Luscious Blueberry Molasses Scones

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blueberry molasses scones

Blueberry molasses scones have the best of both worlds: They have the loveliest tender crumb and they’re teeming with blueberries.

As far as baked good go, you can’t get much better than that.

Sweetened with brown sugar and molasses they have a flavourful sweetness that is a great balance for the blueberries.

But it’s the tender crumb that has me so smitten with this recipe. It has a melt-in-your-mouth quality that is so satisfying you don’t even need butter.

blueberry molasses scones

Tip: The dough is shaggy and wet so needs to be handled carefully. That’s the key to getting the luscious texture.

Blueberry Molasses Scones

Adapted from Tutti-Dolci

  • 1 ¾ cups of flour
  • 6 Tbsp. brown sugar*
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup butter, cold
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp. Grandma Fancy Molasses
  • 1 cup blueberries

*Can reduce the brown sugar by half if you prefer a less sweet scone.


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F
  2. In a large bowl whisk together dry ingredients. Cut in cold butter until it is pea-sized and evenly distributed.
  3. In another bowl whisk together the buttermilk, egg and molasses.
  4. Add wet to dry and stir gently until almost incorporated. Gently fold in blueberries, taking care not to over mix.
  5. Using a rubber spatula scrape dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Dough will be very wet and shaggy.
  6. Flour your hands and sprinkle a little flour over the dough. Gently pat and spread the dough into an 8”-9” circle. Using a floured knife score the dough into 8-12 wedges.
  7. Bake about 20 minutes (up to 25) until scone springs back lightly when touched in the middle. (Cover with foil during the final few minutes of baking if the edges are getting too dark.)
  8. Let cool before slicing into wedges.

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4 thoughts on “Luscious Blueberry Molasses Scones

  1. Joyce Parsons says:

    I’m looking for a molasses & Partridgeberry Tart Recipe,maybe some one has one.

  2. Joyce Parsons says:

    I’m looking for A molasses& partridge tart Recipe please

  3. I made these Blueberry Molasses scones today,i used half the brown sugar
    and just the egg whites as I am allergic to egg yolks.they turned out so very delicious.thank you Cosby Molasses for the recipe.Rita

    1. Hi Rita, Glad you enjoyed the recipe and I’m so pleased you were able to adapt it so easily. I’ll make a note that the sugar can be reduced since I’m sure many others would prefer a less sweet option too. Thanks for sharing your changes.

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