Cinnamon Maple Dulce de Leche Scones

Cinnamon scones flavored with homemade maple dulce de leche and then drizzled with additional dulce de leche after cooling.  Believe me, you’ll want to lick your fingers clean after one taste of these Cinnamon Maple Dulce de Leche Scones!

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Lately on the weekends, Andy and I have been taking turns getting up with the menagerie on Saturday so that the other can get a bit of extra sleep.  And when I say a bit, I mean it’s usually an hour at best.  The volume level of our home rises quickly and our everyday routine begins.  But those extra few minutes in bed?  Pure bliss.  Especially after a long week.

Cinnamon Maple Dulce de Leche Scones | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

With Mother’s Day less than two weeks away, I can’t think of anything better than an extra hour of rest and then breakfast in bed.  I’m pretty sure if that happened, it would rank as one of my top five highlights of the year.  And yes, the year isn’t even half over.

And what would be on my breakfast menu of choice?  I’m pretty certain it would include these Cinnamon Maple Dulce de Leche Scones.

Cinnamon Maple Dulce de Leche Scones | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

Cinnamon scones flavored with homemade maple dulce de leche and then drizzled with additional dulce de leche after cooling.  Believe me, you’ll want to lick your fingers clean after one taste of this caramel-like goodness!

Cinnamon Maple Dulce de Leche Scones | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

Cinnamon Maple Dulce de Leche Scones
 
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Serves: 8 scones
Ingredients
Dulce de Leche
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
Scones
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup maple dulce de leche
  • ½ cup milk
Instructions
Dulce de Leche
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Empty sweetened condensed milk into 8x8 dish. Cover with foil and place in 9x13 pan.
  2. Add water to larger pan, filling it until water reaches three quarters up the sides of the covered dish.
  3. Bake for 90 minutes, being sure to check on the water level as it cooks to insure water remains at desired level.
  4. Remove from oven and whisk in maple syrup until smooth. Let cool completely before storing in refrigerator in tightly covered container.
Scones
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar and salt.
  3. With a pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture.
  4. In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk and maple dulce de leche together.
  5. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add egg mixture. Stir together until just combined.
  6. Gather dough into a ball and roll out between two pieces of waxed paper formaing a circle ½-1" thick.
  7. Cut into eight wedges and place on parchment or silicone mat covered baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool two minutes before removing to cooling rack to cool completely.
  9. Before serving, drizzle each scone with dulce de leche.
Notes
To reheat dulce de leche to desired consistency, microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring afterwards each time.

Recipe adapted from Cinnamon Maple Scones.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 scone

Cinnamon Maple Dulce de Leche Scones | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

Forget Mother’s Day, I’d take these scones any day of the year!  I’m betting if you made them for someone special, you’d make the highlight reel of their year as well.  

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Comments

  1. These scones are amazing Melanie! Gorgeous photos. And especially if you took these yesterday with that terrible lighting!! Loving that dulce de leche! Pinned :)

  2. You probably know this already, but a great way to make dulce de leche is to just boil the can for about 3 hours. Let it cool, then open it. Just be sure that the water level is always a couple inches higher than the can. Delicioso.

    • Hi, Tom!

      Yes, I’ve made dulce de leche this way before but prefer the oven method as to not make it in the can. It’s also quicker this way as well!

  3. There is no way I’ll be able to wait until Mother’s Day for these scones! They look incredible!

  4. Maple dulce de leche? Whoever heard of such a thing? ;)

    These look amazing. Hope your Mother’s Day is equally amazing.

  5. Loly Borda says:

    I love everything with Dulce de Leche. I think I’ll try this weekend with the store bought dulce de leche adding the maple syrup, and later sometime I’ll try to make my own. Thanks so much for sharing! Looks delicious!

  6. Omg these look so good! Dulce de Leche is my favorite ice cream flavor! Mmmm..can’t wait to try these…thanks for sharing!

  7. I’m always looking for new ways to dulce de leche – quite possibly my favorite food on the planet. These scones look amazing! So great to have discovered your blog!

  8. Ummm hello there gorgeous! Can we just cut out the scone part and pour that glaze directly into my mouth, please?

    P.S. You’ve been stumbled! :)

    • Oh yes, the scone is just a lovely delivery agent. For like, you know when there are other people around…

  9. Oh my! what else could you ask from life? Breakfast in bed and a whole bunch of these scones! I love that you put maple syrup into the dulce de leche to add a bit of smokiness to its taste!

  10. Oh Melanie, these look incredible!!! Seriously drooling!

    • melanie says:

      Thanks so much, Aimee! My 4yo is now quite the fan of scones and requested one for breakfast each morning this week!

  11. Visiting from The Weekend Re-Treat. These look divine, I love the sound of the maple dulce de leche delicious!

  12. I’ve never tried to make scones before but these ones just might make me try! Pinning for later!

  13. Keshet Starr says:

    Can’t wait to try this! Any tips on making it non-dairy? As a kosher cook, I try to keep my desserts non=dairy so that we can enjoy them after a meat Shabbat meal:)

  14. These look delicious! Dulce de leche is one of my most favorite flavors :). I’m planning to make a big batch of the dulce de leche and save it for various other recipes. Do you know how long it will keep in the refrigerator?

    • Hi, Melissa!

      I would think no longer than a week to be safe. It’s so quick to make and is such a hands off recipe that it’s always easy to make another batch!

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