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Bacon Cheddar and Chive Scones

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Author: Traci
Flaky, buttery, and so good! These Bacon Cheddar and Chive Scones are the ultimate breakfast bake. Every bite is loaded with flavor and melt in your mouth delicious!


  • 1 ½ pounds bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • cup chopped fresh chives
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter, grated
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, beat buttermilk and eggs together. Set aside.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl.
  • Grate butter into flour. Stir gently.
  • Add bacon, cheddar, and chives. Mix gently and thoroughly.
  • Add buttermilk mixture.
  • Mix only to wet dry ingredients. DO NOT KNEAD!
  • Divide dough in half.
  • Take half of dough and form it into a ball.
  • Place on lightly floured surface.
  • Gently pat out into a circle.
  • Cut into 8 wedges.
  • Repeat with other half of dough.
  • Place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 15-18 minutes, until light brown.


  • Don't have chives? Use green onion tops instead!
  • We used applewood smoked bacon because that's our favorite. Use whatever you like!
  • Sharp cheddar cheese is recommended, but a mild can be used.
Expert Tips:
  • Keeping the butter cold and then grating it in is the secret to tender scones! We generally use frozen butter for best results. Just be careful!
  • Don't spray the parchment paper with cooking spray. The scones will spread instead of puffing up!
  • You can use a pastry brush to brush off any excess flour.
  • These scones freeze beautifully!
  • Don't overwork the dough. Just lightly fold until everything is combined. Don't knead or squish it!
  • You can cut these scones into any shape you like.


Serving: 1Scone | Calories: 598kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 404IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 1mg