Whole Wheat Blackberry Ricotta Scones

by simplylife on April 28, 2014

You know how there are certain aspects of the weekend that you always look forward to?  What naturally happens nearly every Saturday and Sunday without you even realizing it, and makes you feel “off” when it doesn’t occur?


Is it the feeling of waking-up naturally, without an alarm clock, and taking your time getting out of bed?

Maybe it’s staying-up a little bit later on Saturday night?

Or maybe it’s getting caught-up on the news (or your favorite T.V. shows) from the previous week.


Personally, one of the things I look forward to most about the weekends is breakfast.  While I enjoy my oatmeal and cereal during the week, I crave anything but those foods on the weekends.  When I recently saw blackberries on sale, I just couldn’t resist adding them to my basket and enjoying one-too-many homemade scones.


I love this recipe.  It’s not overly sweet, allowing the fresh blackberries to truly shine, and it has just the right amount of crumble vs. crunch.  It was a lot easier to prepare than I was anticipating, and is absolutely perfect to enjoy on a quiet morning alone or to serve to guests.


Whole Wheat Blackberry Ricotta Scones

by Simply Life

Keywords: bake breakfast brunch summer spring

Ingredients (12 scones)

  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbs. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 6 tbs. unsalted butter, chilled
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup ricotta
  • 1/3 cup half-n-half (or heavy cream)


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper

In a large bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Cut butter into small pieces and add into flour mixture. Mix together until butter looks like the size of peas. Stir blackberries into mixture. Mix ricotta and cream into mixture and stir together to form a dough. Using your hands, gently knead dough together to form a large ball.

Transfer dough onto the parchment paper and shape into a circle, about 1-inch high. Cut into 12 equal pieces. Bake for about 15 minutes, until golden around the edges. Remove from oven and sprinkle lightly with sugar than plan back in oven, on broiler setting, for 1-2 minutes, until golden brown. Cool slightly, serve and enjoy!

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  • http://whatisbakinginthebarbershop.blogspot.com/ Colleen

    I also love a break from the normal breakfast when Saturday morning arrives! It’s so nice to have a little extra time to cook or bake. These scones look like the PERFECT way to enjoy a weekend morning. I love the addition of ricotta!

  • http://livingthegourmet.blogspot.com/ Lady Gourmet

    Very delicious with a good cup of coffee or tea! Blessings, Catherine xo

  • itzyskitchen

    What is sleeping in ? I’ve forgotten this concept with a two year old 😉 haha. This scones look amazing! One of my favorite baked goods. And blackberries are amazing right now! I look forward to looser schedules on the weekend

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  • Julie Anonymous

    Holy smoke, this looks fantastic! I love the fresh sweetness berries hold, and these scones look simply amazing 😀 I made Norwegian waffles for breakfast on Saturday, it’s so nice when you can treat yourself a little bit ^ ^ x

  • decocinesytacones

    I look forward to have breakfast reading my favourite book or magazine, with my husband infront of me reading the newspaper or enjoying some time for myself when he goes to play golf, then my breakfasts can last two hours (including telephone calls to my mom or sister)…ah and of course waking up naturally….I hate alarm clocks.
    Now I´m craving your scones
    Thanks for sharing

  • http://megan-deliciousdishings.blogspot.com/ Megan

    I definitely love baking on weekend mornings. My internal alarm clock goes off earlier on weekends and I never seem to have trouble getting up like I do during the week. These scones looks so perfect. They may become breakfast soon!

  • http://indulgeinspireimbibe.blogspot.com/ Daisy

    I definitely look forward to all of the above…staying up later, not setting the alarm clock, getting up whenever and eating a bigger breakfast. i love blackberries and ricotta, these look great!

  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/ Joanne (eats well with others)

    Fun weekend breakfasts are such a highlight for me! I really want to make them a tradition, but have been slacking lately. Getting these scones made this weekend!

  • http://www.confessionsofachocoholic.com/ Bianca Garcia

    I love relaxed weekend breakfasts/brunches too. The scones look delicious!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)

    Can you believe, not only have I never made scones … I’ve never even had a scone!!

    • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

      Oh you need to try them (but only a really good one!) 🙂

  • Kim of Mo’Betta

    With 3 kids and 2 dogs…sleeping in and waking naturally just don’t happen! I love scones and these look great. I’d love to have one right now with another cup of coffee…since of course, I was awaken much too early 🙂

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  • http://gobakeyourself.com/ Choc Chip Uru

    I really want these scones for breakfast, delicious blackberry flavour 😀

    Choc Chip Uru


  • http://blog.lolalobato.com Lola Lobato

    I love scones, this one with blackberry and ricotta have to be really good.
    Delicious with a cup of tea!

  • http://rpsmiles.com/category/latest-news Del Mar Dentist

    It looks so delicious! Is it okay to use blueberry instead of blackberry?

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