Oatmeal Nutella Scones

It’s been a crazy 48 hours for me, and so today in an effort to calm myself and bring a little piece to my day I decided to get up early and bake. I suppose waking up while its still dark and baking is not for everyone, but for me it completely calms and relaxes me. There is just something about the darkness and silence, and the ability for me to simply do what I love with absolutely no interruptions. It’s perfect, and just what I needed.

I decided to bake up something simple and scrumptious that will take minimal time and effort to put together, but tastes great. And people, it has Nutella in it so you know it has to be good! I would describe these scones as a cross between a hearty and soft cake like oatmeal cookie and a scone. I absolutely adored them and their texture.


That’s all for today, short and sweet. I hope you have a wonderful day and a great weekend!


Oatmeal Nutella Scones

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 scones

A hearty whole wheat oatmeal Nutella scone.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quick cooking rolled oats
  • 3 ounces (3/4 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3/4 cup well-shaken buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar (optional)


  1. Adjust the rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together both flours, the brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and oats. Add the cold butter, and using a pastry cutter (or 2 forks), cut the butter into the flour mixture until the butter is about the size of a pea and the mixture resembles chunky coarse sand.
  3. Measure out the buttermilk and add the egg yolk into the buttermilk and whisk to combine. Reserve the egg white.
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the buttermilk and then the Nutella into the well. Using clean, dry hands, lightly dust them with flour, and gently mix and knead the dough just until it comes together. Do not overwork the dough.
  5. Turn the dough onto the prepared baking sheet and shape the dough into a circle with a 8-inch diameter, about 1 1/2 inches high. You may have to dust your hands lightly with flour so the dough doesn't stick. Slightly beat the reserved egg white, and brush the top of the dough with it. Sprinkle with the raw sugar if using.
  6. Cut the dough into 8 pieces, but do not separate the pieces. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, rotating the baking sheet half way through. Bake until a toothpick comes out mostly clean.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes. Re-slice the scones, and serve warm or allow to cool completely.
  8. Best eaten same day, but will keep stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days.


Although I used both all-purpose and whole wheat pastry flour, you could substitute for all white flour if you prefer.

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  • http://www.theardentepicure.com/ Magic of Spice

    These would never last more than a few minutes in my house :) They look delicious!

  • Jean Pope

    Scones are one of my favorite treats–love that you added Nutella to these. Will have to try it sometime. :)

  • Lisa

    Your scone looks and sounds amazing. Baking is a great escape and can greatly reduce stress. Hope all is calm now. Smile.

  • http://twitter.com/RoxanaGreenGirl Roxana GreenGirl

    i love making scones, i actually bake some every weekend as a family tradition and putting Nutella in them is something I have yet to try.
    Thanks for the recipe Jessica

  • http://twitter.com/Dinnersdishes Dinnersdishesdessert

    I love Nutella, and I love scones. These look wonderful with the oatmeal.

  • Lora @cakeduchess

    I really love baking with whole wheat pastry flour. Nutella is something I’ve been avoiding for a while and can’t wait to revisit with this delicious recipe:)

  • http://twitter.com/YouMadeThatblog Suzanne Platt

    Sounds totally relaxing to me too! Your scones look so inviting and with a cup of hot cocoa I’d be ready for the day!!

  • Christal

    These look delicious!! I can’t seem to find whole sheet pastry flour anywhere. Would I be able to use whole wheat flour instead?

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Yes. They may be a bit heavier in texture as a result. Alternatively, you could use all all-purpose flour. In Canada it’s hard to find so I find it at the bulk food store.

  • The Café Sucré Farine

    The scones look wonderful as do your delightful photos, very, very enticing!

  • saltandserenity

    I completely agree. There is no better way to start the day than by baking! The scones look yummy and your photos are beautiful.

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thank you so much! Have a great Sunday!

  • http://twitter.com/topwithcinnamon Izy Hossack

    I wish I had something like this to eat right now! I haven’t had any nutella in about two months (I don’t even know how that happened…) but these look like the perfect way to break my nutella ‘fast’ hah :) awesome photos as always!

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thanks Izy! You must definitely break that Nutella ‘fast’, life just isn’t complete without it :)

  • http://damndelicious.tumblr.com/ Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    You had me at Nutella! Oh and I totally get the darkness-silence baking thing! That’s why I love doing late-night baking :)

  • marie @ little kitchie

    nutella? done! these scones are gorgeous and the combination of flavors sounds just lovely! have a fabulous weekend!

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thanks so much Marie! Hope you have a fabulous weekend as well :)

  • http://twitter.com/Tutti_Dolci Tutti Dolci

    You had me at Nutella! Beautiful scones and I agree – baking in the morning is such a peaceful way to begin the day!

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thanks so much!

  • http://www.thelawstudentswife.com/ Erin@theLawStudentsWife

    So Jessica, yet again I want to dive into one of your dishes! These look scrumpious.
    I’m the exact same way-baking is my ultimate comfort, and what can be more comforting than nutella?? Hope these bring you peace and that things calm down for you!

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thanks so much, Erin! Have a great weekend!

  • Patty

    Just wonderful tasty looking scones!! I find baking so calming and a perfect way to start the day;-) Have a wonderful weekend;-)

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thank you! You too Patty!