Blueberry Buckle Scones

by Megan on November 10, 2011

I feel weird seeing someone I know at the gym. I’m not a gym-hottie. I’m more of a sweaty betty.

It’s funny, though, to wave at that someone-you-know after you tried to pretend you didn’t see them after they pretended to not see you. But it’s totally ok to twinkly-finger wave at them as they leave and you’re climbing a mountain via treadmill.

However, it’s not awkward to top everything with a crumbly topping. It’s totally not awkward for your dough to turn an awesome purple-y color and be really pretty.

If these scones exercised they’d probably look awesome. I mean, you can’t beat that purple outfit, or those casual crumbs. (Now is it awkward that I’m talking about what a scone would look like at at the gym?!) Do you guys like crumby tops on everything too?

Most importantly, make these. Snack on one on the treadmill. Twinkly-finger wave at people you know. Drop crumbs all up on your t-shirt. Keep it real. Carb-load for the race of life.

Berry Buckle Scones
Recipe adapted from this and that


buckle topping –

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature

scones –

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 stick (4 T), cubed and chilled
  • 3 T sugar
  • 1 cup blueberries, frozen


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Make buckle topping by stirring together the sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Using your fingers, work the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture is crumbly. Place in the freezer until time to top.
  3. Beat together the milk, egg and vanilla. Set aside. In a large bowl whisk flour baking powder, and salt. Rub butter into the flour mixture with your hands, working until you have no lumps bigger than a pea. Add the sugar and blueberries. Stir to mix.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Roughly bring the dough together with a wooden spoon.
  5. Turn dough out onto a generously floured surface and knead it no more than 12 times. Pat dough into a round approximately 1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle buckle topping over the dough and pat gently into the surface. Cut into 8 wedges. Place on an prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden. Cool and eat!
Finding hearts in nature makes me smile.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

cindy November 10, 2011 at 9:47 am

I’m a total sweaty betty at the gym too…it’s the way it should be. These scones are so pretty they don’t even need to hit the gym! And, that heart’s a nut.


Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama November 10, 2011 at 10:00 am

These look so good. Very pretty love the blueberry color!


Megan (megabite) November 10, 2011 at 10:06 am

Cindy – Yeah man! And thanks!

Carrie – Blueberry magic!


Meghan @ I Like to Cook, Sorry if you Don't November 10, 2011 at 11:26 am

Umm, I totally awkwardly avoid people at the gym too. And then call them later to tell them about it. Even more awkward? Yea, probably.

Awkwardness.. embrace it!

I have so many recipes from your blog saved to make. So many recipes, so little time! But I love this one too. Cheers lady!


Megan (megabite) November 10, 2011 at 11:32 am

Yes! I’m totally into this awkward embrace. (wait, what?!) But yeah, the gym can be a totally awkward place. I love that you call them about the encounters after!

<3 Yay! I'm excited you've got recipes filed away.


Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen November 10, 2011 at 2:21 pm

I’m totally a sweaty betty. Definitely NOT a gym hottie. But really I can’t really deal with the girls who just wear sports bras and make it feel like a club. I mean…c’mon!! P.S. I dig these scones.


Megan (megabite) November 10, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Oh for real! No midriff allowed, right?

And thanks!


Rebecca November 10, 2011 at 3:36 pm

I hate seeing people I know when I’m working out…I’m not very coordinated or athletic, haha. But you should try Zumba sometime! It’s silly and sweaty and everyone laughs at each other.


Megan (megabite) November 10, 2011 at 3:39 pm

oh Zumba does look fun! When I drive by the Zumba places and there’s dancing happening. Good idea!


Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen November 11, 2011 at 12:11 am

look absolutely stunning!!! The white and blueberry… then the crust topping… wow


Megan (megabite) November 11, 2011 at 9:30 am

Thanks, Jesica! I totally wish I wore the same size as these scones because I too love the white and blueberry!


Nikki November 11, 2011 at 5:17 pm

“Carb load for life” is my new motto.


Megan (megabite) November 11, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Yes! Words to live by.


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