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Cinnamon-Date Scones

by Milisa on August 22, 2011

Cinnamon-Date Scones

Inspired by the kids getting ready to go back to school I am going to share 5 breakfast recipes with you this week.  A breakfast marathon!  First up are my cinnamon-date scones.  My oldest son is a scone addict just like I am.  He suggested doing a whole week of scone recipes but I think it was so he could eat scones everyday.  Not a bad idea really, but I have a variety of quick and easy recipes to get you and your kids off to a great start.  My kids usually eat breakfast at home and then they will eat again when they get to school, they are like bottomless pits I tell you.

These scones will stay fresh for a couple of days, so if you make them the day or night before, they are a perfect breakfast for busy mornings. I am not an early riser so ahead of time baking works good for me.  Dates are sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, and a good source of fiber and they add the perfect amount of  sweetness and  texture to these scones.  I think you and your kids will love them!

Cinnamon-Date Scones


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup fresh Medjool dates, chopped
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon natural sugar

Cooking Directions:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

In a large bowl combine dry ingredients, stir in dates and then gently fold in sour cream.  Pour onto a lightly floured board and knead a few times.  Flatten into a 8 inch circle and cut into 8 wedges. Sprinkle with natural sugar.  Using a spatula, carefully place onto a greased or lined baking sheet.  Bake for 17-20 minutes or until scones are lightly browned and cooked through.

Serve warm or at room temperature.  Store remaining scones in an airtight container.




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Jennifer (Savor) August 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Milisa, this reminds me that I have never given the kids scones for breakfast. poor kiddos.


Sommer@ASpicyPerspective August 22, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Ya know, we just don’t eat enough dates! Add to the grocery list :)


Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray August 22, 2011 at 10:52 pm

These look great! Think you can use dried dates? I have some in my pantry…


Milisa August 22, 2011 at 10:57 pm

You bet, dried dates will work just fine.


asian recipes August 22, 2011 at 11:36 pm

These look incredible – my mouth literally just watered. Have to make them, resolutions be darned!


best salad recipes August 22, 2011 at 11:47 pm

I’m drooling over this picture. I love sweets and this would satisfy my cravings.


best chocolate recipes August 22, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Looks so yummy and delicious! will definitely try this, thanks ;-)


Cookin' Canuck August 23, 2011 at 12:52 am

These would be the perfect breakfast item for my kids. Great flavors! I like to freeze uncooked scones, then pop them (still frozen) into the oven. Fresh, hot scones with very little effort.


DessertForTwo August 23, 2011 at 1:04 am

Yum! I love dates!


carolinaheartstrings August 23, 2011 at 1:16 am

These look fantastic. I am with your son, scones every day!


Lauren from Lauren's Latest August 23, 2011 at 2:08 am

Yeah, I’m an idiot….I have one too many windows open and wrote the wrong comment. These scones look super yummy though!


Georgia Pellegrini August 23, 2011 at 3:24 am

Love all of the breakfast recipes I’m seeing. I need more good breakfast in my life.


Best Smoothie Recipes August 23, 2011 at 6:31 am

This would be the perfect meal while we are watching our favorite Blue-ray movies. Love it!


Cassie@ Bake Your Day August 23, 2011 at 9:40 am

These sound wonderful. I love the addition of the sour cream…it adds such great texture! Your recipe sounds great!


Marisa August 23, 2011 at 9:49 am

Can I replace the sour cream with greek yogurt (or plain yogurt)? Will the recipe still come out fine…. or will it mess up the whole thing? Please let me know. Thanks! :-)


Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. August 24, 2011 at 12:24 am

These look fabulous!


Dee @ Cocktails with Mom August 29, 2011 at 5:48 am

These look so delicious. yummy.


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