Cinnamon Raisin Apple Scones

In a world of constant distractions, moments of uninterrupted quality time are cherished. In the past year Ian and I have started our weekend mornings by leaving our phones at home and going on a walk. It’s become my favorite tradition and I decided to take it one step further on Sunday mornings – unplugged breakfast. We sit down with a pot of tea and a pastry and talk about our goals for the day and how we can support each other as we gear up for a new week. It’s a simple change, but one that had brought us a lot of joy.

As part of this new tradition, we have been trying out new breakfast recipes. Blueberry muffins were a big hit until I came across these cinnamon raisin apple scones. Served warm with a spread of butter, these scones instantly win a place in your heart. They pair perfectly with a warm cup of chai tea and are sure to start your day off on a happy note.

Cinnamon Raisin Apple Scones

Ingredients:

  • 2 C. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 C. butter, chilled
  • 1 medium apple, finely chopped
  • 1/2 C. raisins
  • 1/3 C. honey

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400˙
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, spices, baking soda and salt together.
  • Add the butter and use a pastry cutter to combine until the mixture resembled coarse crumbs.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the apple, raisins, milk, and honey.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until moistened.
  • Knead the dough on a floured surface five to ten times to combine all the dough together.
  • Pat the dough to be 1/2 thick and use a circle cutter to form scones.
  • Place scones on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
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