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Oatmeal Buttermilk Scone

November 13, 2017 | Recipe by Bake with Paws
Oatmeal Buttermilk Scone

Oatmeal Buttermeal Scone

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My mother in-law is a fan of scones.  I tried to create something healthier that we could have for breakfast.

I have other various Scones recipes that you may like to try.  Buttermilk SconeLavender Buttermilk Scone and  Pandan Scone.

How to get puffy and flaky scone:- 
  • Make sure the butter and all wet ingredients must be very cold and try not to use hand mixing the ingredients.  Warm hands may warm up the dough and melt the butter.
  • Chill the dough before baking.  This is to make sure the dough stay cold so that the butter doesn’t melt before the scones are baked. 
  • Do not overworking the dough.  This will yield tough and chewy scones.  Mix until just comes together and the dough still looks lumpy.
  • Please make sure your baking powder is not expired.  Expired baking powder a can cause your scone not to rise.
  • Use buttermilk or yogurt.  The acidity in buttermilk or yogurt breaks down the gluten and make the scones crumb softer.

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How To Make Oatmeal Buttermilk Scone

Yields:  8 scones


115g plain flour
115g oatmeal 
¼ tsp salt
2 ½ tsp baking powder / double action baking powder
40g brown sugar
50g raisins, optional

80g butter, very cold from the freezer
1 large egg, at room temperature
46g or 3 1/2 tbsp buttermilk 

2 inch (5cm) cookie cutter
A pastry blender
A baking tray lined with parchment paper

  1. Preparation:
    1. Cut butter into few pieces and place the butter in freezer.
    2. Preheat oven to 200C (180C fan forced)
  2. Preparing Dough:
    1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together in a large mixing bowl.  Stir in the oatmeal.
    2. In a small bowl, whisk egg with buttermilk together. Set aside.
    3. Remove butter from freezer.  Add butter into the flour mixture and use pastry blender to cut the butter until it looks like breadcrumbs. (If you do not have a pastry blender, use knife).
    4. Add sugar and raisins, mixed well.
    5. Add egg mixture and mix with a spatula with cutting movement until all come together.  If the dough seems too dry, add a little more buttermilk, a teaspoon at a time.
    6. Using hand, roughly make dough into a ball.  Place the dough in the fridge for 10 – 15 minutes.
  3. Shaping:
    1. Remove dough from the fridge.  Turn it onto a lightly floured surface and roll it into a rectangle about ½ inch thick.  Fold it into thirds like a letter.  Repeat another time the same way.  Roll the dough out to at least 1 inch (2.5cm) thick. Please do not roll it any thinner as we want to have well-risen scones.
    2. Using a round cutter, cut scone from the dough.  Please don’t twist it, just lift it up and push the dough out.
    3. Place the scones on the lined baking tray, brush them lightly with buttermilk.
  4. Baking:
    1. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown and well-risen.
    2. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

  1. Buttermilk - If you do not have buttermilk, you can make your own homemade buttermilk substitution.  Simply add 1/2 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice into 120g milk, stir the mixture and let it stand for about 10 minutes.
  2. Oatmeal - Blend rolled oat with powerful food processor into flour if you can't get the ready oatmeal.


  1. Hi. Can I use instant oats for this recipe?

  2. Hi there,

    Thank you for stopping by. I never tried with instant oats. It should work too. You may need to blend the oats in food processor first.


    1. Hi what can I use instead of eggs?

    2. Hi, I have not tried making eggless scone yet. But, I think you can replace egg with buttermilk.

      Cheers :)

  3. I wanted to make this long time. Will try soon. Looks filling.


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