• 250 grams (1 3/4 cups) wheat flour
  • 250 grams (2 cups) whole grain flour
  • 70 grams (1/3 cup) sugar
  • 12 grams (1 tablespoon) baking powder
  • 5 grams (2 teaspoons) cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup) butter
  • 250 milliliters (1 cup) buttermilk
  • 450 grams (3 cups) apples without core
  • 150 grams (1 cup) nuts to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg for greasing
  • 25 milliliters (1/8 cup) milk for greasing


  • Mixer

    If you have a stand mixer, it can save you some elbow grease, but a hand mixer or even mixing by hand will work just fine.

  • Whisk

    Makes combining your dry ingredients a breeze—no lumps allowed!

  • Rolling Pin

    Helps you roll out the dough evenly for perfectly shaped scones.

  • Baking Paper

    Ensures your scones don't stick to the baking tray and makes for easy cleanup.

  • Pastry Brush

    Essential for that lovely golden top; use it to brush the egg and milk mixture.


Step 1

Step 1: Mix all the dry ingredients with a whisk. This ensures they're evenly distributed.

Step 2

Step 2: Chop some of the nuts, leaving some whole for decoration on top. You can use a mix of your favorite nuts.

Step 3

Step 3: Cut the apples into small pieces. Make the pieces uniform for even baking.

Step 4

Step 4: Cut the chilled butter into pieces and add to the dry ingredients. Then mix in the buttermilk, apples, and chopped nuts. Knead the dough until it comes together. Don't overwork the dough to keep the scones tender.

Step 5

Step 5: Sprinkle the countertop with flour. Roll out the dough into a square, and cut out the scones. You can use a round cutter or simply cut into squares.

Step 6

Step 6: Place whole nuts on top of each scone for decoration.

Step 7

Step 7: Lay the sliced scones on baking paper and brush with the egg and milk mixture. This will give them a beautiful golden color.

Step 8

Step 8: Bake at 374°F (190°C) for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Use a toothpick to check for doneness; it should come out clean.


🎉 These scones are so versatile, you'll want to serve them at every occasion. For a breakfast delight, pair them with a dollop of clotted cream and a drizzle of honey. ☕️ They’re also fantastic as an afternoon snack with a steaming cup of tea or coffee—think of it as your mini tea party!

Got a gathering? Serve these warm scones with a side of fresh fruit or a smooth yogurt parfait. 🍓🥄 And let's not forget the toppings: a spread of cream cheese, a sprinkle of powdered sugar, or a smear of your favorite jam can elevate these scones to new levels of yum.

Feeling adventurous? Try dipping them in melted chocolate or enjoying them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert. 🍫🍦 Trust us, once you start, you won’t be able to stop experimenting with these delicious combos.


✨ **Gluten-Free Variation:** Swap out the wheat flour for a gluten-free blend and ensure your baking powder is certified gluten-free. 🍞

🌱 **Vegan Variation:** Replace the butter with vegan butter or coconut oil and use a plant-based milk like almond or oat milk for the buttermilk. Instead of an egg, you can use a flax egg (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 2.5 tablespoons water). 🥥🍃


  • How do I prevent my dough from sticking to the counter?

    Generously sprinkle flour on your countertop before rolling out the dough; this will keep it from sticking.

  • Do I need to chill the dough before baking?

    Chilling isn't necessary for this recipe, but ensure your butter is chilled before you start to keep the scones flaky.

  • Can I freeze the scones before baking?

    Yes, you can! Place them on a baking sheet to freeze individually before transferring them to a freezer bag. Bake from frozen for a few extra minutes.

  • What’s the best way to store leftover scones?

    It's best to store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, or refrigerate for up to a week. Reheat them in the oven to regain their crustiness.

  • Can I substitute buttermilk with regular milk?

    Yes, buttermilk adds extra tenderness and tang, but if you must, you can use regular milk. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar to mimic the acidity of buttermilk.

  • How do I get an even golden top on my scones?

    Use a pastry brush to apply the egg and milk mixture evenly across the top of your scones. Make sure there are no dry spots!

Nutrition facts

Apple scones
Recipe Yield:12 scones
Calories:Per scone, approximately 250-300 calories.
Calories (Min - Max):250 - 300
Total Fat:12g
Saturated Fat:7g
Total Carbohydrate:33g
Total Sugars:10g