I originally posted this recipe in 2009, so it was long overdue for an updated photo.
These scones have made an appearance on our breakfast table many times and have even been the birthday breakfast request from Marissa several times. And for good reason.
They're so tender and flaky, even though they have less butter than most scone recipes. The grated apple adds a lovely flavor and texture to the scones. And to top it all off, the glaze made with apple juice, cinnamon, and powdered sugar gives that extra apple boost and sweetness that makes them almost a dessert.
Everybody in my house is happy with a plate of apple scones for breakfast!
Since today is Marissa's birthday, here's a little collage of her first 9 years of life.
Happy Birthday to our amazing 9 year old girl! These years are going by too fast!
And thanks for choosing such an awesome birthday breakfast!
From Rebekah's Family, Food, and Fun
Yield: 16-18 scones
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup white sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. nutmeg
6 Tablespoons butter, chilled
2 apples - peeled, cored and shredded (3 if they're small)
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Heavy dash of cinnamon
2-4 Tablespoons apple juice, or enough to achieve the consistency you desire.
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Measure flours, sugar, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a large bowl. Cut in butter or margarine until crumbly.Use a food processor if you have one - it simplifies the process immensely! Add shredded apple and milk. Stir to form a soft dough.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently 8 to 10 times. Pat into three 6-inch circles. Score each into 6 pie-shaped wedges. Alternatively, you can just pat into a rectangle and cut into 16 equal pieces. Place on greased baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until browned and risen.
- While they're baking, mix together the glaze ingredients. Drizzle or spread on scones while still warm.
Source: Adapted from Allrecipes