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Easy Bisquick Scones with Vanilla Glaze

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Did you know that you can use pancake mix to make scones? This Easy Vanilla Bisquick Scones recipe is just that and you are going to fall in love with them for a number of reasons.

Serving Bisquick Scones on a plate.
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The first reason you will fall in love with them is that these homemade scones are so simple to make. A few simple ingredients and less than 15 minutes baking time is all you need for this delightful treat.

You will also love the texture and flavor. Cold butter is cut into the pancake mix, along with eggs and milk to create a scone that is anything but ordinary. Although, it just might be the vanilla icing that takes them over the top. You can also try these Maple Scones.

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What goes into this Recipe

The ingredients needed to make Bisquick scones.
  • Bisquick Baking Mix: Using baking mix allows you to make fresh scones with only a few ingredients. I use it to also make these Chocolate Chip Muffins.
  • Granulated Sugar: While there is sugar in the mix, adding a bit more gives them a great flavor. Brown sugar can easily be substituted for a bit of a nutty flavor.
  • Cold Butter: The cold butter should be cut down into small cubes.  
  • 1 Egg and 1 Egg Yolk: Adding an extra yolk the recipe will give it a bit more fat and helps with the taste and texture.
  • Heavy Cream: Milk can be used in place of whipping cream but the heavy cream makes them extra delicious.
  • Vanilla Bean Paste {or vanilla extract}: While vanilla extract is always great, vanilla bean paste helps to give any recipe even more of a fabulous vanilla flavor.

See recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

Variations

Favorite Mix-Ins- Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and make chocolate chip scones.  You can also add fresh blueberries and lemon zest to create Bisquick Blueberry Lemon Scones. If you love cinnamon add cinnamon chips for a simple Bisquick Cinnamon Scones recipe.

How to make Scones with Bisquick

1. Combine the Bisquick mix and sugar in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine the ingredients and remove any lumps. Add the butter to the dry ingredients and use a pastry cutter {or fork} to cut it into the dry ingredients. It should look like coarse crumbs.

2. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, egg yolk, heavy cream and vanilla. Whisk to combine. And pour the wet ingredients over the Bisquick and sugar.

Steps 1 and 2 of making Bisquick scones. 1, cut butter into dry ingredients. 2, add wet ingredients to dry.

3. Mix until a soft dough forms. You may need to use your hands to bring it together.

4. Turn the mixture out onto a lightly floured surface and form the dough into 2, 4-5 inch discs.

Steps 3 and 4 of making Bisquick scones. 3, mix ingredients into soft dough. 4, form dough into two discs.

5. Cut each circle into 6 equal wedges using a sharp knife.

6. Place wedges onto a silicone mat {or parchment paper} lined baking sheet and refrigerate them for 15-20 minutes.

Steps 5 and 6 of making Bisquick scones. 5, cut discs into wedges. 6, place wedges on baking sheet.

7. After they have chilled, bake them in a 400 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until the scones are golden brown on top. Allow the scones to cool completely.

8. Once they have cooled for a few minutes, combine the glaze ingredients and pour about a heaping teaspoon over each one of the warm scones.   Spread it out using the back of a spoon or pastry brush. Serve and enjoy.

Steps 7 & 8 of making Bisquick scones. 7, bake the scones. 8, add vanilla glaze.

Expert Tips

  • Cut the butter into small chunks before you add it to the dry ingredients. This will help with the process of cutting it in and allow you to do it in no time.
  • If you would rather have large Bisquick scones, shape the dough into 1 disc. Cut that into 6-8 large scones and bake until golden brown.
  • Don’t press the dough too thin. You want the dough to be about 1/2-3/4″ thick before cutting into triangles.
  • Don’t skip chilling the Bisquick scones before baking. This simple step doesn’t take long but will ensure a light and buttery scone.

Storage and Freezing

Store- If there are leftover Bisquick Scones, store them in a good airtight container or tightly covered in plastic wrap. They can be stored at room temperature in the refrigerator.

Freeze- These pancake mix scones can be frozen for up to 3 months but they are best baked fresh.

Recipe FAQs

What is the difference between biscuit dough and scone dough?

While most of the ingredients are the same, a scone dough has eggs added.

How do I serve this Bisquick scones recipe?

This Bisquick Scones recipe is best served warm with a hot cup of coffee.  For some extra flavor, add a bit of raspberry jam on the side to add to the top of your scones.

What is the secret to making the best scones?

There are a few things you can do to make the best scones. One of the biggest is using cold butter which helps to get a nice rise.

It is also important to not over mix the ingredients. It will keep the dough from getting tough and keep them light. Chilling them before baking will also help give you a great end product.

Can I use something other than Bisquick?

While this Bisquick Scones recipe has been tested with Bisquick and is what I suggest, another complete pancake mix may also be substituted.

A plate of scones with a bite taken out one.

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Serving Bisquick scones with vanilla glaze.

Easy Bisquick Scones with Vanilla Glaze

Did you know that you can use Bisquick to create light and fluffy scones in no time? The addition of vanilla glaze makes them even more amazing.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 small scones
Calories: 187kcal
5 from 4 votes
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Ingredients

Scones

  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 3 ½ Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons butter {cold and cut into cubes}
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Vanilla Glaze

  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste {or vanilla extract}
  • 2-4 Tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°.

Scones

  • Combine the bisquick with the granulated sugar in a large bowl and whisk.  Add the butter to the dry ingredients and use a pastry cutter or a fork to work the butter into the dry ingredients until it has coarse crumbs.
  • In a separate bowl combine the eggs, heavy cream and vanilla paste, whisk to combine.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until a soft dough forms.  You may need to use your hands at the end to get everything mixed together.
  • Turn the mixture out onto a lightly floured {or Bisquick} surface.  Form the dough into two 4-5 inch circular discs.  Cut each disc into 12 triangles with a sharp knife.
  • Place the triangles onto a silicone mat {or parchment} lined baking sheet, being sure to leave a few inches between them because they will spread a bit as they bake. Refrigerate the scones for 15-20 minutes before baking.
  • Bake the scones for 12-15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and they are baked through. Remove from the oven and allow the scones to cool completely.

Vanilla Glaze

  •  Once cooled, make the glaze ingredients and whisk until smooth but thick. Spread a heaping teaspoon of the glaze onto each scone.  Allow the glaze to set up for a few minutes and serve.

Notes

  • Cut the butter into small chunks before you add it to the dry ingredients. This will help with the process of cutting it in and allow you to do it in no time.
  • If you would rather have large scones, shape the dough into 1 disc. Cut that into 6-8 large scones and bake until golden brown.
  • Don’t press the dough too thin. You want the dough to be about 1/2-3/4″ thick before cutting into triangles.
  • Don’t skip chilling the scones before baking. This simple step doesn’t take long but will ensure a light and buttery scone.
Store- If there are leftover Bisquick Scones, store them in a good airtight container or tightly covered in plastic wrap. They can be stored at room temperature in the refrigerator.
Freeze- These pancake mix scones can be frozen for up to 3 months but they are best baked fresh.
Favorite Mix-Ins- Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and make chocolate chip scones.  You can also add fresh blueberries and lemon zest to create Bisquick Blueberry Lemon Scones. If you love cinnamon add cinnamon chips for a simple Bisquick Cinnamon Scones recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 2small scones | Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 223IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg
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