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Cinnamon Bun Scones

A simple way to enjoy that beloved cinnamon treat. These scones are perfect for breakfast or snacking! Just in time to brunch with mom!

Cinnamon buns are almost synonymous with breakfast. There is nothing like the smell of warm cinnamon buns wafting through the air. But they can be fussy to make. These Cinnamon bun scones are a great alternative. Fluffy, delicious, and easy to make.

I love scones. There is just something about them that soothes the soul. What I love even more, is a scone recipe that you can do in the food processor. Being able to have less clean up and a quick start to finish process is priceless.

The biggest trick to making a great scone, is don't over mix. Ever had a great looking scone but when you bite in they are "tight" and seem dry? That's a dough that's been worked too much. Once the wet ingredients are added to the dry, the dough should just barely come together. Stop mixing and place the dough on your pan. You will still work the dough slightly as you get it into shape. But excessive mixing and kneading will give you a "tough" scone. You want a light and fluffy scone, easy to pull apart and has a light texture. The following recipe was created to be quickly mixed in a food processor and in the oven in minutes. More time for you to enjoy!

Cinnamon Bun Scones


For the scones

  • ½ cup toasted chopped pecans

  • 2 Tbsps packed light brown brown sugar

  • 2 tsps ground cinnamon

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 Tbsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup unsal;ted butter, cold and cut into 1/2 inch cubes

  • 3/4 cup milk

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the glaze

  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar

  • 3 to 4 tsps milk


To make the scones

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Line baking sheets with silicone liner or parchment paper

  2. In a small bowl, combine the pecans, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Set aside.

  3. In a food processer, combine the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter and blend until resembles coarse crumbs.

  4. Combine the milk, egg, vanilla in a small bowl. Add to the flour mixture and combine until just barely coming together.. Do not over mix!

  5. Sprinkle the cinnamon mixture over the dough. Gently combine until the batter is swirled with the cinnamon mixture

  6. Dump the mixture onto you pan (which has been sprinkled with flour), lightly sprinkle with flour and form with hands into a round 8" circle that is aprox 2" high.

  7. Use a pizza cutter or a knife to create 8 equal portions. Leave about 2" between scones.

  8. Bake 11 to 13 minutes, or until golden brown

  9. Cool the scones on a baking rack while you make the glaze.

Make the glaze

  1. Combine the confectioners' sugar with 3 teaspoons milk. Add more milk if needed to achieve pouring consistency.

  2. drizzle the glaze over warm scones.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. Please be sure to tell me how it goes!!


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