Maple Oatmeal Scones

I am a big fan of the Food Network, in fact it’s pretty much the only thing I watch. I cannot get over the fact that Cablevision droppped the Food Network from their lineup! That would definitely be a deal breaker, thank goodness I have AT&T. I actually DVR a bunch of episodes throughout the week and watch them in the evenings before bed.

This is sometimes not the best idea because I find myself at 11:00 pm craving anything from Alton’s Tuna Croquettes to Paula’s Monster Cookies. I am definitely far too lazy and tired to cook or bake at 11:00 pm, which I guess is a good thing for me and my behind! I recorded Ina’s show last Saturday and the Maple Oatmeal Scones looked so delicious, I made them right after the show was over.

I think most of Ina’s recipes are pretty flawless and this recipe definitely falls in the category. The recipe uses very simple ingredients and the dough comes together quickly, but be warned, this recipe makes one honking scone. These babies were HUGE and I even used a smaller biscuit cutter than the three incher Ina used, but will definitely make them even smaller next time. In my opinion, the texture of the recipe was definitely more biscuit like than scone like, but that was perfectly fine with us and they were devoured by Brian’s co-workers in no time!

The taste of these Maple Oatmeal Scones was definitely scrumptious; they were rich and buttery with just the perfect amount of mapley sweetness. You can even make these the night before, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and bake them the next morning. Can you think of a better way to impress your guests or your family on a Sunday morning.

Maple Oatmeal Scones

Yield: About 14 Scones


For the Scones

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats, plus additional for sprinkling
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 pound cold unsalted butter, diced
1/2 cup cold buttermilk
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
4 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon milk or water, for egg wash

For the Glaze

1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


For the Scones

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the flours, oats, baking powder, sugar and salt.

3. Blend the cold butter in at the lowest speed and mix until the butter is in pea-size pieces.

4. Combine the buttermilk, maple syrup and eggs and add quickly to the flour-and-butter mixture. Mix until just blended. The dough may be sticky.

5. Dump the dough out onto a well-floured surface and be sure it is combined. Flour your hands and a rolling pin and roll the dough 3/4 to 1 inch thick. You should see lumps of butter in the dough.

6. Cut into 3-inch rounds with a plain or fluted cutter and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

7. Brush the tops with egg wash. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the tops are crisp and the insides are done.

For the Glaze

1. To make the glaze, combine the confectioners' sugar, maple syrup and vanilla.
2. When the scones are done, cool for 5 minutes and drizzle each scone with 1 tablespoon of the glaze.


- Ina used Irish Quick Cooking Oats; I used Quaker.
- The dough is very sticky, so don't be alarmed, just make sure you work on a well floured surface.
- I let my scones cool for about 10 minutes before drizzling on the glaze.
- I like to sprinkle some uncooked oats on the top, for garnish.
- The warmer the scones are when you glaze them, the thinner the glaze will be.

Adapted from Ina Garten


52 Responses to “Maple Oatmeal Scones”

  1. Eliana — January 17, 2010 at 8:45 am

    They look absolutely picture perfect. I love them.

  2. nutmegnanny — January 17, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Delicious! I love FN a lot but haven't been able to watch it since I tend to watch it at night and I'm usually working. Which again wouldn't be a problem except for the fact that my bosses have Cablevision :(

  3. Gala — January 17, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    They sound delicious!
    It sounds so simple but still very inventive.

  4. fulltimefoodie — January 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    These are my favorite flavor of scone! Last time I made them I thought I found the perfect recipe but I may have to try these… you know, just to make sure.

  5. Rosemary — January 17, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    I have made these with the mix and they were excellent but would like to try them by scratch. Definately cheaper than the mix and they are delicious!! wonderful photos !!

  6. Stella — January 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    I really like the sound of these. Kind of indulgent but kind of healthful too-that's just my style. Oh, and maple syrup is just what we all crave at this time of year-Nice!

  7. Kathleen — January 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    You can always count on Ina! I appreciate your comment on them being more biscuit like. Your photo is lovely!

  8. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — January 17, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Yum! Your scones look fabulous. You're right about Ina's recipes… I have yet to find one that I'm not thrilled with!

  9. thepastrychefathome — January 17, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I love scones that are more biscut-like in texture. These are so pretty! The glaze is totally doing it for me :) I don't watch FN anymore as I no longer have a tv, but I do enjoy watching the videos on their website!

  10. ABowlOfMush — January 17, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Oh these sound absolutely gorgeous!!

  11. Bethie — January 17, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Jamie, those look fantastic, absolutely lovely.

  12. Brooke — January 17, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    These look so tasty! Bookmarking them for later.

  13. Mermaid Sweets — January 17, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Yummers, these look amazing. Oh how I am craving some sweets right now.

  14. Memória — January 17, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    These are the prettiest scones I've seen in a long time. Wow. It looks so yummy.

  15. Janssen — January 17, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    I was amazed at how easy these were. So tasty too.

  16. Ingrid — January 17, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Jamie, those do look really good! I like the idea of making them the night before and baking them up in the morning.

    I agree with you on Ina's recipes. So far she hasn't disappointed me. Thanks for passing along, what sounds and looks to be another good one!

  17. Liz — January 17, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    These look awesome! I love the oatmeal and maple flavors together. I'll definately be adding them to my list!
    Thanks for sharing!

  18. GrassNaps — January 17, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Wow, those look great!

  19. Sam Kathryn — January 18, 2010 at 12:03 am

    I'm having a slight obsession with scones right now…
    And these just hit the spot :) Maple, yum. Oatmeal, yum. Scones, super yum!

  20. cookies and cups — January 18, 2010 at 7:51 am

    I have seen her make these on her show. I love her! I don't think I have ever made a recipe of hers that didn't turn out.

  21. ivorypomegranate — January 18, 2010 at 8:41 am

    perfect breakfast scone!

  22. cookbookshelf — January 18, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    What a great blog! The scones look yummy!

  23. Pamela — January 19, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I am such a sucker for maple and these scones are calling my name. I am one of those cablevision customers who is extremely upset and angry about not having Food Network. I am ready to switch providers just because of that.

  24. Sara Tea — January 19, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    I've been in love with Maple as of late. I can't wait to try these out!

  25. delightfullysweet — January 19, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    You can never go wrong with Ina! These sound amazing!

  26. Debbie — January 20, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    They look delicious. I have been so craving scones lately!

  27. ~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ — January 21, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Your blog is lovely and your pictures so prefessional looking. I'm going with the recipe for the sausage dip. Yummy.

  28. Kelly — January 24, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Love the new design! Wow!

  29. Nancy (n.o.e.) — January 24, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Love your new look. Beautiful!!

  30. Barbara Bakes — January 24, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Great new look! Really well laid out! Love the icing dripping down the scones – yummy!

  31. Tessa — January 24, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try this recipe since I saw it on Barefoot Contessa, it looks delightful. I love the serving plate in your photos, where is it from?

  32. BC — January 25, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Love the new site, easy to work and looks much more “adult” like

  33. The Cooking Ninja — January 25, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    My hub loves scones. I think he’ll love your maple oatmeal scones. :) Book marking it.

  34. ingrid — January 25, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Love your new look!

  35. Donna — January 25, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    I made these last night! Soooo yummy! Thank you for another wonderful recipe!

    • Jamie — January 25th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

      I am glad you liked them! :)

  36. Mowie @ Mowielicious — January 25, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Hi Jamie, I’m so glad to have discovered your blog. Those scones look delish!

  37. linda — January 25, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    jamie, your new site design & banner are really great!
    this looks like a great recipe to bake…do you use supermarket maple syrup (some recipes i see call for grade b maple syrup)?

    • Jamie — January 25th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks for the comments about my new design, I truly appreciate it! I used pure maple syrup.

  38. Lys — January 25, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    This is one of the recipes I have bookmarked to try – looks fab. BTW – your photos are amazing and I’m adoring the blog design :)

    • Jamie — January 25th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks so much! :)

  39. Melissa — January 26, 2010 at 11:20 am

    I made this scones last weekend and loved them!! And so did everyone who ate them :)

  40. Michelle — January 26, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Love the new design. Very sharp!

    • Jamie — January 27th, 2010 at 7:51 am


      Thanks so much! :)

  41. buy r4 ds — January 28, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Unfortunately, I do not have any recipes for low-fat scones. I actually haven’t ever come across one. One of the keys to light and tender scones is the use of some sort of fat, usually in the form of butter or cream. I can offer you a recipe that may be lower in fat, though – my Blueberry-Buttermilk Scones.

  42. LaRae Davenport — January 28, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    JAMIE!! I do the SAME thing…and I JUST watched Ina’s episode and was writing down this exact recipe when I visited your blog :) Love it and can’t wait to make them!!

  43. LaRae Davenport — January 28, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    p.s. LOVING the new blog!

  44. Padalinmadalin — February 17, 2010 at 10:23 am

    I follow the Weight Watcher program and would like to enjoy these beauties but need some nutritional info before I can incorporate them in my program.

    Per Serving: Calories, Fat and fiber grams. I’ll bet with the oatmeal & whole wheat flours they won’t be that bad. I can wish can’t I?


  45. Sara — September 12, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I made these this morning and thought they were very yummy! My husband told me to add them to my “Favourites” binder. I posted a link and copied the recipe on my blog this morning. Please visit :)

  46. clare — December 19, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Best. Scones. Ever.

  47. Lisa — June 6, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    I really want to make these but I’m allergic to eggs. Has anyone tried it with applesauce or flax instead of eggs?


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