These maple oatmeal biscuits are soft, layered, Southern-style biscuits sweetened with maple syrup. Perfect for breakfast and brunch!
Total Time:40 minutes
For the biscuits:
3 cups (390 gm) all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (50 gm) brown sugar, packed
2–1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1–1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup (90 gm) old fashioned oats
11 tablespoons (155 gm) butter, cold and diced into tablespoon-sized chunks
1 cup (240 mL) milk (whole or 2%)
1/3 cup (80 mL) maple syrup
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoon maple syrup
Preheat the oven to 415 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with a sheet of parchment paper.
Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir in the oats. Use a pastry cutter or the back of a fork to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it is reduced to pea-sized clumps.
In a separate bowl, combine the milk and maple syrup. Pour the mixture into the dry ingredients and butter and fold just until combined.
Turn the mixture out onto a floured surface. Gently pat together, but be careful not to overwork. Pat out to 1” thickness and then fold in thirds like a letter. Rotate the dough 90 degrees and then repeat this patting and folding process. Repeat once more for a total of 3 sets of folds. Pat the dough out to 1” thickness and use a floured biscuit cutter to cut out rounds of dough. Gently pat together the remnants and cut out more biscuits.
Combine the melted butter and remaining maple syrup together and brush over the tops of the biscuits. Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.
Be sure to use very cold butter and milk. Butter and milk that is not cold enough can prevent your biscuits from rising well.
Do not overwork your dough at any phase of the preparation.
The folding of the dough helps to create flaky layers within the biscuit, but is not necessary if you don’t care about this.
For flakiest layers, use a sharp biscuit cutters and push straight down into the dough. Refrain from twisting the cutter as you insert it into the dough as this can cause the edges to seal off and keep from rising well.
To reheat biscuits, toast in a toaster oven until fragrant.