As the weather cools down this time of year, I find myself drawn to the kitchen. There is something so cozy about a warm oven and the smell of baked goods in the air.
For me, Autumn and baking go hand in hand.
First on my Autumn baking list are these delicious Whole Wheat Cinnamon Apple Scones. This time of year, it is so easy to find crisp and juicy apples fresh from the orchards. When I found a box of Honey Crisp Apples at the market last week, I rushed home and went straight to the kitchen!
Turning those Honey Crisp Apples into Scones was a total kitchen success. The sweet apples add juicy flavor and a slight crunch that make these scones irresistible.
The trick to Scones that are tender and moist, rather than dry and crumbly, is in the butter. The best way to cut butter into flour is to take a frozen stick of butter and grate it using a box grater. Not only is it a quick way to get the job done, it also ensures that the cold bits of butter are more evenly distributed throughout the flour, keeping the Scones tender and moist.
These Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Scones are not overly sweet, though they are full of flavor, and they make an excellent breakfast or midday snack. We’ve been enjoying them topped with Apple Butter, which pairs perfectly with the cinnamon apple flavors in the scone. They would also be delicious with jam, honey, or even just a small dab of butter.