Cinnamon Sugar Scones are a homemade scone that are light, tender, and speckled with sweet cinnamon and sugar in every single bite. 

Many ate cinnamon and sugar toast as a kid, and this recipe is going to be a similar type but in a scone form! Whip up these cinnamon and sugar scones for breakfast or even a tasty dessert. 

Cinnamon Sugar Scones 

If you are looking for something a bit different, raid that pantry of yours. You might just have all the ingredients already on hand. 

What Is The Difference Between Scones and Biscuits

The biggest difference between a scone and a biscuit is the texture. Scones tend to offer a denser texture where a biscuit can be light and flakey. The other thing is scones use eggs as an ingredient where biscuits do not. 

What Do Scones Taste Like 

Scones taste buttery, and then with this particular scone recipe, it offers that warm cinnamon paired with sweet sugar. 

What I love about these cinnamon scones is they are simple! Basic ingredients, minimal time investment, and a fantastic payoff once you pull them out of the oven. 

Recipe Variations 

  • Toss in some raisins to stir in with the batter. I would do around ⅓ cup to ½ cup. 
  • Feel free to reach for other dried fruit like blueberries or even dried cranberries. 
  • Whip up a homemade powdered sugar glaze and drizzle over these scones. Or add ¼ teaspoon cinnamon to glaze for a cinnamon glaze that will match perfectly.  
  • Mix in some chopped nuts for added texture to your scones. 

How To Store Scones 

To store these scones you will want them to cool down to room temperature. Then you can transfer into an airtight container. 

Store for up to four days on the counter. Or if you prefer go ahead and place them in the fridge. If you do the fridge it will make them a bit harder in texture.

But you can always allow them to warm up to room temperature before eating. Or toss in the microwave for 10 seconds or so for that fresh out of the oven texture. 

Can You Freeze Cinnamon Scones 

Absolutely! These scones will freeze beautifully. You can place them in a freezer bag or freezer container. Then store for up to three months in the freezer. 

Thaw on the counter or in the fridge if you prefer. Or if you don’t want to wait for it to thaw, toss in the microwave. You can wet a paper towel and sit on top to help it not to dry out as it warms up. 

Making homemade scones isn’t hard, and with a little work, you will have a recipe that you will want to make again and again. If you make this recipe leave a comment and let me know what you think!

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Cinnamon and Sugar Scones

Homemade scones that are light, tender, and speckled with sweet cinnamon and sugar in every single bite.
Servings: 8 Scones
Calories: 297kcal
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 3 cups flour spooned and leveled
  • ½ cup brown sugar + 2 tablespoons divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 10 + 3 tablespoons butter divided
  • 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Cut butter into cubes, then freeze until ready to add it.
  • Use a prepared cast iron skillet or other desired pan. If using a pan other than cast iron, grease then flour the pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Cut butter into the flour mixture, leaving pieces of butter.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat together the buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla.
  • Cut remaining butter into small pieces.
  • In a separate bowl, add remaining butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Melt the butter and sugar mixture in the microwave. Allow to cool slightly, then pour gently onto a sheet of parchment paper and press and freeze.
  • Pour buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Once chilled, cut the cinnamon butter into pieces and stir into the dough.
  • Spread mixture into pan or skillet, then bake for 23-25 minutes.
  • Cool, cut into eighths, and serve.
  • Store in an air-tight container for up to 4 days.


Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 448mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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