Buttermilk Cinnamon Scones

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I used to work at a bakery that made scones. Berry, chocolate chip, cranberry, and my favorite: Cinnamon chip. Because there’s not much better than butter and cinnamon, in my opinion. We made batch after batch all day everyday, but I still enjoyed my early morning (4am!) cinnamon scone with fresh coffee. I miss working there sometimes for this reason, but I’m also glad I don’t work there anymore for the same reason.
At the bakery we used cinnamon chips, which are essentially like chocolate chips, but cinnamon flavored. I’m not sure the reason behind these as opposed to just using cinnamon, so when I decided to try them at home, I just figured I’d skip it. And they turned out perfect.  I’ve made scones with both heavy cream and buttermilk, and I prefer buttermilk as it gives them a bit of a tang that you don’t quite get from cream.
Store these in an airtight container or freeze them if you don’t think you’ll eat them all. Or make them for a brunch or welcome gift.

Buttermilk Cinnamon Scones

An easy and delicious scone recipe that is perfectly sweet with lots of cinnamon flavor.
4.03 from 35 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Colima Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 4 ounces cold butter
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk plus 2 tablespoons for brushing before baking
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar mixed with 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon for topping


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon in a large bowl and mix until combined.
  • Cut the butter into cubes and add it to the flour mixture. Using a pastry blender or your hands, cut the butter into the flour until it is crumbly, mostly pea sized pieces.
  • Whisk he buttermilk, egg, and vanilla in a small bowl and add it to the flour mixture. Mix until combined and transfer to a floured surface.
  • Form into a 8-10 inch diameter circle and cut into about 6 triangles. Place on a baking sheet, and brush with buttermilk. Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until tops are browned. Let cool slightly before serving.
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