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Breakfast in a Hurry {Lemon Berry Scones}

Breakfast in a hurry doesn't have to mean cold cereal or pop tarts. In under 30 minutes you can have a hot breakfast of lemon berry scones for your family.

This week for Hot Breakfast Month our theme is “breakfast in a hurry”. Let’s face it, even with the best laid plans, sometimes our mornings are rushed and while I want to make a hot breakfast for my family I just don’t have time. I’m sure you can relate. 

Sometimes I know a morning is going to be rushed, like our Thursday mornings as we’re trying to get to homeschool co-op with homework, backpacks, craft supplies, snacks and lunch. I don’t know how people do that every morning, it’s exhausting. Sometimes I buy cold cereal for Thursday mornings but since my kids can polish off $7 worth of cereal and a half gallon of milk in one sitting, I only fall for that trap a few times a year. A $10 breakfast is quite pricey for us. 

So, I often whip up some biscuits or scones and put them in the oven before I hop in the shower. When I’m done in the shower, they’re ready. Now, before you roll your eyes and tell me there’s no way you can make homemade biscuits or scones in under 30 minutes, let me assure you, you can. 

If you’re from the south (or just know how biscuits and scones are supposed to be made) you’re going to have to keep an open mind. The secrets I’m going to show you are not necessarily for everyday use, just for when you are in a hurry ;-).

I keep bags (yes, plastic zippered bags but you can use jars if that is better for you) of biscuit, pancake and scone mix in the freezer. Inside the bag is all the dry ingredients and on the outside of the bag, I write what wet ingredients need to be added to it and what temperature to bake at. I’m very much enjoying the dried berries from Made in Nature and knew I needed to add a lemon berry scone mix to my stash. I’m using meyer lemons from our tree, if you are buying lemons, this is one time you’ll want to be sure to get organic ones.

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If I know I’m going to make biscuits or scones the next morning, I set out a bag of mix and a stick of butter to soften the night before. (keep an open mind!

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In the morning I dump the mix into a mixing bowl,  put the soften butter in and mix it up a bit, then I add the milk and any other wet ingredients. If I didn’t soften the butter I’ll put it in a bowl and microwave it until it’s soft or even melted. (I know, I know, that’s not how it’s supposed to be done.)

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I drop them by spoonfuls on the baking sheet, put them in the oven and go get a quick shower. 

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Sometimes after we take them out of the oven, we just grab them and go. Yep, occasionally we eat breakfast in the car – not pretty but honest. But most of the time, we have a few minutes to put one or two on a plate and add jam  homemade or a new favorite, Texas Sweet Tea from Vela Farms) or a nut butter or even honey, eat a little fruit and have a few sips of coffee or milk before rushing out the door. 

SchneiderPeeps - Breakfast in a hurry doesn't have to mean cold cereal or pop tarts. In under 30 minutes you can have a hot breakfast of lemon berry scones for your family.

Now that you know way too much about how we deal with the morning rush, how about a delicious lemon berry scone recipe? 

Yield: 12 scones

Lemon Berry Scones

Lemon Berry Scones

Lemon berry scones are a quick and easy breakfast or snack Make the mix ahead of time and store in the freezer to make it even quicker.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • ½ tbsp freshly grated lemon zest (or 2 tbsp dried zest)
  • 2 ½ freshly ground whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup dried berries, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter and zest together until the mixture resembles course meal. Mix in berries.

In another bowl, beat egg and add milk.

Add liquid to dry mixture and combine.

If mixture is too wet, add a little more flour.

Drop by spoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheet or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned.


Make the mix ahead of time to store in the freezer. Put all dry ingredients into a zippered bag and write the wet ingredients and baking instructions on outside of baggie.

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Breakfast in a hurry doesn't have to mean cold cereal or pop tarts. In under 30 minutes you can have a hot breakfast of lemon berry scones for your family.

What are your favorite “breakfast in a hurry” hot breakfasts? 

Thanks for sharing with your friends!


Tuesday 10th of February 2015

Scones are some of my absolute favorite breakfast food. They're like cookies, really - we just gave them a fancy name to legitimize eating them for breakfast. Genius.

Sheila @ Life, Love, and Good Food

Monday 9th of February 2015

I have ALL these ingredients in my pantry and plan to make a batch of these lovely scones this week to share at work! Sounds really tasty :)

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