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Blueberry Scones {Blueberry Buttermilk Scones}

These Blueberry Scones are buttery and filled with juicy fresh blueberries. They are perfect for brunch with tea and coffee, or as a midday snack. Made with buttermilk, these scones are super tender and will not disappoint.
A stack of two blueberry sconesMelt in your mouth Blueberry Scones or Blueberry Buttermilk Scones are just the thing to serve for breakfast, brunch and all occasions. These tender scones are filled with fresh juicy blueberries and will leave you wanting more. They are delicious as is but also perfect with my homemade lemon curd.

Blueberry scones in a container

How to Make Blueberry Scones

Making blueberry scones doughAs promised from earlier this week, this Blueberry Scones recipe is an adaptation of the Basic Buttermilk Scones with fresh blueberries added into the batter. The process is exactly the same, except that we will toss in the fresh blueberries right before adding the buttermilk mixture. When adding the liquid mixture to the flour mixture (with the berries), use a very light hand to fold with a spatula to form the dough. It’s crucial to be gentle in this step so you don’t crush the berries and stain the batter.

Blueberry scones doughI recommend using fresh blueberries for the best results. It is okay to use frozen berries, but you have to keep in mind that frozen berries will release a lot more water during baking, which will alter the texture of these blueberry scones, and you will probably need to bake them a little longer for them to cook through. Frozen berries will also stain the batter as soon as you add them in, though this won’t be a big deal since they will be eaten all the same. If using frozen berries, do not thaw.

Blueberry scones in a container As always, reserve some buttermilk/egg mixture to use as egg wash to enhance browning while baking. Use turbinado sugar generously for shine and extra sweetness. I love using my insulated baking sheet for scones in general to keep the bottom of the scones from getting too brown.

The inside of Blueberry scones These Blueberry Scones are so easy to bake up during the weekend, serve them for brunch, and wrap up the left over for breakfast or snack during the week. Enjoy!

More Delicious Fruity Scones

A stack of two blueberry sconesIf you make this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment, rate it and don’t forget to tag me @wildwildwhisk on Instagram. I’d love to see what’s cooking up in your kitchen. Cheers!

This recipe was originally published on May 15, 2015. The recipe, photos and post have been improved and updated.

The inside of Blueberry scones

Blueberry Scones

These Blueberry Scones are buttery and filled with juicy fresh blueberries. They are perfect for brunch with tea and coffee, or as a midday snack. Made with buttermilk, these scones are super tender and will not disappoint.
5 from 25 votes
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Course: Bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, European
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 scones
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Trang

Ingredients

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 4 oz unsalted butter - cubed & cold
  • 1 heaping cup of fresh blueberry
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder to a medium mixing bowl and mix to combine.
  • Toss the cubed butter in the flour mixture and work it into the flour with the tip of your fingers until about large pea size. Toss in the blueberries.
  • In a measuring cup, add buttermilk, egg and vanilla extract and beat to combine.
  • Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and pour in the liquid mixture, reserving about 2 tablespoons to use as egg wash.
  • Fold with a spatula or wooden spoon until a wet dough forms, be careful not the crush the blueberries.
  • Turn the dough out onto a well-floured board, fold it over itself a 2 - 3 times, and shape into a circle about 1 1/2” thick.
  • Cut into 8 scones.
  • Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet, brush the top and sides with the reserved egg wash, and sprinkle generously with turbinado sugar.
  • Bake for 23 - 24 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition

Serving: 103g | Calories: 286kcal
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61 Comments

  1. Lisa
    September 28, 2020 /

    5 stars
    Best Blueberry scones ever!!! I make my own buttermilk with half and half and the juice of a lemon, and use the lemon zest too. . ..They come out perfect every time, family loves them. .Thank you for a great recipe!!

  2. Lisa
    September 28, 2020 /

    Best Blueberry scone recipe ever!! I made my own buttermilk with half and half and the juice of a lemon. Added the lemon zest too. . .they come out perfect every time ..thank you for a great recipe.!

  3. Deneen
    September 23, 2020 /

    5 stars
    I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to leave a review. This is my go-to recipe for blueberry scones. In fact, my college-bound daughter requested that I make them the day before she left so she could have one for breakfast on the way to the airport. It’s perfect as is and forgiving if you need to make a substitute. Thank you for this yummy staple!

    • September 23, 2020 /

      Awe thank you Deneen! I’m so glad to hear how much your daughter loves this too 🙂

  4. Joan Devlin
    September 18, 2020 /

    5 stars
    Great recipe. Easy and produces perfect blueberry scones. Next time I will add the lemon zest.

  5. Jewell
    September 10, 2020 /

    I’ve mad these a few times. Absolutely delicious! My family really likes my breakfasts and this has became one of their number one requests!!

    • September 10, 2020 /

      Thank you so much Jewell!

  6. Cindy
    August 20, 2020 /

    Yum, yum. yum! Soft, moist, crunchy on top. Baked on my baking stone, made my own buttermilk. Flipped over and added 5 more minutes to get the bottom brown and crunchy. SOOOOO good and delicious!

  7. Christina
    August 12, 2020 /

    Hi! I made these a few months ago and they turned out perfect. I made them again the other day and they turned out cakey and soft instead of dense. I tried again today and same thing. Not sure what i did wrong? I made my own buttermilk all 3 times.

    • August 13, 2020 /

      Hmm… I wonder did you maybe add too much liquid or too little flour? Sometimes we can get different amount of flour if the way we measure is not quite consistent.

  8. Kathy
    August 9, 2020 /

    5 stars
    Delicious and easy!

  9. Tracy Bell
    August 8, 2020 /

    5 stars
    The best scones I ever made! Nice and fluffy and very moist.

  10. Leah
    June 30, 2020 /

    5 stars
    I added white chocolate chips and so so good!!

    • July 1, 2020 /

      Wonderful addition Leah!

  11. Joe
    June 29, 2020 /

    5 stars
    This recipe has made me very popular

    • June 29, 2020 /

      Excellent to hear Joe!

  12. Glenna
    June 9, 2020 /

    5 stars
    This is the 2nd time I have used your recipe and they are wonderful! Thanks!

    • June 10, 2020 /

      Thank you Glenna, glad to hear you enjoy it!

  13. Bob
    June 6, 2020 /

    5 stars
    They come out perfectly every time. I now mostly lean to blueberry ones. Thanks. BTW what happened to the blue hair?

    • June 6, 2020 /

      Hi Bob, I had to tone it down with the blue hair since I work a fulltime job in a fairly conservative industry. My boss is totally cool with the blue hair but for my recent project, I had to attend a lot of meetings with a local clients so it was best to keep the color more neutral haha. 🙂 Glad to hear you love these blueberry scones. If you ever want to change up the flavor a bit, add some lemon zest!

  14. Sylvia
    May 24, 2020 /

    5 stars
    Easy and delightful. Perfect for a rainy Mountain morning.

  15. Steph
    May 23, 2020 /

    Warm and delish! Very easy to make.

  16. Jan
    May 23, 2020 /

    5 stars
    Really enjoyed these scones. I added the zest of one lemon.

    • May 23, 2020 /

      Blueberry and lemon are always perfect together!

  17. Lindsay
    May 17, 2020 /

    5 stars
    So amazing! I can’t believe how well these turned out, my family loves them.

    • May 17, 2020 /

      Glad to hear, thanks Lindsay!

  18. Emily
    May 9, 2020 /

    5 stars
    These were so simple and delicious! I followed the recipe exactly, and they look just like the photo. Bookmarking to make again!

    • May 9, 2020 /

      Thanks Emily! So glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe 🙂

  19. Andrew
    May 7, 2020 /

    5 stars
    This is a fantastic recipe! Easy to make. Just the right balance of flavors and textures. A delicious treat to wake up to everyday during a quarantine! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    • May 8, 2020 /

      Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Andrew!

  20. Ann
    May 7, 2020 /

    5 stars
    Thank you so much for this recipe. I was looking for something to make for breakfast because I had fresh blueberries and came across yours. However I used 1cup of spelt flour and 1cup of regular white flour and I also made my own buttermilk as another reviewer did. I have to say me and my husband was in heaven when we bit into the finished product. Will definitely be making these again. Thank you.

    • May 7, 2020 /

      Thank you Ann! I’m happy to hear these were a success with the substitutions 🙂

  21. Debbie
    May 6, 2020 /

    I did not have buttermilk so I used milk that I had soured with a little vinegar. This is THE best scone recipe I have ever tasted. I saved it and will never use another scone recipe again. Can’t wait to try different fruit variations!

  22. Joanne
    April 30, 2020 /

    This the best scone recipient ever! I have made the most at least halfway a dozen times now. I use less sugar and add in cranberries along with blueberries

  23. Crissie
    April 27, 2020 /

    5 stars
    Hey there.. thanks so much for this recipe. I made this for the first time ever and it was so easy to follow! The end result looks exactly like yours and the taste is super awesome! My 4 year old can’t get enough!

    • April 27, 2020 /

      Hey Crissie! I’m so glad to hear you guys enjoyed this recipe, thanks so much for visiting and baking with me!

  24. Sharon
    April 10, 2020 /

    5 stars
    These scones were outstanding! I made them exactly as your recipe read and were perfection. The crunch on the outside from the turbinado was great. Had with a cup of coffee and a little lemon drizzle. This is my go to recipe for sure. Can’t wait to check the rest of your recipes.
    P.S. mine even looked like yours 😋

    • April 10, 2020 /

      I’m so happy to hear they turn out perfect for you, Sharon! Thanks for visiting and can’t wait for you to try other recipes, let me know if you have any questions at all.

  25. RHB
    April 2, 2020 /

    I just made the scones and they are delicious. I had a question about texture. I used frozen blueberries and did read your comment about the possible changes frozen vs fresh provides; however, my scones flattened out somewhat and were almost cakey rather than flaky. I separated them slightly on the baking sheet which may have contributed to the spread. Will baking them in a container with sides help? I am also attributing the cakey texture to the addition of an egg but not sure. The butter was cut into the flour as directed, pea-sized and the dough handled judiciously. Thoughts? The taste is amazing and will definitely make again.
    Thanks!

    • April 3, 2020 /

      When the scones flatten, it most likely due to too much moisture, whether from the frozen berries, or from the butter being worked too much, or the dough being worked too much (but perhaps not the case here with the butter). My scones are usually crispy on the outside and slightly cakey on the inside so that’s not unusual. I personally prefer a softer texture and the richer taste with the added egg. I think it’s a great idea to bake with a container with sides, it will help them rise higher. Some other things you could try next time is to cut them thicker, freeze them before baking to preserve their shape and to help any of the melted butter within the dough to solidify. For more flaky texture, try folding the dough over itself multiply times and rolling it back out, see this buttermilk biscuits recipe for the method. With the berries in the dough, it might be harder to do the folding method since you might burst the berries, but with any other scone dough, it should work beautifully. Thanks for the feedback btw! Let me know what you try next time. 🙂

  26. MB Hanson
    April 1, 2020 /

    5 stars
    Thank you SO much for this recipe and for so generously sharing it. I am very particular about scones, in terms of texture and taste. I like a bit of crunch on the outside and flaky tenderness on the inside. Your recipe produces both! Best scones I have ever made AND tasted. TY!

    • April 1, 2020 /

      Thank you so much for you wonderful review! I’m so happy to hear these live up to your expectation 🙂

      • Mary
        April 21, 2020 /

        Can I use almond flour with this recipe? Thanks!

        • April 21, 2020 /

          Hi Mary, I don’t recommend almond flour for this recipe for a few reasons:
          1) I have never used almond flour in this recipe before so I can’t be completely sure what to expect.
          2) Almond flour doesn’t have any gluten so it will result in a completely different texture.
          3) Also because almond flour doesn’t have any gluten, I suspect the dough will not hold together well and could be more mealy, fall apart easily.
          However, I understand you may not have access to flour right now and if you have to make the substitution I would make one suggestion to replace some of the milk with an extra egg white to help bind the batter together. I would love to hear how it turns out if you decide to use almond flour.

  27. Irene
    September 22, 2019 /

    Delicious! My new go to recipe for scones. We absolutely love them!

    • September 22, 2019 /

      Thank you so much for your feedback Irene! I’m glad you love them 🙂

  28. Sylvia
    September 8, 2019 /

    5 stars
    Easy and awesome.

    • September 8, 2019 /

      Thanks Sylvia! So glad you enjoy it 🙂

  29. Nona
    August 2, 2019 /

    Made these last week for my husband. They really were delicious. They came out much bigger than the store bought so next time I will cut them into smaller pieces as he likes them small. Dusted the top with granular surgar as i couldnt find the turbinado sugar. Suggestions on where i can find it? Cant wait to make them again.

    • August 2, 2019 /

      Hey Nona, I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe. IF you cut them smaller next time, be sure to reduce baking time so they don’t burn, just keep an eye on them 5 mins earlier or so. I usually get Sugar in The Raw (brand) turbinado sugar, it comes in a brown paper box, should be available at any grocery store.

  30. Andrea
    April 30, 2019 /

    5 stars
    We just enjoyed our fresh blueberry scones! Delicious

    • April 30, 2019 /

      Thanks Andrea, so glad you guys enjoyed these!

  31. Mary
    April 1, 2019 /

    5 stars
    I made these last night and I will be having one for breakfast every day this week!! They were wonderful, just the perfect moistness and the sugar on top is an excellent finish. Thanks for sharing!

    • April 2, 2019 /

      Thank you Mary! So glad you enjoy them 🙂

  32. Jennifer
    December 8, 2018 /

    5 stars
    This is the best blueberry muffin I’ve ever made! I decreased the vanilla and added a little bit of lemon extract. I also used frozen berries then topped them with raw sugar. Scrumptious!!

    • December 8, 2018 /

      Thanks Jennifer! So glad you enjoy them 🙂

  33. October 13, 2018 /

    5 stars
    Love blueberries and I’m loving these scones. I also love the idea of adding lemon curd. Yum

  34. Kenneth Orloff
    September 13, 2018 /

    5 stars
    still yum!

  35. mjskitchen
    May 20, 2015 /

    Can anyone really ever get enough blueberries? I can’t. These scones are scrumptious and I can’t wait to give them a try.

  36. Ken and Mai
    May 15, 2015 /

    5 stars
    Blueberry scones…mouthwatering…please consider having some of these at your May 23rd celebration. As always, well done!

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