Oatmeal Crunch Scones with Maple Glaze.
I’m having a moment.
I’m having a moment with oatmeal.
Not necessarily oatmeal itself, though I did make a killer crockpot recipe last week for breakfast that Max and I have been loving. Snoozefest?
But no. I’m talking oatmeal IN things, like muffins and cookies and, well… scones! More than I usually do. I want oatmeal in everything I can get my hands on.
Oh but no raisins – they ruin everything. (fact.)
It’s no secret that I’ve always loved oatmeal things because of the chew. Being a major, major (like MAJOR) texture person, thick rolled oats mixed into baked goods have always been my thing. In fact, any oats in general have always been my thing. Yes, I’ve rambled on forever about how I adored the Quaker instant oat packets (peaches + cream and strawberries + cream for life) as a kid but the weirdest thing?
Is that I used to sometimes eat those packets DRY. Like no milk, no water, no cooking. Just poured the packet into the bowl and ate it with a spoon. True story.
For the record, I wasn’t five years old or anything. I think I was about twelve. Which might make it a million times worse.
Adding a whole ton of oatmeal to my favorite scone recipe obviously changed the texture a little. They didn’t rise quite as much and they definitely have more chew to them. But as a former scone hater, I gotta say that it’s possible I love these ones the most??
I didn’t want a regular old plain glaze on these scones so I opted for a hint of maple. I rarely reach for maple baked goods but with the oatmeal and the scones, I found it at the top of my mental recipe brain list. (That’s a real thing, btw.) I’m thinking it was a subconscious throwback to the instant oat packets of maple and brown sugar that I always tossed to the side and left for my brothers to consume. Kind of like blue popsicles. Or lemon lifesavers. Or grape-flavored EVERYTHING.
Check out that dreamy icing drizzle. I’ll take ten please.
We definitely can’t overlook what is clearly the best part of these little love muffins (scones?): the crispy, crunchy oatmeal topping. Can we all agree that the topping on anything is usually the best part? I’m reckless when it comes to sweet potato casserole with marshmallows, fruit crisps or crumbles, anything with streusel and especially my mom’s old school potato casserole with cheese and potato chips. I will devour the top and leave the filling be.
Buuut. Do I need to stop that now that I’m a mom? Ugh probably.
Oatmeal Crunch Scones with Maple Glaze.
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/3 cup loosely packed brown sugar
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cups cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon half and half
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- oatmeal crunch
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt. Add the butter and using your fingers, a fork or a pastry blender mix it together and combine until the butter forms coarse crumbs. I usually take a full 2 to 3 minutes and do this with my fingers.
- Make a well in the center and add in buttermilk and vanilla extract. Mix with a large spoon until a dough forms and comes together – it will be sticky! Just make sure your hands are floured and so is your work surface. Pat the dough into a 1 1/2-inch thick square. Slice the square into 12 smaller squares. Brush each with some heavy cream, then place the scones on a baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Top with the glaze and oatmeal before serving.
- Whisk together the ingredients until smooth. If the mixture is too thin, whisk in more sugar 1/4 cup at a time. If it’s too thick, whisk in more syrup or half and half, 1 teaspoon at a time. Drizzle on scones!
- Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the sugar and let it start to bubble. Stir in the oats and cinnamon with a spatula, coating the oats well. Cook, stirring often, for 3 to 4 minutes, while the oats toast and the sugar caramelizes. Place the oats on a piece of parchment paper and let them cool completely. Break pieces apart and sprinkle on top of the scones.
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46 Comments on “Oatmeal Crunch Scones with Maple Glaze.”
Can I send you my address for shipping purposes? Just kidding. I’m going to make these myself. Or was I kidding? How about a scone giveaway? That sounds reasonable. hehe. It’s the topping that won my heart here ~ We like oatmeal a lot here too. And yes the word Raisin has the word “sin” right in there. Don’t do it. Thanks.
These look amazing! My sister is also a major texture person and I know she’d be all over these!
Just made a recipe with raisins (I KNOW). These scones are gorgeous! Also, I have no idea why I’ve never sliced my scones in squares before. This needs to happen.
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sooo … come to your place for breakfast? and I’ll bring the mimosas?!?!
These look so good. I don’t love oatmeal dry as you do, or lets say I don’t like it because of the texture, but because of the flavour. There is something calming in the flavour of oats, I guess that sounds weird, but who cares. I love the crunvhy topping AND the glaze, maybe I can eat just those two together.
Oh wow … if I considered scones one of the most boring classic baked goods until now – it just changed! And since they contain oats they’re health food, right?!
Just ate breakfast an hour and a half ago and now after looking at these, I’m hungry again.
These are happening in my kitchen ASAP!!! If I had to pick one food to live off of for the rest of my life (the horror)… it would be oatmeal. Oatmeal in everything please.
Also- I definitely ate those Quaker instant oat packets dry when I was younger too. I loved those dried (probably not real) peach and strawberry pieces. Thank you for making me feel less weird.
Aww man, these look so delicious! I’ve never made scones before and have been wanting to try it out! These may be my first foray into scone baking :)
I am SO happy to hear that I am not the only one who took the instant oatmeal packets straight to the face… though I think I kept up with that trend well into college (because, you know, water was SO expensive ;) )These Scone looks to die for! Can’t wait to try them!!
Whaaaat?! Did I read that right? You were a former scone hater? How is that even possible? I myself am a scone addict and could happily scarf one down each and every morning if I wasn’t so worried about carbs annihilating my girlish figure.
And in the scone world. . .I have always had a soft spot for maple nut scones. So you can imagine how much my taste buds were screaming for these beauties the moment they saw them (can taste buds see?).
It’s totally scone season and these look wonderful! I did not used to be a fan of maple but I really fell in love with it a couple of years ago and now I cannot get enough! And I totally agree with you on the topping. My mom used to make use Blueberry Streusel Muffins for special occasions and I would always eat the tops off. Toppings make everything better.
These scones are absolutely perfect! I love the combination of maple and oatmeal :)
Maple+Oats=TL4Eva! That topping is genius. What a perfect fall recipe! BTW can someone please send us some fall to us on the west coast please? it is going to be 100 today, and 95 this weekend. I have basic scarves I need to wear and pumpkin beers I need to drink!
These scones look like little pieces of heaven or should I say little pillows of heaven, b/c I want to lay on them and then eat them. Love the texture of oatmeal, specially on chewy oatmeal cookies. These scones need to happen this weekend with a coconut chai tea latte.
I want to make these for Sunday morning (Chicago Marathon)… I need to be out of my house by 7AM. Do you think I could make these the day before? Or make the dough the day before?
Raisins should just not exist in this world. The are most definitely ruiners of everything! These scones, however, are absolutely perfect <3
I am going to have to make these this weekend before I begin my Whole 30 program – no grains for 30 days! But I need the detox, and it’s all good – anyone can do something for 30 days, right?
these look amazing! I TOTALLY agree the crispy crunchy topping is the BEST! that’s my favorite part of apple crisps too! but the scone looks DEE-lish! too ! happy Friday chicka! ;-)
Ummm.. Why can’t I just pull one off the screen and have it with my afternoon coffee?? I don’t usually have afternoon coffee, but these make me want to…they look and sound AMAZING!!
Have to agree raisins ruin everything. I always have to look for cinnamon buns without them as well as carrot cake.
I just finished making a batch of oatmeal scones when I saw your post I will have to try this recipie next time. The ones I make go great with crabapple jelly.
mmm these look so simple an wholesome! Just a little typo I picked up “rolled olds” ;)
Topping and glaze on scones is the best!
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These look delicious! I see a future saturday morning breakfast in the making right here.
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These look amazing! I love scones and maple and oatmeal. Basically these were made for me. In high school i used to swim and before meets we all used to eat dry oatmeal packets. My favorite was the maple or brown sugar.
So freaking delicious. These were a huge hit with my whole family. Even my picky five year old loved them! I left off the crunch topping for my daughter, who is newly in braces. I also committed an enormous kitchen faux pas. I didn’t have any of the Good maple syrup on hand…. So I closed my eyes and breathed a prayer and substituted the store brand imitation crap that I did have. I expected Julia Child’s spirit to burst into my kitchen at any moment and beat me to death with a cast iron skillet. These scones are so good, even imitation maple syrup cannot ruin them. Thank you!!
Made these yesterday and they are absolutely delicious! So tender. I did not use the maple syrup, but instead just made a vanilla glaze. Loved the oatmeal crunch on top.
ummm yeah, making these. And speaking of oatmeal in things, I love King Arthur Flour’s oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Search their 2015 recipe of the year.
these look AMAZING! definitely going to try this out! xx,kenz
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omg so many things on point.
1. I go through oatmeal obsessions as well – there’s even a place called ‘Oatmeals’ right near my apt and it’s heaven. Look it up next time you’re in NYC
2. Raisins have no plans anywhere, especially in baked goods.
3. grape is gross.
and I’m DEF trying these scones! they look so delicious and perfect for fall weekend mornings. nom.
Texture is EVERYTHING and these scones are just the most beautiful masterpieces I’ve seen all day today! Love it!
Crockpot Breakfast Recipe? Yes please! I have a one year old and I would love to know what you made!! And… I have a recipe for the Ella’s Nibbly Fingers. Have you seen these at whole foods? They are like little baby granola bars. My little guy loves them! I make a batch once a week. The base is oatmeal and you can put veggies in them! I use either pumpkin or carrot and add a little bit of another fruit, like applesauce. Let me know if you want the recipe. Oh and I see these scones in my near future! I love the oatmeal, maple, crunchy topping combo. Yum!
Hey, just wanted you to know it says “rolled olds” instead of oats
Hi Jessica! Long time reader and fan. Just wanted to say I made these today, and they’re delicious! Then again, I’ve yet to make a recipe of yours that I don’t like lol. I’m not a big oatmeal fan, but I love these!
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Raisins are the devil. The devil, I say!!! These scones look heavenly.
These look amazing and I am thinking really cool Christmas gift with homemade bailey’s? Have you tried freezing them? Would love to do ahead. And p.s. Just discovered your blog And your recipes freaking rock my world! Thank you!
I’ve got these babies in the oven right now!
The only thing I got lost doing, was i assumed the cinnamon goes in at the same step as the flour/sugar/etc. ? And I didnt realize I needed heavy cream for brushing on the top until I got to that sept so I just used half and half. Can’t wait to try them out!
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I know this is an old recipe but I just had to comment on how much I loved it! I made it for the first time for a bake sale for work. Background: I bake all the time, I would easily say its one of the things I am best at and my co-workers definitely reap the benefits as they get a lot of yummy goodies from me. With that being said, I was told by two different co-workers that these were the best baked goods they have ever had. I just had to let you know. This recipe will one I defer to a lot for events or just treats for the family. Thank you for such a wonderful recipe!