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Maple-Oat Heart Scones – They Work for Me!

Maple-Oat Heart Scones

I’m not sure if it’s his age or his personality, but FishBoy 6 has been loving all sorts of cooking and crafting activities lately. I have a myriad of pink, handcut hearts strewn all over the school room floor as he has been working on Valentines this week. Yesterday he helped me prepare a veggie tray. And here he is helping me make some of our favorite scones. They are delicious and super easy to make with kids.

 

Maple-Oat Heart Scones

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And for a great Valentine’s Exchange of Ideas and Inspiration, visit Parenting the Tiniest of Miracles. Today Jessie Leigh is hosting a roundup on activities to do with children. Come back to Life as MOM tomorrow for a Sweetheart Treats recipe swap.

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  1. I’ll bet these are tasty :)

  2. These sound great!

  3. JessieLeigh says:

    These sound very yummy!

    And how cute is your boy? Love that smile on his face! He looks very proud of the work he’s doing. :)

  4. Michelle@Life with Three says:

    Those look delicious — I’ll definitely be giving them a try! :)

  5. lerinleigh says:

    I might try these! Do you ever drizzle them with anything?

  6. Kim @ Forever Wherever says:

    Fun to make and yummy to eat…a great combination!
    -Kim

  7. It Feels Like Chaos says:

    These sound yummy and are so cute! I’m going to try them. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Yummy! Made these for breakfast and my son said they tasted better than the best candy. Sounds like a keeper to me!

  9. Budget friendly, yet "fancy" all at once, and might I add YUMMY! We added a maple flavored powder sugar glaze drizzled over the top. Served with a hot mug of Cider, they made for a great breakfast! Thank you.

  10. Mine turned out just as sticky as yours. I’m thinking that is way too much buttermilk. About 1/3 to 1/2 a cup seems more reasonable. Also, I replaced some of the baking powder with baking soda as the acid in buttermilk reacts with the soda to create leavening.

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      This works fine for me if I have real buttermilk. But, I’ve noticed differences in buttermilks, too.

    • Kimberly Rhoades says:

      That’s a great suggestion….ours turned out way too sticky, too.

      Gonna try them again with your changes. Thanks!

      • Jessica Fisher says:

        I’m finding that buttermilk is very inconsistent across brands. Some is extremely THICK and others are thin as milk. This could account for some of the changes.

  11. those look so good!

  12. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Jessica! I’m not sure if you monitor all past posts, but I’ll give it a try. :) When making this as a baking mix for freezer cooking, at what point do you freeze? Do you mix in the butter and then freeze, or stop before the butter? Thanks so much…your blogs are invaluable to me, and you do such a fantastic job!

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      @Elizabeth, you can do one of two ways. Just mix the dry ingredients and add the wet later. Or make it until baking, freeze them unbaked on a lined cookie sheet and then transfer the frozen scones to a freezer bag. When you bake them (from frozen), just increase your baking time by 5 min.

  13. These sound great! Have you tried replacing the unbleached flour with white whole wheat flour or fine ground whole wheat flour? Also, could you use regular Old Fashioned oats instead of quick oats? Just curious, since these are the items i usually have on hand.

    Thanks!

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      Yes, I think you could make those substitutions. I often use white whole wheat or whole wheat pastry flour (1/2 and 1/2 to white). If you use a food processor, old fashioned oats should work fine.

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