Nothing says fall more than apple cider. I had a pint of apple cider in the fridge and decided to use it for these scones. I used spiced apple cider but the scones can be used with any apple cider (I would stay away from apple juice with this recipe). Apple cider has such a deep delicious flavor that the scones really take on with this recipe. Also, they are half whole wheat with minimal amount of butter in them, which makes them a good way to start your day. Kids love them because they are sweet and have a yummy glaze on top. These are also great for the holidays if you have anyone staying with you Thanksgiving morning or for the weekend.
Kids can easily help with this recipe since the whole recipe is mostly done in the food processor. Don’t have a food processor? Do it by hand or use a hand mixer.
1 cup of whole wheat flour
1 cup of white all purpose flour
3 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 cup of light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of ground all spice
4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, very cold
3/4 cup of spiced apple cider
1 beaten egg
1 cup of confectioners sugar
1-2 tablespoons of apple cider
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Grease scone pan.
3. Put all dry ingredients in the food processor (flour through ground all spice). Pulse four or five times.
4. Add butter to food processor. Pulse until the dough looks like little crumbs (about 5 or 6 times pulse). If you don’t have a food processor, do this by hand.
5. Mix wet ingredients together (apple cider and egg).
6. Add to food processor. Pulse until all ingredients are combined and the dough comes together.
7. Add dough evenly to scone pan. If you don’t have a scone pan, you can use a muffin pan easily. If you want to roll them out you would need to add some flour since this is more of a wet batter.
8. Bake for about 15 minutes until done.
9. Take scones carefully out of pan. Let cool on a cooling rack.
10. Add ingredients for icing until smooth. If you want it more thick, add sugar. If you want to think it out add milk.
11. Brush the icing on the scones.
12. Eat! Yum.