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Cinnamon Oat Scones

Cinnamon Oat Scones are a wonderfully delicious treat featuring simple flavors. Not too sweet and nicely soft, these scones are a great breakfast treat or afternoon snack.

Cinnamon Oat Scones

One of my favorite flavors is cinnamon. I find myself sneaking it into my baking whenever I can. It’s often not front and center, but these Cinnamon Oat Scones are a really lovely way to feature cinnamon in a quick and easy treat.

These soft, not too sweet scones have a nice dose of cinnamon alongside plenty of oats for some chewiness. While they’re perfectly delicious all on their own, you can add a simple, sweet glaze for a little more sweetness. The flavors are simple, but the taste is amazing. They taste a little bit like an oatmeal cookie in scone form.

Cinnamon Oat Scones

The simple glaze adds a nice bit of extra sweetness, but the scones are also really good without it. For something a little different, try skipping the glaze and serving with your favorite preserves or maybe something a little different like apple butter.

Cinnamon Oat Scones

This is the kind of recipe to keep in mind for a simple breakfast treat, a brunch gathering, or just for snacking with your favorite coffee or tea. They’re just the right amount of sweet, have a nice chewiness, and aren’t too dry or tough like a lot of scones.

And, of course, one of the best things about these scones is how easy they are to make. Just one bowl and a few minutes of mixing, and they’re ready for the oven! Add to that the fact that they’re made with ingredients you’re likely to have on-hand, and you just may find yourself making them again and again.

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Cinnamon Oat Scones

Yield 6 scones
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

These quick and easy Cinnamon Oat Scones are subtly sweet full of cinnamon and oat goodness!

Cinnamon Oat Scones

Ingredients

For the scones:

  • 1 & 3/4 (210g) cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (45g) old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons (38g) packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon*
  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or almond extract

For the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup (55g) confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

To make the scones:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt  and cinnamon.
  3. Add the butter and use a pastry blender or a fork to mix until the largest pieces of butter are about the size of small peas.
  4. Add the buttermilk and vanilla or almond extract, and stir just until combined.
  5. Gather the dough into a ball and transfer to parchment-lined pan. Gently pat the dough into a disk about 7 inches in diameter. Cut into 6 wedges and separate each wedge so that there is about half an inch between wedges.
  6. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

To make the glaze:

  1. Stir together the confectioners' sugar and 1 tablespoon milk. Add more milk, a small amount at a time, until the glaze is the desired consistency.
  2. Drizzle the glaze over the scones before serving.

Notes

*For a bigger cinnamon flavor, increase the cinnamon to 1 tablespoon.

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    11 Comments on “Cinnamon Oat Scones”

  1. Mmmm these sound so delish and your pictures are always so beautiful. Pinned!

  2. Sounds delicious!  The weight measure is 1 cup… should it be 113grams?

  3. I made them last week for breakfast and my family loved…. quick, easy and delicious! 
    I’m super happy to see that you’re using metric system which is far more accurate and professional than the cups one, for sure I’ll be doing more of your recipes now that I don’t have to waste my time “converting” them to metric. Thank you very much 

  4. These scones are easy to make and taste wonderful. I highly recommend!

  5. These look delicious! Do you think I could substitute whole milk for the buttermilk?

    • Thanks, Lily! If you change to buttermilk, you’d really need to change some other things about the recipe. I would probably lean toward using a buttermilk substitute if you don’t have buttermilk. If you put 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup and fill the rest of the way to 1/2 cup with regular milk, you’ll get an easy substitution. Just stir it well and let it sit for about 5 minutes before using.

  6. while i was making the dough I lay a little handfull almonds at the bottom of the oven for toasting, and at the very end before putting the scones onto the parchmentpaper and in the oven i added the chopped almonds to the dough. these scones were SO deliscious, and the recipe was really easy to make. i also used vanilla yoghurt mixed with milk instead of buttermilk and vanillaessence because we dont have buttermilk over here. thank you for the recipe!

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