Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I remember Mom making these whenever we would go camping. They are so light and flaky, and much easier than trying to make oatmeal over a camp fire.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients: flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, cream of tarter and salt.
  2. In a small bowl, combine wet ingredients: butter,milk and egg,
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix, only until moist.
  4. Add raisins (or currents).
  5. Shape into a ball.
  6. Pat out on a lightly floured board into an 8 inch circle.
  7. Cut into 8-12 wedges.
  8. Bake on a greased cookie sheet in a 425 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until brown.
Most Helpful

Thank you for sharing this scone recipe! They were simple to make with ingredients I always have on hand. I added about a teaspoon or so of cinnamon and a bit more sugar as per my family's tastes. I pressed the dough into two six inch circles and cut each into six. I sprinkled them with cinnamon sugar before baking for decorative purposes. What a wonderful recipe that is now in my 'keeper' file. Thanks again!

PetesNina October 17, 2010

This was really good. I used cherry flavored cranberries and added white chocolate chips. I would probably try to use less butter next time just to be a little bit healthy. They were good and buttery as is. Thanks for a wonderful Saturday morning meal.

adena mangis January 17, 2009

I am so happy to have such a simple and delicious recipe for my first ever attempt at making scones at home! These are not only foolproof, but they taste just like a nice bowl of oatmeal and raisins! They smelled wonderful as well baking. They were perfect with a bit of butter spread on them still a bit warm. I followed the recipe with no substitutions and I used raisins and quick oats in mine. YUMMY!

CulinaryExplorer April 07, 2008