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Currant Oat Scones

For a simple, not too sweet treat for breakfast or a snack, try these easy-to-make Currant Oat Scones!

overhead view of Currant Oat Scones on a patterned white plate

Amidst all the sweet treats I’ve been baking, it’s nice to have a not-too-sweet treat for a breakfast treat or for snacking. And that’s just what we have with these wonderful Currant Oat Scones.

They’re made quickly and easily with some fairly basic baking ingredients. They’re just the kind of thing you can whip up in a flash when you’re craving just a little something sweet.

Currant Oat Scones on a red floral-rimmed white plate

These scones are a variation of a recipe I made for my cookbook. Even with all the really delicious things I put into that book, those oat scones were outstanding to me. Those scones, like these, also featured honey and oats for a subtle sweetness and a little chewiness.

Dried currants are a great addition to these oat scones. Their size and flavor work really well here. You can certainly substitute another dried fruit if you like. Cranberries would probably be my next choice, but most any dried fruit or a combination would be great.

Currant Oat Scones on a patterned white plate

I just love how simple these scones are to make. You can have them mixed and in the oven in short order. This recipe is a great candidate for spur of the moment baking, too, as you’re likely to have everything you need to make them. And then you’ll have a nice anytime treat to enjoy!

Scones are a great alternative to muffins when you want an easy sweet treat for breakfast or brunch. They mix so easily and portioning is a breeze with a large scoop. If you’re looking for a no-fuss recipe for a breakfast treat, give these Currant Oat Scones a try!

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Currant Oat Scones

Yield 10 scones
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

These subtly sweet Currant Oat Scones are a wonderful treat for breakfast, brunch, or a snack!

overhead view of Currant Oat Scones on a patterned white plate


  • 1 & 3/4 cup (210g) unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup (99g) old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 2 Tbsp (25g) firmly packed light brown sugar

  • 1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, cold and cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup (118ml) milk
1/4 cup (59ml) honey

  • 1/2 cup (80g) dried currants
  • 1/4 cup (30g) chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner. 
  2. Stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the butter, and mix with a pastry blender or a fork until the largest pieces of butter are about the size of small peas. 
  3. Add the milk and honey, and stir just until a dough forms. Gently stir in the currants and nuts. 
  4. Drop the dough by 1/4-cup portions onto the prepared pan, leaving about 2 inches between the scones.
  5. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until the scones are golden brown.

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Currant Oat Scones

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    4 Comments on “Currant Oat Scones”

  1. Do you have any keto recipes?

  2. Wonderful scones – thank you so much for the recipe. Exactly what I wanted on a cold rainy morning.

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