Did you know August is National Peach Month?  I just read that on Facebook last week so obviously it must be true.  Peaches are one of my top favorite summer foods and they have me wishing I lived somewhere in the south so I could truly enjoy them in all their glory.  A ripe summer peach is truly a thing of beauty, but you know what else is beautiful?  Fluffy, tender buttermilk scone dough enveloping sliced peaches sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar.  In other words, peach cobbler that you can justify eating for breakfast because it’s a scone.  Of course since this is not actually a cobbler, the ratio of fruit to biscuit is flip-flopped which is cause for the biscuit lovers to rejoice.  Even as a fruit lover myself, I’m certainly not complaining.  These are just too dang good.

In case you aren’t convinced yet (really?), I made these twice in one week.  That never happens.  (Technically I made them three times, because I majorly messed up the second attempt.  Apparently 1¾ cup buttermilk is not the same as ¾ cup.  Go figure.)  Anyway, this is a recipe worth making 2.5 times in one week.  Take note.  Make scones.  Be happy.


3 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
¾ tsp. salt
1½ sticks (12 tbsp.) unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
1 large egg, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
¾ cup buttermilk, plus more for brushing
1-2 ripe peaches, sliced thin

For the cinnamon-sugar:
2 tbsp. sugar
¾ tsp. ground cinnamon


  • 01

    To make the dough, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl.  Whisk briefly to blend.  Add the butter to the bowl and cut the butter into the dry ingredients using a pastry cutter or two knives until the mixture resembles coarse meal and the largest butter pieces are the size of peas.  Stir in the egg, vanilla, and buttermilk and mix gently with a fork until a dough forms.  Knead briefly, about 10-15 times, until the dough has come together.  Be careful to avoid over handling the dough, as it can result in tough, dense scones.

  • 02

    Preheat the oven to 400˚ F.  Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.  Turn the dough out onto a well floured work surface.  (If the dough is too soft to shape, chill it for about 15 minutes before proceeding.)  Roll the dough out into a 10 x 12-inch rectangle.  Brush half of the dough lightly with buttermilk.  Lay the peach slices in a single layer over the buttermilk side of the dough.  Sprinkle evenly with about half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture.  Carefully fold the other side of the dough over the peaches as if closing a book and press down gently.  Slice the dough into 8-10 equal sized pieces.*  Transfer to the prepared baking sheets.  Brush the top of each scone with buttermilk and sprinkle with additional cinnamon-sugar.  Bake, rotating the pans halfway through baking, until the tops are golden brown and the scones are baked through, about 15-18 minutes.  Let cool 2-3 minutes on the baking sheet, then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool further.  Serve warm.

  • 03

    *At this point, the shaped, unbaked scones may also be frozen on a baking sheet and then transferred to a freezer-safe container.  Bake as directed straight from the freezer, simply adding a few minutes to the baking time and checking for doneness.  


  • These look delightful! I can’t wait to try!

  • Isn’t it lame I’ve never made scones? These look so good, can taste them now with a cup of Lady Grey!

  • branny

    I did not know this was Peach Month! I live in Peach Country but unfortunately our crop bloomed early this year and all our peaches have been eaten. This cobbler looks so good, though – worthy of seeking out some non-local fruits!

  • I love peaches , cinnamon and buttermilk. These looks and sound deliciou

  • Brittanyrose920

    To be honest, you got me at ‘may be frozen.’ We have a white peach tree in our front yard that somehow did not get pruned enough during the blossom stage…at one point, we had over 200 peaches on our counter. :) The tree has probably produced around 1500-2000 peaches this summer. Between canning, freezing, peach leather, peach butter, and dried peaches, I’m running out of preservation options, so these sound fantastic!

  • Jill

    Yum! I really love scones, and peaches so this is perfect!!

  • Peaches are one of my favorite fruits!

  • I made these a few weeks ago after seeing them on Joy’s blog. SO amazingly delicious! My friend and I oohed and ahhed the whole time we were eating. Yum!

  • Leanne

    Oh my goodness … I was just teling my husband last night that peaches are so marvelous I can hardly stand to put them in anything, because it’s one less peach I can eat, fresh, in all its glory. But then you post this! These are mouthwatering. I can’t wait to try them!

  • Caroline L.

    Because I am currently in college, I have this really bad habit of never eating breakfast… I think if I had this at my ready, I would crawl up earlier in the morning just to have some! I should definitely attempt this :)

  • RM

    I’m not a peach fan, but I _love_ scones (she said as wiping away the crumbs from a lemon-walnut-buttermilk scone). I could see taking this idea and using apples. I have used chopped apples in scones before. However, using apple slices and the “upper/lower” scone dough would make it seem like a mini-apple pie. Thanks again for the inspiration Annie.

  • Oh wow, we are loving peaches this summer and I can’t wait to try these! If you say they’re that good, then I know they’ve got to be amazing :)

  • sweetsugarbelle

    I’m loving that ratio! Ps-make scones, be happy…words to live by!

  • Marie_FeelingFoodish

    Mmmm…looks so good. I’ve had blueberry scones with lemon curd on my baking list for a while now. Had them in a NYC tea shop and they were lovely. I’m adding the peach ones now to the list too! Thanks for sharing.

  • WOW. mouth watering right now! It’s not like this often in San Diego, but we have some serious heat today! I would love to dig into these scones as the perfect way to celebrate summer in all its glory.

  • Noemi Garcia

    Peach season is the best. These scones look so refreshing. Might have to buy some peaches this week to try out this recipe!

  • Lauren

    Stocked the freezer with some of these tonight! :)

  • what a great idea–stuffing the peaches inside as a layer.
    excellent idea Annie!

  • Margaret

    Without a doubt, these are the best scones I have ever eaten. They are quick and easy and oh so delicious!

  • Anna @ hiddenponies.com

    Oh man, I love everything about these! I happen to have 2 peaches left in my fridge and now I know what I’m doing with them tomorrow :)

  • Vicki Bensinger

    I love how these scones have peaches buried I side them. Great recipe!

  • Joelyn

    I was tickled by your comments of “1¾ cup buttermilk is not the same as ¾ cup” but nevertheless it’s an awesome post!

  • gillian

    O.MY.GOSH! Seriously? you show me this when I have not a peach in sight?!?!?! the nerve! ;) love it!!! -gillian

  • Melanie W

    Perfect timing with this one. I had some ripe peaches on my counter looking for a home. I made these last night and they are a huge hit with the hubby! I wish they hadn’t been so could have had them all to myself!

  • Sarah

    How do I find a ripe peach? I bought two at the grocery this weekend but they were rock hard! Will they rippen on the counter? I really want to try these!

  • Emily

    I made these this morning with apples (purchased coincidentally because I planned on making your apple pie ice cream) in place of peaches. I’m dying for fall to begin and these were the perfect anecdote to the heat. I replaced a cup of flour with whole wheat, adding a nice bit of nuttiness. And I was tempted to add some sharp white cheddar to the scone dough — I will next time! Thank you so much for the recipe and inspiration.

  • katy

    I had to change my breakfast plans yesterday morning when I read this. They were so good! When I told my 2-y-o son I was making peach cobbler scones, he asked for ice cream too. :)

  • Sherry Yoder

    Just curious … have you ever frozen them … do they really turn out ok? What does the peach look like after freezing? You can tell I’m skeptical … but would LOVE it if this really is a possibility!!!!

  • annieseats

    Yes, almost all scones freeze very well. These do.

  • Sherry Yoder

    THANKS! I’ve frozen scones before … just couldn’t imagine the fresh peach part frozen …. they look fantastic!

  • crystal leach

    Annie – love your blog! Make lots of scones and these look like a great recipe…wondered about making the night before for breakfast with guests…would it work? Was thinking about just doing the dough ahead and finishing up the next am…

  • annieseats

    Use the freezer method given in the recipe. Enjoy!

  • Jocelyn

    I made these for brunch after church last weekend, and they are delicious. My husband specifically asked that I keep the recipe on file. Thank you, Annie!

  • Jenny M

    I’ve just made these and they are DELICIOUS. I added to strawberries along with the peaches, and some cloves and allspice to the cinnamon sugar mixture. My coworkers will be delighted tomorrow, if I can manage to keep my family away from them :) I made a double batch, didn’t take that much longer than a single batch would have and totally worth it!

  • Judy

    These were awesome! I’ve never had such moist scones. Definitely a keeper.

  • Amy on Sullivan’s

    Read your intro to the recipe, and what, exactly, is wrong with a fruit cobbler for breakfast? I always loved (underscored a million times) when we had apple or peach cobbler left over and it happened to be a Saturday…the only day our mom would allow us to have cobbler or pound cake (buttered & toasted) for breakfast. That being said, I can’t wait to try out these scones!!!

  • Rosanna

    These are so easy and delicious. Each scone is like an individual cobbler. Yum!

  • Kristin

    I kind of have a thing for scones…I’ve tried countless recipes, used a variety of fruits and add-ins, and I can honestly say that none have come close to the level of goodness of these peach cobbler scones. Oh my!

  • Rahaf

    I’m sinking into one of these as I type this. Ok so imagine swirls of cinnamon-sugar followed by rich butter, and ending with beautiful, sweet notes of peaches. Wash it down with a cup of coffee/tea/milk, and you’ve got one warm, gives-you-fuzzies-inside breakfast. Like, yum. Peaches are out of season right now but I had to try these. It was so worth it. Now I can’t help but brainstorm all of the different flavors that can be made with this recipe!

  • Rahaf

    Oh my only regret is that I didn’t add even more peaches. The peaches are heavenly in this. The more the merrier :)

  • Your cobbler scones look wonderful.

  • taylor miller

    Ummm this recipe is amazing!! I’m eating one now and had to comment. Not too sweet, perfect with the peaches. It is prime peach season here in Oklahoma so I couldn’t have found this recipe at a more perfect time! Yumm!