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Cinnamon Scones - My Absolute Favorite Breakfast/Brunch Item

Posted: July 10th, 2017

Breakfast needs to be easy in my house! I've never been a cereal in a bowl kind of girl. I'm more of a homemade muffin, coffee cake kind of girl!

One of my absolute favorite Breakfast/Brunch type items is a Scone. A scone is a lightly sweet biscuit like cake. It just pairs perfectly with a hot cappuccino, expresso or coffee.

I am a huge fan of Starbucks Cinnamon Scone. A scone costs about $3, which can definitely add up if you have a craving for them like I do! But that problem was solved when I came across a copycat recipe for the yummy Starbucks scones!

Again thanks to Pinterest I was able to search cinnamon scone recipes! Pinterest is kinda like the lottery at least for me. You just never know if the recipe will work out! While the picture might look awesome, the ingredients or the instructions on how to do the recipe...just don't work! But...I found one, that sounded pretty good! I clicked on a pin that said Copycat Starbucks Cinnamon Scones .

I crossed my fingers again, like I did with the Zeppole Recipe and grabbed my ingredients!

***I had to change up the original recipe just a tad. I tend not to bake at 400 degrees. I find that it's better to go a bit lower and just wait it out! I also used local creamed honey (thicker) instead of regular honey. It was just what I had in the pantry, but it totally worked! I also skipped a few steps that the original recipe had, because it was just easier to do it my way.

Cinnamon Scones - Similar to Starbucks


2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter - keep it cold
1 egg, separated
3 tablespoons honey - I used creamed honey
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt

3. Cut up the cold butter into chunks, then mix it with the dry ingredients.

4. In a separate bowl, combine the egg yolk, buttermilk and honey. Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Mixture will stick together and form a ball.

5. Place ball on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten it out with the palm of your hand to a circle that's 1/2 inch thick and 8 inches in diameter.

6. Use a pizza cutter and cut into triangle pieces. Do this BEFORE you bake!

7. Whisk egg white and use a pastry brush to cover the tops of the scones. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle on top of scones.

8. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes at 375 degrees. You just need to make sure the center is not doughy. Cutting the pieces ahead makes checking to see if it's done in the center, a little bit easier.

9. Mix together 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar and about 1 tablespoon of milk. Drizzle over the scones after they come out of the oven!

Let me know what you think of this recipe! Email Kelley at