Scottish Oatmeal Drop Scones

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

These are a traditional Scottish recipe. Like a cross between a pancake and a scone. They are made with ingredients that would be staples in the home

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl. Add the oatmeal and sugar. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  2. Using a saucepan or the microwave, gently melt the margarine and treacle together. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together the egg and milk.
  4. Combine all ingredients. Mix well.
  5. Drop tablespoons of the mixture onto a hot greased frying pan. Cook each drop scone until browned underneath and bubbling on top. Turn the scone and cook the other side.
  6. Serve hot with butter.


Most Helpful

We enjoyed these quick and easy drop scones with a pot of English breakfast tea this chilly winters morn! Thanks for sharing, Jubes! Made for Tea Party 2010.

BecR January 30, 2010

We really enjoyed these. My son is the picky one and he loved this. I put the oatmeal through the blender so the final consistency would be like a pancake. Very good!

Pizza Mama July 11, 2007

Anything with oatmeal is a winner for me so I was very keen to try these and they were great - mine were a bit crumbly as I had to use some wholemeal flour as I ran out of white but then I added another egg to help with the binding and the end product was a delicious afternoon tea of quite a rustic type of pikelet - very very moreish too so thank-you **Jubes**

katew May 31, 2007

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