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No Fuss Blueberry Scones

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Bursting with fresh berries, these easy Blueberry Scones are a moist and delicious breakfast treat. One of the quickest scone recipes ever, this no-knead batter is made with vanilla yogurt and plenty of cold butter to create a light and flaky scone.

Simply mix up the dough and scoop it out onto a parchment lined baking sheet —no shaping, cutting, or messy counter! Brush the tops with a little milk and sprinkle with turbinado sugar to get a sweet golden brown top.

Blueberry Scones | Life, Love, and Good Food

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Today is the beginning of a very exciting week and a new chapter in the journey of the Thigpens. The last few weeks we’ve been preparing for closing the sale of our house and the purchase of our new condo plus packing for the move…and it’s finally here!

We’re a bit overwhelmed that things have happened so fast–and a bit exhausted as well–but we feel so blessed to see how God has worked out the plan for our new home. I can’t wait to share photos with you of my new kitchen and to do some serious cooking again!

In the meantime, I’ll be sharing some recipes this week that I’ve been saving up for you (since all my kitchen supplies are currently in boxes!) in anticipation of our big move.

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Blueberry Scones

First up are these wonderful “no-knead” Blueberry Scones. They are light and airy and bursting with fresh blueberries—so good!

Instead of kneading and patting out dough, for these scones you simply stir together the dough, scoop, and drop onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, making clean-up a breeze.

I baked these scones for a weekend breakfast when the girls came home to go through their closets and help us start the sorting and packing process.  We had lots of fun and laughs as we sorted through artwork, toys, trophies, and photos, and often got distracted by some of these treasures. 

Getting Ready for the Big Move

We’ve created lots of memories in this house that we’ll carry with us and are excited to create new memories in our new home. The house we are leaving is not our home. For John and I, our home is our family and we take that with us wherever we go.

So although I’m sharing some photos of the house we’re leaving behind, there’s no sadness here—we’re both excited for the future! We built this house 23 years ago when the girls were ages 2 and 4—mere babies!

A group of people walking down a dirt road

Here they are standing in the midst of the basement and footers that were being dug for the foundation. Just a few minutes after this photo was taken, Lindsay stepped backwards and fell into one of the ditches. It was over her head! She wasn’t hurt, just startled, and quickly rescued by her Daddy.

A house under construction
two little girls building a snowman in from of a brick house

The first snowman a year later. Notice that we didn’t yet have shutters or any landscaping.

A family standing in front of a house

This photo was taken last weekend when the girls were in town for a friend’s wedding. As they were getting ready to jump in the car and head back to Nashville, we thought it would be a good idea to take one last family photo outside our house.

A group of people posing for a photo

I know it’s cliché, but truly Home is where the Heart is, and my heart is with my family. I’m blessed to be on this journey with my best friend and to have two awesome adult daughters, who are now creating adventures of their own. Yay! Moving week is here…we’re on to the next exciting chapter!

Blueberry Scones | Life, Love, and Good Food

Blueberry Scones Recipe

The finishing touch on these scones is the easy technique of brushing the tops with a little milk and a sprinkle of sugar. This helps the scones to brown on top and gives them a sweet crunch, too.

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Yield: 1 dozen

Blueberry Scones

Blueberry Scones | Life, Love, and Good Food

Bursting with fresh berries, easy Blueberry Scones made with yogurt are no-knead, no-fuss, and bake up light and flaky—a delicious breakfast treat!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar, for sprinkling on top

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper (or lightly grease).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Cut in butter with a fork, pastry blender, or your fingers until the mixture is crumbly. Gently stir in blueberries.
  3. Stir together eggs, yogurt, vanilla extract, lemon zest and almond extract, then add to dry ingredients, stirring gently, just until combined.
  4. Scoop the dough using a 1/4 cup measure and drop onto cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  5. Brush the tops of dough with milk or cream and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  6. Bake for 20 to 24 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Notes

Recipe by King Arthur Flour

The finishing touch on these scones is the easy technique of brushing the tops with a little milk and a sprinkle of sugar. This helps the scones to brown on top and gives them a sweet crunch, too.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

12 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 271mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 4g

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ABOUT SHEILA
Sheila Thigpen, author of Easy Chicken Cookbook and The 5-Ingredient Fresh and Easy Cookbook, is a recipe developer, food photographer, and food writer. She spent 20+ years as a business manager in the publishing industry before she retired in 2018 to focus on her passions — cooking, photography, and writing. Living near the beautiful Smoky Mountains, Sheila and her husband have two adult daughters and two fine sons-in-law, are active in their church, love to travel, and have a precious little granddaughter who has stolen their hearts. Follow Sheila on YouTubePinterestInstagramFacebook, and Twitter!

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Wendy

Monday 27th of July 2015

Honestly, Sheila, I am awed at your energetic enthusiasm! I would be curled up in a corner sleeping off exhaustion and emotional stress after an hour or two of sorting through memories with downsizing in mind. My brother-in-law once told my sister, "Memories belong in your head, not in your closet!" They have lived by that ever since. I, on the other hand, seem to hoard physical reminders to people and places. You are very right, of course, your true treasures are your family! Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos of your home and the girls over time and for these scrumptious looking scones! Wishing you an easy move and many wonderful new memories in the making! :)

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