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Ever wondered how to make the perfect scones without cranking up your main oven? This Small Batch Toaster Over Scones recipe is the answer! You can effortlessly whip up four delicious scones right in your toaster oven.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Simple: Made entirely from scratch with pantry staples.
  • Versatile: The recipe doubles well, so you can scale up easily for more servings.
  • Efficient: Utilizes your toaster oven, saving energy compared to a standard oven.
  • Delicious: Filled with the goodness of mixed berries and a scrumptious streusel topping.

Ingredient Notes

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • Flour: 1 cup of all-purpose flour is the standard amount of flour needed for homemade scones. You will also need a small amount for your hands and for dusting your work surface
  • Sugar: I recommend using 2 1/2 tablespoons of granulated sugar.
  • Baking powder and baking soda: Gives the scones a little lift.
  • Salt and lemon zest: For flavor.
  • Butter: Use 4 tablespoons of cold, salted butter. Make sure to keep the butter in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it. Cold butter is essential in making the best tasting scones. It ensures the scones will be flaky with crisp edges.
  • Heavy cream: I prefer using heavy cream (double cream) in this scone recipe but you can use milk or half & half instead.
  • Egg: One large egg provides structure and flavor.
  • Berries: Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries make great berry choices.
  • For the streusel topping: Use brown sugar, flour, ground cinnamon, and butter.
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How To Make Scones In A Toaster Oven

  1. To get started, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Using a pastry blender, a fork, or your fingertips, cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together cream, egg, and lemon zest. Pour into flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  4. Gently stir in the berries. Be very careful not to over mix.
  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead very lightly and form a 5″ x 5″ circle that is 1″ thick.
  6. Cut circle into four wedges and place on a baking sheet.
  7. In a small bowl, mix the ingredients together to make the streusel topping.
  8. Brush the tops of the scones with cream and spoon the streusel topping over each one.
  9. Place the scones in a preheated toaster oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Expert Tips

  • Be sure to use cold ingredients.
    • The secret to flaky scones is to start with cold ingredients. Make sure your butter, egg and cream are all cold. Just like making pastry, the fat has to be cold. If the butter gets warm, it melts and mixes into the flour.
  • Don’t overwork the dough.
    • Once you add in the liquid (egg, cream, etc.) stir the dough very little to combine. Remember to handle the dough as little as possible. Over-mixing the dough will lead to scones that are rather chewy instead of light and flaky.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Will These Scones Keep?

Up to 2 days in an airtight container.

Can You Freeze Scones?

Yes, you can! Make and shape the dough into scones and freeze them on a baking sheet, then transfer the frozen unbaked scones to a zip-top bag, and bake them straight from frozen, adding a couple of minutes to the baking time.

Serving Suggestions

Elevate your scone experience with these tasty pairings:

  • Tea: Opt for a classic British tea like Earl Grey or chamomile.
  • Clotted Cream: A dollop transforms the scone into a luxurious treat.
  • Fresh Berries: Complement the berry filling with some fresh berries on the side

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Small Batch Toaster Oven Scones

5 from 4 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 scones
Discover how to make perfect Small Batch Toaster Oven Scones with ease. Whip up four delicious scones filled with berries without using your main oven. Ideal quick, cozy treat.

Ingredients 
 

For the scones

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons cold salted butter ,cut into small pieces
  • ¼ cup heavy cream plus 1 additional tablespoon for brushing over tops of scones
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • ½ cup raspberries (or you can use blueberries, strawberries, or blackberries)

For the topping

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter , softened

Instructions 

  • Preheat the toaster oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Using a pastry blender, a fork, or your fingertips, cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together cream, egg, and lemon zest. Pour into flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Gently fold in the berries. Be very careful not to over mix.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead very lightly and form a 5" x 5" circle that is 1" thick. Cut circle into four wedges and place on a toaster oven baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, mix the topping ingredients together to make the streusel topping.
  • Brush the tops of the scones with cream and spoon the streusel topping over each one.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and softened butter for the topping.
  • Spoon topping over each scone.
  • Place the scones in a preheated toaster oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove from the toaster oven and enjoy warm.

Notes

Expert Tips
  • Be sure to use cold ingredients.
    • The secret to flaky scones is to start with cold ingredients. Make sure your butter, egg and cream are all cold. Just like making pastry, the fat has to be cold. If the butter gets warm, it melts and mixes into the flour.
  • Don’t overwork the dough.
    • Once you add in the liquid (egg, cream, etc.) stir the dough very little to combine. Remember to handle the dough as little as possible. Over-mixing the dough will lead to scones that are rather chewy instead of light and flaky.

Nutrition

Serving: 1scone, Calories: 330kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 85mg, Sodium: 332mg, Potassium: 194mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 530IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 89mg, Iron: 2mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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9 Comments

      1. An air fryer is really just a small convection oven, so I don’t see why it wouldn’t work.

  1. You know how small a Cornish hen is, right? I once roasted two of them in a toaster oven for Christmas dinner when my oven was not working. They barely fit in my tiny, old toaster oven. Turned out great! I do love my much newer, larger one, though! And I love scones. Thanks for this recipe 🙂

    1. You’re welcome Elaine. Wow, a Cornish Hen? I never would have thought of that. Toaster ovens are really just “mini” ovens so why not, right? I love my toaster oven too and especially enjoy using it in the summer when I don’t have to heat up my kitchen with my regular oven.

  2. I LOVE scones! Im the only one in my family who will eat them. So, Im super excited to see a recipe that allows me to make a smaller batch and cook in the toaster oven!

    1. I love smaller batch recipes too, Jessica. Somehow, baked goods always taste better fresh out of the oven.

  3. I just splurged on a new Breville Toaster Oven (the smaller size one) and I LOVE it. My other one was over 20 years old and I had gotten some gift money and I’m so glad I got a new one! The newer ones can do so much and really are mini ovens and I love that I don’t have to heat up the whole kitchen for small batch baking and heating. We love scones so I’ll be adding this to my to try list!