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Apple Cinnamon Scones

Delicious, homemade Apple Cinnamon Scones with a fluffy, soft inside and crunchy topping. Tastes just like apple pie, but in scone form!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cinnamon scones
Servings: 8
Calories: 314kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup butter unsalted, cold
  • 1 large apple peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup honey


  • 2 tablespoon rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon Turbinado sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon milk


  • Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the flour, rolled oats, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Cut in the butter with 2 knives or a pastry blender. In another smaller bowl combine together the milk, honey and apple. Add this to the dry ingredients and toss.
  • Form Dough: Turn onto a floured work surface and knead gently until everything is well combined. Form the dough into a circle that's about 9 to 10 inches in diameter and about 1/2 inch in thickness.
  • Finish: Place the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Cut into 8 wedges and separate the wedges so that they are about 1 inch apart. Brush the wedges with the milk (from the topping ingredients). Combine together the Turbinado sugar, ground cinnamon and rolled oats and sprinkle over each scone, generously.
  • Bake: Bake for about 20 minutes or until nice and golden brown.


  1. Cold butter is a must! - Work with cold butter. After cutting it into cubes, you can even let them sit in the freezer for 5 minutes before starting.
  2. Don't over mix! - Don’t overwork the dough. You want the butter to still be in pieces to keep your scones light and flaky.
  3. Get the right tools! - Use a pastry blender. It’ll make the process of cutting the butter into the dry ingredients much easier..
  4. Flour up! - You want the dough to be sticky, so flour your hands and work surface as needed so that you can still handle it.
  5. Apples galore! - Test out different varieties of apples to see which you prefer and really perfect the recipe!
  6. Store your scones in an airtight container, bread box, or freezer bag to keep them from drying out! They will last 1-2 days at room temperature or up to 7 days stored in the fridge.


Serving: 1scone | Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 394IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 2mg