Breakfast / Desserts / Snacks

Blueberry Scones

These delicious bakery-style Blueberry Scones are packed with juicy blueberries and feature a buttery, moist texture with crumbly edges and tender centers. Topped with crunchy coarse sugar and vanilla glaze, they’re the ultimate treat!

blueberry scones drizzled with icing

Scones are a classic British treat. Whether you have them as a snack, dessert, or a quick breakfast on the go, these gently crumbly treats are like a cross between buttery shortbread and light, doughy biscuits. This easy Blueberry Scone recipe includes real blueberries, fresh buttermilk, and basic pantry staples like flour and butter to create the perfect fruit-studded scone.

Best of all, these scones are so simple that even beginner cooks can easily make them with no hassle! In fact, scones make a great recipe for kids to help out with. The dough is an easy, no-yeast dough made in one bowl and shaped on the baking sheet.

overhead shot of blueberry scones arranged in a row on top of a marble slab

Ingredients For Blueberry Scones

I love using buttermilk in this recipe to give extra flavor to the scones, but if you don’t have any, or just don’t want to use buttermilk, you can substitute cream instead. The turbinado sugar adds a great touch, but it can also be omitted if you prefer. You’ll still have perfect, crumbly, creamy scones.

  • Flour: I use 2 cups of all-purpose flour.
  • Granulated Sugar: Honey or maple syrup can be used as natural sweeteners, but this may change the texture.
  • Baking Powder: Acts as a leavening agent, helping the scones rise.
  • Salt and Vanilla Extract: Add flavor. Almond extract can be used for a different flavor profile.
  • Butter: I use unsalted butter, chopped into small pieces.
  • Buttermilk: Buttermilk just adds a bit of moisture to the scones, preventing them from becoming dry.
  • Blueberries: You can use fresh or frozen blueberries. If frozen, there’s no need to thaw them.
  • Turbinado Sugar: Turbinado sugar makes a lovely, optional sprinkling on top of your scones.

How To Make Blueberry Scones

These scones are unbelievably easy to make. Just preheat your oven, make your dough, and bake.

  1. Prep Your Oven and Baking Dish. Preheat the oven to 400˚F. While it heats up, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the Dry Ingredients and Butter. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add the butter and cut it into the flour using a pastry cutter, a fork, or two knives. Cut until the butter and flour resemble fine crumbs.
  3. Add the Wet Ingredients. Stir in the buttermilk, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir until the dough is just combined – don’t overmix. Next, fold your blueberries into the dough very gently.
  4. Shape and Top the Scones. Turn out the dough onto the baking sheet, shape it into a circle, and cut the circle into 8 wedges (like you would slice a pizza). Spray the tops of the scones with cooking oil and sprinkle with raw sugar.
  5. Bake! Bake for 20 to 23 minutes or until they are golden brown on top.
a round loaf cut into eight scones

Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • Crumbly Dough: If your dough seems too crumbly, don’t hesitate to add a bit more buttermilk. Add a tablespoon at a time to help the dough stick together a little bit more.
  • Cold Butter: It is better to use cold butter for scones. Soft butter melts too quickly and abosrbs right into the dough as it bakes. Cold butter will melt a little more slowly, creating steam, and helping the scones to rise.
  • Don’t over-mix: Over-mixing will make the batter denser, which means that it will not rise to its full potential. Making sure you are using fresh baking powder can also be a big part of it – if the baking powder isn’t fresh, it won’t work as well.
  • Frozen Blueberries: Don’t thaw your blueberries if they are frozen. Stir the frozen berries right into the dough.
three blueberry scones set on a wire rack

Serving Ideas

Blueberry scones are a light snack, perfect as-is or with a cup of tea or coffee. But scones also work well with toppings like jam, honey, frosting, whipped cream, fresh fruit, or a simple vanilla glaze.

How to Store

  • You can store scones in a food storage bag or an airtight container and keep them at room temperature for up to 3 days. They can stay in the fridge for up to a week. You can also freeze them for about 3 months.
  • To reheat your scones, simply place them in the microwave for a few seconds or heat them in the oven at 350˚F for 5 to 10 minutes or until warm.
six blueberry scones arranged in a single row on a marble board

Delicious Sweet Treats

blueberry scones drizzled with icing
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5 from 11 votes

Blueberry Scones

These homemade Blueberry Scones are light and crumbly while still moist and creamy.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: blueberry dessert, easy breakfast recipes, easy scones recipes
Servings: 8
Calories: 313kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, chopped into small pieces
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten to break up the yolk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, (if using frozen, do not thaw the blueberries)
  • Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling, optional

For the Glaze


  • Preheat oven to 400˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add in the butter pieces; cut in the butter using a pastry blender or a fork to form fine crumbs.
  • Stir in the buttermilk, egg, and vanilla; mix just until combined. Using a spatula, fold in the blueberries.
  • Turn out the dough onto the previously prepared baking sheet. Flour your hands and shape the dough into a circle.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the circle into 8 wedges. Spray the tops with cooking oil and sprinkle with turbinado sugar, if using.
  • Bake for 20 to 23 minutes, or until golden on top.
  • In the meantime, prepare the glaze by combining the powdered sugar, milk, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl; whisk until everything is completely incorporated and no lumps appear. Add more liquid if needed. For a thicker glaze, add more powdered sugar.
  • Remove the scones from the oven and transfer them to a wire rack.
  • Set aluminum foil under the wire rack to catch the drippings of the glaze. Drizzle the glaze over the blueberry scones.
  • Serve.


Serving: 1scone | Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 337IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 2mg


  • Beth
    Feb 28, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    5 stars
    Those look absolutely delicious. I’m going to make a batch of these tomorrow to have with my morning coffee.

  • Erik
    Feb 28, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    5 stars
    Perfect for those mornings I’m craving something sweet!

  • Sandra
    Mar 1, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    5 stars
    These are really perfect scones! So hard to stop with only one bite!

  • Krystle
    Mar 7, 2022 at 12:08 pm

    5 stars
    The texture is spot on! Everyone at my book club gobbled them up.

    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Mar 8, 2022 at 1:35 pm

      That’s great! I’m very happy everyone enjoyed it! Thank you for chiming in! 🙂

  • Jenn Klassen
    May 1, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    Very fluffy and delicious!

  • Cindy von Schultes
    Aug 27, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    Could I replace the blueberries with chocolate chips?

  • Heidi
    Dec 10, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    5 stars
    This recipe is so easy and delicious! Immediately after making the first batch, I turned around and made a second batch substituting the vanilla extract for almond extract and the blueberries for chocolate chips. My husband is a baker by trade for 26 years and has always disliked scones, but he loved these. The only recommendation I would make is to use the parchment paper to put under when glazing to reduce waste. 🙂

  • Deanne
    May 10, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    5 stars
    The thought of making scones from scratch has always intimidated me, so I’ve always shied away from trying. But these look super delicious and sound very easy to make! If I don’t have fresh buttermilk on hand, can I use powdered buttermilk as a substitute?

    • Katerina
      May 10, 2023 at 5:38 pm

      I am not sure how to use powdered buttermilk in this recipe, but you can make buttermilk by combining 3 tablespoons white vinegar with 2 cups 2% milk. Place the white vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 2 cups total. Stir to combine and let stand 15 minutes then use it to make the scones.

  • Gina
    Feb 2, 2024 at 4:48 pm

    5 stars
    These were the perfect pairing to our morning coffee. So good!

    • Katerina
      Feb 3, 2024 at 3:45 pm

      That’s great! I am very happy you enjoyed them!! Thank YOU! 🙂

  • Erin | Dinners, Dishes and Dessert
    Feb 3, 2024 at 8:59 am

    5 stars
    Such a fantastic treat! One of the best I’ve ever made!

    • Katerina
      Feb 3, 2024 at 3:44 pm

      Thank you so much! I am very glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  • Sandra
    Feb 3, 2024 at 2:33 pm

    5 stars
    This is my first time making blueberry scones and it turned out great! The recipe is easy to follow and so glad that I was able to use frozen blueberries!

    • Katerina
      Feb 3, 2024 at 3:43 pm

      I’m glad your first try at blueberry scones turned out well and the recipe was easy to follow. It’s great that frozen blueberries worked too! Thank YOU! 🙂

  • Melissa
    Feb 4, 2024 at 1:13 am

    5 stars
    Wow – great recipe! My daughters and I made it last weekend and it was delicious! Everyone in the family was raving over It!

    • Katerina
      Feb 4, 2024 at 1:43 pm

      I’m thrilled to hear the recipe was a hit with your family! It’s wonderful that you and your daughters had a great time making it together. Thank YOU! 🙂

  • Tisha
    Feb 5, 2024 at 3:27 pm

    5 stars
    I love all things blueberry! These look delicious!

    • Katerina
      Feb 7, 2024 at 1:45 pm

      Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂


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