These are a perennial favorite at Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa, a specialty-food market on Long Island, New York. The scones can be cut out ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator, wrapped in plastic, for up to two days; bake just before serving.

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Recipe Summary

Makes 14


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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.with rack in center. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, oats, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Blend butter in at the lowest speed, and mix until butter is in pea-size pieces. In a medium bowl, combine buttermilk, maple syrup, and 4 eggs; mix to combine. Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Mix until just blended. The dough may be sticky.

  • Place dough on a well-floured surface. Roll dough out to a 3/4- to 1-inch thickness with a well-floured rolling pin (there will be lumps of butter in dough). Cut into 3-inch rounds with a plain or fluted cutter, and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

  • Brush tops of scones with egg wash. Bake until tops are crisp and insides are done, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove baking sheet to wire rack to cool for 5 minutes.

  • Make the glaze: Combine confectioners' sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla. Drizzle each cooled scone with 1 tablespoon glaze (the warmer the scones are when glazed, the thinner the glaze will be). Sprinkle with uncooked oats, if desired, and serve.


Reviews (3)

24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
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Made half the recipe, made 9 giant scones. They were delicious.
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This recipe was really fantastic! I was a little skeptical that it would taste too healthy with the wheat flour and the oats, but it was still sweet, which is what I like about scones. The scones have a great flavor and smell. I loved the maple glaze on top. They definitely exceeded my expectations. All the scone recipes I've tried from this site have been very good, but these could be my favorite. Please give them a try.
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Thank you very much for all the superb recipes of scones because we love them but do not know how to make good scones!