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Cinnamon Swirl Scones

No recipe image available.Treat overnight guests to a simple breakfast of these scrumptious cinnamon swirled scones, seasonal fresh fruit and mugs of piping hot chocolate, coffee or tea.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick or old fashioned oats
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar - divided use
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 to 4 teaspoons milk, apple or orange juice

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Lightly grease cookie sheet; set aside.
  2. Combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl; mix well. Cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Combine milk, egg and vanilla in a small bowl; blend well. Add to dry ingredients all at once; stir until dry ingredients are just moistened.
  4. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons granulated sugar with the pecans and cinnamon in a small bowl; mix well.
  5. Sprinkle evenly over dough in bowl; gently stir batter to swirl in cinnamon mixture (Do not blend completely.)
  6. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface; knead gently 8 to 10 times. Divide dough in half and roll or pat dough into 2 circles (about 8-inches in diameter). Cut each into 6 wedges.
  7. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack; cool 5 minutes.
  8. In small bowl, combine powdered sugar and enough milk or juice for desired consistency.
  9. Drizzle over top of warm scones. Serve warm.

Makes 12 scones.