These Maple Bacon Scones are an easy breakfast idea for busy mornings, but fancy enough to serve at a Sunday brunch. Is there anything better than starting your day with a 30-minute meal of crumbly, flaky, bacon-y scones topped with maple glaze?
Fall has finally arrived, which means only one thing…it’s baking season! Fall has always been my favorite time of year. The cool crisp air, vibrant leaves, and mouth-watering baked goods. There is absolutely nothing about this season that I dislike.
Just like any other morning, my day starts with a warm cup of coffee. I say warm because I have kids, and we all know drinking hot coffee with a toddler only happens in fairy tales. But what goes better with coffee than warm, sweet, and salty Maple Bacon Scones?
This Maple Bacon Scone is the queen of all scones!
It’s buttery, flaky, and loaded with chopped bacon. Baked to golden perfection, this easy breakfast idea is topped with a generous amount of maple glaze, but it doesn’t stop there. On top of the gooey glaze is more bacon! Because who doesn’t love bacon?!?
- 2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup cold butter, grated
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp maple extract
- 4 pieces cooked bacon, chopped
- 2 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tbsp heavy cream
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp maple extract
- 1 piece cooked bacon, chopped
- Start by preheating your oven to 400°F.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside,
- In a small bowl, mix together the heavy cream, egg, vanilla, and maple extracts,
- Once your cold butter is grated, start to fold into the dry ingredients a little bit at a time until all the butter is mixed in. It will start to look clumpy.
- Fold in the bacon until well combined.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Keep folding until your dough forms.
- Place the dough on your baking sheet with parchment paper and roll into a circle. You'll want it to be about 1/4 inch thick.
- Place in the freezer for about 5 minutes so the dough doesn't stick while cutting.
- When you're ready to cut, use a pizza slicer and cut 8 equal triangles.
- Separate the triangles and bake for about 18-20 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.
- In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, heavy cream, and extracts until smooth and creamy.
- Apply glaze to the scones and top with bacon.
Home Chef Tip: For extra sweetness, toss the bacon in brown sugar before garnishing on top!
The perfect scones for Sunday Brunch!
Besides the fact that these scones melt in your mouth, I love this recipe because it’s so simple. In fact, I could probably make these in my sleep. Most of the ingredients I always have on hand, and it only takes 20 minutes to bake. It’s a great dish to bring to brunch, or if you’re entertaining guest for the weekend. They also keep really well! Not like they last long, but if we have leftovers, I’ll pack them in the kids lunches.
When making this recipe, I definitely suggest tailoring it to your liking. My family loves bacon, so I put a lot in there. If you’re not a huge fan, put in half of what it calls for. That’s the wonderful thing about baking, you can mix it up however you like! Don’t just take my word for it, go ahead and enjoy them yourself!
We hope you enjoy these Maple Bacon Scones from SoFabFood Home Chef, Lesley from The Lucky Pear, as much as we do. If you like this brunch idea, visit our Breakfast section for more like it. For daily recipe inspiration, subscribe to our newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Pinterest. Enjoy!