Whole Wheat Fresh Strawberry Scones with Maple Sugar

Ah, there’s nothing like it… a cup of coffee, the Sunday paper, and the cardboard crunch of a dried-out scone.  Yuck.  Most scones should be made the morning that that they’re eaten, for fear of turning them into the sort that you may often pick up at a dud coffee shop.  These are that sort of scone… the sort that should be consumed warm out of the oven… because that’s when they’re best… that’s when they’re moist, and that’s the best chance for butter and honey to soak into their piping-hot  interior.  Not to worry though, these will no-doubtedly be gobbled up in one sitting:  Fresh Strawberry Scones.
Adapted from Confessions of a Tart, these are a normal sort of scone mixed with a cream & butter base, but I mixed in half whole wheat flour to add a slightly healthy twist.
What I love about scones is that they really are easy to whip up quickly. Just mix the dough, pat it into a round, cut into wedges and bake. I used maple sugar in these scones & sprinkled a little on top too.
A slightly crunchy crust with a tender & moist interior, these scones were fabulous. The sweeter your strawberries, the more strawberry flavor that will come through. If you do have maple sugar at hand, it adds a nice flavor to the scones as well. (Regular white sugar and all white flour may also be used.) Strawberries are at their ripest, so be sure to utilize them for some good recipes (like these scones :) )  For the record, we did have a couple of these leftover and ate them the next day.  Warmed up, they were almost as good as fresh out of the oven.

This recipe can be found here: Whole Grain Strawberry Scones

More delicious-looking strawberry recipes on the blogs:
Cupcake Project: Strawberry Whipped Cream
Laylita’s Recipes: Strawberry & Rhubarb Empanadas
Life’s Ambrosia: Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade
Apple Pie, Patis & Pate: Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

26 Responses to “Whole Wheat Fresh Strawberry Scones with Maple Sugar”

  1. postedJul 23, 2009 5:02 AM

    Awesome job Lori. I wish I could find some maple sugar, because I think it really sets it over the top :)

  2. postedJul 23, 2009 5:29 AM

    These look perfect for summer!

  3. postedJul 23, 2009 6:28 AM

    I agree, scones are best right out of the oven. I love that you used whole wheat flour too, they look great!

  4. postedJul 23, 2009 6:31 AM

    Mmm, these look so good. I bet the fresh strawberries make it SO good. Yum!

  5. postedJul 23, 2009 6:58 AM

    They look good. Scones are one of the many desserts (sorta) that I have yet to make. I actually have made the dough but didn’t bake it. I meant to but I think its lost in the freezer.

    You’re right about the strawberries and I do need to try baking up some scones.

  6. postedJul 23, 2009 7:31 AM

    Great idea! Never would have thought of strawberries.

  7. postedJul 23, 2009 9:11 AM

    What lovely scones: they look awesomely delicious!!

  8. postedJul 23, 2009 8:13 AM

    scones aren’t my favorite baked good because they’re often so dry. these, however, look moist and chock-full of luscious berries, and the maple sugar is a wonderful touch!

  9. postedJul 23, 2009 12:26 PM

    wow these look so good and those strawberry pieces look great

  10. postedJul 23, 2009 1:06 PM

    I love scones, especially blueberries. These look pretty good.

  11. postedJul 23, 2009 7:51 PM

    Your scones look perfect and I love the strawberries in them! We have a bakery by us with amazing scones that I’m spoiled by, so I’m lazy about making them :)

  12. postedJul 23, 2009 10:24 PM

    Yum, those big chunks of strawberry must have kept the scones deliciously moist!!!!

  13. postedJul 24, 2009 5:31 AM

    Scrumptious!! Especially with the topping.

  14. postedJul 24, 2009 7:08 AM

    These scones look like a mighty treat, dotted with all of those hearty chunks of strawberries.

  15. postedJul 24, 2009 6:18 AM

    Yummy scones, simply perfect! Thanks for sharing…

    I so want one right now and it isn’t even Sunday, yet!!!

  16. postedJul 24, 2009 10:57 AM

    Those strawberries in the scones make them looks sooo delicious! Yumm!

  17. postedJul 24, 2009 12:19 PM

    Yeah – I don’t think those would last very long around here :)

  18. postedJul 24, 2009 4:03 PM
    RecipeGirl's Mom

    The Stawberry Scones look yummy. I will definitely add them to my breakfast treats for friends and family. Maybe I’ll make them for you sometime!

  19. postedJul 25, 2009 4:44 AM

    Hmmm warm out of the oven! That’s the only way to eat scones. Lovely pictures!

  20. postedJul 25, 2009 6:00 PM

    I loooove scones. i have to try baking these!!

  21. postedJul 26, 2009 3:57 PM

    Scones never make it till the next day for me!

  22. postedJul 27, 2009 1:36 AM

    Omg…i really have to try making this..never thought of this! thank u!

  23. postedJul 27, 2009 8:42 AM

    I made these on Friday and they are wonderful! Not dry in the least and full of flavor. They made a hit with both friends and family. Actually, making them again tomorrow!

    Also, we didn’t have maple sugar, so I used white and they were still wonderful! Thanks for the great recipe!

  24. postedJul 28, 2009 8:53 AM

    Beautiful scones – perfect for breakfast!!

  25. postedJul 28, 2009 3:37 PM

    Mmmm…strawberry scones. Haven’t made them in a while and have never tried them with whole wheat. The maple syrup sounds perfect!

  26. postedAug 4, 2009 5:53 AM

    Oh, my! I love love love scones, and these are just gorgeous. I especially like the whole wheat dough!

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