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Oatmeal Apple Scones are buttery, tender scones filled with oats, chunks of apples, molasses and currants. Simple to make and super moist and delicious! 

Oatmeal Apple Scones - Simple to make and super moist and delicious! Chock full of apples, oatmeal and currants.

It’s still the middle of August – but I’m already looking forward to Fall baking with in-season apples and pumpkin! (Please don’t hate me for saying that – Fall is my favorite time of the year!) 🙂

So last week we had an unseasonably cool and rainy day in the middle of some hot and steamy end-of-summer weather…and I decided to make these Oatmeal Apple Scones!

This delicious scone recipe is from an old newspaper clipping I’ve had for years – but had never tried making before. And I was so thrilled by how delicious these scones turned out – super moist and buttery with tons of flavor from molasses, oatmeal, diced apples and dried currants inside!

Oatmeal Apple Scones - Simple to make and super moist and delicious! Chock full of apples, oatmeal and currants.

These oatmeal apple scones are very simple to make, and they make a perfect morning breakfast before school or work. Or – if you’re still on summer vacation like us – bring them to the beach! Enjoy!

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Oatmeal Apple Scones

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 wedges
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup diced apple (use a firm apple such as Gala, Granny Smith, or Cortland)
  • 2/3 cup currants


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray the center with non-stick cooking spray (approximately 12-inch diameter circle). Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the pieces of butter and using a pastry cutter or your fingers, mix the butter into the flour mixture until it forms coarse crumbs.
  3. In a separate small bowl, mix the egg, milk, molasses and vanilla. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir until a sticky dough forms.
  4. Add the diced apple and currants to the dough, mixing to evenly combine throughout.
  5. Place the dough in the center of the prepared cookie sheet, forming an even circle approximately 8-9 inches in diameter. Using a long knife, cut the circle of dough into 8 even wedges.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the wedges comes out cleanly. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack. Re-cut the wedges with a knife before serving.

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Oatmeal Apple Scones - Simple to make and super moist and delicious! Chock full of apples, oatmeal and currants.

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  • Nikki @ Nik Snacks wrote:

    Boy! Do your scones look amazing! Can you guarantee mine will look like this?

    • Martha wrote:

      I think so Nikki! It’s a super easy recipe!

  • Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet wrote:

    Fall is my favorite season too! And I am just waiting for apple picking season to begin which should be any time, so I think you are right on time with these! Looks great!

  • Heather | girlichef wrote:

    I could NEVER hate you for saying that – Fall is my favorite time of year too….bring on the apple and pumpkin. Plus, I’ve been craving scones lately, so I think I need to make these.

  • Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes wrote:

    I can almost taste these now! And I love the idea of bringing them to the beach 🙂

  • Erin @ Texanerin Baking wrote:

    There’s nothing wrong with looking forward to fall baking! It’s just certain people posting non-stop pumpkin recipes at the beginning of August I don’t get. 😉 And these are so fat and beautiful! Love it.

  • Angie wrote:

    I can’t wait for fall baking too! These scones look amazing!

  • Gail Richards wrote:

    Martha, I am SO making these this weekend! OMG, sounds like heaven. Thanks for clipping that recipe!

    • Martha wrote:

      You’re welcome Gail! ? hope you enjoy the scones!

  • The Food Hunter wrote:

    my husband is going to love these…maybe for breakfast this weekend!

  • claire @the realistic nutritionist wrote:

    I’m totally on board with apple!!!

  • Colleen (Souffle Bombay) wrote:

    Nope…not gonna think about it! I am holding on to summer until mid-fall, lol! However I will take these scones any time of the year!!

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