet.
Bake scones for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar and enough orange juice for desired glaze consistency; mix until smooth. Drizzle over top of warm scones. Serve warm.
Is It a Keeper?
Oh yeah! These were absolutely delish! They are best when served warm — with a healthy slathering of butter. It just melts in there and makes everything so perfectly…perfect!
I loved that this recipe incorporated oats and pecans into the dough. They added such nice texture. And, the glaze just took them over the top! These would be absolutely perfect for a brunch. I’m definitely going to be making them this year for Christmas morning!
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