Walnut and Date Scones Recipe

Easy walnut and date scones recipe, sweetened naturally for a wholesome treat bursting with nutty flavour and goodness! Simple and delicious.

easy recipe for walnut and date scones

Walnuts and dates are an amazing combination! I can't get enough of the toffee-caramel flavour of dates. Especially Medjool dates!

There's no need for any added sweeteners in this date and walnut scone recipe.

walnut and date scones recipe

Chop up the dates and walnuts to around 1/2 a cm in size, so they'll easily distribute evenly in the scone dough.

walnut and date scones recipe

This scone recipe works great with either oat milk or dairy milk.

walnut and date scones recipe

Add in the liquids first, the melted butter, milk and vinegar then the walnuts, dates and a pinch of salt.

Melting the butter rather than rubbing in means clean hands!

Using baking soda (bicarb / bicarbonate of soda) and vinegar in addition to the self-raising flour results in extra rise leading to beautiful fluffy scones.

date and walnut scones recipe

Tip in the flour and baking soda, combining into a soft dough.

date and walnut scones recipe

Sprinkle a little flour onto your work surface and roll out your scone dough to about 1 cm thick.

how to make date and walnut scones

Cut out rounds using a glass or cookie cutter.

Mine is about 7 cm in diameter so I got exactly 10 scones from this scone recipe.

homemade date and walnut scones

Line a baking tray with baking paper and bake at gas mark 7 for 15 minutes, until slightly golden brown.

homemade date walnut scones

The walnuts and dates smell delicious.

Allow your scones to cool and serve simply spread with butter or a slice of cheddar cheese!

date and walnut scones recipe

Perfect with a cup of tea in the afternoon, very British :)

These scones are so simple, you'll be making them again and again.

They will happily keep for at least a week in an airtight container.

easy date and walnut scones

I hope you enjoy these sugar free walnut and date scones!

Have a look at our other recipe for plain fruit scones too.

date and walnut scone recipe

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Date and Walnut Scones Recipe

Recipe Category: Snacks, Cakes

Recipe Cuisine: British

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Servings: 10

Calories: 188

Rating: 5 from 1 votes


  • 230 g Self-raising flour
  • 40 g Butter
  • 150 ml Oat or dairy milk
  • 100 g Dates
  • 50 g Walnuts
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp White vinegar
  • 0.25 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to gas mark 7 (22c / 425F)
  • Melt butter, add milk, vinegar, salt, chopped dates and chopped walnuts, combine thoroughly
  • Stir in flour and baking soda until the mixture forms a dough
  • on a floured surface, roll out to 1 cm thick and cut out circles
  • Bake for 15 minutes on a non-stick tray or baking paper, allow to cool

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