Thursday, March 3, 2016

Simple Lemon Almond Seed Scones

I think I've made it pretty clear from this postthis post and this one, too, that I love cooking with pancake mix...why not, right?? It already has everything you need for baking recipes in it. It not only tastes good but kids will eat pretty much anything made from pancake mix; at least mine will. 

I love scones, especially in the morning with a hot cup of tea. And with Spring right around the corner and Easter later this month, I can't wait to have a table full of Spring inspired morning desserts to share with my family. This scone recipe would make a perfect addition to any Easter brunch table.

I don't eat many sweet treats, but scones call to me and they are pretty hard to resist. I like trying to come up with new scone recipes since they are so easy to make. Using pancake mix seems like a no brainer to me when it comes to baking, especially since there are so many types to choose from. And for this recipe I didn't use eggs, only using my favorite flavored yogurt. 

  • 2 cups basic pancake mix
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup salt free butter
  • Three drops almond extract
  • 1/4 yogurt {I used Greek Vanilla}
  • 1/4 cup mixed seeds {I used green pumpkin and sunflower seeds}
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest 

What You'll Do:
  • Mix dry ingredients in large mixing bowl.
  • Add almond extract.
  • Stir in butter until flakey. 
  • Add in yogurt and stir until dough is formed.
  • Stir in seeds.
  • Using a grater, grate in lemon zest... I freeze my lemons to make this process so much easier.
  • For traditional scone wedges, shape dough into a flat circle {think pizza} on a greased baking sheet or foil and cut into eighths (yields 8 large scones)
  • Bake at 350 for 15 minutes
  • Once removed from oven, brush with butter and sprinkle crushed almonds and seeds over warm scones.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes and Enjoy!! 

I hope you enjoy this scone recipe! Hopefully it will end up on your brunch table this Spring! 


  1. These sound so great! I love how easy the recipe is, too!

  2. These look delicious Ashleigh! I love the combination of lemon and different seeds. I'm a seed, lemon-loving girl :)

  3. I love finding new scone recipes. They're so easy to make and so delicious! I love the combo of almonds and seeds that you used to give this one some nice texture.

  4. Yasss! I love scones, and I love how these look. Thanks for sharing!

  5. These look really good. I'll have to try them out sometime. :)

  6. Looks so delectable. Definitely going to dig into your recipes.

  7. These look amazing! I don't think I've ever tried a scone. Yummy!

  8. oh I love scones! the flavors of lemon and almonds must be divine!!

  9. I love that you use greek yogurt! You have turned me to like scones, before I was not a fan at all!!

    Love this, have to make it!

  10. These look delish! Would love to try the recipe!

  11. Those look delicious! I'm loving all the seeds you're using. :)

  12. Wow this looks awesome REally interesting combination of flavours can't wait to try this at home

  13. The scones looks so good and thanks for the recipe to make them.
    I co-host a blog party on Monday called Cooking and Crafting with J & J at Julie's Lifestyle.
    I would love to have you join and share this with us. Thanks.
    Julie xo

  14. These look sooo good! I want to try them I bet they're amazing!

  15. These look amazing and I need to make some! xx

  16. They look delish! Thank you for the recipe :)

  17. These look amazing! I LOVE scones--my favorite way to eat them is with lots of strawberry jam and clotted cream!

  18. These look so yummy! I like that this is a vegan recipe :))

  19. These look sooo delicious! I must give this recipe a try, and soon! :)

  20. I love a great scone, and your recipe made with a pancake mix sounds perfect and looks so easy!!
    Thanks for Co-Hosting with #OMHGWW, I appreciate you!
    Hope you have a great week!

  21. Great combination of almond and lemon indeed. Looks so yuum and easy to cook as well. TFS and happy Wonderful Wednesday :)

  22. I love making scones too, this sounds like a wonderful combination! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!