Thank goodness for Maple Oat Pecan Scones

April 30, 2015

Maple Oat Pecan Scones / JillHough.com

Life has been busy. Stressfully busy. Work and other stuff. Suffice to say—caregiving can really suck.

But.

Thank goodness for adoring husbands.

And soft kitties.

And Maple Oat Pecan Scones.

(And you. Yes you, reading this now.)

Maple Oat Pecan Scones / JillHough.com

I used to treat myself to Maple Oat Pecan Scones from Starbucks now and then, but they were discontinued. So I started making my own.

Oaty and whole wheat-y, they have a cozy, almost hippy quality I adore. Yet there’s still the comforting indulgence of a baked treat.

Jam-packed with pecans, they have texture and richness.

And—maple icing. If maple icing can’t put a smile on your face, I don’t know what will.

I’ve been keeping a bag of Maple Oat Pecan Scones in the freezer. If I take one out when I wake up, it’s perfectly defrosted for my second cup of coffee and the most fun parts of the newspaper.

They don’t make life any less busy, but they do make it better.

Maple Oat Pecan Scones / JillHough.com

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14 thoughts on “Thank goodness for Maple Oat Pecan Scones

  1. Jill Post author

    Sometimes a scone just hits the spot, doesn’t it, Heather??? They’re almost medicinal :)

  2. Jill Post author

    Thanks for stopping by and saying so, Marye! Just checked out your Hibiscus Lemonade and am now thirsty for some :)

  3. Jill Post author

    Thanks, Kathy! Make extra and stash them in the freezer, then you can enjoy them any ol’ time!

  4. Jill Post author

    Right, Chrisy?!? The scone would be great even if it was merely a vehicle for icing! That sweet hit, too, helps balance the earthy, whole wheat-ness of the scones. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Rosemary Mark

    You had me at jam-packed with pecans and oaty and whole wheaty! — I’ve been thinking of these all week and still haven’t found/made time to bake! But I will, hopefully sooner than later :)

  6. Jill Post author

    Thanks for your rousing thumbs-up, Rosemary! I think these scones have ruined me for the comparatively bland white flour type. I can’t take the credit, though, it’s whoever invented them for Starbucks!

  7. Karen

    Maple Oat Scones were my favorite item at Starbucks. I have missed them! So happy to see this recipe. I made them on Mother’s Day and they were even better than I remembered! You got it right Jill! Thanks!

  8. Jill Post author

    Wow! Thanks for commenting, Karen, and mostly for making the recipe and so enjoying the scones! At one point, I was worried if indeed they were like the ones at Starbucks, the ones I’d been so missing (and apparently, you too!). Then I realized that more important than that was just creating something that satisfied the craving, and these fit the bill. Glad to hear you feel the same!

  9. Rosemary Mark

    Total hit for Mothers Day! I baked some fresh, froze some dough and baked later – both baked perfectly. And don’t skip or skimp on the frosting! I didn’t have maple extract, used maple syrup and a good quality orange extract – divine! Thanks Jill, this will be a repeat recipe for me.

  10. Jill Post author

    Thanks for circling back and letting me know you enjoyed the scones, Rosemary! I’m so happy to hear it. I’m also excited about the orange extract idea–I’ve always been so in love with the maple-ness of the icing, it never crossed my mind that other flavors would also be a complement to the earthiness of the scones. In addition to orange extract, I could see a version will vanilla paste, too. Looking forward to switching things up with the next batch–thanks for the thought! :)

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