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Two-Bite Maple Cinnamon Scones

scones-9979This morning I had the overwhelming urge to bake scones.

Now, I haven’t baked since I don’t know when — the exact procedure of it all has been deterring me through teething, inconsistent naps and travel. I have been cooking though! I hosted a baby shower brunch for a good friend of mine this past weekend and catered all the food myself. It felt challenging and wonderful. Lately, I’ve been loving getting Grayson to bed and then pouring a glass of wine for myself before digging into a complex recipe I’ve been wanting to try. I’m working my way through Ottolenghi’s cookbooks and we haven’t hit a bad meal yet. I highly recommend his recipes! It’s party a challenge to eat more veggies and partly a personal challenge to sharpen my culinary skills. To get back in the kitchen again. It’s like my therapy, I think. However, baking is another story.

I haven’t baked since I made you guys the gingerbread loaf last month! Well, no, I take that back. I did bake Adam a spontaneous batch of chocolate chip cookies a few weeks ago during a hard work week. scones-9958

But these scones!

scones-9973I knew I wanted to bake a maple treat and this morning I got Grayson down for a nap, put on my slippers, tied on my apron and poured a cup of tea. Before I knew it, I had flour flying and my fingers had found that familiar place of cutting butter into dry ingredients. It felt like home again.


I made them small because then I wouldn’t feel so guilty about eating two, three or four myself. They taste like mini snickerdoodles and the glaze is my favorite part! Maple syrup, sugar, cinnamon and cream. Do more perfect ingredients even exist? I don’t think so.

These would be perfect as part of a winter brunch or just on a random weekday morning. I think out of all the scones I’ve made, these are my favorite. They taste comforting and nostalgic. The very things I love about baking. I hope you enjoy!


Two-Bite Maple Cinnamon Scones

makes about 8 petite scones

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1 cup all purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

2 tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

3 tbsp cold butter, cut into small bits

2 tbsp Pure Canadian Maple Syrup

1/4 cup heavy cream

for glaze —

2 tbsp powdered sugar

1 tbsp Pure Canadian Maple Syrup

2 tsp heavy cream

1/4 tsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a nonstick baking pad or parchment paper. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Add the cold butter, working it into the dry ingredients with your fingertips until the mixture resembles cornmeal. Add the maple syrup and cream and mix until just blended.

Knead the scone dough about three times and pat into a small circle, about 1/2″ thick. Cut eight small triangles out of the circle and place on your prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with raw sugar.

Bake scones for 12 minutes until scones start to get golden. Let cool while you make the glaze.

To make the glaze, whisk together all ingredients. Drizzle over cooled scones. Enjoy!


30 minutes

For the past six months I have been working as an independent recipe developer for Pure Canadian Maple Syrup. I developed this recipe using their product, which I absolutely recommend.

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  • Liz S.
    January 22, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    These scones look amazing! So glad you’re back to baking 🙂

    • Laura @ Raise Your Garden
      January 23, 2015 at 4:58 am

      Agree! I always like to see a recipe that worked from someone else first before I try my hand at it. Not the best baker so need all the help I can get. Scones are the best. They make the best shower food as well. Congrats on getting back into the baking scene =)

  • Elisabeth
    January 22, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    I love a good scone! I also love seeing a new recipe on the blog – glad you’re making time to enjoy your cooking & baking again 🙂

  • Christina @ Every Little Thing She Does
    January 22, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    These look great! I can’t wait to try them!

  • Elizabeth
    January 22, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    What is that baking sheet you use with your pan that the scones are on? I have seen these before but not sure their purpose. Yummy scones!

    • jenna
      January 22, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      A silpat – I love it!

  • Laurel
    January 22, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Jenna! These look like the tastiest, scrumptiest morsels I have ever seen! And I’m all about quick baking recipes with two little ones in tow. So glad you enjoyed yourself getting back in the kitchen with some flour and butter again! 🙂

  • Eden
    January 22, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    I know what i’ll be making for breakfast this weekend!

  • Candice
    January 22, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Excited to make these for Sunday brunch with the hubby!

  • Jessica @Myhealthypassion
    January 22, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    YUM!!!! These intimidate me though, I am not best baker! Maybe I’ll try these!

  • Maryea {happy healthy mama}
    January 22, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Ahhh these look fabulous. I love that you made them small. 2 bites is perfect. 🙂 (okay… 2X3:))

  • Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen
    January 22, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    These look just like my type of scone – love the maple and cinnamon in them! I can never stay away from baking for long, there’s something so comforting about it!

  • Impressed Lady
    January 22, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Yum! Gotta ask…how do you stay so thin with cream and maple syrup on hand? I’m guilty of always choosing the sugar free syrup and unsweetened almond milk when stocking the pantry or fridge. What’s your trade off?

  • Tamara @ A Side Of Dessert
    January 23, 2015 at 4:57 am

    WOW! I wish I had these this morning to go along with my coffee. Maple scones are by far my favourite scones. Thanks for sharing Jenna and have an awesome weekend!

  • Mal
    January 23, 2015 at 6:28 am

    These look so amazing! I love any baked goods with maple

  • Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork
    January 23, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Mmmm…sound delicious! Maple syrup is in my blood thanks to being 3/4 French Canadian (with many relatives still in Quebec and operating sugar farms!). I’ve missed scones so much ever since going GF and haven’t attempted to make any. So I guess I haven’t had any in over 5 years? I’ll have to try these, especially since the recipe isn’t for a huge batch. And then use the leftover cream for ice cream!!!

    • Kristinp
      January 23, 2015 at 10:37 am

      Just wanted to let you know that there’s actually a pretty decent GF scone mix out there from Sticky Fingers Bakeries. They have a wild blueberry and a Meyer lemon and both are pretty damn tasty if you aren’t up for making your own from scratch (which I am not 🙂 ). Can be tough to find, but I can get them pretty regularly at Cost Plus.

  • Jen@jpabstfitness
    January 23, 2015 at 10:30 am

    OMG…these have my mouth watering!

  • Sophie
    January 23, 2015 at 11:09 am

    ???????????? yum!! It feels like such an accomplishment to get something made during nap time.

    • Sophie
      January 23, 2015 at 11:10 am

      Sorry those were clap emoticons not question marks…

  • Jenny Deitz
    January 23, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    So so so happy to see you back baking! I love all the posts you publish, but I can’t help but also share that seeing you in the kitchen inspires me to do the same… even with my very pregnant belly!! 🙂

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  • Tanya
    January 25, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    I just made these this morning, and they were delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

  • Danielle
    January 29, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    These look really yummy, Jenna! Definitely hope to make them soon!

  • Zuzka
    February 5, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Just took them out of the over, can’t wait till they are cool enough to eat. Not that I will really wait for that! Cinnamon flavoured everything rocks!

  • Anton
    May 22, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    And if you add more maple syrup can do without sugar?! We just refined sugar do not eat, so you have something to constantly come up with….