Bacon and Cheddar Scones

Savory bacon and cheddar scones, perfect for breakfast or a snack. Easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. Ready in under 40 minutes!

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Bacon and Cheddar Scones

These bacon and cheddar scones are a savory delight, combining crispy bacon and sharp cheddar cheese for a flavorful treat.Perfect for breakfast or as a savory snack, these scones are sure to impress!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 400 kcal


For the Scones:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold unsalted butter cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup cooked bacon chopped
  • 1 cup buttermilk cold
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk for brushing
  • Coarse sea salt or more cheddar cheese for topping, optional


Preheat Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Dry Ingredients:

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Add Butter:

  • Add the cold, cubed butter to the dry ingredients. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Add Cheese and Bacon:

  • Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese and chopped bacon until evenly distributed.

Add Wet Ingredients:

  • In a separate bowl, mix the cold buttermilk and vanilla extract. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients. Use a fork or your hands to gently mix the dough until it just comes together. Be careful not to overmix.

Form the Dough:

  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead it a few times to bring it together. Pat the dough into a circle about 1 inch thick.

Cut the Scones:

  • Use a sharp knife or a bench scraper to cut the circle into 8 wedges (like a pizza). Alternatively, you can use a round biscuit cutter to cut out individual scones.

Prepare for Baking:

  • Place the scones onto the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with the 1 tablespoon of buttermilk and sprinkle a little coarse sea salt or more cheddar cheese over each scone if desired.


  • Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until the scones are golden brown on top.

Cool and Serve:

  • Allow the scones to cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy warm or at room temperature


Keyword bacon, bacon cheddar scone, cheddar cheese, scone


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