Maple-Pecan Harvest Apple Scones

It’s fall!!

Apples are everywhere!!

Doctors are in hiding!!

What a great time of year.

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Realistically, I have a midterm in 3 days so I’m freaking out trying to cram every nutrition fact I’ve ever learned into my brain.

Yet here I am, procrastinating by updating a recipe on one of my most beloved baked goods, the scone.

No regrets.

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Scones are meant to be flakey, slightly sweet, and enjoyed with a cup of tea (we prefer a dirty chai).

These Maple-Pecan Harvest Apple scones live up to their expectations by bringing those flakey layers, and tender crumb that everyone hopes for. But wait, they’re made with whole wheat flour & coconut oil!?

Don’t sweat, our scone chilling technique will have your scones coming out just how you want em, even if they’re on the healthier side of things.

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Not just are the scones themselves packed full of way more nutrients than normal, but the glaze we have perfected is packed full of protein!

Using protein powder in substitution for icing sugar, along with apple cider & maple we have created the perfect Apple Cider Maple Glaze to top these bad boys off.

Not only is this glaze useful for not just this scone recipe but if you sub out the apple cider and maple for any flavourings you’d like it works well to glaze your vegan donuts, cakes, poptarts, whateva!

That’s what we call an all around winner.

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Ok these scones have a few steps but really they’re as simple as:

Mix

Cut

Split

Chill

Bake

Glaze

Done!

Now that wasn’t all that bad was it?

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Let us know what you think of these perfectly spiced, melt in your mouth, flakey as heck scones we’ve created for you! If you remake them, or use the protein powder glaze in any of your own unique recipes be sure to take a quick photo and tag us on instagram at @lavenderandlavish so we can see your scone-chilling skills (it’s a halloween pun, get with it).

Enjoy!

Recipe: Makes 8 Scones

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Ingredients:

Maple-Pecan Harvest Apple Scones:

  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp All Spice
  • 1/8 tsp Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/8 tsp Cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 Apple, diced very small
  • 4 – 6 Pecans, halved and chopped
  • 4 tbsp Coconut Oil, solid from being in the fridge
  • 2/3 cup Plain Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

Almond Milk Wash:

  • 1/4 c Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Maple Syrup

Apple Cider Protein Glaze:

Recipe 1*:

  • 2 tbsp Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Icing Sugar, ground coconut sugar
  • 3 tbsp Unsweetened Apple Cider
  • 1 tsp Maple Extract
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg

Recipe 2 (fully sugar free):

  • 4 tbsp Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 6-10 tbsp Unsweetened Apple Cider
  • 1 tsp Maple Extract
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tbsp Coconut Oil, melted

Steps:

20 minutes prep, 10 minutes to chill, 30 minutes bake.

Maple-Pecan Harvest Apple Scones:

  • Sift together the dry ingredients into a large bowl.
  • Mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
  • Add very chilled, very firm coconut oil to the dry ingredients and cut in. You want the dry ingredients to form a crumbled texture with the coconut oil, this will give your scones their flakey layers!
  • Once combined, add in the wet ingredients and form into a dough ball, ensuring that you do not work the dough too much to avoid melting the fats.
  • Flour a work surface and smush the dough ball down to about 1 inch tall.
  • Cut this smushed dough ball into 8 equal scone slices.
  • Put these scones into the FREEZER to chill for 10 minutes or while you prepare the almond milk wash.
  • Trust me!! Putting the scones into the freezer will ensure the coconut oil is solid enough to get you those crazy, flakey, delicious layers of goodness!
  • Preheat your oven to 400F.

Almond Milk Wash:

  • Mix together the ingredients and brush over your chilled scones before placing them into your preheated oven and bake for 25-30minutes or until golden on the outside.

Apple Cider Protein Glaze:

  • You can make coconut icing sugar by blending coconut sugar in a blender until a fine consistency is formed, or you can buy a bag at your local whole foods/health store!
  • For either glaze recipes mix together dry ingredients and then slowly add in the apple cider until it forms a runny glaze texture. You do not want it too runny, or too thick! If you add too much liquid just compensate with protein powder 1 tbsp at a time.
  • For recipe 2 you will need more apple cider as the protein powder needs more liquid to become runny than the coconut sugar. Add the melted coconut oil at the very end once you are happy with the consistency of your glaze. This will help the glaze to harden up like a regular sugar glaze once added to your scones.
  • Once you make the glaze of your choice and you wait for your scones to fully cool, glaze those bad boys up & share em with your friends (or eat em all yourself)!!
  • Enjoy!
Nutritional Information:
Per 1 Scone–
Calories: 257 cal | Total Fat: 12g | Sat Fat: 9g | Unsat Fat: 0.5g | Carbohydrates: 31g | Natural Sugar: 8g | Fibre: 2g | Sodium: 109mg | Protein: 6.5g
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*Nutritional Information is for Glaze Recipe 1 with Coconut Sugar.

 

 

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