Blueberry Scones

Welcome to the delightful world of baking! Today, we're going to share a simple yet scrumptious recipe for blueberry scones. These scones are perfect for a cozy breakfast or a sweet snack during the day. They're packed with juicy blueberries, have a tender, flaky texture, and are just the right amount of sweet.

This recipe is designed to be easy and straightforward, making it ideal for both beginners and experienced bakers. So, let's get ready to fill your kitchen with the delicious aroma of freshly baked blueberry scones!

Why This Recipe Works

Simple Ingredients, Big Flavor: One of the best things about this blueberry scone recipe is its simplicity. You don't need any fancy ingredients to make these scones. Just some basic pantry staples like flour, sugar, butter, and, of course, blueberries. Despite the simplicity of the ingredients, these scones come out incredibly flavorful. The blueberries burst with sweetness in every bite, and the buttery dough complements this with a rich, satisfying taste. It's a classic combination that never fails to delight.

Perfect Texture: Achieving the perfect texture in scones can sometimes be a challenge, but this recipe makes it easy. The key is in the method of mixing and the right proportions of ingredients. These scones come out with a wonderfully flaky yet moist texture. They are not too dry, which can be a common issue with scones, nor are they too dense. Instead, they strike the perfect balance, being light and airy on the inside with a slightly crispy exterior. This texture makes them ideal for pairing with your favorite jam, butter, or even just a cup of coffee or tea.


Flour (All-purpose): Forms the base. It gives structure to the scones. Substitute: Gluten-free flour for a gluten-free version.

Blueberries: Adds sweetness and a fruity flavor. Fresh or frozen both work. Substitute: Raspberries or blackberries.

Sugar (Granulated): Sweetens the scones. Substitute: Honey or maple syrup for a natural sweetener.

Butter (Cold and Unsalted): Adds richness and flakiness. Substitute: Coconut oil for a dairy-free option.

Baking Powder: Helps the scones rise and become fluffy. No common substitute.


  • Keep ingredients cold for flakier scones.
  • Don't overmix the dough to keep it tender.
  • Use fresh blueberries for better flavor.
  • Gently fold in blueberries to avoid breaking.
  • Brush with milk or egg wash for a golden crust.

How to Serve

Blueberry scones are a delightful treat, perfect for breakfast or as a snack. They're best served warm, with a crisp exterior and a soft, fluffy interior.

  • With clotted cream and jam for a classic touch.
  • Accompanied by a hot cup of tea or coffee.
  • As a dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Blueberry Scones

"Easy and delicious Blueberry Scones recipe perfect for breakfast or dessert. Includes simple ingredients and tips for the best scones."
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: all-purpose flour, blueberries, heavy cream
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Corrie


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoon cold unsalted butter cubed
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: Egg or milk wash coarse sugar for topping


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Gently fold in blueberries.
  • In another bowl, mix cream, egg, and vanilla.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry, mixing until just combined.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface and shape into a circle.
  • Cut into 8 wedges and place on a baking sheet.
  • Brush with egg or milk wash and sprinkle with sugar (if using).
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.


Calories: 1983kcal Carbohydrates: 300g Protein: 36g Fat: 71g Saturated Fat: 43g Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g Monounsaturated Fat: 18g Trans Fat: 0.02g Cholesterol: 365mg Sodium: 2552mg Potassium: 508mg Fiber: 7g Sugar: 106g Vitamin A: 2862IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 887mg Iron: 14mg


  • Keep ingredients cold for flakier scones.
  • Don't overmix the dough to keep it tender.
  • Use fresh blueberries for better flavor.
  • Gently fold in blueberries to avoid breaking.
  • Brush with milk or egg wash for a golden crust.
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