Candied Orange-Oat Scones Recipe

Candied Orange-Oat Scones Recipe

How To Make Candied Orange-Oat Scones

Get bites of sweet and zesty orange in these flaky and buttery oat scones! It’s a delectable tea time snack that takes less than one hour to whip up.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • cupoats,rolled, not instant
  • cupall purpose flour
  • ¼cupgranulated sugar
  • tspbaking powder
  • pinchsalt
  • 6ozunsalted butter,(1½ stick)
  • ¼cupcandied orange peel,(1½ oz), finely chopped
  • ¾cupbuttermilk
  • 1tbspheavy cream
  • 1tbspdemerara,or turbinado sugar
  • butter,softened
  • marmalade


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and position a rack in the center.

  2. In a medium skillet, toast the oats over moderately high heat, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes, until golden and fragrant. Transfer to a plate to cool completely.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour with the granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Using 2 knives or a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the pieces are the size of small peas.

  4. Stir in the rolled oats and candied orange peel. Make a well in the center and pour in the buttermilk. Stir with a wooden spoon just until the dough is evenly moistened.

  5. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and pat it into an 8-inch round about ½-inch thick. Pinch together any cracks around the edges.

  6. Brush the dough with the heavy cream and sprinkle it with the demerara sugar. Cut the round into 8 wedges and transfer them to a baking sheet.

  7. Bake the candied orange-oat scones for about 25 minutes, or until golden on top and bottom.

  8. Transfer the scones to a wire rack to cool slightly.

  9. Serve with softened butter and marmalade, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 432.15kcal
  • Fat: 21.68g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.69g
  • Trans Fat: 0.75g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.72g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.57g
  • Carbohydrates: 52.63g
  • Fiber: 3.81g
  • Sugar: 14.57g
  • Protein: 8.39g
  • Cholesterol: 52.62mg
  • Sodium: 275.87mg
  • Calcium: 121.07mg
  • Potassium: 197.54mg
  • Iron: 2.61mg
  • Vitamin A: 167.54µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.72mg
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