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Bran Flakes Scones

Scones made with Bran Flakes cereal
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bran Flakes, Scones
Servings: 8


  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups Bran Flakes Raisin Bran would also work
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 200 grams
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/8 tsp salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter very cold, (56 grams)
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar 25 grams
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut optional
  • 3/4 cup dried fruit and nuts (can use more if you like)
  • Coarse or sparkly sugar for topping optional


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Have ready a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Stir together buttermilk and cereal. Let stand for about 5 minutes or until cereal is softened and absorbs most of the milk.
  • In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add butter to mixture and work it into the flour until crumbly. You can do this with your fingers, a food processor or a pastry cutter if you prefer. Once you have a crumbly mixture, add the sugar and stir until evenly mixed. Also, add coconut if using.
  • Stir milk/cereal into dry ingredients until mixture comes together. It should be fairly dry. Empty onto a workspace and gently knead so that all the flour is worked in. If dough is sticky, add a little more flour (it should not be sticky). Shape dough into a rectangle and sprinkle with add-ins. Fold dough over on itself in thirds, working in the add-ins. Repeat, fold. Shape into circle somewhere around 7 inches.
  • With a large knife, cut into 8 neat triangles. Arrange a couple of inches apart on the parchment lined baking sheet, and brush tops with whole milk or a little heavy cream. Sprinkle with coarse or sparkling sugar.
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 425, then reduce heat to 375 and bake for another 10 minutes.