Last updated on May 7th, 2021.

I kid you not, this is a 5 minutes scones recipe. Add 20 minutes for baking and you have fresh, soft and fluffy scones just in time for your morning coffee.

5 minutes scones

Let’s face it. We want to have it all. All the love, all the health, all the success and all the credit. And dam it if we don’t deserve it! We also want some home made, fresh and comforting baked love we can enjoy when ever we desire.

Unfortunately the one thing we are all lucking is time, but fortunately the one thing we have mastered is making the most of it.

5 minutes scones

So for all of you boss ladies who apply make up, answer emails and schedule doc appointments while waiting for the red light to change, this one is for you.

This recipe requires simple ingredients, a bowl and a spoon. Bake it while you put on your Super Hero cape and enjoy it with your coffee. AND YES! TAKE ALL THE CREDIT!

Now Lets Talk About This 5 Minutes Scones:

  • The recipe calls for Almond and lemon extract, but you can choose you flavors.
  • Do not over mix the scones are crispy and soft, over mixing/kneading the dough will make the dough chewy.
  • Before slicing the disks into scones, spray the knife/bread scraper with some oil spray to avoid the dough from sticking to the knife.
  • Go crazy and add some chocolate chips/ blueberries (or any berries) for some extra flavor and texture. (2/3 cup)
  • You can substitute the cream with milk but please keep in mind that the high fat content in the cream contributes to the soft texture of the scones.


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4.41 from 5 votes

5 minutes Scones

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword fast and easy scone recipe, lemon scone recipe, recipe for big fluffy scones, soft scones recipe easy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Jenny McCoy


For the Scones

  • 2 3/4 Cups AP Flour (360 g / 13 oz)
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar (50 g / 2 oz)
  • 1 TBS Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 2/3 Cups Heavy Cream (400 ml)
  • 2 tsp Almond Extract (or your choice of flavoring)

For The Glaze

  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar (120 g / 4 1/4 oz)
  • 1-2 TBS Milk
  • 3/4 tsp Lemon Extract
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 TBS Sliced Almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 400F and place a rack in the center of the oven. Line  baking sheet with parchment paper, set a side.

  2. In a large bowl, place the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt and drizzle in the cream and extract.

  3. Using a wooden spoon, mix the ingredients together until all the flour is hydrated.

  4. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and gently knead it with you hand a few times. Just until the dough comes together.

  5. Divind the dough into two, and shape each part into 4”-6” sized disk (depending on the desize size.) 
  6. Cut each disk into 4, 6 or 8 pieces and brush with some heavy cream.

  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes. If time permits, allow to cool before glazing.

  8. When ready to glaze, mix the glaze ingredients together until smooth and drizzle the scones. Sprinkle with sliced almonds.

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18 Comments on " 5 Minutes Scones "

  1. Dikla

    4 stars
    The sugar is not included in the instructions?

    1. Dikla

      Add it with the flour.

  2. Dikla

    4 stars
    So butter ain’t included in the recipe

    1. Dikla

      This recipe does not call for butter.

  3. Dikla

    5 stars
    I just tried this recipe and it turned out amazingly well! They are so light and fluffy that you don’t even miss nor need the butter. I made 8 of the almond scones and they are nearly gone already! Thank you for a wonderful, easy and quick recipe.

    1. Dikla

      Thank you so much Sara! Such a great way to start the day!
      So glad you enjoyed the scones.

  4. Dikla

    Do you have the nutritional values for these delicious scones?

    1. Dikla

      I am afraid not at this point!

  5. Dikla

    Can I substitute canned Coconut milk to make them non Dairy?

    1. Dikla

      Yes absolutely.

  6. Dikla

    Hi from the UK, what is the equivalent for heavy cream? Was thinking double cream? X

    1. Dikla

      yes, double cream it is.

  7. Dikla

    Hi Dee, I made these and they turned out delicious! Thank you for the recipe! If to add berries, at what stage this happens, before kneading?

    1. Dikla

      Hi Aj,
      You can add the berries at any stage. If you don’t want them to lose their shape than then add half was through the mixing.

  8. Dikla

    5 stars
    Amazing! Was surprised to see no butter but followed the recipe exactly & only added a few chocolate chips and they turned out so great! Thank you for sharing this recipe with us

    1. Dikla

      Thank you Laura; so glad you liked it.

  9. Dikla

    4 stars
    Very nice scone! I made mine with dried apricots and almonds. So good! Will post a pic tomorrow!

  10. Dikla

    Although they took 30 minutes to make and an additional 20 minutes to bake, these scones were delicious!

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