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Blueberry Buttermilk Scones

Course Bread, Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry-buttermilk-scones, blueberry-scones
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 drop scones
Calories 135kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 2 ⅓ cups self rising flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoon cold butter
  • cup buttermilk
  • 2 extra large eggs divided
  • ¾ cup dried blueberries
  • 2 tablespoon turbinado sugar for the tops
  • suggested accompaniments: mixed berry preserves lemon curd, honey butter, sweetened fresh whipped cream or creme-fraiche


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, sift together the self rising flour and granulated sugar.
  • Using a pastry blender or a food processor, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Using a large spoon or spatula, work the buttermilk and egg into the dry ingredients.
  • Add blueberries. Mix just until the blueberries are evenly distributed in the batter.
  • Using a 2 ounce ice cream scoop to divide the dough into even portions. Maintain even spacing between each one.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the remaining egg, and use a pastry brush to brush the egg wash on the top of each scone just before baking.
  • Sprinkle each scone with turbinado sugar for a little sweetness and crunch on the tops.
  • Place into the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
  • Remove from the pan and onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Serve the scones slightly warm or at room temperature with freshly whipped cream or creme fraiche and mixed berry preserves.


Turbinado sugar is a raw cane sugar. It's slightly brown in color, due to the molasses content, and the granules are larger. It gives a sweetness and crunch to the top of these scones, and it can also be sprinkled on cookies, or used as a garnish for other baked goods. It is readily available in the sugar section of any grocery store.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 194IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg