Perfect Brown Scone Recipe: Wholesome and Delicious Homemade Treats

Wholesome Brown Scones: A Deliciously Simple Recipe for Every Occasion
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Introduction Brown Scone Recipe:

Get ready to savor the wholesome goodness of our Brown Scone recipe, a delightful blend of rustic wholemeal flour, oats, and a touch of Parmesan cheese. Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon treat, these scones are sure to become a household favorite. With their crumbly texture and rich flavor, these scones are as versatile as they are delicious, making them an ideal companion for both sweet and savory toppings.

Fun Fact:

The Origin of Scones

Scones have a storied history that dates back to Scotland in the early 1500s. Originally, they were made with oats and griddled, not baked. The name ‘scone’ is believed to have originated from the Stone of Scone (or Stone of Destiny), where Scottish kings were crowned. Today, scones are enjoyed worldwide, each region putting its unique twist on this classic treat.

Serving Suggestions:

These brown scones are incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed in numerous ways:

  • Sweet Touch: Spread with butter and your favorite jam or marmalade.
  • Savory Delight: Pair with smoked salmon and cream cheese for a luxurious brunch option.
  • Cheese Lovers: Serve warm with a generous smear of brie or cheddar.
  • Tea Time: Perfect with a cup of Earl Grey or your preferred afternoon tea.

Storing Instructions:

To keep your scones fresh:

  • Room Temperature: Store in an airtight container for up to two days.
  • Refrigeration: Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to five days.
  • Freezing: Freeze individually wrapped scones in plastic wrap and then place them in a freezer-safe bag for up to three months.

Reheating Instructions:

To reheat your scones and enjoy them warm:

  • Oven: Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Place scones on a baking tray and heat for 5-10 minutes until warmed through.
  • Microwave: Heat on medium power for 20-30 seconds. Be careful not to overheat, as this can make them tough.


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How To Make Brown Scone

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Perfect Brown Scone Recipe: Wholesome and Delicious Homemade Treats

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 25 mins Rest Time 10 mins Total Time 55 mins
Cooking Temp: 180  °C Servings: 12 Calories: 200 kcal per serving
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Enjoy the hearty goodness of our Brown Scones, a perfect blend of wholemeal flour, oats, and a hint of Parmesan. These scones are versatile enough for breakfast, a snack, or afternoon tea. Whether you prefer them with sweet jam or savory cheese, they promise a delightful treat every time. Easy to make and even easier to love, this recipe is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.



Preheat the Oven:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Prepare the Dry Ingredients:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the wholemeal flour, plain flour, oats, bread soda, and salt. If using, add the brown sugar and Parmesan cheese.

Rub in the Butter:

  1. Add the cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture. Using your fingers, rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Alternatively, you can use a pastry cutter or grate the butter into the flour mixture.

Mix the Wet Ingredients:

  1. In a separate bowl, beat the egg and mix it with the buttermilk.

Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:

  1. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in about three-quarters of the buttermilk mixture. Mix gently with a flat-bladed knife or your hands until a soft dough forms. Add more buttermilk mixture as needed, but do not over-mix.

Shape the Dough:

  1. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead it a few times to bring it together, then roll it out to a thickness of about 2-2.5 cm.

Cut the Scones:

  1. Use a scone cutter or a knife to cut out scones from the dough. Place the scones on the prepared baking tray.

Glaze and Bake:

  1. Brush the tops of the scones with a little extra buttermilk. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the scones are risen and golden brown. To check if they are done, lightly squeeze the sides; the dough should be springy.

Cool and Serve:

  1. Allow the scones to cool slightly on a wire rack before serving. Enjoy them warm with butter, jam, or your favorite toppings.
Nutrition Facts

Servings 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 200kcal
Calories from Fat 63kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 200mg9%
Potassium 100mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 30g10%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g10%

Vitamin A 200 IU
Calcium 15 mg
Iron 1.5 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


For best results, use cold butter and do not over-mix the dough. If you prefer sweeter scones, add the optional brown sugar. These scones can be made without the Parmesan cheese for a more traditional flavor. Enjoy them fresh out of the oven for the best taste and texture.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I use regular flour instead of self-raising flour?

Yes, you can. For every cup (120g) of plain flour, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

Can I make these scones dairy-free?

Absolutely! Substitute the butter with a dairy-free alternative and use plant-based milk mixed with a little lemon juice as a buttermilk substitute.

What can I use instead of Parmesan cheese?

You can use any hard cheese like cheddar, or omit the cheese altogether for a classic scone.

How can I tell when my scones are done baking?

The scones should be golden brown on top and should feel firm but springy when lightly squeezed on the sides.

Can I freeze the scones?

Yes, you can freeze the scones. Wrap them individually in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe bag for up to three months. Reheat in the oven for best results.

Why is my dough too sticky or too dry?

If your dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour. If it’s too dry, add a little more buttermilk until you reach the desired consistency.

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