fluffy scone wedge, spread with cream and jam in the middle

Sprouted English Scones

Passed down from my British great-grandmother, this authentic English scones recipe is easy and delicious... plus traditionally prepared with sprouted flour so it's extra healthy! Serve with fruit jam and butter for a classic afternoon tea in England, or probiotic Devonshire cream if you want a flavorful twist.

Course Breakfast, Brunch, Snacks
Cuisine English
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 scones
Calories 155 kcal
Author Jenny Cazzola



  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Using a fork or pastry cutter, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Or, rub the butter in with clean fingers. This works the butter in thoroughly, distributes it evenly, and helps create the traditional crumbly texture.

  4. Stir in raisins or currants (if using).
  5. Add 1 beaten egg, buttermilk, and maple syrup.

  6. Stir just until the dough comes together.
  7. Knead gently on a lightly floured surface, about 12 to 15 strokes.
  8. Divide dough in half and shape each half into a ball on a parchment paper-lined or lightly greased baking sheet.

  9. Roll or pat into a 6-inch circle, about 1-inch thick. 

  10. Cut each circle into about 6 small pie-shaped wedges.

  11. Brush top of scones with the other beaten egg and bake until deep golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  12. Serve with probiotic Devonshire cream (see recipe notes, below) and homemade jam!

Recipe Notes

Probiotic Devonshire Cream

Combine 1/2 cup heavy raw cream and 1/2 cup sour cream. Cover and set in a warm place until thickened, anywhere from 8 to 24 hours. Refrigerate.

Not sure how to get sprouted flour? This quick and easy tutorial will teach you how to sprout grains!

Nutrition Facts
Sprouted English Scones
Amount Per Serving (0.3 Cup)
Calories 155 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 119mg5%
Potassium 235mg7%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 227IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.