Apple Scones with Oats and Maple Syrup

Delicious oat-apple scones with a hint of cinnamon and maple. A true breakfast treat.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
12 scones


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup finely ground oats

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 3 tablespoons cold butter

  • 2 medium apples, peeled and shredded

  • ¼ cup half-and-half

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoons vanilla-flavored maple syrup


  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.

  2. Mix flour, oats, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender. Add shredded apples and mix to distribute. Stir in half-and-half, egg, and maple syrup. Mix until dough holds its shape but is still fairly sticky; do not overmix.

  3. Turn dough out onto a floured board and pat into a circle about 1/2-inch thick. Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Brush the top of the dough with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Cut into 12 wedges and place on baking sheets at least 1 inch apart.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 13 to 15 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute 2 tablespoons maple syrup and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract for the vanilla-flavored maple syrup.

You can frost these with a powdered sugar glaze if you like. Use 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and about 5 teaspoons water. Make sure the glaze is very thick.

I use this basic recipe (minus apples and cinnamon) for all my scones, just varying them with blueberries or chocolate chips, because they keep the best of all the recipes I've tried. For a biscuit-textured scone, add 1/2 cup more flour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

180 Calories
7g Fat
27g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 180
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 224mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 89mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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