Apple and Butterscotch Scones

11 Apr 2014

Apple and Butterscotch Scones

Apple and Butterscotch Scones


Being up at midnight doing school work totally doesn't work for me.

I don't understand people who do all nighters. As soon as the clock hits midnight, I'm done. I can't do anything that requires concentration. Reason #12 why I'm a morning person.



Apple and Butterscotch Scones


And since it's technically the morning right now, my midnight snack will be a breakfast food.

I'm saying this as though I don't eat breakfast food at every hour of the day. Because, let's face it. If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I may as well have it all day. This means all my meals are important..right?

I say..yes.


Apple and Butterscotch Scones


Now I know that this is SUCH a September recipe, but I'm always eating apples. And if I can put apples in my baked goods, then I am one happy camper.


Apple and Butterscotch Scones


I think these scones are my favorite scone recipe so far. Not too sweet,  with bursts of apple and butterscotch in between. And don't forget to sprinkle them with coarse sugar. Because that's the best part.

Now if only I could finish writing this paper...


Apple and Butterscotch Scones



Apple and Butterscotch Scones
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What you'll need:

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 medium apples, peeled. cored and cubed
  • 3/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • coarse sugar


Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425˚F. 
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flours, sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. 
  3. Pour the flour mixture into your food processor and add in the butter. Process until the mixture looks like coarse meal. 
  4. Pour back into the large bowl. Mix in the apples and butterscotch chips. 
  5. In a medium bowl, beat together the eggs, vanilla and applesauce. 
  6. Mix in the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients until fully combined. 
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Scoop the batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with the coarse sugar. 
  8. Bake for around 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheets briefly. Serve warm, or store in an airtight container for later.





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23 comments:

  1. Holy macaroni! This looks fantastic, and I totally support you in the whole eating breakfast foods all day, hah! Sometimes I have dinnery things for breakfast though... I can't help it, hehe.
    I used to be one of those people who could easily stay up until silly o'clock, but now I enjoy the mornings too much to waste 'em!

    Thanks for yet another delicious recipe, and good luck with your paper! x

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  2. Not only does this recipe look amazingly delicious, this post made me laugh out loud as well! But I am definitely someone who could happily stay up till four or five o'clock... provided I'm not working in the morning of course. These will be the perfect midnight snack! So glad I found your blog, thanks for your comment on mine. Going to have a little explore around your recipes now!

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  3. Mmm..mmm..that looks really yummy. I won't be able to concentrate on anything else if something this good is right in front of me..lol ^.^

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  4. Gorgeous scones, wishing for a big bite out of one right now!

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  5. The idea of butterscotch in this apple scones just sound delicious...this would be just perfect with a cup of coffee.
    Have a beautiful weekend Cathleen :D

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  6. Hi Cathleen , these look so delicious and I bet you can't eat just one . Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. I can barely stay up past 9! Let alone midnight!

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  8. What flavoursome and delicious breakfast scones :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  9. I'm also a morning person so I totally understand. And yes to breakfast all day! These sound extra delicious!

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  10. You brought forward your breakfast o'clock :)) But yes i will eat those scones anytime of the day, they look delicious!

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  11. I could eat these scones anytime of the day ! Yeah , when the clock hits 12 , I'm done well , sometime :D

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  12. All meals are important..especially if they are such scones :D

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  13. I was never into all-nighters either. But early mornings sound good to me! Esepcially if they involve these scones (but less so if they involve studying...good luck!)

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  14. There`s the beautiful apple recipe!! I totally agree, why not eat breakfast all day?? It IS the most important meal of the day. ;)

    I LOVE the flavors of apple and butterscotch!

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  15. Cathleen, this is so well baked. Beautiful! I'm now imagining how's the flavour and taste like mixing apple and butterscotch.

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  16. Hi Cathleen, we thoroughly agree with breakfast all day long...we are nuts over these scones...anything with butterscotch is hearted and these look like just the right thing to enjoy with our tea right now....for the afternoon breakfast... :-), thanks so much for sharing :-)

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  17. I eat apples year around too! Your scones look fantastic! :) ela@GrayApron

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  18. I can eat breakfast all day, it is truly my most favorite meal. Butterscotch and apples go together so well, what a great combination for a scone, well done!

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  19. I agree with you - I've never understood how people pull all-nighters. That said, I'm not a morning person anymore, either (I used to be, but then grad school happened!). These scones look tasty enough to entice me to crawl out of bed, though...I'll have to make a batch! Love the addition of the butterscotch :)

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  20. Good luck with your paper! I can't stay up at night worth a darn either. I fall into bed every night! I'd love one of these scones, at any time of year! Apples and butterscotch sound like a delicious combo!

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  21. These sound great, and I'm with you on breakfast!

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