These soft, Easy Strawberry Oat Scones are absolutely the most simple to make scones that you’ll ever eat! These strawberry scones boast a super flaky, buttery crust-- They're melt-in-your-mouth tender. With a deliciously fresh, sweet filling studded with bits of strawberries and oatmeal goodness, topped with an amazing sweet strawberry glaze. This strawberry scone recipe is the perfect breakfast, brunch, or afternoon snack for the entire family. Gluten-free + Dairy-free option!
The weather is warming up and that means Strawberry season has arrived!! There's no better way to ring in the first day of Summer than with these Easy Strawberry Oat Scones, seriously!
Making these breakfast scones is a breeze, even for beginners! It took some trial and error, but I have mastered the art of the PERFECT EASY SCONE RECIPE! All you need is a good base scone recipe and then you can mix and match with savory + sweet. Some of my absolute favorites are my Dairy-Free Blueberry Almond Scones or these Cranberry Orange Scones, and of course, The Best Banana Carrot Cake Scones for my carrot cake and banana bread lovers-- a delicious hybrid.
If you've been an avid reader of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you're aware that I love incorporating strawberries into my recipes! So scones + strawberries were a delicious no-brainer!
I'm less about making them incredibly "perfect" in terms of their shape and more about making them "perfect" in terms of flavor and texture. Haha. Pair them with a cup of fresh homemade coffee, or if you are wanting to enjoy all things berry try this Roasted Dandelion Strawberry Tea, and you’re all set for the best breakfast + brunch + afternoon delight ever! The perfect treat any time of the day.
These scones are just the right amount of sweetness, fluffiness includes a pinch of cinnamon, and are altogether an easy-to-make scone—using simple ingredients. It’s a win, win situation—believe me!
By definition, scones are biscuit-like pastries or quick breads that are often rolled into round shapes or cut into triangular quarters and then baked. English scones are often served with butter, jam, or clotted cream. And while American scones are similar, they are often sweeter, are topped with icing or confectioner's sugar, and have a lot of butter inside them.
I highly recommend making your own strawberry jam/compote for these scones if you have the time or are in the ultimate baking mood. If you have fresh strawberries and a bit of sugar on hand, you can whip it up in less than 15 minutes.
Then, you’ll use the compote to infuse the batter with extra strawberry flavor, and you can serve it on top!
For the most part, all scone recipes use the same framework. A mixture of dry ingredients, a liquid, and small pieces of butter. The butter melts in little pockets in the oven, which creates the nice layers you love in a delicious freshly-baked scone. This strawberry oatmeal scone recipe takes a totally new flavor twist with fresh sliced strawberries, a pinch of cinnamon, and tangy buttermilk.
Here’s what you need for these banana carrot cake scones:
Ok, ok, so there are a few tricks to perfecting this Easy Strawberry Oat Scones recipe! Listen up!
ALWAYS, ALWAYS USE VERY COLD BUTTER.
Much like with other pastries, ensuring that you use VERY COLD butter is super important in creating a flaky scone. If you aren’t ready to use your butter right away, be sure to keep it in the refrigerator or freeze it in the meantime while you get the remaining ingredients together.
ADDING BREAD OR PASTRY FLOUR HELPS!
After testing scones in various variations, I’ve realized that adding half-bread flour (or pastry flour) along with all-purpose flour made for an airy, flakier scone than just using all-purpose flour. Of course, if you only have all-purpose flour, that’s fine too.
NEVER SKIP THE STEP OF CUTTING YOUR BUTTER INTO CUBES!
For a truly flaky scone, cutting your butter into cubes (or pieces) and then cutting it together with the flour is SUPER IMPORTANT! It definitely ensures that your scone is flaky and soft in the middle.
ALWAYS USE BUTTERMILK, EVEN IF IT’S A DAIRY-FREE VERSION.
If you aren’t aware, Buttermilk not only brings a nice ‘tangy’ taste to breads and baked goods, but it also works to tenderize gluten, which gives your baked goods more of a softer texture and body. If you want a dairy-free version, simply use your favorite plant-based milk and add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and let is sit for 15 minutes. Also, Yogurt and Sour Cream make great substitutes.
DON’T FORGET TO BRUSH THE TOPS!
Before placing your scones into the oven, always brush the tops of them with melted butter, buttermilk, or egg wash. Trust me—-they won’t brown much without it!
NEVER OVER-MIX THE BATTER, JUST ENOUGH TO INCORPORATE INGREDIENTS WELL.
ALWAYS ADD DOUGH TO A FLOURED SURFACE BEFORE CUTTING INTO SHAPE.
NEVER USE A ROLLING PIN TO FLATTEN DOUGH. ONLY PAT IT AROUND INTO A CIRCLE.
ALWAYS USE A VERY SHARP KNIFE OR PASTRY CUTTER TO CUT SCONES INTO TRIANGULAR SHAPES. THIS AVOIDS ‘DROOPING’ OF THE SIDES!
Dreamy Flavors: The fruity sweetness of strawberries and the wholesome goodness of oats is the perfect flavor combo.
Perfect texture: A balance between being soft, flaky, and slightly chewy, making each bite so satisfying.
Easy to make: Don't let the fancy appearance fool you - these scones are surprisingly easy to whip up, even for those with minimal baking experience.
Family-friendly: Kids and adults alike will be asking for seconds..Trust me.
Super Versatile: Customize to your liking with dairy-free options to suit everyone!
Spring/Summer = Peak strawberry season = Maximum deliciousness!
One of my favorite parts of this time of year is the fresh berries! But there is nothing worse than getting home and realizing you have accidentally brought squishy moldy strawberries! Here are a few tips for finding and buying the most delicious strawberries!
Strawberries are not only yummy but they're also packed with healthy nutrients that can keep you feeling great. So having a fridge full of fresh strawberries is the perfect excuse to get creative in the kitchen and whip up some delicious desserts like this Vegan Strawberry Oatmeal Cake or my personal favorite is a fresh fruit drink, like this Strawberry Basil Pineapple Mocktail
So go ahead and treat yourself to some fresh, juicy strawberries this season – your taste buds will thank you!
You can use either fresh or frozen strawberries for this easy scone recipe. If using frozen or fresh strawberries, be sure to toss them in 1 tablespoon of arrowroot starch or flour before folding them into the scone batter. This creates a barrier with the moisture to ensure that your scones don't spread as much and cooks through.
Yes, you can use any dairy-free milk you like to make these deliciously perfect scones if you choose to create a dairy-free “buttermilk” instead. Here are some easy recipes to make your own milk that’s cheaper and so easy!
Yes! Once your baked perfect scones are fully cooled, you can freeze them in an airtight container for up to six months. Defrost them on the counter for a few hours, then serve at room temperature.
Leftovers for this strawberry scone recipe can be stored in an air-tight container and refrigerated for 1-2 days for the best taste. Reheat in the oven or microwave when ready to serve.
These strawberry scones don’t need much more than the sweet strawberry glaze. But if you want an extra something to serve on the side, try butter or lemon curd. You can serve these perfect scones for breakfast, as a snack, or with tea or coffee any time of day. I love enjoying them alongside. They also are easy to pack for brunch or party.
Yes. I personally love the 1-to-1 Baking Flour from Bob’s Red Mill, but any gluten-free baking flour replacement will work.
To make this strawberry scones recipe totally dairy-free use a vegan buttermilk and sub out regular butter for your favorite dairy-free version. I love this Miyoko's Vegan Butter for baking!
If you make these Easy Strawberry Oat Scones, be sure to tag me @orchidsandsweettea!