Irresistible Lemon Cherry Scones: An Easy and Delicious Recipe

Lemon Cherry Scones on Plate

These lemon cherry scones are golden delights with candied cherries and a lemony flavor. They are so delicious whether to add to your breakfast, a fast dessert or just to snack on with a cup of hot coffee, especially served fresh from the oven. Learn how to make this simple recipe for lemon cherry scones along with tips and tricks for these healthy, but equally irresistible scones with reduced sugar, oats, canola oil, and no sodium below.

Tips and Tricks for Scone Perfection

First of all, measuring ingredients accurately does make a difference for the outcome of baked goods. Use your measuring spoons and cups and always level what you need off with a knife or inside the inside of the container as I do with baking powder.

Secondly, you have the freedom to vary this recipe with adding some chopped nuts such as walnuts and pecans along with a dash of cinnamon, which is beneficial for health due to all its antioxidants for reducing inflammation and lowering blood sugar.

Thirdly, one large mixing bowl and a wooden spoon or fork is good enough for incorporating the ingredients.

Fourthly, the humidity in the air can affect baking. If the dough becomes slightly sticky to the touch when you later attempt to pat the dough into a large circle to cut into wedges, you can pat the dough with some flour or add a tablespoon or two of flour to work back into the scones. This will solve the problem when you go to cut them.

My recipe for cherry lemon scones can add another wonderful treat to your table without all the hassle and time it sometimes can take when baking. Give my recipe a try and if you do please share it with your family and friend.

Easy and Irresistible Lemon Cherry Scones

2-2/3 cups of sifted flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder, leveled
2 large eggs
1/4 cup of sugar
½ cups of candied red cherries, finely sliced
1 ½ teaspoons of lemon extract
1/3 cup of quick oats
1/3 cup of canola oil
1/3 cup of water

In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients and stir well to combine them.

Pat the dough to form a somewhat thick circle about eight inches around and two inches high.

Then cut in half and divide each half into thirds before placing on your greased baking pan. (If the dough becomes slightly sticky when lifting it after cutting, then pat the palm of hands with a little flour helps remedy that).

Bake in a 400-degree oven for about 12-15 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated and the size of the scones you cut. The top and bottom will be gently brown.

ENJOY!

Easy and Irresistible Lemon Cherry Scones
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
These healthy lemon cherry scones are golden delights with candied cherries and a lemony flavor that make them irresistible with less sugar and no salt.
Course: bread, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candied cherry scones, easy scone recipe, healthy scones, lemon cherry scones, lemon cherry scones recipe, low-sugar scones
Author: Mary Balandiat
Ingredients
  • 2-2/3 cups of sifted flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder leveled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • ½ cups of candied red cherries finely sliced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of lemon extract
  • 1/3 cup of quick oats
  • 1/3 cup of canola oil
  • 1/3 cup of water
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients and stir well to combine them.
  2. Pat the dough to form a somewhat thick circle about eight inches around and two inches high.
  3. Then cut in half and divide each half into thirds before placing on your greased baking pan. (If the dough becomes slightly sticky when lifting it after cutting, then pat the palm of hands with a little flour helps remedy that).

  4. Bake in a 400-degree oven for about 12-15 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated and the size of the scones you cut. The top and bottom will be gently brown.
  5. ENJOY!

You also may want to check out my protein cinnamon scones with cottage cheese and oatmeal, low calorie apple pie scones, peanut butter chocolate chip scones, and my oatmeal carrot scones just for starters. There is a great deal more recipes for sweet as well as savory scones that you can find using my search box.

Visit Beauty Cooks Kisses Blog for more home-tested recipes from my kitchen as well as other helpful posts to better your life!

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1 Comment

  1. Melanie B
    January 7, 2024 / 12:34 pm

    These scones look absolutely delish, and the lemon and cherry make a great combination!

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