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We’re interrupting our usual schedule of kids’ activities, parenting inspiration, and family-friendly food to bring you 31 days of Kids Kitchen Recipes and Activities.

Today, Nicola from Crafty Kids at Home is sharing her Dairy-free Scones, so I thought we’d share our easy healthy recipe for berry scones!

Kids Kitchen: Easy Berry Scones recipe - an easy healthy recipe for a breakfast scone or afternoon treat. Serve with clotted cream & jam for a decadent tea

When I was 13, I spent a summer in England mostly staying with relatives. (Don’t tell Ella that I had that level of freedom at 13 — I don’t know that I could do it!)

While in England, I discovered the pure perfection that is a Cream Tea. Basically, it’s a tea and scone snack served alongside clotted cream and jam, and you spread the clotted cream onto the scones like butter and top with the jam. It is one of the best things in life, and well worth sourcing out local clotted cream for yourself to try alongside this recipe.

Scones are one of the easiest bread-type recipes to make, and so easy that the kids often help me with preparing the dough.
Kids Kitchen: Easy Scones Recipe - why you should sift your dry ingredients for best results

Start by measuring out your dry ingredients. I like to sift my flours for a more accurate measurement and I personally believe that it results in a lighter and more consistent end product. Humidity and temperature can affect dry ingredients, so I like to think that sifting helps mediate some of the effects.

Kids Kitchen: Easy Berry Scones Recipe - cream, butter, what's not to love about this kid-friendly scones recipe?

Next, cut the butter into large chunks and cut it into the dry mixture with a dough cutter.

Once fine crumbs have formed and there are no big bites of butter, stir in 1 cup of the cream (you can still use your dough cutter for this if you’d prefer). You don’t want to overmix, so just stir until combined.

Then, gently add in the berries before placing the dough onto a floured surface.

Portion out your berry scones before baking to reduce crumbs when serving

Form the dough into a round shape – about 5″ thick – and cut into 8 pieces (or less, depending on how large you’d like your scones).

Place on a lightly greased or lined baking sheet and brush or pour the remaining 1/4 cup of cream overtop. I like to use a pastry brush for better control of the cream’s coverage and I usually use a silicone baking mat to cut down on waste.

Why you should use a cream wash when baking homemade scones recipe

Bake at 450F for 15 minutes until golden brown. The cream coating will prevent the dough from drying out at such a high baking temperature, while allowing the full scone to become cooked through.

Kids Kitchen: Easy Berry Scones recipe - an easy healthy recipe for a breakfast scone or afternoon treat. Serve with clotted cream & jam for a decadent tea


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Kids Kitchen: Easy Berry Scones Recipe


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup mixed berries (fresh or frozen)


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the 2 cups of flour, 1/3 cup sugar, and baking powder.
  2. Cut the ½ cup of butter into pieces and crumble into the flour mixture.
  3. Add in the cream and stir until just mixed, the mixture will seem crumbly.
  4. Finally, add in the berries (if using frozen, do not thaw before using).
  5. Place the dough on the countertop and form into a round shape with your hands. Pour the remaining cream overtop, or use a pastry brush to evenly distribute.
  6. Cut the scones into 4 to 8 pieces and place on a lightly greased baking sheet or pan.
  7. Bake the scones for 15 minutes at 450 degrees.

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  1. Hi! I saw your post on Wonderful Wednesday. These scones look great! I’m going to try them with blueberries. I remember fun times in the kitchen with my girls when we were doing Montessori at home. Seems like yesterday. Now they’re teens and still like to bake.

  2. Now these are amazing! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I have tried scone before, but this one looks like it would be much more successful. Can~t wait to give it a try. Featured you on my FB page and please bring another creation to the Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop again next week. Carrie, A Mother~s Shadow

  3. Hello! Scones, how I love making scones! This recipe is going into the files. I try to make them for Sunday mornings, especially in the fall and winter months. Fresh berries in these will be added this coming Sunday as I won’t be able to wait till fall. I am giving you a shout out on next week’s Tuesday Talk. Thanks for sharing with us this week. Hop on over to Grammie Time and see how I’ll brag on this post. Opens at 8:00 a.m. Tuesdays. Pinned this recipe too.

  4. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. You have been featured on my Tuesday Treasures. Stop by and take a peek! And be sure to join us this week for our 200th Blog Hop celebration! Hope to see you there!

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