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Ginger Carrot Scones

I was introduced to these scones when my daughters prepared a Mother's Day brunch for me back in May. These scones don't need a thing on them . . . they are moist and full of flavor, almost like eating carrot cake.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon dry, ground ginger or 1 Tbsp fresh, grated*
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temp
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • coarse sugar for sprinkling (optional)

  1. In mixing bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, ginger and salt, then combined sugar and zest.
  2. With pastry blender, cut butter into dry ingredients.
  3. In a separate small bowl, beat egg with a fork, adding buttermilk and vanilla and stirring in grated carrots.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry, stirring with a fork. Gather, using a dusting of flour.
  5. Pat into circle on greased or parchment paper lined pizza pan or cast iron skillet. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  6. Cut into 8 wedges and pull apart slightly. (may have to flour hands)
  7. Bake at 425° F for about 18 minutes. Allow to cool.

*If using fresh ginger, mix it in with the grated carrots


  1. Those look incredible!!! And perfect for something like Thanksgiving. I can't wait to try these for an upcoming holiday!

  2. These sound so wonderful. I can't wait to try them either. (Perhaps this weekend!)

  3. Those look wonderful Anneliese!! I love scones and these flavour combinations sound really good.

  4. I can't wait to try these - they look so moisT

  5. I made these today for coffee break ,,, afternoon school grandkid,s
    their is one slice left ,, a person ,,could add more spices ,,looked just like the picture.from Sask .,

  6. How thick and wide should the circle be when you are patting it out?

    1. My circle is about 9 or 10 inches across. Whatever height that comes to ... maybe 1 inch?


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