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Maple Walnut Scones with Maple Glaze

Moist and full of flavor, these maple walnut scones are better than any I’ve tasted. If you like maple and you like scones, these maple glazed, maple walnut scones are for you!

Maple Glazed Maple Scones
(This is an updated post from December, 2014)

 I used to order the maplewalnut scones from Starbuck’s, but I really don’t frequent there anymore, and besides they were always just OK. If I remember correctly, they were kind of dry and dense and crumbly, in a messy kind of way.

Last year I found a recipe for maple scones on “The View from Great Island.” I pinned it to save and bake because I love maple and I love scones.

Well, thanks goodness for Sue! Sue’s maple scones are everything I would want in a scone.

They are moist, but not too moist. They are light, but not too light. And they are easy to make.

The maple glaze is incredible and the toasted walnuts give these scones a fabulous texture!

Plus they taste unbearably good. These are huge and it is hard to stop with just one.

Maple Glazed Maple Walnut Scones

Sue uses oat flour in her maple scone recipe.

Oat flour is easy to make by simply grinding oats in the food processor until they are fine. They also sell it in the grocery.

My take was a bit different because I used oats as is, and mixed in some whole wheat flour which gives these scones a very wholesome, earthy taste.

These were a hit in my home around Thanksgiving and since Manservant and I were the only ones home, that means I ate them all! Dangerous stuff, these maple glazed maple scones.

Scones are not overly sweet which is why this maple glaze compliments them perfectly. Baking powder helps them to rise and keeps them from being too dense.

Buttermilk helps the scones stay tender, but cream or milk can also be used.

Don’t have buttermilk? Simply add one tablespoon of white vinegar to almost eight ounces of milk. Stir and let stand 5 minutes and it is ready to use!

Maple Glazed Maple Scones

Try to find real maple extract. It is so worth it especially if you are a maple lover. And don’t use too much. In this case, too much may make the scones taste bitter.

One of the fun things about writing a blog is reading other blogs. I really don’t have enough time to read as many as I’d like, because there are so many good ones out there.

Yes, many people are just looking for THE recipe, but after awhile if one reads a blog, you get to feel like you know someone. You get a feel for their tastes and what they like to cook or what they have fun doing.

One starts to feel connected, which explains why I never get to read as many as I want. It takes me a long time just to read the ones I follow regularly.

I always try to share a bit of my life on my blog because I think that makes it seem more interesting, but if you are just coming for the recipe, that’s OK, too.

In fact, if you don’t want to read what I write, you can just click the jump to recipe at the top of the page and skip over all my gibberish!

Maple Scones on baking rack

Of course, I also write because one day I hope my kids will be reading these bits and pieces and sharing them with their kids! (Well, that is if they ever have kids!)

Many people think that one has to invent their own recipe to post it, but I really don’t agree with this. I think a good recipe is like a great painting. Share it with the world and the world will be a better place.

Not everyone has the time to search for a good recipe, so I look at blogging as a way to help others out. Just like I’ve always believed that getting 2-3 good recipes out of a cookbook is worth it; I also believe that finding a blogger because I like what they post, is worth it too.

There are so many recipes out there that it is hard to sort through them all. If I can find a blogger or a cook book that helps make it easier, than that is good news for me.

Maple Scones with Maple Glaze

Once I discovered Pinterest, I started pinning lots of recipes that I hope to try one day. Just like all the great books, I want to read in my lifetime, there are many outstanding recipes I hope to cook.

Pinterest is a great way to keep track and get new ideas for every subject one can possibly think of. Follow me and check it out!

Now it’s time to enjoy these scones. They are worth it. And if you have a chance, stop by and say hi to Sue, too!

More Scones?

British Scones 

(These are the classic scone and very different from the maple. They are very popular, too!)

Classic British Scone with jam and butter

Pumpkin Scones

Pumpkin Scones Recipe with Bourbon glaze

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Chocolate Krantz Cake or Babka
Double Chocolate Mocha Macadamia Bark
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Soft Chocolate Crackles with Mint M and M’s
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Maple Glazed Maple Walnut Scones

Maple Glazed Maple Walnut Scones

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 40 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


These moist maple scones are a hit in our home. Glazed with a maple glaze and garnished with toasted walnuts, they are a good anytime treat.


Units Scale

1 1/4 c flour
1/2 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c oats
1/2 t salt
2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/3 c sugar
1/4 c brown or maple sugar (I used brown)
1 stick cold butter, cut into chunks
1 large egg
2/3 c buttermilk
2 T maple syrup
1 t real maple extract (Target has this and it is good)
1 c toasted walnuts, cooled

1 largish cup of powdered sugar
2 T maple syrup
1/2 t maple extract
A few tablespoons of milk or cream


Using a food processor, place flour, oats, salt, baking powder, baking soda and sugars into bowl of processor. Pulse briefly to combine. While motor is running, drop in chunks of cold butter. Now throw in the toasted, but cooled walnuts, and briefly pulse.

In a measuring cup, lightly beat the egg, then add the maple syrup and extracts. Then add enough cold buttermilk to bring the liquid to one cup. (You may not need all the buttermilk. But here in Colorado where it is very dry, I sometimes use it all.) With motor running, pour the liquid slowly into the bowl of the processor until mixture starts to form a wet, moist ball. Once mixture has formed a ball, stop adding buttermilk! You may need to scrape some of the dough off of the sides of the ball using floured hands.

On a well floured counter, scrape out the wet dough and bring together with floured hands into a large round or square, flouring both sides well. If you need to add a bit more flour, feel free because it is important to get the right consistency.

Divide in two and using your hands pat each into a 6-8″ disc. These should be thick. Thin scones become crispy and no one likes a crispy dry scone! Cut each round into 6 or 8 triangles.

Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a Silpat and chill dough for about 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400. Place baking sheet in oven and bake for about 18-20 minutes until scones are lightly browned and firm on top.

While scones are baking, prepare glaze.

Combine powdered sugar, maple extract and syrup and mix together with a whisk. Stir in 1 T of milk or cream at a time, until glaze is of a drizzling or spreadable consistency.

Let scones cool and drizzle away! Garnish with a few extra walnuts if you’d like.


Adapted from The View from Great Island

I buy my real maple extract from Target or it can be found at specialty markets.

To make buttermilk, add 1 T white vinegar to almost 1 cup of milk. Stir and let sit 5 minutes.

Keywords: Maple walnut Scones, Maple Scones Recipe, Maple Oat Scone, Maple Glaze for Scones, Maple Oatmeal Scones


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Wednesday 16th of September 2020

Thanks for resharing this yummy recipe! Perfect for the autumnal weather we're feeling this morning!!


Friday 18th of September 2020

Scones are perfect for most any morning, but I do love them more, I think, in fall!

Healthy World Cuisine

Tuesday 15th of September 2020

We love Sue's recipes too. Fool proof and always a winner. These little scones are way better than anything Starbucks has that's for sure and that glaze. MMMMMM.... Get the kettle going. We will be right over!


Friday 18th of September 2020

Tea or coffee?

John / Kitchen Riffs

Tuesday 15th of September 2020

Mmmm, maple. It's definitely the season for that! Love scones, and these look terrific. Thanks.


Friday 18th of September 2020

Yeah. Sometimes I tend to skip right over pumpkin and in to maple!

Liesl Wyka

Friday 29th of September 2017

I am a professional baker and was looking for a good fall scone recipe for a corporate client. While these tasted delicious, they turned out more like a waffle than a scone. The dough was more like a quick bread batter and gloppy. I won't be making this recipe again without some major modifications. The plus side is that my family enjoyed the experimental batch!

Abbe Odenwalder

Friday 6th of October 2017

Liesl, not sure what went wrong. As a professional baker, I'm sure you have more clues than I do. Glad your family enjoyed them though. I can tell you, that I do bake them fairly often and have never had this problem. They always turn out just like the photo, which looks like a scone to me. I guess I would tell you that if you make them again, and the dough is too wet be sure to add in flour as needed. Different climates need different things. Good luck and please let me know if you come up with something better because we think these are pretty good!


Thursday 18th of December 2014

Those look delicious! Yep, too many blogs, so little time! Glad Zoe will be coming home soon. Hugs!