Discover the Tastiest Starbucks Orange Oatmeal Scone Recipe

Welcome to the recipe of Starbucks Orange Oatmeal Flat Scones. If you are a coffee lover, then you must have tried these scones at some point. They are one of the most famous and beloved Starbucks pastries that complement your coffee perfectly. Now, thanks to this recipe, you can make them at home, and they will taste even better than the ones you get in-store.

First of all, let me tell you why I am so excited about this recipe. I love trying new coffee recipes, and scones are my favorite pastry to pair with coffee. These orange oatmeal flat scones from Starbucks have been my go-to for a long time now. The combination of oats, raisins, and orange zest creates a unique flavor that is both comforting and refreshing.

Plus, making scones at home is a fantastic activity to do with family or friends. Baking has always been an excellent way to bond with people, and it is even better when you have delicious treats to share after the work is done.

So, if you are ready to try something new and exciting in your kitchen, keep reading this recipe article. I promise you will have a lot of fun creating these Starbucks Orange Oatmeal Flat Scones and delighting yourself with their fantastic flavor.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Starbucks Orange Oatmeal Flat Scones
Starbucks Orange Oatmeal Flat Scones

Picture yourself sipping on a hot cup of coffee, relaxing and enjoying the moment when a delicious aroma wafts in from the kitchen. You leisurely stroll over to investigate and find that a batch of freshly baked Orange Oatmeal Flat Scones, inspired by none other than Starbucks, are cooling on the counter.

But what makes this scone recipe so special? First and foremost, it’s the perfect combination of chewy oatmeal and zesty orange flavors. Each bite is packed with a hearty texture and juicy citrusy flavor. Moreover, the recipe is incredibly versatile – you can add in your favorite mix-ins like raisins or cranberries for an even more elevated experience.

But there’s more to love about this recipe than flavor alone! It’s also relatively simple to bake, and pretty budget-friendly compared to buying scones at coffee shops. You don’t need any fancy machines or tools either—just regular baking equipment plus some simple pantry staples.

Additionally, these scones are perfect for situations like hosting breakfast parties or potluck events. The recipe makes enough to feed a crowd, or you can store extra portions for later munching. Since they’re portable too, they’re great for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up while you’re busy tackling daily tasks.

Finally, you’ll appreciate how customizable this recipe is – whether you’re looking for low fodmap options or gluten-free alternatives, you can easily adjust the ingredients to suit your preferences without sacrificing any of the delicious flavors.

In conclusion, these Orange Oatmeal Flat Scones will undoubtedly become your new go-to when looking for something delicious and comforting. Remember, in just an hour (or less), with only some basic ingredients, you can have the taste of Starbucks right in your own kitchen!

Ingredient List

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Here’s everything you need to make the delicious Starbucks Orange Oatmeal Flat Scones:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 to 1 cup buttermilk or milk (I personally prefer oat milk!)
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1/2 cup raisins or cranberries (optional)

Make sure to have these on hand before you get started!

The Recipe How-To

Preheat the oven and gather your ingredients

Before starting the recipe, it’s crucial to make sure you have all the ingredients listed in the section above. Once you’ve done that, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). This temperature will ensure even baking and a golden-brown crust on your scones.

Combine dry ingredients

To begin, we’ll start by combining all of our dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 cup of oatmeal, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Make sure to whisk everything well, allowing each ingredient to fully incorporate with one another.

Add wet ingredients

Next, we’ll take care of our wet ingredients. To the same mixing bowl with the dry ingredients, add 3/4 cup unsalted butter, which should be cut into small cubes. Using a pastry cutter or two knives in a criss-cross pattern, cut the butter into the mixture until it forms pea-sized pieces.

In another mixing bowl or measuring cup, mix together 1 large egg and 1/2 cup of orange juice. Once fully mixed, add it to the dry ingredient and butter mixture while gently folding everything together until just combined.

Fold in raisins

Now for some flair – folded raisins! Gently fold in 3/4 cup raisins to the batter mixture until evenly distributed. Remember not to overmix the dough – it can result in tough scones!

Form the flat scones

Using a lightly floured countertop, turn out the dough and form it into two round disks. Cut each disk into four triangles or six wedges – depending on how big you want your scones to be.

Place them onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets and brush with some extra orange juice on top. Sprinkle some oatmeal and sugar on top for extra sweetness before baking.

Bake the scones

Slide the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until the edges of the scones are golden brown. A toothpick or cake tester can also be used to test if they are fully baked – insert it into the center of a scone, and it should come out clean.

Cool and serve

Once baked, remove from the oven and let them cool on wire racks before serving. Best served warm alongside your favorite coffee or tea!

Substitutions and Variations

 Rise and shine! Freshly baked orange oatmeal scones to start your day on a sweet note.
Rise and shine! Freshly baked orange oatmeal scones to start your day on a sweet note.

Are you looking to make some variations to this Starbucks Orange Oatmeal Flat Scones Recipe? Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try:

1. Gluten-Free Version: If you’re gluten intolerant, you can use a gluten-free baking mix in place of all-purpose flour. In addition, oat milk or any non-dairy milk can be used in place of regular milk or buttermilk to make it a vegan version. You can also use gluten-free oats instead of regular rolled oats.

2. Low FODMAP Version: If you are on the low FODMAP diet, there are substitutions you can make to the recipe. Use lactose-free milk instead of buttermilk, and replace raisins with options such as chopped dates or maple walnuts.

3. Flavor Variations: You can add your favorite flavors to the recipe by using different fruits, such as blueberries, cranberries, cherries, or even pumpkin puree for the autumn season. Try using orange zest instead of whole oranges for a more concentrated citrus flavor.

4. Healthier Version: Add whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour and reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe. You can also add flaxseed meal and chia seeds for added fiber and protein.

Experimenting with different ingredients and flavors in your scones is a great way to switch up your morning routine or impress your guests at brunch. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your substitutions and enjoy your delicious scones in many different ways!

Serving and Pairing

 Every bite is a burst of sunshine with these zesty, wholesome scones.
Every bite is a burst of sunshine with these zesty, wholesome scones.

Now that you have made these delicious Starbucks Orange Oatmeal Flat Scones, it’s time to enjoy them! These scones are perfect for any time of day, whether it’s breakfast, brunch or an afternoon snack.

To serve these scones, I recommend slicing them in half and spreading a little bit of butter and orange marmalade on top for a burst of citrusy flavor. Or if you prefer something more indulgent, you can try drizzling some honey or maple syrup over the top.

As for pairing, these scones would go great with a hot cup of coffee or tea. I suggest preparing a fresh pot of whole bean coffee using a French press or pour-over method. The rich and bold flavor of the coffee will complement the subtle sweetness of the scones perfectly.

For those who prefer tea, try brewing a cup of Earl Grey or English Breakfast tea for a traditional pairing. The tannins in the tea will help balance out the sweetness of the scones while enhancing their flavors.

These scones are also versatile when it comes to serving at gatherings or parties. Try making a batch of cranberry orange and pumpkin scones to offer different flavors and textures to your guests. Arrange them on a platter adorned with fresh fruit like grapes and strawberries for an eye-catching presentation.

In conclusion, don’t be afraid to get creative with these delicious scones. Experiment with different toppings and pairings to find your favorite combination. These Orange Oatmeal Flat Scones are sure to be a hit at your next breakfast or brunch gathering!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 One scone is good, but two scones are better, especially when shared with your favorite coffee buddy.
One scone is good, but two scones are better, especially when shared with your favorite coffee buddy.

As a barista and experienced baker, I know the importance of having a plan when it comes to enjoying freshly made baked goods. Whether you’re preparing for a special brunch, busy work week or simply love to plan ahead, knowing how to store and reheat your scones is essential.

If you’re making these delicious Starbucks Orange Oatmeal Flat Scones ahead of time, you’ll be happy to know they freeze well. Simply wrap them securely in plastic wrap and place them in an airtight container or freezer bag. When you’re ready to enjoy them, allow the scones to thaw at room temperature for a few hours or microwave them on low power for quick defrosting.

Storing your scones is easy too! Once cooled, wrap any leftover scones tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. If you prefer to keep them longer than 3 days, store them in the refrigerator instead where they will last for up to 5 days.

For reheating, my go-to method is using a toaster oven. Set your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake your scones for 5-7 minutes until they are nice and warm. You can also use a conventional oven by wrapping the scones with aluminum foil and baking them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes.

If you’re on the go and need a quick fix, use your microwave on low power (around 30 seconds) to heat up your scone. Just make sure not to overheat it, as it can get chewy.

Remember, reheated scones won’t be quite as crisp as fresh ones due to the moisture loss during refrigeration or freezing. But with these simple tips, you’ll be able to enjoy the delicious buttery texture and orange oatmeal flavor even after they’ve been stored or frozen.

Tips for Perfect Results

Brewing coffee is not the only thing I am good at – I rock at making scones too! Here are some tips to help you achieve the perfect Starbucks Orange Oatmeal Flat Scones like a pro.

Firstly, I highly recommend using a pastry cutter or two knives to mix flour and butter. It will make the dough flakier and the scones lighter. And if you handle your dough roughly, you may end up with tough scones instead of tender ones.

Secondly, make sure to thoroughly mix all dry ingredients, including the orange oatmeal mixture, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. This step ensures that your scones rise evenly.

Thirdly, when adding raisins or any other add-ins like cranberries or blueberries, be careful not to overmix. Overmixing can cause your dough to toughen and break apart because it disrupts the layers in the dough that create steam pockets that make your scone light and fluffy.

Fourthly, don’t forget to let your scones rest before baking them as it allows time for the gluten strands to relax and for the baking powder and baking soda to start releasing gas bubbles as they react with moisture in the dough. If you forget this tip, you might get flat scones instead of tall ones!

Fifthly, make sure your oven is properly preheated to 400F (200C) before placing the scones in. Baking them at a lower temperature will lead to undercooked scones with uneven texture.

Lastly, allow your orange oatmeal flat scones to cool on a wire rack before enjoying them with a cup of hot coffee from one of my Starbucks barista colleagues. They are best enjoyed warm but storing leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature should keep them fresh for a few days.

Following these tips will help you make perfect starbucks copycat scones that will wake up your senses with its citrus smell and delicious taste!


Now let’s move on to the frequently asked questions section. As a barista, I’ve received tons of questions about coffee and other related drinks, and while this recipe is not specifically for coffee, it’s certainly something to enjoy with your favorite cup of joe. In this section, I’ve gathered some common questions regarding the making of these delicious Starbucks Orange Oatmeal Flat Scones.

What makes scones flat?

When making scones, it’s important to avoid using a soft dough or overheating the oven as this can cause them to become flat and spread out during baking. Additionally, if too much sugar is used or if the oven is too hot, the scones may appear dark in color. In order to avoid creating heavy and dense scones, it’s best to use strong flour and make sure that the dough is not overworked or that the leveling agents are not expired.

Why aren t my scones light and fluffy?

When it comes to making fluffy scones, one should remember not to overload the dough with liquid. The initial step is to mix the ingredients and form a soft dough, which you can prepare with a spatula or by gently kneading it together with your hands. Take note that if the dough is too dry, it will be challenging to combine the ingredients, and you’ll end up with lackluster and dry scones. Therefore, it’s essential to ensure that the dough has a balanced amount of moisture, and it should not crumble easily.

Can I use baking soda and baking powder in tea scones?

Pair baking soda with acidic ingredients like buttermilk, vinegar, or lemon juice to counteract the acidity. Baking powder, on the other hand, should be used with non-acidic ingredients.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Starbucks Orange Oatmeal Flat Scones Recipe is perfect for those who enjoy a hearty and flavorful breakfast or snack. The combination of oatmeal, raisins, and orange creates a delicious blend that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

Not only is this recipe easy to follow and requires minimal ingredients, but it’s also highly customizable. You can switch out the raisins for cranberries or even add in some chopped nuts for added texture.

By making these scones at home, you’re not only saving money but you’ll also have the satisfaction of knowing exactly what goes into them. Plus, the aroma of freshly baked scones wafting through your home is unbeatable.

Therefore, I highly recommend trying out this recipe and making it a regular part of your breakfast or snack routine. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you!

Starbucks Orange Oatmeal Flat Scones

Starbucks Orange Oatmeal Flat Scones Recipe

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 326.4 kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup very cold unsalted butter, cut into small chunks
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon boyajian orange oil (or extract) or 1/4 teaspoon tangerine oil (or extract)
  • 1 cup raisins, plumped and dried


  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (double two sheets if you have them — one inside the other). Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • In a large bowl, place flour, oatmeal, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda and mix together. Cut or rub in butter to make a mealy mixture.
  • Stir in egg and orange juice. Add orange oil or extract. Mix to make a soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead for a few minutes.
  • Roll or pat out into a thickness of 1/2 inch. Using a serrated cookie cutter, cut into disks or rounds. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar and orange zest.
  • Bake until nicely browned — about 14 minutes.
  • *If you want a glaze, just mix up a simple one using powdered sugar, milk, and orange zest.

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Serving: 94gCalories: 326.4kcalCarbohydrates: 56.5gProtein: 5.9gFat: 9.3gSaturated Fat: 5.2gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 346.4mgFiber: 2.5gSugar: 25g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Breads, Quick Breads, Scones, Sweet
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