Glazed Maple Pecan Scones

Maple inside, maple glazed on top - how can you go wrong? These scones make an excellent breakfast with your morning cup of joe or just a nice afternoon treat. 

Glazed Maple Pecan Scones

For the scones:

  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped pecans (optional)
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips (optional) 
  • ¾ cup cold buttermilk
  • ¼ cup Richard's Maple Syrup (or another pure maple syrup)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream, or milk

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Richard's Maple Syrup (or another pure maple syrup)


  1. Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, and preheat your oven to 400°F
  2. Whisk together the four, baking powder, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Set aside
  3. Using a pastry cutter or knives, cut the butter into the flour to form coarse crumbs. Fold in pecans.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the ¼ cup maple syrup, buttermilk, egg, and vanilla together. Slowly add to the flour mixture. Stir just until a dough forms. The mixture should not be too wet, and the dough shouldn’t be over-beaten or your scones will be tough. 
  5. Gently knead the dough on a lightly floured surface about four or five times. Form and pat the dough into a 7-inch round circle. Cut the circle into 8 triangles.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and arrange the scones about two inches apart. Place the scones in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove the scones from the freezer, brush scones with milk or cream, and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. While the scones are baking, make the glaze. Stir confectioner’s sugar and the remaining four tablespoons of maple syrup together until smooth. 
  9. Drizzle the glaze over the warm scones. 

Best served right away. Enjoy!