Apple Cinnamon Scones

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Apple Cinnamon Scones

I put the word out on Instagram (@fraichenutrition if you want to follow) to get an idea of what people wanted to see for apple recipes, given my recent apple situation.  Scones came up a few times, and since they are so easy to make and we love them to bits, I thought I would whip up a batch of apple cinnamon scones to see how they turned out.

White coffee cup and apple on shelf in orchard

The verdict?  Mouth-watering-delicious, and my house smells like fresh apple pie!  I incorporated a bit of whole wheat flour to make them a bit healthier, and used a mixture of shredded and diced apple to get more of an apple texture and taste throughout.  Enjoy!

Apple Cinnamon Scone preparation


  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 1/2-2/3 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. shredded apple (peeled)
  • 3/4 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 c. finely diced apple (peeled)
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 c. cold butter, cubed



  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Crack the egg into a 1 c. glass measure, mix well with a fork. Add the milk to the 2/3 cup mark and mix well again. Whisk in the shredded apple and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, sift the flours, baking powder, sugar, spice and salt together.
    Using a pastry blender or your fingers, blend in the cold butter until it is the size of peas.  Add the diced apple and toss together until the apple is incorporated.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and mix together with a fork until just combined. Avoid over-mixing it as they will get tough
  5. On a well-floured surface, pat the dough together in a 2” high circle and using a sharp knife, cut the scones into 8 wedges.  Place the wedges on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, until the scones are golden brown.

Apple Cinnamon Scones

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8 Comments on “Apple Cinnamon Scones”

  1. Fernanda

    Hi Tori,

    Love the recipe! I was surprised by how quick it was. Ive always been intimidated about making scopes because I thought they would take forever but like you, I have a million apples I need to do something with so I thought id take a stab at these. I was surprised by how soft and delicious they were and most of all, how EASY! Ill be making more this weekend 🙂

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  3. Pat

    Oh the smell of anything apple baking AND the taste!!! I wonder if your father would like these for dinner 🙂 They look great and my mouth is watering!!!

  4. Gina Jackson

    Could I use all AP flour (I don’t have whole wheat on hand)? Would it be the same measurements? Thanks again!

  5. Krischele

    So easy, so yum! Thanks for the great recipe. Definitely one for the (cook) books! Perfect fall recipe.

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