Maple Brown Butter Glazed Apple Cinnamon Scones

Makes 8 scones.

Ingredients

1 pkg. Namaste Foods Muffin and Scone Mix
1 teaspoon cinnamon
8 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter
2 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup milk, plus more for brushing
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large or 2 small honeycrisp apples, chopped (unpeeled)
Cinnamon sugar for sprinkling (optional) 1/4 cup sugar mixed with 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Maple brown butter glaze
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Lightly grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.
  2. In large bowl combine Muffin mix and cinnamon. Cut 8 tablespoons cold butter into mix using pastry blender or forks until somewhat crumbly.
  3. Add vanilla, milk and eggs and mix until just combined. Do not overmix. Fold in chopped apples.
  4. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and then pat into a 1-inch-thick circle. Cut the dough into 8 wedges. Place pieces about 2" apart and brush lightly with milk.
  5. Bake until golden brown, 16-20 minutes.

Maple brown butter glaze

  1. Begin glaze while scones are baking. Add butter to small saucepan.
  2. Allow the butter to brown lightly until it smells toasted, about 2-3 minutes, stirring often. Remove from the heat and whisk in the maple syrup, powdered sugar, vanilla and salt.
  3. Allow scones to cool slightly. Drizzle with glaze and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, if using.
  4. Best served warm!