Blueberry Scones

by | Mar 30, 2016 | All, Breakfast & Brunch

Just say NO to dry and crumbly scones! Bursting with fresh berries, these Blueberry Scones are an easy breakfast treat that will have you fall in love with scones all over again!

Just say NO to dry and crumbly scones! Bursting with fresh berries, these Blueberry Scones are an easy breakfast treat that will have you fall in love with scones all over again!

I love breakfast. It’s funny how even though it is one of my favorite meals of the day, I often skip it.

But never on a weekend or on vacation. And never when these Blueberry Scones are in front of me.

This last weekend we had family visiting, and I hosted brunch on Sunday. Egg bakes, quiches, muffins, and pancakes are all favorites of mine. This weekend I went a little off the beaten path and made scones.

Unfortunately scones can get a bad rap, the ones you can pick up in coffee shops are often too dry and crumbly. But a really good Blueberry Scone bursting with fresh blueberries and with a lemon glaze drizzled over the top is another thing entirely. 

A good scone recipe is something everyone should have in their files.  Pretty much anything can be mixed in…berries, cinnamon, or chocolate chips. As long as you have a good base recipe, the sky is the limit.

Tip: To make a REALLY good scone, make sure your butter is very cold and don’t over mix the dough. I use my food processor and pulse just enough to mix the butter, sugar, flour and baking powder into a coarse crumble. 

These Blueberry Scones are fast and easy, and they freeze beautifully. And with my freezer stocked with these, I don’t need to wait for vacation or the weekend for a sweet treat. Sounds like a pretty perfect way to start my day, don’t you think?

Powdered sugar icing drizzled on blueberry scones
Blueberry Scones on a marble surface with fresh blueberries on side.
Yield: 8 scones

Blueberry Scones

Blueberry Scones

Just say no to dry scones with this easy Blueberry Scone recipe!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

Scones:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cut in chunks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing the scones
  • Raw sugar for sprinkling on top of scones.

Optional Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

Instructions

To make the scones:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Put flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in bowl of food processor. Pulse to mix. Add the chunks of butter and pulse until mixture becomes a coarse crumble.
  3. Place dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add blueberries and coat in flour mixture, gently so as not to smash berries. Add cream and vanilla and stir until just blended. Do not over mix.
  4. Place dough to floured surface and light pat to a 12 x 3 rectangle. Cut dough in half, then in half again. Cut the 4 rectangles diagonally into triangles. (I used a pizza cutter to cut my dough.)
  5. Place triangles on an ungreased cookie sheet and brush tops of sconces with cream and sprinkle raw sugar on top. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

To make the glaze:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and drizzle over scones just before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 480Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 518mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 7g

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Just say NO to dry and crumbly scones! Bursting with fresh berries, these Blueberry Scones are an easy breakfast treat that will have you fall in love with scones all over again!

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15 Comments

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    I’m going to try it. Thanks!
    I think the way you have approached your online website is great! It feels very friendly, and for those of us who enjoy trying new recipes it is great!
    Way to go!

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      Thanks, Mary. Let me know how they turn out!

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    The scones were a big hit at home and at work! I made one batch without blueberries and one with the blueberries.
    thanks!

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      I’m so happy that they turned out! Thanks for sharing the great news!

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    We love scones for the breakfast! Yours with blueberries look absolutely delightful and definitely worth to wake up to!

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      They certainly make a Monday morning easier! Let me know how they turn out! Enjoy!

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    These are AMAZING!!! I’ve made them 3 times so far, and been asked to share the recipe. So simple, and quick to make. I used frozen blueberries and they worked as well.

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      Thanks, Laura! Great tip about the frozen blueberries! So happy they have worked out well for you!

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    These will be breakfast tomorrow morning, they look so yummy!

    You said they freeze well, do you just freeze them after they’re baked then warm them a bit in the oven before serving?

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      Hi, Lyanna! Yes, just make sure they are completely cool before putting them in the freezer!

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    I have to make 200 scones for an afternoon tea at church. Your recipe looks exactly what I need. Mine always turned out too dry. I’d like to ask you exactly how you freeze them…ziplock bags?, double or single? How do you then heat them after taking them out of the freezer…directly from the freezer or defrosted first? Since I have to make so many, the idea of making them beforehand and then freezing them sounds like a wonderful way to accomplish my mission! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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      Hi Bonnie, I usually double bag them in freezer bags. Just make sure they are completely cool before you freeze them! What a project- good luck!

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    I love scones, Thanks for the tips!

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    These were a big hit for breakfast this morning with my family! My youngest wants them for her birthday:)

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      Thanks, Katie! Love it when something is a hit with the whole family!

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