Recipe: Caramel Walnut Coffee Cake Scones

There is nothing that can beat the first sip of coffee in the morning. Being a coffee lover, I crave my morning coffee more than anything else. I can honestly say if I had to choose between a cup of coffee or a delicious breakfast treat, I would choose the coffee.

Recipe creation and blog writing by: Ally Tjoelker

But thanks to Ferris Coffee, I really don't need to choose! Thanks to Ferris Coffee's wide assortment of coffee beans and nuts, you can have a cup of coffee & enjoy this delicious Caramel Walnut Coffee Cake Scones.
The recipe is super simple, easy to make and is more moist than your average scone. Our recipe uses gluten-free flour, but feel free to use all-purpose flour. Be sure to check out my blog for more easy and fun recipes.
Alright, here is what you'll need:
For the scones:

For the caramel sauce:

  • 1C brown sugar
  • 6 TBS butter
  • 1/2C heavy cream

How to make the Caramel Walnut Coffee Cake Scones

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl with a hand mixer, beat together the flour, salt, baking powder, white and brown sugar.
  3. Cut in the butter using your hands.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, heavy cream, coffee, and vanilla.
  5. Add wet to dry and mix together well to form a sticky dough.
  6. Fold in the walnuts.
  7. Set out a square piece of plastic wrap on the counter. Place the dough on the center of the plastic and form it into a disk. 
  8. Wrap the dough with the plastic wrap in a disk shape and place it in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile make the caramel sauce. Add the butter and brown sugar to a saucepan on the stovetop on medium heat.
  10. Allow the butter to melt and whisk the brown sugar and butter together. Pour in the heavy cream and whisk together. 
  11. Allow the caramel to come to a small, soft boil then remove from heat and pour into a glass container to set in the fridge.
  12. Remove the dough from the fridge.
  13. Cut the disk into 8 equal pie-shaped pieces and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  14. Bake for 15-20 minutes in the oven at 350.
  15. Allow to cool for 20 minutes.
  16. Top with caramel sauce and enjoy!



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