A Simple Cinnamon Scones recipe
Scones, perfect companions for your morning coffee or afternoon tea. (Or both, I won’t tell…)
Best served fresh & warm, though I’m sure they’re still mighty tasty the next day. Well, at least I think they’d be pretty tasty the next day. I wouldn’t actually know, mostly because I’ve never actually had any left the next day. I do have
8 9 children. I say that just to throw you off, because while my children do devour these lovely baked goodies, the truth is that they’d be gone in 1 day with or without them. Yeah, I like scones. And cinnamon. A lot.
These scones are so simple. So quick and easy to throw together that you’ll have no excuse not to make them often. 🙂
Onto my favorite healthy and easy Cinnamon Scones recipe-
Simple Cinnamon Scones
2 c flour*
1/4 c white sugar**
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
8 Tbsp butter (1 stick) cold, cut into small pieces
2/3 c buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
*I usually use 1 c whole wheat, 1 c all purpose, and sometimes use all freshly ground whole wheat. They turn out good any which way, in my opinion and the opinions of my many scone-eaters. 🙂
**Sometimes we substitute 3 Tbsp local raw honey, much better for you!
Preheat oven to 400 F
In large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Next, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the buttermilk and vanilla, and stir just until dough comes together, being careful not to overmix.
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface, knead gently forming dough into a round approx. 1″ thick. Cut into 6 or 8 pie-like wedges, depending on how big you like them, or how many mouths you’re feeding.
Transfer scones onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper, or your favorite baking stone. Brush the tops with a bit of milk, if desired. Place on middle oven rack and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of a scone comes out clean. Cool on wire rack and enjoy!
See? Easy-peasy. Now go make some! 🙂