Everything-Bagel Oat Scones


Why not take the salty, crunchy, umami-filled topping on everything bagels and apply it to another breakfast favorite? This scone recipe walks you through how to make the everything bagel mix: it’s just a couple teaspoons each of sesame seeds, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, and poppy seeds. You can also buy the mix to shave a couple minutes off prep time: King Arthur Flour makes one, as does Trader Joe’s. Be sure to handle the scone dough as little as possible so it stays tender. Serve this treat with warm butter and honey—or even a smear of cream cheese.

Everything-Bagel Oat Scones
Forget the overly-sweet blueberry or chocolate chip scones from the bakery. These supremely savory beauties are salty, garlicky, onion-y, and oh-so-satisfying. As a shortcut, feel free to use store-bought Everything Bagel seasoning, which is sold by King Arthur and Trader Joe’s. Otherwise, purchase the seasonings (sesame seeds, dried garlic, dried onion, and poppy seeds) in the bulk bins at your grocery store, so you can buy just enough for this recipe. To ensure the scones are flaky and not tough, be sure not to overwork the dough. Serve warm with butter, or a smear of cream cheese, of course. Get the recipe:Everything-Bagel Oat Scones. Photo: Greg DuPree
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds

  • 2 teaspoons dried minced garlic

  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion

  • ½ teaspoon poppy seeds

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper 

  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt, divided

  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 1 ½ all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder 

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

  • cup buttermilk

  • 2 large eggs, plus 1 large egg yolk


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Stir together sesame seeds, garlic, onion, poppy seeds, pepper, and 2 teaspoons of the salt in a small bowl.

  2. Process oats in a food processor until finely ground. Add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, garlic powder, onion powder, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt; pulse until combined. Transfer to a large bowl.

  3. Whisk butter, buttermilk, and whole eggs in a medium bowl. Add to oat mixture; stir just until combined. (Mixture will be sticky.) Scrape onto a lightly floured work surface. Using floured hands, gently knead just until dough comes together, 3 or 4 times. Pat into a 9-inch square and cut into 9 3-inch squares. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet.

  4. Whisk egg yolk and 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl. Brush dough with egg wash and sprinkle evenly with seed mixture. Bake until well browned and center is firm to the touch, 20 to 22 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

289 Calories
18g Fat
26g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 289
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 24%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 861mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 6g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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