They say it’s important to always eat breakfast and when I eat breakfast, I prefer to have a baked good of some sort. I typically get my family bagels, toast, muffins, etc. for breakfasts because when I’m working all day a baked good for breakfast seems to hold me over longer. And don’t worry, I typically pair it with a fresh fruit of some sort, as well.
I work in a building with a Starbucks and another coffee house on the first floor, as well as with a Panera Bread on my way in. So often it’s very easy and tempting to grab my breakfast at one of those places as I drive or walk in, but that’s not always so friendly on my wallet. So when I do have time, I like to make and keep some quick breakfast items in my house for a quick grab and go breakfast.
One of my favorite things to make are these Bacon Cheddar Cheese Scones. They aren’t hard to make and they have a nice taste to them without being overwhelming.
These scones are easy to make…follow the recipe below.
- 5 slices of Farmland Bacon, chopped
- 3 cups of flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1.5 teaspoon of garlic salt
- 1 stick of unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 1.5 cups of sharp cheddar cheese grated
- 1 cup of buttermilk, plus 2 tablespoons set aside
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Cook your bacon until crisp, drain, and set aside on paper towel.
- Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, and garlic salt.
- Fold chunks of butter into dry mixture, not over mixing.
- Add the bacon and cheese and mix.
- Add buttermilk and mix until it becomes a sticky dough. Don't overwork.
- Pull dough from mixture and form into two balls.
- On a lightly floured surface, flatten dough into 7 inch circles about 3/4" thick and cut each circle into 8 wedges. Transfer wedges to a baking sheet and lightly paint the tops of the wedges with the 2 tablespoons of buttermilk.
- Bake until golden brown for 22 to 23 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes. Serve warm or reheated.
I used Farmland Fresh Peppered Bacon because it added a little extra flavor to the scones with the pepper. It was perfect and not overly peppery like I was afraid of at first.
Cook your Farmland bacon up and set aside. If you’re a true bacon lover, you may want to make more than 5 pieces of bacon for this recipe. Also, if you’re unable to resist eating the bacon while you’re making the recipe, then make more…:)
Once your ingredients are mixed together, form two circles like this one, on a lightly floured surface and cut into wedges. The dough shouldn’t be overly wet, but if you find it too dry, add a little more buttermilk to the mix to add some more moisture.
Cut your circles into wedges and add your wedges to the baking sheet.
Top each wedge with a little bit of buttermilk painted on top and then pop in the over for 22-23 minutes until golden brown.
Then enjoy your DELICIOUS scones. They’re obviously best out of the oven, but they’re pretty much good anytime…breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack. Enjoy!
You can find other great recipes made in 35 minutes or less on the Farmland website, as well. Visit to find out more! You can purchase Farmland Bacon in Ohio at Buehler’s and Acme.