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It’s Friiddaayyy!! And today we’re talkin’ scrumptious brown butter scones!! 🙂

Brown Butter Maple Glazed Cinnamon Apple Scones | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

So hey! I am so happy and excited to be finishing up the week on high note! My week kind of started off in not the best way, but fortunately, it just got better and better each day. And I have a really great feeling that today is going to be the bestest of them all!

So how did your week go? Good, bad, somewhere in-between. I’m pretty sure no matter how your week went that we can all agree that we are glad it’s Friday! My week was jam-packed, as am I am juggling just a few things right now, but it was, all in all, a pretty good one. I love when I can end the week feeling like I got a ton accomplished, and all is good. Anyone else feel the same?

Plus, I’m super excited because I actually have a 4 day vacation coming up and it’s going to be so awesome. I am finally taking Asher to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter a week from Saturday. Literally we have been planning this trip for months… and pushing it back for months… BUT it’s finally happening, we are going!

So very excited.

But umm, you guys! I know we are just coming out of summer and I should be tan as ever and all, but I am beyond pasty. My legs look like they haven’t seen the sun in years (cause honestly they have not seen the sun since the last time I was in Florida, which was well over a year ago…totally serious right now). I am highly considering going the self tanner route. Any beauty experts out there want to recommend their favorite products?!? I would be so very grateful! 🙂

PS. Another reason I am beyond excited for this trip is because Asher doesn’t know that I am surprising her at the airport with two of her most favorite people! My brother Kai and his girlfriend Caitlin are flying in from LA and are going to surprise her at the airport. I am making Kai wear a Dumbledore costume and then he is going to give Asher, her official “Hogwarts Acceptance Letter”. YESS. I mean, I know it’s so dorky, but she’s going to freak out. Hoping all goes as planned!

Brown Butter Maple Glazed Cinnamon Apple Scones | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvestBrown Butter Maple Glazed Cinnamon Apple Scones | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvestBrown Butter Maple Glazed Cinnamon Apple Scones | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Okok, so well I could probably talk about random life things all day today (so much to share for some reason!), but I’m not going to bore you guys to death, and will move on to talking about these scones!!

Plus, I’m planning a fun little post for Sunday where we can talk all things life. 🙂

Today though we shall talk scones!

Brown Butter Maple Glazed Cinnamon Apple Scones | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Do you guys remember when I made these blackberry scones? Yeah, well before those scones I’d actually never made scones… nor eaten them either. I know, craziness! Anyway, I made those scones and fell in love, so I figured a buttery fall scones was something I just needed to do.

I mean obviously.

Enter these Brown Butter Maple Glazed Cinnamon Apple Scones!!! Really, all I can say is YUMMM.

…brown butter? toasty, golden, warm, buttery, perfection.

…maple? the perfect pairing with crisp fall apples.

…cinnamon? again, can you really do a baked apple treat without cinnamon? my thinking is no.

I know that I may not have had a whole lot of scones in my lifetime, but I’m declaring these a favorite, and for all the reasons listed above. They’re just beyond delicious. They’re the perfect treat to welcome in the first weekend of autumn!

Oh and also…these scones are really easy too! They take just under thirty minutes to make. And eating them hot, right outta the oven, drizzled with a generous amount of that brown butter glaze, and then sprinkled with just a little cinnamon sugar (you know, for good measure), well it’s kind of an out of this world experience!

Um yeah, literally it’s heaven. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, snack…and man, even dessert. Especially if you’re a fruity dessert lover. Can we all agree that our weekend is going to include these scones??! Hoping so! 🙂

Brown Butter Maple Glazed Cinnamon Apple Scones | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Oh wait! I almost forgot! I’m taking over the Crate and Barrel Instagram today for Cocktail of the Week. I will be sharing four new fall inspired drink recipes along with an Instagram Story on how to make my favorite Spooky Witch’s Brew! It’s going to be fun, so come hang out with me! 🙂 ?

Brown Butter Maple Glazed Cinnamon Apple Scones | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Brown Butter Maple Glazed Cinnamon Apple Scones.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 8 Scones
Calories Per Serving: 324 kcal

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Ingredients

Glaze

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add the butter and toss with the flour. Add the egg, buttermilk and vanilla. Mix until just combined, being careful not to overmix. Fold in the chopped apples. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and then pat into a 1-inch-thick circle. Cut the dough into 8 wedges. Place pieces, about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Brush each piece with buttermilk.
  • Bake until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through.
  • Meanwhile, make the glaze. Add the butter to saucepan. Allow the butter to brown lightly until it smells toasted, about 2-3 minutes. Stir often, butter will foam and then settle back down. Remove from the heat and whisk in the maple syrup, powdered sugar, vanilla and a pinch of salt.
  • Let the scones cool slightly and then drizzle with the maple glaze and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Serve warm and enjoy!
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Brown Butter Maple Glazed Cinnamon Apple Scones | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Have a great scone filled, first fall weekend! See ya, Sunday!

Brown Butter Maple Glazed Cinnamon Apple Scones | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

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  1. 5 stars
    I just went apple picking and have since been trying to get creative with all the apples I have! Made this recipe today and WOW. It was surprisingly simple and scones turned out sooo moist. The glaze is all kinds of brown butter-toffee-flavored goodness. 10/10 would recommend.

  2. 5 stars
    I just made these last night with the apples I picked from my local orchard! The only variation I made was I used whatever apples I had, I think one was Granny Smith and the other was pink lady. Anyways, so delicious! I think next time I am going to use the glaze from the apple fritter recipe (vanilla coffee glaze) on the scones to give me an extra pick me up in the mornings!

  3. 5 stars
    These were delicious! I love the suggestion to grate the butter into the dry ingredients – it is way easier than the normal “cutting it in” routine. Next time I’ll freeze the butter before shredding. Otherwise, the only thing I did differently was add about three times as much cinnamon and put the scones in the freezer for about 10 minutes prior to baking in order to firm up the butter! The scones were so moist and soft, and the glaze was a perfect compliment. Will make again!

  4. 5 stars
    Just made these after having gone apple picking last weekend. These are delicious and so easy to make (I made while watching my toddler and being ‘on the clock’ lol). Thank you for all the recipes!

  5. 5 stars
    We made these for breakfast this morning. They were so delicious that it was hard to keep from eating 2 at a time.

    1. Hey Heather! You can use regular milk. That will be just fine. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  6. These were delicious and I added grated cheddar cheese to mine as I wanted more protein for breakfast. I will be making these again. I made them in my Thermomix which makes them very easy and quick.

  7. 5 stars
    These scones were incredible! The maple brown butter glaze was the perfect addition. The apples gave a natural sweetness inside the scone and kept them from being too dry. Simple and quick to make, too. The only change I would make it to add the cinnamon sugar before baking while the scone is still dough, and to increase the amount of powdered sugar in the glaze (mine came out thin). Absolute new favorite recipe though, and my friends loved them!

  8. 5 stars
    Way to go, Tieghan! We lived in England for awhile and usually scone recipes are too fussy for me. These, however, are not only easy to make but PERFECT. Just made them for my family and extra kids who slept over and it got very quiet when everyone started eating. Will definitely make them again and again

    Side note – I cut the baking powder in half for high-altitude (we are also in Colorado). I assumed you adjust your recipes for main-stream baking? It worked fine for me.

  9. 5 stars
    I made these for supper tonight, with scrambled eggs, and they are some of the BEST scones I’ve ever made! Sweet enough even without the maple glaze, and sooooooooo light and fluffy!

  10. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this recipe! Was looking for a cinnamon scones recipe to make for a friend and these looked so good – just made them and they are so good!! I would have loved to make the glaze you wrote in this recipe but I needed the glaze to harden so I just made a coffee-cinnamon glaze on top… and the scones are great 🙂 thank you very much!

  11. 5 stars
    I’ve been on an apple kick and want to bake everything with apples. Made these today and they are SO GOOD. I used 1 cup of whole wheat pastry flour and 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour. I brushed them with heavy cream and sprinkled them with the cinnamon sugar mixture prior to baking. I used an ice cream scoop to portion them into 10 mounds rather than patting them out and slicing them, that’s just how I prefer my scones. The icing is delicious!! My fiancé declared these are the best scones he’s ever had. They are definitely on my “to make again” list. Thanks for the lovely fall recipe!

  12. Hmm, how much of the cinnamon sugar did you use? There’s no number before cup or unit of measure after 1/4. Dying to make these for fall and would love to get them right 😉 They look incredible! Thanks!!

    1. Hi! I just like to use the cinnamon sugar to taste, so sprinkle some one, taste and add more if desired. Hope that makes sense. Let me know if you have other questions. Thank you!