I love all fall-type desserts. All the pumpkin and maple and cinnamon.... they taste wonderful and make the house smell great! When I came across this recipe for Maple Oatmeal Scones I had to give it try. I am a big Ina Garten/Barefoot Contessa fan and her recipes are usually very, very good and these scones are no exception. The combination of oatmeal, maple syrup and lots of butter make for a moist, flavorful scone that actually tastes good the next day! Most scones are dry and tasteless the day after baking but these scones remain light and fluffy, kind of cake-like and the flavors stay true.
The Glaze really helps to take the maple sweetness over the top on these scones as there is not a lot of sugar in the actual dough. The combination of whole wheat flour, all purpose flour and oatmeal give the dough a hearty almost nutty flavor that is a perfect compliment to the sweet smokey maple syrup. Try these scones for yourself, you will not be disappointed. Here is how you can make your own.