Easy cinnamon raisin scones

Looking for a quick and easy item to make for a delicious breakfast option? Scones are a great choice! There is a great number of flavors of scones out there, but by far my favorite has always been cinnamon raisin. This one-bowl recipe can be put together in less than 30 minutes. These are easy enough to make for those beginning their journey to cooking as well as those who are experts in the kitchen. If you are looking for an easy-to-make breakfast or snack option, then look no further than these easy cinnamon raisin scones.

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Cinnamon raisin scones

Ingredients

    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 5 Tablespoons sugar
    • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 6 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small cubes
    • 1/2 cup raisins
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 2/3 – 3/4 cup half-and-half

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425° degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Mix in raisins and cinnamon.
  5. Stir in 2/3 cup of half-and-half until combined. The mixture should hold together but not be too wet. Add more half-and-half one tablespoon at a time if needed.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough gently.
  7. Press the dough down until it forms a circle approximately 1 inch thick.
  8. Cut into 8 equal-sized wedges and place on a cookie sheet with a silicone mat.
  9. Bake until golden brown, about 12-15 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.

22 Comments

  1. Excellent! Let me know how you like them when you do!

  2. They are so good. I have to make a double batch whenever I make them or they will all be gone within 24 hours, haha. Let me know what you think of them when you do try them. I’ll be sharing lots of recipes in the future!

    1. As far as dough recipes go, I would say this one has the easiest dough to work with. The dough isn’t as finicky as bread dough. Let me know how you like them when you do try it.

  3. Hello!
    I’m one of those folks who cook way better than I bake! My biscuits become muffins and my cakes become cookies! But I never give up on myself and love trying new recipes! Yours look simple enough I hope I don’t mess up and they become cinnamon brownies instead of scones!
    Thanks!

    http://www.sassy.mom

    1. I used to be that way, not just with baking but cooking as well. I would follow the directions exactly and things just wouldn’t work out. I’m glad you keep at it! That’s the best way to learn and become successful. Cinnamon brownies sound kind of good though.

    1. I hope you enjoy this one.

  4. I am always looking for easy and delicious recipes. This is something I’d love to try. Thank you for sharing!

    1. I love easy and delicious recipes as well. You are sure to enjoy it.

  5. I love scones! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will definitely look forward to making them.

    1. These ones are great.

  6. These scones look delicious! I don’t think I’ve ever had scones with raisins and cinnamon before.

    1. They are so good. Anything with raisins and cinnamon is a winning combination in my book.

  7. These look yummy and so easy to make! I love cinnamon in things, but my family is not interested in raisens. Perhaps I’ll try chocolate chips instead! Can’t wait to try!

    1. They are so good. Chocolate chips would certainly be a good alternative or any other dried fruit that they like.

  8. Aiyiyi these look so yummy – and tasty, too!!! Thanks so much – pinning to my must-try private board !!!

    1. Oh, they are super tasty. Hope you enjoy them.

    1. They are so good. Hope you give them a try!

  9. I only used 2 T cinnamon, but my scones were very dark in color compared to your photos. Very good,though. Came together easily. I use a large hole grater to add the cold butter. Really speeds up the process. I’m wondering if recipe could have meant 3-4 teaspoons of cinnamon? Color was not as appealing.

    1. It is possible. I’d have to make them again to double-check the measurements, but we tend to use a ton of cinnamon.

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