Bacon Cheddar Scones

These Bacon Cheddar Scones are easy to make, and so delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com

This post has been sponsored by Florida’s Natural® Brand Orange Juice, maker of my favorite not-from-concentrate OJ.

Are you more of a sweet or savory person when it comes to brunch?

For the first thirty or so years of my life, I was firmly in the sweets camp.  The more French toast, cinnamon rolls, pancakes, parfaits, cereals, you name it…the merrier.  But in my early thirties, my body seemed to suddenly flip a switch and now all I crave in the mornings is savory, savory, savory.  Especially when I feel like actually cooking, and not just making avocado toast.  Quiches, breakfast tacos, hash browns, grain bowls, savory scones, and anything and everything egg-y are my jam.  (<– Hehe, or technically, my jam replacement.)

But that said, as much as I love a good savory brunch, I will still forever and always crave a strong cup of coffee and a cold glass of orange juice to balance them out.  Savory…then sweet…then savory…then sweet…the back-and-forth for me is where it’s at.

And my latest new favorite sweet and savory combo?

These sunny bacon cheddar scones + a cold glass of orange juice.  ?

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And when I say orange juice, I’m talkin’ this stuff right here — not-from-concentrate Florida’s Natural® Brand Orange Juice. (And yes, I fall in the “more-pulp-the-merrier” camp as well.)  I’m so excited to partner with this brand again in 2017 as part of their new Brunch Club, mostly because I’ve been a lifelong fan of their juice.  It’s not-from-concentrate, and contains zero added water, sugars, or preservatives.  But mainly, I love their orange juices because they’re all made from one simple ingredient — ORANGES.  Grown in Florida, of course, by hard-working Florida farmers.  (One of whom I even had the chance to meet — very inspiring!)

Anyway, I pretty much always have a carton of this orange juice in my fridge, and pour myself a small glass every morning to go with my coffee and breakfast.  And scones like these are the perfect kind of savory dish I love to balance out the sweet juice.

And bonus?  They’re so simple to make!

These delicious Bacon Cheddar Scones are simple to make, and so savory and delicious. | gimmesomeoven.com

Just whip up a simple batter for scones, with a generous handful of cooked bacon bits, cheddar cheese, and green chives (or green onions) all mixed in.  Then give it a good knead until everything comes together, roll out the dough on a floured surface, and fold it over and re-roll it twice so that those biscuits will rise nice and high.

These savory scones are made with bacon, cheddar and chives, and they're so delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com

Then, you can use either a biscuit cutter to cut out individual scones.  OR you can roll out the dough into a large circle, and use a pizza cutter to cut it into triangle slices.  Up to you!

This easy recipe for Bacon Cheddar Scones is made with simple savory ingredients, and so tasty! | gimmesomeoven.com

Brush the dough with an easy egg wash, if you’d like the tops to be extra crispy and golden.

These delicious Bacon Cheddar Scones are easy to make, and full of the best savory flavors!  Perfect for breakfast or brunch! | gimmesomeoven.com

Then about 20 minutes later, these scrumptious savory scones will be yours to share and enjoy, with a cup of orange juice on the side!  Perfect for brunch with friends, or anytime you’re ready for a comforting and delicious start to the day.

Enjoy, friends!

These yummy Bacon Cheddar Scones are easy to make, and the perfect savory breakfast! | gimmesomeoven.com

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Bacon Cheddar Scones

These Bacon Cheddar Scones are full of big savory flavors, they’re quick and easy to make, and SO delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (or white whole wheat flour)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 10 tablespoons cold butter, diced into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 8 slices of thick-cut bacon, cooked and diced
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • optional egg wash: 1 egg, 1 tablespoon water

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or grease with cooking spray.  Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne until combined.
  3. Add the diced butter to the flour mixture, and use a fork (or your hands) to cut in the butter until the mixture resembles thick, coarse crumbs.
  4. Stir in the cheese, chives and bacon until combined.  Then pour in the buttermilk, and knead the mixture with your hands until the dough is evenly combined.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and use a rolling pin to roll it out until it is 1/2-inch thick.  Fold the dough in half horizontally, and then fold it in half again vertically (so that there are 4 layers in there).  Then roll the dough out again and roll until it is about 1/2-inch thick.  Use a biscuit cutter to cut out the biscuits (re-rolling the dough when necessary), and transfer them to the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Optional: In a separate small bowl, whisk together the egg and water until combined.  Then brush the egg wash on top of the biscuits, so that the tops will be nice and golden.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the biscuits are cooked through.
  8. Serve warm, with a glass of not-from-concentrate Florida’s Natural® Brand Orange Juice.
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23 comments on “Bacon Cheddar Scones”

  1. I’ve never actually tried scones savoury before – always had them with raisins. Would be such a nice thing to try!

    Charmaine Ng

  2. Yum! Those look so delicious!
    Kari

  3. Those look ridiculously good, but I can’t resist a glass of delicious orange juice!

  4. Rolled out dough? That does not seem like a scone to me. I have made cheddar cheese scones. I will try bacon bits, or maybe pancetta. Sounds like an interesting flavour addition.

  5. These look amazing. I will try them soon. Do you think it would be okay to freeze them? 

  6. I’ve never tried savory scones before, but these look amazing!!!

  7. Simple and delicious. I can’t wait to try these soon!

  8. These look awesome! Definitely saving this recipe to try soon!

    If you ever find your way down to Central Florida where I live, check out Florida’s Natural’s Visitor Center in Lake Wales – right across from the plant.

    It’s only opened for a part of the year and is a great free (!) place to check out, get some awesome juice samples to try, pick up some really cute souvenirs (even lovely household goods, aprons, tea towels, etc.!) and delectable goodies (i.e. Florida-inspired candies, jams, etc.), and learn the interesting history behind Florida’s Natural.

    Living here in Orlando (just about an hour north of Lake Wales), I can’t believe it took me so long to finally visit just a few months ago. Really nice place and super friendly folks! :)

  9. Since you have a relationship with Florida Natural, perhaps you could pass on to them to make their product in smaller sizes, like quarts, for example. The large container currently on the market gets old before I can finish it. I am unable to drink OJ every day but do like it occasionally.

    Thanks!

  10. These sound so good! I love that they are savory too. I only ever make sweet, but I cannot wait to try these!

  11. gonna try these for sure

  12. Made these last night! So. Good.

    Thank you for another awesome recipe!

  13. I do prefer savory over sweet and like a bit of protein somewhere too, so thank you for this recipe like the whole wheat flour option too!

  14. I want to try this for our “BREAKFAST WITH FRIENDS” but need to know how many it makes. Would you please add that to the recipe for all to see. We have the meal on Tuesday so if you can email me I’d appreciate it lots. Thank you! Kathleen

    • Hi Kathleen! The yield is actually listed in the recipe — it’s located above the recipe name in the recipe box. There is a little spoon and fork icon next to it. This makes about 15 scones. We hope you enjoy!

  15. Love these!!!

    Rating: 5