Best Bakery Style Blueberry Scones {easy recipe}

Easy homemade Blueberry scones

Scones are one of my favorite pastries to have for breakfast. It’s what I usually choose if I drive through Starbucks for breakfast.

A few years ago I started making my own homemade scones from scratch. They’re better than the Starbucks scones or any other scone I’ve purchased. I whip up a batch and we’ve got delicious breakfast for a few days.

blueberry scones recipe

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Is it hard to make scones from scratch?

Scones are something that sound a bit fancy. But don’t worry, these blueberry scones aren’t that hard to make. I use a few fancier kitchen tools but I’ll let you know how to make them with things you already have in your kitchen as well.

Let’s get on to the details!

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter (cold)
  • 1 small container of fresh blueberries (around 6oz)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk

If you like your scones a little less sweet you can reduce the sugar to 1/3 cup instead.

blueberry scones ingredients

Can I use frozen blueberries?

The short answer is yes, you can use 1 cup of frozen blueberries in place of the fresh berries. You’ll want to thaw them first.

But, when possible use fresh berries. I’ve made them both ways and they tasted fine with the frozen berries but they just don’t have that same pop that a fresh berry gives you.

How to make Blueberry Scones

Preheat your oven to 425

1 – Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, & baking powder in a large bowl.

I know traditionally in baking you would mix your dry ingredients in a small bowl but for this recipe you’ll be adding to your dry ingredients so make sure to use a large bowl.

2 – Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or fork.

Be sure you are using cold butter straight from the fridge, DO NOT let it come to room temp on the counter.

cubed butter

Cube the butter then cut it into your dry ingredients using a pastry blender. You can use a fork instead but it’s a lot more work. If you decide to make scones on a regular basis I highly recommend getting yourself a pastry blender.

Use the pastry blender or fork to smash the butter into small pieces. There will be small chunks of butter still when you’re done.

3 – Add the berries and gently stir with a spoon to combine.

4 – In a small bowl whisk together the eggs, vanilla, & milk.

5 – Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and use a spoon to begin combining. The best way to really get everything combined though is to get dirty and use your hands!

blueberry scone dough

Because the dough is thick and rather dry a spoon will only get you so far. Use your hands to mix the dough until it’s combined. It will be a bit crumbly and there may be some small dry spots.

6 – Divide evenly in a scone pan if you have one. (I use a little cooking spray on mine first to prevent sticking). Again, if you plan to make scones regularly a cast iron scone pan is a must. See directions below if you don’t have a scone pan.

blueberry scone dough in scone pan

7Optional: Brush the tops with milk or butter and sprinkle with sugar crystals.

8 – Bake at 425 for 15-18 minutes until tops are lightly brown.

bakery style blueberry scones in pan

Allow scones to begin cooling in the pan and then use a fork to remove them from the pan and place on a cooling rack.

Store any extras in a ziplock bag or airtight container.

If you want glaze on your scones you can see how I do it in my strawberry scones post.

blueberry scones recipe starbucks

How to shape scones

If you don’t have a scone pan it will take a bit more work to shape your scones.

Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking pan and lightly flour it.

Start by dividing your dough in half and make two circles and place them on the parchment paper. Then flatten each circle so it’s around 1″ thick or slightly less.

Now use a sharp knife to cut it into wedges. When I used to do them this way I’d cut each circle into 6 pieces. You can run your knife under cold water first to help prevent sticking.

Now, carefully pull the wedges apart so there is space for them to expand during backing. Then they’re ready to go into the oven for 15-18 minutes. I’d check them at 15 as they will be a bit smaller than if you use a scone pan.

You will end up with 12 scones when you do it this way and they will be slightly smaller than if you use a scone pan.

I hope you enjoy these delicious bakery style blueberry scones. They pair perfectly with a cup of milk or a warm cup of coffee. Breakfast is served!

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Yield: 8 scones

Best homemade Blueberry Scones

Best homemade Blueberry Scones

Delicious blueberry scones recipe.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter (cold)
  • 6oz of blueberries
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, & baking powder in a large bowl.
  2. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or fork.
  3. Add the berries and gently stir with a spoon.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together the eggs, vanilla, & milk.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and use a spoon to combine.
  6. Use your hands to complete the mixing process.
  7. Divide evenly in a scone pan or cut dough into triangles (more on this on the website).
  8. Optional: Brush the tops with milk or butter and sprinkle with sugar crystals.
  9. Bake at 425 for 15-18 minutes until tops are lightly brown.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8 scones

Serving Size:

1 scone

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 348Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 519mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 7g

Nutrition is a rough estimate. Will vary based on exact products and quantities used.

stack of blueberry scones

Easy homemade blueberry scones

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