Apple Cinnamon Scones

Originally posted 2/8/18

Ingredients (Yield: 8 scones)

1 apple, any variety

1 ½ cups flour

¾ cup old fashioned oats (not instant oatmeal)

⅓ cup brown sugar

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon of salt

2 teaspoons of cinnamon

1 stick of butter, chilled

½ cup milk, any variety

1 teaspoon of vanilla

Instructions

Step 0.5: Preheat your oven to 375F. Clean off your counter-top well. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.

Step 1: Dice your apple into small pieces, removing the core, stem, and seeds. Set aside.

Step 2: Mix your flour, baking powder, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and oats together in a large bowl.

Step 3. Cut the stick of butter into small pieces. Using your fingers, rub the butter into the dough until there are no large butter chunks and the dry ingredients have a coarse consistency.

Step 4: Using your hands, combine the milk, vanilla, and sliced apples with your dry ingredients until a sticky dough forms. Shape the dough into a ball.

Step 5: Sprinkle flour on your clean countertop. Using floured hands, dump your dough onto the counter top and shape it into a flat round, about one inch thick. 

Step 6: Using a knife, slice the dough into 8 triangles. If the dough sticks, you can dip your knife in flour.

Step 7: Arrange the scones on your lined baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Step 8. Cool the scones slightly or all the way before eating. Store in an airtight container, and eat within 3-4 days of making them.