Cinnamon Brown Sugar Blueberry Scones (Guest Post)

Moist and buttery, with a hint of cinnamon and brown sugar, these blueberry scones are hard to beat, especially when drizzled with a creamy vanilla cinnamon glaze.

Moist and buttery, with a hint of cinnamon and brown sugar, these blueberry scones are hard to beat, especially when drizzled with a creamy vanilla cinnamon glaze.

Hi! I’m Grace, food blogger on Gracefully Baking, and I’m excited to be with you today! I found Gracie’s site through Pinterest (it’s awesome, isn’t it!?) and I’ve been reading her blog ever since. So anyway, on to the food!

Moist and buttery, with a hint of cinnamon and brown sugar, these blueberry scones are hard to beat, especially when drizzled with a creamy vanilla cinnamon glaze.

Today I’m bringing you the best recipe for one of my favorite breakfast foods: scones. Scones are easier to make then you might think. The process is kind of like making pie crust, but it’s super easy, I promise.

The most important part is keeping your ingredients COLD, because the butter melts in the oven, and that’s what make these so nice and flaky. If the butter melts when you’re making them, they become tough and dense. Also, do not over-mix the dough. Fold it together only enough to distribute the berries and combine the liquid and dry ingredients. If you keep these things in mind, you can’t help but succeed!

Here’s how you make them:

Cut butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Then, you pour in the liquid mixture and fold it all together. After you turn it out onto a floured surface, shape it into an 8″ disc and cut into wedges. Then all that’s left is to bake and devour!

Moist and buttery, with a hint of cinnamon and brown sugar, these blueberry scones are hard to beat, especially when drizzled with a creamy vanilla cinnamon glaze.

Paired with a cup of coffee, these make the perfect breakfast.


Cinnamon Brown Sugar Blueberry Scones
Serves 8
Moist and buttery, with a hint of cinnamon and brown sugar, these blueberry scones are hard to beat, especially when drizzled with a creamy vanilla cinnamon glaze.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
For the Scones
  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar sugar, packed
  3. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/2 cup (1 stick) frozen butter
  7. 6 tablespoons heavy cream or whole milk
  8. 1 large egg
  9. 1 heaping cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
For the Glaze
  1. 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  2. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. 2 tablespoons heavy cream or whole milk
For the Scones
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F (204° C). Line two 9 x 13" baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the heavy cream and egg until combined. Pour into the crumb mixture and gently mix using a rubber spatula until a sticky dough forms. Be very careful not to overmix, as that will make the scones tough.
  4. Gently fold in the blueberries until they are incorporated completely throughout the dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and form into a 8" disc. Cut into eight sections. Separate them and put 4 scones on each baking sheet, about an inch apart, to prevent excessive spreading.
  5. Bake for 13-18 minutes, until the tops are golden brown and the scones are cooked through. Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes, and then transfer to a cooling rack. While they are baking, make the glaze.
For the Glaze
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and heavy cream until combined. Drizzle over the scones using a piping bag, a plastic bag with a corner snipped off, or the prongs of a fork.
Storing
  1. Scones keep well at room temperature for up to one day, in an airtight container for up to 1 week, and in the freezer for up to 2 months.
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Amazing summer fruit salad

Have you noticed a theme in my recent posts? First clear back in  February, I did this kool-aid slushie, then yummy summer caviar, and now this! This is the easiest fruit salad imaginable! All you have to do is chop some food up and put it in a bowl! You can also add some orange juice to top it! Amazing summer fruit salad!

I made this clear back at mothers day for a get together at my cousins! It is SO simple! Amazing summer fruit salad!

Amazing summer fruit salad
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. Watermelon
  2. Strawberries
  3. Grapes
  4. Oranges
  5. Fruit juice (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cut the watermelon into cubes.
  2. Wash the strawberries, cut the stems off, cut strawberries in half.
  3. Cut the oranges into slices, taking the peels off.
  4. Wash the grapes.
  5. Place everything in a bowl. Mix.
  6. Top with fruit juice (optional)
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Orange creamsicle sugar scrub

Hey guys! So… how many of you LOVE sugar scrubs. I haven’t tried them very much but when I was making these I got some on my hands. Oh so soft! What I love about this one is that it doesn’t HAVE to be Orange Creamsicle. You can make it any flavor you like! I did one Orange Creamsicle and one grapefruit. This is the best sugar scrub! (I’ll cover how to do that below) Also *hint, hint this would be a great mothers day gift!Orange creamsicle sugar scrub

For an 8 oz mason jar:

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8-10 drops orange essential oil

Steps:

  1. Melt the coconut oil in the microwave for a few seconds. (If you are wanting to make more than one jar just melt a big chunk and then scoop 1/4 cup into your jar)
  2. Place into your jar.
  3. Add the orange essential oil and vanilla extract.
  4. Stir in sugar 1/4 cup at a time.
  5. Put lid on and fancy it up with some ribbon!

*NOTE: If you want it to be grapefruit or any other kind add 6-10 drops of that essential oil. AND if you use citris oils (lemon, lime, grapefruit ect.) it;s best not to go outside after using this.

This recipe has been adapted from: thegunnysack.com

Enjoy!