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Makes: 9 scones
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
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Buttermilk Scones
Buttermilk Scones
Prep time: 20 minutesCooking time: 20 minutesTotal time: 40 minutes


1 cup
whole-wheat flour
3⁄4 cup
all-purpose flour
1⁄3 cup
1 teaspoon
baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon
baking soda
1⁄4 teaspoon
1 cup
1⁄4 cup
butter, melted
2⁄3 cup


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Mix well.
  3. Add raisins and mix lightly.
  4. In a small bowl, combine melted butter and buttermilk. Add liquid ingredients to flour mixture; mix gently.
  5. Spoon dough into 9 equal mounds on a greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake until well browned, 18-20 minutes.
  7. Serve hot or at room temperature. Best eaten the same day you bake them.
  8. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Substitute vegetable oil for the butter to reduce saturated fat.
  • Try other dried fruit.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon before baking.
  • Try mixing in 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon or orange zest (grate the outer colored part of the peel).
  • No buttermilk? Place 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar in measuring cup and fill to the 1 cup line with milk. Stir and let set to thicken slightly.
  • Whole wheat flour can be replaced with all purpose flour.
Serving Size: 
1 scone
Preparation time: 
20 minutes
Cooking time: 
20 minutes
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