These maple bacon oat scones were a total accident but luckily they turned out really great and didn't go to waste. Plus they're so canadian and perfect for a little canada day celebration! Try making a batch if you're a fan of sweet and savoury goodies. The coconut bacon actually works well because the sweetness of the coconut comes through with just a hint of smokey flavour. Make our coconut bacon in advance of this recipe and use it for all kinds of meals and snacks!
oat scone ingredients (makes 12-14 scones):
1 tbsp flax powder + 3 tbsp water
1 1 /2 C oats
2 C all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/3 C coconut oil, melted
1 C brown sugar
1/2 C non-dairy milk
1 tsp maple extract
Measure out your non-dairy milk and allow it to sit at room temperature so the chill is gone. It's best to do this so that when you combine it with the melted coconut oil, the oil doesn't solidify again.
In a small bowl whisk together flax powder and water and set aside for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile run the oats through a food processor to get them into a finer meal. Then in a large mixing bowl combine oats with flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt.
In another mixing bowl whisk together the melted coconut oil, non-dairy milk, brown sugar, and maple extract, and add the flax / water mixture as well. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and combine together with a wooden spoon.
Use approx. 1/4 C of batter for each scone and shape the dough however you like. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350F for 15 minutes. Allow the scones to cool completely before icing them.
maple icing ingredients:
1 C confectioners sugar
1 1/2 tsp maple extract
2 tbsp non-dairy milk
Using a hand mixer or whisk beat together all the ingredients. You want a icing that isn't too runny or it won't stick nicely to the scones. If the icing is too thick that it won't move on it's on add a little more non-dairy milk or if it's too runny just add a bit more sugar.
You can ice the scones with a small spatula or just dip the top of the scone in the icing and flip it back up and allow it to drop down the sides. I like that method best! Then just top the scones with some coconut bacon.