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Whole Wheat Ham and Cheese Scones

Deli ham and cheddar baked into fluffy, crispy Whole Wheat Ham and Cheese Scones. It’s an easy to make breakfast loaded with protein and just a bit of sweetness.

Apricot and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts - www.platingpixels.comDeli meats and sliced cheeses are a convenient ingredient for busy families. I sure had my fair share of sandwiches in packed lunches growing up. There’s something pleasing about a flavorful meal that’s full of protein — all in one easy-to-go package. If you’re looking for something beyond your everyday sandwich then you’ll love these Whole Wheat Ham and Cheese Scones. It’s like a ham and cheese sandwich, but in a wholesome handheld breakfast.

Apricot and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts - www.platingpixels.comScone are favorite breakfast treat of mine. They require little time to prepare and have unlimited flavor options. Usually mine are sweet like these White Chocolate Cranberry Scones and incorporate some sort of dried fruit, but felt a fun savory ham and cheese scone would be an ideal family breakfast.

Apricot and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts - www.platingpixels.comThese Whole Wheat Ham and Cheese Scones are made with mostly common pantry items to create a fluffy, chewy and crispy treat that will put a smile on any face. Just a hint of honey in the dough compliments the savory ham. If you want to take the sweet and savory combo further, drizzle extra honey on top once baked.

Apricot and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts - www.platingpixels.comEnjoy these Whole Wheat Ham and Cheese Scones as a rewarding breakfast or easy family meal. It’s full of whole-wheat, ground flax seeds and protein for a nourishing, filling meal the pleasing to the eye and your tastebuds.

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Whole Wheat Ham and Cheese Scones

Whole Wheat Ham and Cheese Scones recipe at-a-glance:

Difficulty: Easy
Flavor profiles: Meaty and cheesy baked into flavorful whole wheat scones with a hint of sweet honey.
Texture: Soft fluffy center, crispy outside and gooey baked cheese oozing out, yum!

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Whole Wheat Ham and Cheese Scones

Deli ham and cheddar baked into fluffy, crispy honey whole wheat scones.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword ham and cheese scones, savory breakfast scones, whole wheat scones
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Calories 457kcal
Servings 6
Author: Matt Ivan
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  • 1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup ground flax seeds
  • ½ tablespoon baking powder
  • teaspoon baking soda, just under half tsp.
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons sliced butter, cold
  • 6 slices deli ham, chopped (about ½ cup)
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese, chopped (about ½ cup)
  • ½ cup light buttermilk, plus extra
  • 3 tablespoons honey


  • Preheat oven to 450 F° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl whisk together flour, flax seeds, baking powder, soda and salt. Add cold butter and use a pastry cutter or hands to incorporate into mixture. It should be combined, with plenty of little bits throughout. Stir in ham and cheese, set aside.
  • In a small bowl stir together buttermilk and honey. Stir into dry mixture, just until combined; adding a bit of buttermilk if needed. Mixture should be moist, but have consistency closer to a dough than batter.
  • Place mixture on a lightly floured flat surface. Form into a ball and squeeze together to form a dough. Flatten dough with hands to 1-inch thickness. Fold in half, then flatten again into a 1-inch round, about 6-inches in diameter. Cut evenly into 6 wedges.
  • Lightly coat tops with buttermilk, then place a couple inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake 14-16 minutes, or until tops are lightly browned (cheese that has oozed out will have a lovely brown as well). Cool on a wire rack slightly before serving.


Store leftovers in fridge up to a few days. For best results, bake to reheat until warm and crispy.
Nutrition Facts
Whole Wheat Ham and Cheese Scones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 457 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 740mg32%
Potassium 446mg13%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 545IU11%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 251mg25%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Will the recipe work if we leave out the flax seed? Or is there a substitute we could use?

    1. That’s a great question. It’s not used as a binding ingredient, but it would affect the consistency without it. You could try adding an extra quarter cup of flour or try substituting it with almond flour. Thanks!

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