Cranberry scones are so good for breakfast with a good cup of coffee or as a snack anytime you get hungry.  We love the nutty flavor of these cranberry scones from the nuts and whole wheat flour.  The sugary topping just adds to how delicious these are for brunch or serve them at any gathering of family and friends.


1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup old-fashioned Quaker oats
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 tablespoons butter or margarine or 1/2 stick, cut in small pieces
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup walnut pieces or nuts of your choice
Using a whisk mix self-rising flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt cloves, cinnamon, ginger, oats  and brown sugar together in a large bowl. Cut in butter.  In a smaller bowl mix sour cream, eggs, buttermilk and vanilla with a spoon. Pour liquid into the bowl with the flour and mix.  Fold in craisins and nuts. Pour dough out onto a floured surface and pat or roll out into medium sized squares about 1 inch thick. Cut squares into triangles. ( I use a pizza cutter to do this).  Spray a baking sheet and place scones on sheet so they don’t touch each other.  Melt some butter and brush the tops.  Bake in preheated 425 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Makes about 12 scones depending on size you cut your triangles.  Serve with your favorite jam, jelly, butter, syrup or topping.  We like them with the topping recipe below drizzled over the scones.   Enjoy!

Topping for Scones

1 cup confectionery sugar
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
3 or 4 tablespoons milk
Whisk together in a bowl and drizzle over scones.
You might also like my recipe for Nutty Blueberry Scones or the recipe for Pumpkin Scones.
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  1. Hi Judy.. These look so delicious. I’ll have to tell you a short story. A friend and I met at a little local coffee shop. When it came time to select a treat to eat with our coffee…I thought that I would try to not eat anything unhealthy, so the healthiest thing in the bakery case was a plate of scones. I picked one out and then, copying me, she did too. We took one bite and couldn’t finish them. They tasted like cardboard…here we were trying to impress people with our healthy choice. We both laughed so hard…we really wanted a gooey pastry. I’m sure that these are so good, coming from you. I’m going to try them…Balisha

    1. Hi Balisha, I loved your story. Hope you are doing good. I am enjoying this lovely weather we are having in Ky. right now. Just finished mowing my yard for the 2nd time this year. Great to hear from you. Love and hugs.

  2. I love cranberries and walnuts.. in scones this would be my idea of the perfect morning’s treat!