Maple Scones

When I start seeing pumpkin and maple recipes I know fall has arrived. In Florida, it's difficult to tell. We'll have heat for another couple months yet. A cold front is suppposed to go through soon (which in South Florida-speak means the temps will lower from 90 to 84.) but still, I'm in fall mode, just reading what all of you are posting.

I adore scones. All kinds, all flavors and make them all the time. This recipe, found on Luisa's blog, is a winner. Love that maple flavor with the pecans. Sheer heaven with a little butter OR if you happen to have some, my father's favorite: maple cream. Luisa made them pie-shaped. I just used my biscuit cutter. Your choice.

Samuel Sewall Inn's Maple Scones
Via Luisa at The Wednesday Chef


1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts or pecans (I used pecans)
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1 large egg
2 tablespoons milk or as needed


Heat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine both flours, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry blender, or two knives scissor-fashion, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles fine crumbs.

Add nuts. Stir in the maple syrup and egg and just enough milk so that dough leaves side of bowl and forms a ball. Turn dough onto Silpat-lined baking sheet (I used parchment paper) and pat (with floured hands) into an 8-inch disk; cut into wedges, but do not separate.

Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Immediately remove from baking sheet and carefully separate. Serve warm. Makes 8 scones.


  1. Hi Barbara,

    Just one word..."YUM!!" Now I know how to make scones! Thank you!


  2. Those scones are amazing! I bet their flavor is just wonderful. I am a sucker for anything made with maple syrup.



  3. oh Barbara . . . i LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!! and they are SOOOOOO fall-like . . . on the docket for sometime in the next couple of weeks for sure!

  4. I love scones. These are beautiful and perfect for even a warm winter climate. I just a good cup of coffee, and one of these scones.


    I smiled about the South Florida temperature drop. I grew up in South Florida and on occasion a cold front would actually happen-it was a crisis (smile).

    Still winter is a nice reprieve from the sweltering humid heat.

  5. Oh me too, I looooove scones. Great flavour, I can just imagine how blissful this would be slathered in butter :) (and yes, I do have to "slather"-- thats how to properly eat a scone)!
    *kisses* HH

  6. I know what you mean, it's still rather warm here in CA as well but it's a little grey and overcast today and it's making long for those wonderful fall flavors.

  7. I can almost taste these! You are so right that they are a lovely reminder of fall. We are having lots of color and cool weather here so heating up the oven will be a delight!


  8. These look amazing! Thank you Barbara..~

  9. We're having similar fall weather, and we're fans of scones here too. One more coincidence, I was planning to make some maple scone tomorrow morning! Can't wait. They look fantastic.

  10. lovely scones can I have some with my cup of tea yep amazing how fast little ones grow :-) hugs

  11. These look absolutely YUMMY!!!

  12. Hi Barbara,

    Thanks for sharing the delicious scone recipe. I enjoy them too and it is something you can rustle up quickly if you have guests drop in.

    Happy week

  13. Ooh! I just had a Starbucks maple pumpkin scone...probably doesn't measure up to yours though! It looks amazing. I don't think I've ever had fresh scones warm!

  14. I love anything with maple syrup in it. And I especially like how this has a good amount of it in it. I hate those recipes that call for only a tablespoon of maple syrup. WHAT?! You gotta go big to really enjoy the flavor after all. ;)

  15. Maple syrup....something I couldn't resist! Too bad it's hard to find it here in a small town. Hopefully one day I'll get one from the city. Thanks for such delicious recipe.
    Hope you're having a great week ahead, Barbara.

  16. Hello Barbara!
    I made these stunning scones & they were divine in every bite!


    Kisses from rainy & chilly Belgium!

  17. My scones always turn out like hockey pucks. Sigh. I'm the worst baker. Will you come to my house and make these for me?

  18. My mouth is watering. Sigh. Must bake chocolate in honor of Janie's birthday though... I'll have to try this recipe soon.

  19. Ahhh! I remember those FL cold fronts! Now a cold front means 20 below!

    It's supposed to snow here this weekend, so maybe it'll be a maple scone weekend at my house...

  20. Great that you combined whole wheat and white flour. Who could turn down a scone this healthy?

  21. I have never used maple syrup in baking. Got to try one day. Love the look of your scones. With a cup of tea, I would be one happy girl :D

  22. We love scones in the morning. In my book, a little whole wheat flour makes for a healthy start to the day (or so I tell myself).

  23. I don't know why I never make scones...Yet, I love them..These seem delicious..I also love the maple pecan combination..It rains in Paris...tea and your scones?

  24. I have some Vermont maple syrup in my pantry and this would be a good reason to open it. If both Luisa and you like them Barbara, they have to be good.

  25. Well, I've been baking away with fall flavors yet maple hasn't quite made the list yet! Time to get going on that. These scones sound so delicious!

  26. I've just started making scones this year, and I love them. This looks like a wonderful variation for fall!

  27. My favorite weekday breakfast is a scone and a cup of coffee. Maple is one of my favorite flavors. Lovely recipe, Barbara.

  28. Oh I adore scones, Barbara. I too love the addition of whole wheat flour. I don't know, it just seems to whisper Fall with the Maple Syrup.

    Thank you so much for sharing...

  29. These look flaky and moist just as a scone should be!

  30. These maple socones look amazing!!! gloria

  31. for some reason, i feel strongly that pecans should be used in these. it seems like they mesh with maple syrup so much more nicely, though i have no proof to support that notion. :)

  32. Scones are delicious if they are homemade and fresh and I am a big pecan and maple syrup devotee and would try these next.

  33. Any way you shape them, I know these will be delicious! I love the maple-pecan combination- they'd definitely start the morning off right! :)



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