Cinnamon Bun Scones

Didn’t really like scones much before — even the name sounds pretentious.  Then, one day, at a hidden gem in Oakland called Gregory’s, scones didn’t seem so bad anymore.  My eyes were suddenly opened to the world of scones again.  As I browsed through Pinterest,  I stumble upon this recipe for cinnamon bun scones and I’m utterly intrigued.

Cinnamon Bun Scones
(adapted from recipegirl)
yields: 12 scones

Ingredients:
SCONES —
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup oatmeal, uncooked
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar, divided
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 stick butter, cut into pieces
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp ground vanilla
3/4 cup cinnamon chips
GLAZE —
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
3 to 4 tsp milk

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 425.  Line cookie sheet with foil and use a nonstick spray.  The scones may have to be baked in two batches.  In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar, salt, and baking powder and mix well.  Cut in the pieces of butter with two forks until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  In a small bowl, combine egg, milk and vanilla and mix well.  Add to dry ingredients all at once and mix once more.  In an even smaller bowl, mix the two tablespoons of sugar with the two teaspoons of cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over dough.  Gently stir batter to swirl in the cinnamon mixture.  Fold in cinnamon chips.  Use a 1/4 measuring cup to scoop out dough and place them 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.  Bake for 11 to 13 minutes then place onto wire rack to cool for 5 minutes.  For the glaze, combine the sugar, vanilla, and milk and mix until smooth.  Drizzle over scones freely.

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My two cents:
I was somewhat skeptical about the oats but I loved this recipe!  You can enjoy this delectable treat with a cup of coffee or tea in the morning or the afternoon.  My mom loved it because it wasn’t overly sweet.  I opted to glaze only a few scones since my mother and brother aren’t too keen on sweet stuff.  The cinnamon chips do add that extra something.  I’m so glad I had some on hand.  Will most definitely be making this again, especially since my mom requested it already!

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