Scottish Oat Scones with Berries

How many times have I enjoyed berry filled scones with a cappucino at my favorite local coffee spot?  I have to admit, too many times to count because there is something about berries in scones that has always captivated me, especially with a good cup of coffee in the morning and preferably after exercising to take away a little of the sting of extra calories from the scone part of the scone at breakfast.  That brings me to the berries part of the scone, the best part in my opinion.  That is why I went on a quest to see how many berries could be added to this basic oat scone recipe that I put together from several reliable sources.

I’m not sure if Scotland is ready for me but I am ready for Scotland.  I’m thinking about our upcoming trip to Scotland, oats, scones and of course, berries.  That inspired me to put together these Scottish Oat Scones with Berries.  I’m also thinking about spending time with my husband Scott, the golf courses we will play, the scenery and the people we will meet.  But, getting back to my scones, I had an idea to create a slab of oatmeal based scone dough bursting with fresh ripe berries, to be baked, cut into pieces and served warm right off the parchment paper in the center of the breakfast table.

I hope you make yourself a strong hot cup of tea and enjoy it with some Scottish Oat Scones with Berries.  Just to give everyone a heads up, I will be taking some time off  from blogging for several weeks, starting at the end of next week.  However, I still have a few good recipes to leave with you before I take my break.

Ingredients and Directions for Scottish Oat Scones with Berries
Makes 12 scones

1 & 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats, old-fashioned style oatmeal
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 stick unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small bits
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 egg
1 cup raspberries and blackberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

In a large bowl mix together the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Cut in the butter with your finger tips or by using a pastry blender until the mixture looks crumbly like coarse crumbs.  In another small bowl mix together the heavy cream and the egg, blending well.  Add to the dry ingredients and stir with a fork until just combined.  Gently stir in the berries, the raspberries will break up in the dough.  Turn the dough out onto a parchment lined baking sheet and pat into an oval shape, about 3/4 inch thick.  Mix together the 1 tablespoon of sugar and the cinnamon, sprinkle on top of the dough.

Bake for 14-16 minutes, until golden brown.
Cool slightly and cut into pieces, serve while still warm.


  1. what a great place to visit, these look delightful and so colorful

  2. Have a wonderful trip! These scones look incredible. I love all the berries bursting out. Delicious!

  3. I am sure you will have a wonderful time, and these scones are just bursting with berry goodness! I love how many you were able to add. The berries are indeed the best part. Thanks for sharing, sweet friend. Bon Voyage!

  4. Those scones are da berries, Patty! Enjoy your vaca!

  5. I love a scone loaded with berries–Patty these look great! I am jealous that you will be in Scotland but I will settle for seeing some pictures of your trip when you return! I'm sure you will have a great time!

  6. Avena y bayas un matrimonio feliz una delicia colorida Y maravillosa,abrazos hugs,hugs.

  7. Patty – these are lovely. And Scotland, wow!

  8. Hi Patty, you scones look delicious and I love the berries combination. It look really great.

    Have a nice week ahead.

  9. I adore scones and especially this one, just loaded w/my favorite berries! What a great way to use some of that extra oatmeal I have in my pantry…thanks! The photos are beautiful and so tempting! Have a great trip to Scotland!

  10. I'm not sure you'll see anything as delicious as these in Scotland although I know the food there is fabulous! Wish we could sit and sip capuchinno and nibble on these right now!
    Oh, and I have a wonderful Scott, too! :)

  11. Oh my Patty – these look sooooooo good and I just wish I had one of these for breakfast! Hope your week is going well and staying dry!

  12. these look so lovely! would love to wake up to this anytime!

  13. The more berries the better – positively scrumptious scones! Enjoy your trip – we were in Edinburgh and took the train to see the William Wallace monument in 2008. Don was able to go to the British Open and see Tiger play!

  14. What amazing looking scones!!! I'd love to visit Scotland one day, as my Grandparents emigrated from there back in the 50's. Enjoy your trip!

  15. wow… look at those, every bite full of berry flavor, I love 'em… and what a wonderful trip y'all are planning, must be beautiful this time of year too – Cannot wait to hear about it…

  16. These look delightful! I love that you have included berries in these classic Scottish oat scones.

  17. I love how the scones are just bursting with berries. They look fantastic!
    Have a great trip!

  18. How gorgeous and delicious these look! Wow!

  19. Have FUN patty!! the scones are bursting with flavor and color, so sweet!

  20. I love scones but don't think I've ever added berries. I bet they add a whole new level of moistness and plumpness to one of my favorite baked goods! Yours look great, Patty.

  21. These scones look wonderful! I'm always hunting for ways to use berries in my baking, and I'll be sure to try them. Tell us all about Scotland when you get back!

  22. Oh my, Patty! These are just gorgeous! I used to work up in Ojai and I would often stop at a bakery there to get peach or fresh berry scones. I will definitely have to give these a go!

  23. This sounds delicious and they actually remind me of the 4 of July. Nice recipe!

  24. Patty, I just adore scones…and your Scottish scones with the luscious berries really makes me crave for them. Superb recipe!
    Hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter!

  25. I remember when we lived in England when I was a child my dad went to Scotland and played golf at St. Andrews (I think that was the name). He loved, loved Scotland. The rest of us never got to go, but I would love to visit there someday. I know you will have a wonderful trip, Patty. I make scones with berries all the time, but I have not made them with oats. I will definitely give these a try. They look so beautiful and delicious.

  26. These look wonderful! I have not baked, not had scones in such a long time…these are very tempting :)

  27. These scones are just beautiful and I hope your trip to Scotland is all you dream of…can't wait to read about your adventures…

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