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Perfect Strawberry Oatmeal Scones

June 21, 2022
These soft, fluffy strawberry oatmeal scones have a sweet pop of flavor for breakfast or tea time.

Perfect Strawberry Oatmeal Scones

These soft, moist Perfect Strawberry Oatmeal Scones are absolutely the most easy to make scones that you’ll ever eat! These scones boast of a super flaky, buttery crust and a deliciously fresh, sweet filling with bits of strawberries and oatmeal—-topped with an amazing sweet strawberry glaze. The perfect breakfast or brunch recipe for the entire family. 

Perfect Strawberry Oatmeal Scones

There’s no better way to ring in the first day of Summer than with these Strawberry Oatmeal Scones, seriously! I used to think that making scones were so hard until I began making them myself and later realizing that they weren’t. 

Plus, I’m less about making them incredible “perfect” in terms of their shape and more about making them “perfect” in terms of flavor and texture. Haha.

Strawberries are just the right thing to couple with a good breakfast scone and when it’s strawberry season, I just recommend using them up in this great little bite. These scones are just the right amount of sweetnessfluffiness, includes a pinch of cinnamon, and is altogether easy to make—using simple ingredients. It’s a win, win situation—believe me!

For the glaze, I love using preservers or jam to make things super easy, however, you can make a simple strawberry compote which is then added to the powdered sugar to create the same glaze-like downpour that goes atop these delicious scones. 

What are Scones?

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 has a lot of butter inside them.

Perfect Strawberry Oatmeal Scones

Making Strawberry Jam

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!

How to Make the Perfect Strawberry Oatmeal Scones

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, pinch of cinnamon, and tangy buttermilk. 

Ingredients for Strawberry Oatmeal Scones

Here’s what you need for these banana carrot cake scones:

  • All-purpose flour. I use organic flour from Bob’s Red Mill or Kings Arthur flour.
  • Strawberries. I like to slice the strawberries thin for the perfect bite. You can also dice them if you’d prefer smaller bites.
  • Cane sugar. You can also use regular granulated or coconut sugar if you prefer. 
  • Baking powder. to help the scones rise in the oven. 
  • Ground spices. In this recipe, I use cinnamon, but you can also add a pinch of nutmeg as well.
  • Butter. Use unsalted so your scones stay sweet, not salty. Also, freeze + grate the butter for best results.
  • Egg. This should be cold to help keep the dough cold for the best results.
  • Vanilla. Adds great flavor.
  • Dairy-free buttermilk. All you need to make this tangy mixture is plant-based milk (such as almond) and lemon juice. 

Perfect Strawberry Oatmeal Scones

Quick Tips for Making Soft, Crumbly Scones

  • Always, Always use VERY COLD Butter, milk, + eggs.
  • Adding Bread or Pastry Flour helps too!
  • NEVER Skip The Step with Cutting the Butter Into Cubes or Grating the Butter.
  • Always Use Buttermilk, Even if it’s a Dairy-Free Version.
  • Never Over-Mix The Batter, Just Enough to combine Ingredients.
  • Always Add Dough to a Floured Surface Before Cutting into Triangular shapes.
  • NEVER Use a Rolling Pin to Flatten Dough. Only Pat it Around into a Circle using your hands.
  • ALWAYS Use a Very Sharp Knife or Pastry Cutter to Cut Scones into Shape. This Avoids ‘Drooping’ of the Sides!
  • Don’t Forget to Brush the Tops with egg wash or melted butter for a golden look!

Cold Ingredients & Frozen Grated Butter are Key

Ensuring that your scones dough is as cold as possible prevents the dreadful major spreading of the scones. In case you didn’t know—once scones spread, they actually lose their flakiness, moistness, and fluffiness. This is why I always recommend using VERY COLD milk, butter, and eggs. 

To freeze the butter, simply add the stick (with the wrapper still on) into your freezer for 15-20 minutes and then using a grater, grate it into the dough and mix it in to combine. Continue with remaining steps and wallah!

Perfect Strawberry Oatmeal Scones

Can I Freeze Scones?

Yes! Once your baked 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. 

How to Store Leftover Scones?

Leftovers can be stored in an air-tight container and refrigerated for 1-2 days for best taste. Reheat in the oven or microwave when ready to serve.

How to Serve Strawberry Oatmeal Scones

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 oatmeal scones for breakfast, as a snack, or with tea or coffee any time of day. They also are easy to pack for a brunch or party. 

Can I Use Another Plant-Based Milk?

Yes, you can use any dairy-free milk you like to make these 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!

Perfect Strawberry Oatmeal Scones

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Perfect Strawberry Oatmeal Scones

Perfect Strawberry Oatmeal Scones

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Serves: 8 servings
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Ingredients

SCONES:

  • 1 1/4 cups organic all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup organic rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, frozen + grated  (See Notes!)
  • 1/2-3/4 cup Dairy-free "Buttermilk", VERY COLD (Almond milk + 1 tsp lemon juice; You can also use dairy buttermilk!)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries

STRAWBERRY GLAZE:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2-3 Tbsps Almond milk (You can also use dairy milk or heavy cream)
  • 1 Tbsp strawberry preserves

OTHER:

  • 1 Egg wash (1 egg + 1 Tbsp milk beat together)

Instructions

MAKE THE SCONES:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add flour, oats, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, salt and whisk until combined.
  • Add the grated butter (See Notes) into the dry ingredients and using a fork, mix together until it resembles “peas”.
  • In separate bowl, whisk together the dairy-free ‘buttermilk’ and egg, until combined and smooth. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix everything together using a spatula or your hands (working it together with one hand) until the dry ingredients are moistened and a ball can be created. NOTE: No need to create a ball just yet. You have to now add remaining ingredients.
  • Fold in strawberries and gently press them into the dough. NOTE: This will be messy because of the blackberries.
  • Add the dough unto a floured surface, pat and shape dough into an 8-inch round circle. Using a very sharp knife (or pastry cutter), slice into 8 equal wedges (triangular shaped), dusting knife or pastry cutter with flour incase dough is on the stickier side.
  • Place each scone onto the prepped baking sheet and brush tops with a little egg wash. Bake for 13-15 minutes until tops are golden brown and the center comes out clean after inserting a toothpick.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely before adding glaze.

TO MAKE THE GLAZE:

  • Whisk together the powdered sugar, strawberry preserves, and almond milk, until combined and smooth. NOTE: If the glaze seems too thin, add in another 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. However, If it seems too thick, add an additional 1 Tbsp of milk.
  • Once cooled, drizzle the glaze atop each scone, and allow it to set for about 3-4 minutes so that it hardens. Garnish with fresh strawberries, if desired.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

  • STORAGE: Leftovers can be stored in an air-tight container and refrigerated for 1-2 days for best taste. Reheat in the oven or microwave when ready to serve.
  • FREEZER FOR LONGER: Once your baked 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. 
  • GRATED BUTTER: To grate your butter, add the stick to a freezer for 15 minutes. Remove from freezer and using a grater, grate into pieces. 

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