Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Scones

Fall is upon us and as the days become shorter, the air gets cooler and the leaves start to turn there is nothing like curling up under a blanket with a warm cup of tea and a freshly baked scone. Especially when that scone combines some of my favorite fall flavors. The grated apple bring a natural sweetness to the scone and when combined with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves the taste is out of this world. Slather a warm scone with a bit of apple butter for an extra special treat! These scones freeze beautifully so you can enjoy freshly baked scones any day of the week. Just flash freeze on a baking sheet until firm, tightly wrap in plastic wrap and place in a ziploc freezer bag. When you are ready to bake just pop them into the oven straight from the freezer. No need to thaw, just add a few more minutes to the baking time. 🙂

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Scones

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 apple, peeled and cored
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon demerara sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together half-and-half and the egg; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, grate apples on large holes of box grater. Add one tablespoon of sugar and lemon juice to the grated apples. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, then drain in fine-mesh strainer set over bowl. Reserve juices.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, stir together the flour, 3 tablespoons of sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon,  nutmeg and cloves. Add the butter and toss with a fork to coat with the flour mixture. Mix on medium-low speed until the texture resembles coarse cornmeal, with the butter pieces no larger than small peas.
  5. Add the oats and grated apple to the flour mixture mix to combine. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients and form the dough into a ball. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. With lightly floured hands pat dough into a 7-inch round. With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into 8 wedges.
  6. Transfer to a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet and brush the tops with the reserved apple juice and sprinkle with demerara sugar. Bake until golden, about 16-18 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool slightly before serving.

Yields: 8 scones

Source: adapted from Everyday with Rachael Ray,  September 2008
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19 Responses to Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Scones

  1. Good tip on the freezing and reheating.

  2. jennknee says:

    There is something so comforting about anything baked with apple

  3. Those look wonderful! I can’t wait to try them.

  4. Oooooh! Love things with cooked apples in them! So delicious! 🙂 I bet these would be awesome with some kind of glaze, too…. why not just take it straight to the “dessert” level, right? 🙂

  5. Christina, I’ve been laid up for the last week having had foot surgery. I had prepared a couple of my own postings in advance to keep up but didn’t get to take my normal look at your site. Wow–as usual, you have been quite busy! I want to make everything you’ve posted in the last week! Keep up the good work with the great recipes.

  6. Caroline says:

    Yum, these sound great! x

  7. These sound like an apple crumble in scone form, yum!

  8. These look beautiful! I’m loving all of your fall-inspired recipes 🙂

  9. The Teenage Taste says:

    Lovely scones! I’m loving on apple cinnamon everything nowadays! 🙂

  10. ChgoJohn says:

    Another great Fall recipe with cinnamon and apples. Love ’em all!

  11. Very nice recipe Christina, They look delicious.

  12. Scones always seem so special in the morning. What a delicious treat!

  13. bakingjenn says:

    These look great! Cooking with apples is one of my favorite parts of fall.

  14. Great scone recipe. I love them and the addition of oats is great!

  15. Mmm – apples and cinnamon were made for each other!

  16. Sandra says:

    Perfect fall treat. I have my blankie, just need one of these lovelies!

  17. losangelas says:

    they look great! but as a non-oatmeal eater and as a non-english cooker, could you tell me what half and half is?

  18. I made these and they were so amazing! I added cinnamon chips…sooo good! I featured them here: http://megseverydayindulgence.wordpress.com/2011/11/06/apple-oatmeal-cinnamon-chip-scones/ Thanks for sharing!

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