Bacon Cheddar Scones with Green Onions are perfect for lazy weekends.
With this recipe for Savory Bacon Cheddar Scones filled with bacon, cheddar, and green onions, tasty and easy homemade scones are minutes away.
Saturday morning breakfast is a ritual around my house.
Coffee must be brewed, bacon must be fried, and breakfast must be cooked.
However, there are some mornings where the weather is perfect for sitting outside.
If you live anywhere in the deep south, you know the weather isn’t favorable for outside sitting very often, so we try to take it in when we can.
On those nice mornings, the last thing I want to do is spend my morning in the kitchen cooking, even if it is ritualistic.
However, while sitting on the back porch I love sipping on a fresh pot of coffee, listening to the birds, and eating a scone.
It can be a plain scone with a bit of butter. It can be a blueberry scone.
Or, it can be my personal favorite is a bacon cheddar scone.
I’ll focus on whipping up a batch of my wife’s famous bacon cheddar and green onion scones.
Almost all of the ingredients for Bacon Cheddar Scones with Green Onions can be prepared ahead of time and can be thrown together pretty quickly to reduce the amount of time in the kitchen.
Unless someone sneaks into the kitchen and steals your bacon for another bacon recipe.
The cheddar and bacon in this scone recipe can be substituted with your other favorite breakfast ingredients.
Feel free to reject my ingredients and substitute your own.
If biscuits are your favorite weekend treat, we have a recipe for that too.
For the Bacon Cheddar Scones recipe, we’ll start off by preheating our oven to 400 degrees F.
Then we will need about half a pound of fried bacon that has been chopped up, 6 oz of sharp cheddar cheese, and three green onions that have been chopped up.
Combine three cups of flour, three teaspoons of baking powder, half teaspoon kosher salt, and a dash of cayenne pepper in a large mixing bowl.
Mix all of the dry ingredients with a whisk.
Cut ten tablespoons of butter into the flour mixture.
You can use your hands, fork, or pastry blender/cutter.
Then add the cheddar, bacon, and green onion and mix well.
Add the buttermilk and mix well again to make a dough.
Flour your countertops with about a 1/4 cup of flour and roll out the dough until it’s 3/4 to 1 inch thick.
We use our hands to flatten out the dough, but you can use a rolling pin.
We try to shape ours into the rough shape of a square. This helps us eyeball 8 equally sized scones in the shape of triangles.
Cut yours up however you like as long as they are roughly the same shape.
Cut the scones into eight to ten equally sized pieces.
Place a greased baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick and removing it.
If it’s clean when removed, your scones are done. You can also check the temperature of your scones.
They should be done around 210-212 degrees F.
Remove your scones from the oven and let them cool on a cooling rack for 10-15 minutes. I like them warm, but not scalding hot.
These are great served with butter.
Cream cheese is not a bad idea either!
If you prefer the shape of a biscuit, these bacon cheddar scones can be cut with a biscuit cutter and baked just like the scones.
Now you have bacon cheddar biscuits!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- sprinkle of cayenne
- 6 oz shredded sharp cheddar
- 1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and chopped
- 3 green onions
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 10 tbls cold salted butter
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl except the butter and buttermilk.
- Cut the butter up into small pieces and add to the mix. Mash the butter into the flour with a fork or your hands until the butter is incorporated into the flour.
- Add the buttermilk and mix well.
- Flour your counter tops and pat out your dough until it's roughly 3/4 to 1-inch thick.
- Cut the scones into 8 shapes roughly of the same shape and size.
- Place scones on a greased baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Check doneness by inserting a toothpick into the scone. If it's clean when removed, your scones are done!
Serving Size:1 Scone
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 514 Total Fat: 17.2g Saturated Fat: 6.9g Cholesterol: 56mg Sodium: 1281mg Carbohydrates: 56.9g Fiber: 1.5g Sugar: 16.8g Protein: 32.9g
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