I love the smell of these warm Fruit and Nut Scones on a cold winter morning with a great cup of coffee. These scones really are good. They are crunchy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside.  They are easy to throw together and a wonderful addition to any breakfast when you have a houseful of guests.

Fruit and Nut Scones

Fruit and Nut Scones, findingourwaynow.com

Ingredients:

    • 2 cups my Homemade Baking Mix
    • 1/3 Cup chopped dried fruit or berries
    • 1/3 Cup chopped nuts
    • 1/3 cup whole milk
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 large egg slightly beaten
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla

To coat prior to baking

    • 1 tablespoons whole milk
    • 1 teaspoon sugar

Directions:

Fruit and Nut Scones, findingourwaynow.com

Heat the oven to 425°F.  Line a baking sheet with Silpat (or lightly grease). Combined the homemade baking mix, nuts, fruit or berries, 3 tablespoons sugar, baking soda in medium bowl.  Add the vanilla, eggs, and 1/3 cup milk until you’ve achieved a crumbly dough.  Kneed the dough a few times in the bowl until it forms a ball.  Place the dough on the baking sheet and pat into a 6 to 7-inch circle.  Cut the circle into wedges. Do not separate. Brush the cut dough with the milk and sprinkle with sugar.  Bake about 14 to 16 minutes or until golden brown.  Removed from the oven and carefully separate. Serve warm with your favorite coffee or tea.

Fruit and Nut Scones, findingourwaynow.com

Notes: The dough is initially crumbly.  When you kneed it a few times it quickly comes together.  Be careful not to overwork the dough.  If you’re worried about the Fruit and Nut Scones overbrowning before they’re done, just lay a light sheet of aluminum over the top (do not wrap or seal) the last few minutes of baking.

These really are easy and oh so good for an early morning wake me up.  I usually serve these with a side of fruit, jam, butter and nice slice of good cheese or few slices of bacon.   You can hardly go wrong these Fruit and Nut Scones. Enjoy.

Fruit and Nut Scones, findingourwaynow.com

Time to eat…

If you enjoyed this Fruit and Nut Scones recipe, check out some of my other recipes such as the Homemade Baking MixShirred Eggs With Ham and Tomato Sauce & Make Ahead Freezer Biscuits.

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  • http://glynisj.com/ Glynis Jolly

    Got it copied. :) This may be a good one for New Year’s Day.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      It is on my breakfast menu to Glynis. It is something that adds a bit more spark to a festive breakfast. :-)

      What are you doing for News Years?

      • http://glynisj.com/ Glynis Jolly

        Actually I won’t be doing much unless I decide to spend most of the day writing. I know that Hubby will be watch the Rose Bowl Game, with probably a few more.

        What are your plans?

        • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

          About the same as you Glynis. I do plan on cooking a favorite pork roast recipe and using it for a future post. Happy New Year my friend.

          • http://glynisj.com/ Glynis Jolly

            Happy New Year to you too. :)

  • Catarina Alexon

    Love scones and have had them all over the world. Not least when I lived in London for 15 years. But also all over the world. Every time I have stayed at The Oriental in Bangkok for instance.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      They really are more universal then people realize Catarina. Because they are so easy and such a great addition to a meal who wouldn’t want to have them on a menu or just for a snack with tea or coffee. :-)

      What has been your favorite scone and where?

  • Cheryl Therrien

    I have always loved scones and these look delicious! :)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Me too Cheryl, They really are fun to make and add such add delicious beginning to a day. What is your favorite flavor?

  • Jacqueline Gum

    Somehow I just can’t wrap my head around the fascination with scones! I’m in the minority, that’s for sure… seriously don’t know how the English built a culture around them! Laugh! Guess that’s what makes the world go around…all of being different.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Not everyone can Jacqueline. They are a favorite for many, especially the English culture. In a way they are just a sweeter version of a biscuit. :-)

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    Over the years, I’ve developed quite a liking for scones, and it’s a safe bet that yours are delicious. I think people who don’t like them haven’t had good ones.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      My first scone was in England many years ago and it was love at first bite. I would agree, if they haven’t had a good one then they may not be a fan.

  • http://writespeaksell.com jeannettepaladino

    I love scones and had a cranberry scone for breakfast today at the Raleigh, NC, airport at Starbuck’s, waiting for my plane home to NYC. I think I’ll try this one, Susan!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      I love cranberry scones Jeannette. In fact you can substitute cranberries for the other fruit to get that with this recipe. I hope your trip was safe one. :-)

  • Debra Yearwood

    I am a big fan of scones and often visit a place here in Ottawa called the Scone Witch to pick them up. I have never attempted to make them, but you peeked my curiosity.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Me too Debra. Your scones lady sounds fun. You should give these a try and let me know what you think? :-)

  • http://chocolatour.net/ Doreen Pendgracs

    LOVE fresh scones. Wish I was there to share them with you. We are in the deepfreeze here in MB! Happy New Year & all the best for 2014.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      I do too Doreen. ti would be fun sharing scones and coffer talking about chocolate and wine. Happy New Year! :-)

  • Jon Jefferson

    I love scones. We ended up having blueberry scones on Christmas morning.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      I love blueberry scones Jon. I’ll bet they were fabulous. :-)

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    Not sure if I’ve had a scone before. Is it a muffin texture?

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Oh, then you must give them a try Krystle. They are more like a biscuit but sweeter. When I think about it, they are cross between and biscuit and muffin. Enjoy. :-)

      • HomeJobsbyMOM

        Sounds good then! Biscuits and muffins are both good in my book :)

        • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

          Then you/they will like scones. :-)

  • http://www.foodstoriesblog.com/ CJ at Food Stories

    I’ve had a hankering for scones, lately, so these look fabulous – Happy New Year!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      I do believe you enjoy these CJ. I hope your holidays were fabulous and you were able to find time to makes these guys. :-)