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Best Biscuit and Scone Recipes

A collection of more than 35 of the best biscuit and scone recipes from around the web. From sweet cranberry lemon scones to savoury cheddar dill drop biscuits, this list has something for everyone including vegan and gluten-free recipes.

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Who doesn’t love a flaky, buttery biscuit?

Whether you want to serve them with breakfast, have them for lunch or with a big bowl of soup, biscuits and scones are versatile baked goods that are quick and easy to make.

They come in endless varieties from savoury to sweet and can even be made gluten-free and vegan.

Generally, you only need a few simple ingredients and about 30 minutes to whip up a fresh batch, and they will usually keep well for a few days in an airtight container.

We have compiled a list of over 35 recipes we think you will enjoy.

Make sure to save the page by clicking on the heart icon on the bottom right of the screen and refer back often when looking for something quick for breakfast or to add to the dinner table.

Sweet Scones & Biscuits

Sweet scones and biscuits are perfect for a quick breakfast or snack with afternoon tea.

Sweet biscuits are often filled with fruit or chocolate. The dough will generally contain more sugar than you would find in savoury varieties and quite often they are drizzled with some type of icing or coated in sugar before baking.

Some of our favourites are Cranberry Lemon Scones, Pumpkin scones with chocolate chips and Cinnamon Raisin scones. But we’ve put together a list of fifteen sweet biscuits and scones we think you will love.

Three cranberry scones with icing drizzle in a stack.
Bakery Style Cranberry Lemon Scones
These bakery style cranberry lemon scones are finished with a tangy lemon drizzle. Perfect for breakfast or with a cup of afternoon tea.
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A stack of three scones with icing drizzle beside a small bottle of eggnog.
Cinnamon Spiced Eggnog Scones
Topped with sweet eggnog glaze, these quick and easy cinnamon-spiced eggnog scones are the perfect breakfast treat.  Made with simple ingredients, these scones are light, and flaky, and taste like they came from your favourite bakery.
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Apple Butter Scones Recipe
These Apple Butter Scones are savoury and slightly sweet & and coated in cinnamon sugar. These are perfect for breakfast.
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The Best Chocolate Chip Scones Recipe
These chocolate chip scones are not too sweet, and studded with plenty of chocolate chips. They are ready in just 30 minutes!
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The Perfect Morning Scone
Easy to make and super colourful these scones will brighten up your day. Made with simple ingredients that you have in your pantry.
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Raspberry White Chocolate Scones
These raspberry white chocolate scones come together quick and easy using the food processor. Loaded with berries and chocolate, they make a delicious indulgent breakfast.
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Simple and Easy Homemade Blackberry Biscuits
Made with simple ingredients and packed with blackberries, these tasty scones are simple to make and pack a huge amount of flavour.
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Purple Sweet Potato Biscuits
Crisp on the outside and buttery on the inside, these scones are slightly sweet and oh so good. Made with purple sweet potatoes the colour is all natural. No food dyes here!
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Easy Raspberry Cream Cheese Scones
Made with cream cheese, these scone are super soft. Loaded with raspberries and lemon zest they have amazing flavour. Enjoy for breakfast or with a cup of tea.
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The Best Easy Mocha Chocolate Scones Recipe
These Easy Mocha Chocolate Scones are the ultimate chocolate lovers scone. Enjoy these slightly sweet scones for a delicious breakfast treat! You can make the dough ahead and bake it in the morning!
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Strawberry Rhubarb Scones
Buttery, flaky and lightly sweet, these strawberry rhubarb scones are perfect for breakfast or with afternoon tea.
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Earl Grey Scones Recipe
Made for tea lovers, these lemon glazed Earl Grey Scones are a delicious treat. Perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon pick me up.
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Feta Cheese & Blueberry Scones
These scones are sweet and savoury. Tender and buttery with creamy feta cheese and fresh blueberries these scones have the perfect flavour combination. You will be making these again and again.
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Tropical Pineapple Scones
These tropical scones are filled with pineapple making the scones super tender and moist and adding incredible flavour. They are light and delicious.
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Three pumpkin scones with icing drizzle and chocolate chips.
Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones
Delicious pumpkin scones made with pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice and filled with milk chocolate chips. Topped with a vanilla icing drizzle these bakery style scones are large, soft and flaky.
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Cinnamon Raisin Scones
Light and flaky these scones are filled with plump raisins and drizzled with a cinnamon icing. These scones are perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
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Savoury Scones & Biscuits

Often when you think of savoury biscuits, the traditional buttermilk biscuit comes to mine. But there are so many delicious varieties that go beyond the basic five-ingredient biscuit.

Savoury biscuits may have additions like herbs, bacon, cheese or onions and are fantastic served with soups and stews. They make a great addition to a dinner table in a bread basket and work well to make little sandwiches for breakfast or lunch.

We love cheddar dill drop biscuits with a bowl of creamy soup, herbed angel biscuits served in a bread basket, or sourdough biscuits for egg sandwiches.

We’ve made sure to include something for everyone on our list.

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Whole Wheat Scones
These delicious whole wheat scones are surprisingly light and flaky.  Made with 100 percent whole wheat flour and buttermilk for a tender scone that is perfect as is or a base for other flavours.
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Easy Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits
These easy flaky buttermilk biscuits are the perfect side dish for your dinner table. Buttery and flaky, these biscuits are terrific served with soup, stew or chilli, or are perfect for breakfast with some butter and jam.
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Potato Onion Dill Biscuits
This is an old fashioned biscuit loaded with caramelized onions, potatoes, and dill. They are great on their own, as a side dish with dinner, or use them for a delicious little sandwich.
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Boursin Biscuits
These delicious little biscuits are mad with only eight ingredients. Creamy Boursin cheese makes these biscuits extra fluffy and adds an incredible garlic and herb flavour.
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Savory Parsnip Scones
These savoury parsnip scones are pair incredibly well with many soups, stews and chili. They are light and flaky and a great way to use up leftover parsnips.
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Herbed Angel Biscuits
These Angel Biscuits are a classic Southern staple. These biscuits are so soft and tender. Using three leavening agents they are sure to rise and will be the hit of the table.
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Jalapeno cheddar biscuits in a basket lined with a grey striped linen.
Cheddar Jalapeno Biscuits
These tender, flaky biscuits are filled with cheddar cheese and spicy jalapeno peppers. They are the perfect compliment to a bowl of soup or chili. 
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Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
When you don’t have time to roll and cut, Buttermilk Drop Biscuits are the perfect solution. They are light, fluffy, and perfectly crisp. Delicious served with lots of real butter.
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Sourdough Buttermilk Biscuits
Sourdough buttermilk biscuits are a delicious variation of the traditional buttermilk biscuit. Light and flaky, these biscuits make a delicious sandwich with eggs and bacon.
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Cheddar biscuits in a small pile on parchment paper.
Cheddar Dill Drop Biscuits
Quick and easy drop biscuits filled with cheddar cheese, fresh dill and topped with a garlic dill butter. These biscuits are perfect for serving along side your favourite soup or stew.
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Instant Pot Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
These classic Southern biscuits , with creamy sausage gravy are full of flavour. Using the Instant Pot, these delicious biscuits are ready in just 30 minutes.
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Bacon Cheddar Chive Scones
Fluffy on the inside and crisp on the outside, these Bacon Cheddar Chive Scones are stuffed filled with cheese and bacon. These savoury scones are great on their own or as a side with your favourite soup.
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Easy Cheese and Herb Scones
These Easy Cheese & Herb Scones are made with fresh herbs and cheddar cheese. They come together quickly and perfect with a creamy bowl of soup.
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5-Ingredient Biscuit Muffins
Made with only 5 ingredients and ready in just 30 minutes, these Biscuit Muffins are perfect for when you need a little something to dip into your soup or stew.
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Flaky Cheddar Chive Biscuits
A delicious, flaky biscuit flavoured with herbs and melted cheddar.
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Vegan Scones & Biscuits

While biscuits and scones are traditionally made with lots of butter and milk, and sometimes eggs, we know that not everyone can have dairy or eggs whether due to allergy or dietary preferences. That doesn’t mean they should not enjoy these delicious baked goods.

The good news is it is possible to make biscuits and scones both vegan and delicious.

We have found some sweet and some savoury versions that we think you will enjoy, some of these are even gluten-free.

Southern-Style Vegan Biscuits And Gravy
These flaky and filling vegan biscuits and gravy will hit the spot at any time of day! Make vegan and vegetarian biscuits and gravy in under 30 minutes!
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Vegan Savory Scones
These light and flaky vegan scones are quick and easy to make. These savoury scones are perfect served as a side with dinner or a nice bowl of soup.
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Vegan Strawberry Buttermilk Biscuits
These delicious, sweet scones are both vegan and gluten-free. Filled with strawberries, they are tender and fluffy. Perfect for brunch, breakfast or a snack with tea.
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Easy Vegan Cheese Scones
These vegan scones have a buttery, flaky texture. Filled with vegan cheese they are full of flavour. A great side to any meal.
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Gluten Free Scones & Biscuits

Because the primary ingredient of biscuits and scones is flour, you may wonder if it is possible to make them gluten-free, and how they will taste if you do.

We are happy to tell you that it is possible to make a gluten-free scone. They do take a bit of testing to get the recipe correct, but thankfully there are recipe developers who specialize in gluten-free baking who have done that work for us.

We found several gluten-free recipes that we think you will enjoy, from pumpkin scones to cheddar biscuits. Make sure to visit and save these recipes for later.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Scones
These soft & tender Pumpkin Scones are both gluten-free and vegan. They are topped with a delicious icing & a maple pumpkin spice drizzle! Perfect for fall.
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Gluten Free Gingerbread Scones
These gluten-free gingerbread scones are tender and moist. Drizzled with a cinnamon glaze they are easy to make and perfect for Christmas morning.
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Quick and Easy Gluten Free Biscuits
These quick, easy biscuits are both gluten-free and vegan. They are crispy on the outside, yet tender and flaky inside. They go well with hearty soups and stews.
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Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Scones
These delicious gluten-free Cranberry Orange Scones are the perfect treat. With the flavours of citrus and cranberry they are topped with a sweet glaze. You will make these over and over.
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Easy Keto Cheddar Biscuit Recipe
These gluten-free Cheddar Biscuits are a perfectly fluffy, bursting with cheddar flavour and low carb. These keto biscuits are delicious with a hot bowl of soup!
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Healthy Sour Cream and Blueberry Scones
These tasty blueberry scones are made with almond flour making them gluten-free and low in carbs. They have a perfect texture and are healthy and satisfying.
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Our Favourite Biscuit Making Supplies

Parchment paper – We love using parchment paper on our baking sheet as it helps prevent the biscuits from sticking and makes clean-up easy.

Baking sheet – We use standard aluminium baking sheets. They are light, cook evenly, and large enough to make a whole batch. They also stack nicely for storage and are relatively inexpensive.

Round biscuit or cookie cutters – Many biscuits call for being rolled and then cut with a round cutter. We like to keep a variety of sizes on hand so we can make our biscuits larger or smaller depending on how we serve them. A set of round cutters will be helpful in the kitchen for both biscuits or cookies.

Rolling pin – A rolling pin is a must, and when we are making biscuits, we prefer using a marble rolling pin. The marble rolling pin is heavy, so you don’t need a lot of pressure to roll the dough. The dough doesn’t stick to it as easily as wooden rolling pins and it stays cool, which is important with biscuit dough.

Pastry mat – A pastry mat isn’t required, but it makes clean-up so easy. The pastry mat is made of a material that prevents sticking so the scones are easy to lift to the baking sheet and it helps keep the sticky dough off the counter.

Cooling racks – Cooling racks are essential so that the scones will cool evenly and prevent the bottoms from getting soggy or overcooked, which can happen when left to cool on the baking sheet.

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