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Breakfast Scones

Add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon with the flour for a tasty variation.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    16 scones


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  • In a bowl, combine flours, brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk until a soft dough forms. Turn onto a lightly floured board and knead gently 10-12 times or until no longer sticky.
  • Divide dough in half; gently pat or roll each half into an 8-in. circle 1/2 in thick. Cut each circle into eight wedges. Separate wedges and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes.
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  • Mary
    Oct 6, 2019

    Love the soft texture of these scones. They need a little salt and some additional flavor. The next time I make them I will add a half teaspoon salt, some orange or lemon zest and dried cranberries or blueberries.

  • puzzlemad
    Mar 28, 2015

    Tried these today and they are the best by far! I made according to the recipe but needed to add 1 tsp. regular milk because the dough was too crumbly. I also added a few mini chocolate chips. Delicious!

  • key-ko
    Mar 22, 2015

    So soft and great flavor, family favorite breakfast !

  • sassymom80
    Dec 15, 2012

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  • mrenda
    Aug 12, 2012

    These were wonderful! We really enjoyed them. They were light and tender and very quick to get in the oven!

  • geneinie
    Jun 21, 2012

    Excellent recipe! I also added some cinnamon and topped the hot scones with a powdered sugar vanilla glaze. The kids ask for this every morning for breakfast.

  • mkozars
    Apr 10, 2012

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  • FarmerGig
    Feb 4, 2010

    Surprisingly good, for being so basic. Great flavor, light texture.

  • GingerBonnet
    Jan 8, 2010

    Made these for a friend's mom recovering from surgery- the family loved them since they were soft and delicious, with just a little taste of cinnamon. Pretty easy to make too!

  • keverwann
    Apr 15, 2008

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