Wild Thistle Kitchen: The Easiest Scone Recipe

I’m not sure how it happened, but I’ve kind of become known for scones. And muffins. But scones especially. Scones are one of those baked goods that many of you have said you’ve had bad luck making in the past and I guess I’ve sort of taken it upon myself to change that.

Think of this easiest scone recipe as a beginner scone. Or a lazy scone. And definitely think of it as the easiest scone recipe you will ever make! I took my cream scone recipe and simplified it down to 3 main ingredients. And, no chilling time is required. You can whip these up on a whim and totally at the last minute. My kind of recipe!

If you want to add in flavorings those will obviously up the ingredient count, but the basic three-ingredient scone will give you a soft, slightly sweet blank canvas perfect for butter, clotted cream, lemon curd, Crème Fraîche, jams and jellies. I will always love my other scone recipes and will continue to create new flavors (can’t stop, won’t stop!) and share them here, but isn’t it nice to have a quick, shortcut recipe up-your-sleeve when you’re craving some scones on a lazy Sunday morning? I think the answer is, “yes.”


I have a handful of scone recipes on my blog; my Vanilla Bean Scones have been a hit for many years, and recently my Triple Berry Crème Fraîche Scones have seen a surge in popularity. Everyone is making them and having such great results which just makes me so darn happy! I think the reason is that I give super-detailed instructions. And my scones aren’t great big, dried-out hockey pucks like you find in so many bakeries. My plan is to go back and add some process shots to the posts to make them even more easy to follow, but so far you all are loving the recipes and I thank you so much for your feedback, as always….

For now, let’s focus on these Simple, Easy, Three-Ingredient Scones — The Easiest Scone Recipe you will ever make.


  • Self-Rising Flour
  • Sugar
  • Heavy Cream


The sky is the limit here — these are just a few of my favorite add-ins:

  • Vanilla or Almond Extract
  • Berries
  • Chocolate Chips or Chunks
  • Dried Fruits
  • Citrus Zest
  • poppy seeds
  • sprinkles
  • coconut


Before baking, you could sprinkle your scones with coarse sugar after you brush them with cream.

After baking and cooling slightly, they can be glazed, drizzled with caramel or dulce de leche, melted white or dark chocolate, melted peanut butter, sprinkles… really — let your imagination run wild! Make this YOUR easiest scone recipe.

Happy baking, my friends! I hope you love this recipe…. Thanks so much for hanging out with me! xo – Anita

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 large scones

For full recipe, go to https://wildthistlekitchen.com/the-easiest-scone-recipe/.



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