14 Easy Scone Recipes

Family Day Scones
Photo: mauigirl

The world is full of scone recipes. But which ones are truly the easiest to make? We've made your life a little bit easier by curating a list of 14 truly simple scone recipes. These recipes have few ingredients and few steps, and produce stunning, delicious results. Bake them and enjoy!

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Simple Scones

Simple Scones

With 10 ingredients and five steps, these scones are truly simple, as the name suggests. This is a basic scone recipe that produces a dough that can be changed based on whatever flavors you'd like to add. Baker Eddie Rios-Stroud is unequivocal in her praise: "These are the best scones I have ever eaten," she says.

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Grandma Johnson's Scones

Wedge-shaped currant scones
S.Becker

There is minimal work involved in this scone recipe, which is for a fairly traditional raisin scone. You don't need any special equipment, numerous bowls, or a lot of time, either. "These are truly wonderful scones," says jenathomas. "I made them for the first time this morning and they were pretty easy to make."

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3-Ingredient Lemon Scones

3-Ingredient Lemon Scones
Paula

Self-rising flour, lemon-flavored soda, and heavy cream are the only ingredients required in these incredibly easy lemon scones. If there's an easier recipe out there, we don't know about it. "These scones are so quick and simple," says recipe author purplepiscean. "They only have three ingredients and produce deliciously light scones. The bubbles in the lemon soda make them rise."

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Basic British Scones

Basic British Scones
Thingummy

These scones hold up well to clotted cream and jam. A true British scone, they are a lovely entry into the world of this near-perfect pastry. "This is the only scone recipe you need," says AnnaG. "These turn out perfect every time, and they're not loaded with fat like some scones."

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Whole-Grain Blueberry Scones

Whole-Grain Blueberry Scones
mauigirl

Despite how juicy and sweet these scones are, they have relatively little sugar. And they are easy to make and require very little thought or preparation. "My 5-year-old made these by himself, and they came out amazing. I can't believe they only have 2 [tablespoons] sugar," says aimeelynn."

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Cream Scones

Cream Scones
Cynthia Ross

You might not even have to hit up the grocery store to make these cream scones, which require only sugar, flour baking powder, cream, milk, and butter. This fast, easy recipe will have you wondering why you don't make scones every single week. Dragonfly Bakery agrees. "This recipe is simple, and one of the quickest recipes I've used," she says.

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Brunch Scones

Brunch Scones
danalizen

Currants give a tart punch to these brunch-specific scones, which will be ready to go well before the members of your family have assembled around that Sunday brunch table. "I love this recipe," says Here it is. "I've made it again and again. These scones are the real deal, not muffins in disguise. The flavor and texture are just right."

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Easy Cheese and Garlic Scones

Easy Cheese and Garlic Scones
ROBINBRADY

Scones do not have to be sweet to be easy and delicious. These cheese and garlic scones are a six-ingredient miracle. The result is a biscuit-like treat that pairs perfectly with dinner (or any midday snack that your heart desires). Are they addictive? DANA COLE thinks so: "I could eat a whole bunch," she says.

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Sourdough Scones

sourdough scones
NorthwoodsKnit

Sourdough starter is all the rage these days. You can use yours to make scones as well as bread, for something a little different. The result is a bready scone with a deep, yeasty flavor that's as satisfying as a fresh-baked loaf of bread. KSCOOKIE is a fan: "I make scones every time baking day rolls around with my sourdough starter," she says.

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Family Day Scones

Family Day Scones
mauigirl

Whole-wheat flour imparts a nuttier flavor to these scones, which end up with a perfectly crumbly, buttery texture. As BakingMachine says, "These scones are absolutely delicious! I will definitely make these again! They have the perfect texture and taste."

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Date and Chocolate Chip Whole-Wheat Scones

Date and Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Scones
Anna Lauritsen

Dates and chocolate chips give both texture and flavor to these delicious whole-wheat scones, which are a fun departure from tradition. Pamela Smith describes them as a "breakfast cookie." An excuse to eat cookies for breakfast? Consider that a selling point.

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Black Treacle Scones

Black Treacle Scones
Jill Lightner

Flavored with molasses, these traditional scones are heavily spiced and soft, more in the vein of a breakfast treat than a midday scone. Treacle scones definitely have their followers, and those who love them love them fiercely. Allrecipes user Roseanne is among the converted. "Delicious scones," she says. "Loved the spices."

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Australian-Style Pumpkin Scones

Australian-Style Pumpkin Scones
charicki

You can substitute canned pumpkin for cooked in this scone recipe, which produces luscious orange scones that are quick and easy. They're healthy, too! "Delicious, healthy recipe that's quick and easy to whip up," Lauren says.

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Mini Parmesan Scones

Mini Parmesan Scones
Crin

Cheesy, warm, delicious scones that are ready to eat in the time it takes to get dinner on the table? Sounds like a dream. Veggiegoddess suggests making a second batch because they're so extra delicious. "It's such a simple recipe that I actually doubted it at first, but they are sooooo yummy and cheesey," she says.

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