These cute little Mini Maple Bacon Scones are the perfect addition to your brunch menu! Salty pieces of bacon mixed into a sweet scone and topped with a maple drizzle.
I first discovered how easy it was to make homemade scones last year when I made my Apple Oatmeal Scones.
Scones are something I had only gotten from coffee shops, but they taste SO much better when you make them from scratch at home.
This recipe includes maple syrup in the dough for an extra touch of sweetness, plus pieces of bacon!
Making mini scones is easy and they turn out so cute! Once the dough is mixed up, all you have to do is knead a couple times and roll it out into a rectangle. Cut that rectangle into 4 strips, and then cut each strip into 3 squares. Cut each square into 2 triangles and you are ready to bake!
I used the same maple drizzle recipe from my Apple Oatmeal Scones because it is just that good! It’s super simple to make with just 3 ingredients, too.
That drizzle really is the best part! It goes so well with the salty pieces of bacon inside the scones, too.
Next time you plan a brunch, be sure to add these scones to the menu! They are such a wonderful combination of salty and sweet.
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- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 4 pieces bacon, cooked to a crisp and chopped up into small pieces
For the glaze:
- 1 tbsp butter, melted
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter and mix until crumbly.
- In a different bowl, beat the egg. Stir in the milk, maple syrup and vanilla.
- Stir the wet ingredients into the dry. Add in the bacon and mix until dough forms. It will be slightly crumbly. Turn the dough out into a floured surface. Knead a couple times and then spread into a rectangle. It should be about 8x10 inches in size and 1/2 inch thick.
- Cut the dough length-wise into 4 strips. Cut each strip into 3 equal squares. Cut each square into 2 triangles.
- Place the triangles on the parchment paper pan. They won't spread much so they can be fairly close together. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until browned. Let cool completely.
- Once the scones are cooled, whisk together the ingredients for the glaze (the melted butter, maple syrup and powdered sugar) in a small bowl. Drizzle the glaze over the scones. Let the glaze harden and then store scones in an airtight container on the counter.
Make sure the bacon is cooked crispy. If it's too soft, it will get soggy quickly in the scone.
These scones taste the best on the first day, but if you keep them in an airtight container they will last another day or two.