Buttermilk Oatmeal Scones


Hearty oatmeal scones that are simple and delicious!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 scones


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¼ cups quick-cooking oats

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ cup butter-flavored shortening

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Cut in shortening and mix until just a few chunks remain. Add buttermilk and vanilla extract; stir until combined.

  3. Shape dough into individual scones, about 3 inches across and 1 inch thick. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before lightly dusting with powdered sugar.

Cook's Note:

Use dark or light brown sugar, whichever you prefer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

354 Calories
15g Fat
49g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 354
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 462mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 132mg 10%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 149mg 3%

* 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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