These Maple Bacon Scones are filled with real bacon bits and topped with a simple maple glaze and extra bacon for that salty sweet goodness.
So much for eating healthy this month, eh? I mean, I can’t only share salad and smoothie recipes ya know. Like I could, but who really wants that?
These maple bacon scones were 100% inspired by Miguel’s love for maple bacon donuts. I randomly recalled how we started 2017 off by getting a dozen donuts (pretty much the best way to start any year off), and how on that day, Miguel professed his love for the maple bacon flavor. Sadly we didn’t get donuts to kick off 2018, but scones are the next best thing I think. They’re crumbly and flakey but also soft on the inside? Perfection, really.
How was your weekend? Miguel had drill for the Army, which means I was straight chillin’. …and by that I mean I did a good mix of work and TV watching. The usual. We’ve been watching Superstore, which is very random and I have no idea how we even got into it, but it reminds me of The Office but not as good but still pretty funny. If you’re looking for an Office-like show to watch, I say give it a shot.
Ok so these scones DO have bacon IN them! Miguel was skeptical because there weren’t giant chunks of bacon inside, but I assured him that they had bacon bits inside them and on top of them. The best part though is the maple glaze on top! The maple glaze is the sweet, the bacon is the salty and together they are perfect. Enjoy one for breakfast on-the-go, or if you’re me, as a snack or for dessert. YUM. Yeah, bacon for dessert is definitely a thing when it’s paired with maple. Trust me.
Maple Bacon Scones
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cane sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 6 tbsp butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 pieces cooked bacon
- For the glaze:
- 2 tbsp butter softened
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together; then, thinly cut butter into the same bowl and use your hands to mix butter into the dry ingredients until it's incorporated.
- In a separate bowl, combine egg, syrup and vanilla, then pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir to combine; set aside.
- Cook 2 pieces of bacon, then break them up into tiny pieces and stir the bacon into the scone dough.
- Flour a baking mat and then pour dough out onto the mat. Use your hands to form dough into a circular mound, about 1/2" thick. Use a knife to make 4 cuts, creating 8 scones. Move the scones onto a baking sheet, and bake the scones for about 20-25 minutes. Optional: brush a bit of melted butter onto the scones.
- While scones are baking, make the maple glaze: whisk softened butter, syrup and powdered sugar with an electric mixer. Once scones are done, drizzle them with the maple glaze and top them with more cooked bacon.