This Crumbly Cinnamon Scones Recipe is an easy and delicious recipe. Enjoy super tasty and crumbly homemade scones in a matter of minutes for breakfast, dessert, or whenever you need a much-deserved treat!
If being in quarantine the last few months has taught me anything it’s that when push comes to shove, I really enjoy baking and I don’t do it nearly enough in my “normal” life.
I’ve always considered myself more of a baker than a cook and lately, I’ve really been leaning into that. I’ve been making lots of beer bread, loaves of olive bread, delicious bakery-style cookies, and most recently I decided to whip up some Crumbly Cinnamon Scones.
Whenever I used to go to Starbucks or any other cafe, I was always so tempted by the scones. I’ve always loved scones but since quarantine started I haven’t been able to have any since we haven’t been going to any cafes or bakeries.
Since we are trying to make our new stay at home life as fun as possible, we’ve made an effort to “recreate” some of our favourite meals from restaurants that we so loved but can’t visit right now (or ever since a few of them have now permanently shut down).
We’ve made a fancy shrimp and sun-dried tomato pizza (including the dough!) inspired by one of our favourite pizza restaurants. We’ve made breakfast sandwiches inspired by our old go-to breakfast spot. We even recreated a sesame-crusted tuna dish that was inspired by one of our favourite restaurants from when we lived downtown.
So, when we were recently making breakfast I decided to whip up one of the things I had been craving the most: SCONES!
Now, I’ve made my Crumbly Cinnamon Scones Recipe a few times but I am more used to just buying them at cafes and bakeries. However, when I recently made them I was so surprised by how easy they were to make and how little time they took to make. It kind of made me feel silly that I had waited SO long to make then during our quarantine.
Crumbly Cinnamon Scones Recipe
What you’ll need:
Buttermilk (OR heavy cream)
How long does this Crumbly Cinnamon Scones Recipe take to make?
The prep time for these is about 15 minutes and then the cooking time is 15 so this recipe should really only take you about 30 minutes from start to finish to make.
Easily Make This Recipe Your Own!
You can easily make this recipe your own by swapping out some ingredients and adding in others. For example, if you have some fresh fruit available then you can absolutely add that into this recipe. I’ve made this recipe a few times and removed the cinnamon and instead added in blueberries or raspberries. Get creative with it and have fun!
2 cups of Flour
1/2 a cup of Frozen Butter
1/2 a cup of Buttermilk
1/2 a cup of Brown Sugar
2 1/2 tsp of Baking Powder
1 tsp of Salt
2 tsp of Vanilla extract
2 tsp of Cinnamon
2 tsp Powdered Sugar for dusting on top
Begin by grating your frozen butter. I use a cheese grater to grate it finely. Once your butter is grated, set it aside.
Now combine your flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder together in a large bowl. Once the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder are combined, then begin to add in your grated butter. Use a fork to cream the ingredients together. Once the ingredients are combined (they will look like small doughy crumbs) then place the bowl in the fridge.
In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients (egg, buttermilk, and vanilla extract) and whisk them together.
Once they are all mixed together, then remove your original bowl with the flour, sugar, salt, etc from the fridge and pour your wet mixture overtop. Mix the ingredients together until they form a dough.
On a floured surface, pour out your dough and knead it gently for about a minute. If your dough is very sticky then add a bit more flour. If it’s very dry and breaking apart easily then add in a slight bit more buttermilk.
Then form the dough into a ball and then flatten the ball down so that the dough is about 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick. Then cut your scones into either 6 or 8 wedges.
Place your wedges either on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet or tart pan (I used a tart pan as that’s what I wanted them to be served on later) and place that in the fridge for 10 minutes. (Arrange your scones in a circle)
While your scones are cooling in the fridge, preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
Then place your tray/tart pan in the oven and bake your scones for 15 minutes (or until golden brown).
Remove from the oven and allow them to cool for 5-10 minutes before sprinkling powdered sugar over top.