Almond Apricot Scones

The weekend is finally here and what better way to enjoy it than with freshly baked scones and steaming hot coffee sitting on the balcony? Yum! Here is a quick and easy scone recipe to start off your weekend morning.

Almond Apricot Scones
Recipe from The Guy Can't Cook by Cinda Chavich

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour (or wholegrain for a healthier option)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 6 tbsp diced cold butter
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup sliced dried apricots
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk or plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp almond extract or amaretto liqueur
  • melted butter for brushing
  • sugar for dusting scones


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. In food processor combine flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and soda, and butter. Pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Transfer to large bowl and mix in almonds and apricots. Add buttermilk and almond extract and stir with a fork until dough just comes together.
  3. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and pat into 6x9 inch rectangle about 1 1/2 inches thick. Cut into 3-inch squares, then slice each square crosswise to make 12 triangular scones.
  4. Set scones on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Lightly brush tops of scones with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden. Transfer to cooling rack.

Enjoy these scones as part of your relaxing weekend! A great option for a healthy breakfast -they don't have much sugar or fat in them which is a nice change from the usual scone recipes which are loaded with sugar and fat. This recipe gets its decadence from buttermilk or yogurt which makes for a lovely scone! Hope you get a chance to try this recipe and enjoy it as much as I did!

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