I love these at Starbucks and had to share the recipe once I found it. I think the key to these is the blending of the oats for the texture.
Starbucks Maple Nut Oat Scones Recipe
For The Scones
1 cup oats (quick or old-fashioned)
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 1/2 tablespoons cold butter (small pieces)
1 large egg
1/2 cup half-and-half or heavy cream
1/2-3/4 teaspoon maple extract
2/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon maple extract
5 teaspoons water
Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Using a food processor or blender, finely grind the oats.
In a mixer mix the flour, oats, sugar, salt and baking powder. Add the maple syrup and butter and mix well.
In a small bowl beat the egg with the cream and maple extract. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and mix well.
Add the pecans and mix just to incorporate.
Place the dough on a floured surface. Knead and pat the dough into an 8 to 10 inch circle and cut into 8 wedges.
Place the wedges on the baking sheet and bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until light brown.
Remove the scones from the oven to wire rack. Let cool about 3 to 5 minutes.
Mix the glaze ingredients until smooth. Adjust the amount of water to get to the desired consistency. I like the glaze to be rather thick. Spread lots of glaze over each scone and dry about 15 minutes before serving.
This recipe makes 8 Starbucks Maple Oat Nut Scones.