Bacon Cheddar Chive Scones

Oh my goodness do I love a buttery scone. They’re probably one of my biggest food pleasures, especially if they are fresh out of the oven and slathered in clotted cream. Sometimes though, I want a more hearty and savory version that I can slather with salsa and a runny poached egg. That’s where these bacon cheddar chive scones came in. With the loads of (leaner) turkey bacon, Greek yogurt, cheddar and chives they are almost a meal in themselves. It was also so fun to make them. I love getting my hands all flour laden and diving in to make scone dough.

Starting the dough was super easy. I just whisked my dry ingredients together before I used a pastry cutter to cut in a stick of butter and cheddar cheese. To get everything nice and cold again, I stuck that bowl in the freezer for 15 minutes. It is really important to keep scone dough cold before you put them in the oven so that they become gorgeously flaky.
Once the 15 minutes were up, Greek yogurt brought the dough together and I also stirred in the turkey bacon and chives. It was a really shaggy dough and that was ok. I brought it together into a ball and gently flatten it into a disc that was about 1 inch thick.
Then I used a 3 inch biscuit cutter to cut out the scones from that disc. After I brought the dough back together once (I didn’t want to handle it more than that) I had 10 scones that I laid out on my lined baking sheet. The final touch was to brush them all with egg.
After about 20 minutes in the oven, they were so gorgeously golden and flaky! I also loved how they puffed up to reveal flaky layers. I let them cool a bit and then just enjoyed a couple warm with some good coffee and eggs! The rest toasted up fine for a couple of days for me and Marc.

Oh my goodness, the flavors were so gorgeous. I couldn’t tell that the bacon was the leaner turkey bacon, The cheddar and yogurt gave them so much tang and a great mouthfeel. The cumin just gave enough of a hint of smokiness. Hope you all love these babies too! xoxo

Bacon Cheddar Chive Scones
Bacon Cheddar Chive Scones
5 from 2 votes
Bacon Cheddar Chive Scones
Bacon Cheddar Chive Scones
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
20 mins

These bacon cheddar chive scones are so buttery, flavorful and wonderful for a savory breakfast or tea time bread! They're a meal in themselves.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Scones
Servings: 10 scones
Calories: 200 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu’s Kitchen
  • 4 slices turkey bacon cooked until crisp and crumbled
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 stick butter cubed. Make sure it is cold
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • .25 ounces fresh chives finely chopped
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 whole egg beaten
  1. First, cook your bacon until crisp however you prefer. With a small batch of 4 like this, I just microwave it between paper towels on a plate for 5 minutes. Crumble it and set it aside. Pre-heat the oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment. In a bowl, whish the flour, baking powder, brown sugar, salt and cumin together. Then use a pastry cutter to cut in the cubed butter and cheddar until the mixture is pebbly and the butter is all coated in flour. Put the bowl in the freezer for 15 minutes to chill it again. When the time is up, stir in the crumbled bacon, chives and greek yogurt to bring it together. It will be really shaggy and that is ok.

  2. Bring the mixture together into a ball with floured hands, then press it out into a large disc that is about 1 inch thick. Use a 3 inch biscuit cutter to cut out as many scones as you can get, keeping the cuts close together. Bring the scraps together again and cut out as many more as you can. You should get about 10. Line up the scones on the sheet tray and brush them all with the beaten egg. Bake them for about 20 minutes, until really golden brown. Let them cool a bit, then serve immediately warm! Enjoy!!

Nutrition Facts
Bacon Cheddar Chive Scones
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 130
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.4g22%
Saturated Fat 8.8g55%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 437mg19%
Potassium 369mg11%
Carbohydrates 11.5g4%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 3.3g4%
Protein 6.5g13%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
These bacon cheddar chive scones are so buttery, flavorful and wonderful for a savory breakfast or tea time bread! They're a meal in themselves. #scones #bread #baconcheddarchivescones #savoryscones #jeanieandluluskitchen

12 thoughts on “Bacon Cheddar Chive Scones”

  1. These look amazing! Unfortunately for me, I’m a vegetarian. However, my husband would be more than excited to try these! Thank you for providing a detailed recipe, as I am one of those people who need everything spelled out when attempting something new! Thanks again, Melissa

  2. My husband is from England so I’m always hesitant to make scones. (Not sure I can live up to the originals. lol.) These flavors look so good that I’ll just have to try it!

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