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A closeup picture of a date and bacon scone with cinnamon and rosemary. A cup of coffee is next to the scone. They’re sweet and savory for breakfast or brunch.

Savory Bacon & Date Cinnamon Scones

Sweet and savory bacon & date cinnamon scones with rosemary are soft and delicious. Easy to make, they're the best breakfast or brunch recipe.
Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, breakfastrecipes, dates, easybrunch, rosemary, savory, scones
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 scones
Author Wine a Little Cook A Lot


  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 slices of bacon cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 cup dates pitted and chopped
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary divided
  • 2 Eggs + 1 For Egg Wash
  • 1/3 cup Maple Syrup or honey
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Baking powder
  • Course sugar for sprinkling I used turbinado


  • Place the butter in the freezer to get it extra cold. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Heat saute pan over medium heat and add bacon. Cook until crispy and browned, about 5 minutes. Add chopped dates and 1 tsp of rosemary. Cook additional 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the 2 eggs, maple syrup and Greek yogurt. Set side.
  • In a larger bowl, mix together the all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, cinnamon, salt, remaining 1 tsp of rosemary and baking powder. Stir in the bacon and date mixture.
  • Remove the butter from the freezer and grate it onto the flour mixture. Using your hands, work the butter into the flour mixture by rubbing it with your fingers to fully and evenly incorporate. You should have small, crumbly pieces.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and mix with a wooden spoon until combined.
  • Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently shape into an 8" wide and 1" thick disk. Place on parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Place the dough into the freezer for 15 minutes. While chilling, preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Remove the dough from the freezer and cut it into 8 wedges. Spread about 1" apart on baking sheet (I alternate direction every other scone to fit more on the pan).
  • Place egg in small bowl and whisk. Brush the tops of each scone with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until the tops are light golden brown.