Buttermilk Scones


This basic buttermilk scone recipe can be adapted by adding chopped dried fruit or grated cheese.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
8 scones


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ¼ cups buttermilk

  • cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add buttermilk and melted butter; stir until a soft dough is formed.

  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and press into a rectangle, about 3/4-inch thick and 4-inches wide. Cut into 8 equal pieces and place on the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

256 Calories
9g Fat
39g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 256
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 534mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 257mg 20%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 111mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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