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Almond Chocolate Cherry Scones

These easy Almond Chocolate Cherry Scones are made in a blender! They’re loaded with fresh cherry flavor and melty chocolate. They make the perfect quick breakfast, and they’ll be your coffee’s new best friend!

Almond cherry scones on a cooling rack

Almond Chocolate Cherry Scones

Anyone else think Cherry Season is the best season?

I could literally sit down with a bowl of them and just go to town. Oh wait. I do already do that. 🙂

And pretty sure that the worlds most genius invention was the cherry pitter. My son loves cherries just as much as I do and that cherry pitter has saved me tons of time!

Top view of a pint of fresh cherries

Last year I attempted to make Cherry Scones and the entire recipe was a hot mess. The scone itself was so dry, lacked flavor and sweetness plus the photos were absolutely horrible. I scrapped the whole thing and forgot about it.

Until this year. This year I was determined. I changed up the recipe a bit and added C H O C O L A T E cuz let’s be honest, chocolate just makes everything better.

Top view of almond cherry scones on a parchment-lined baking sheet

But the best part of this recipe is how you make it! In the past I’ve used a pastry blender, kneaded the crap out of the dough, got a good workout trying to get the butter incorporated and the dough to the right consistency.

Well, not this time!

This time the blender does all the work for you .. and can I just say. OMG! Totally doing it this way from now on! So stinking easy and the end product tastes incredible!

Top view of almond cherry scones and a pint of fresh cherries on a cooling rack

These may just be my new favorite scones … ok … maybe they’re tied for first with my Cranberry Orange Scones.

Either way they are a must have and guaranteed to be your coffees new best friend!

Almond cherry scones on a cooling rack

These Almond Chocolate Cherry Scones come together in minutes! They are a fun Saturday morning breakfast to make with the kids, perfect for a grab n’ go breakfast during the week and definitely a great addition to any brunch!

Bon Appetit my friends!

A stack of almond cherry scones on a cooling rack

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Almond Chocolate Cherry Scones

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 8 scones 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: French


These easy Almond Chocolate Cherry Scones are made in a blender! They’re loaded with fresh cherry flavor and melty chocolate. They make the perfect quick breakfast, and they’ll be your coffee’s new best friend!


  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons of unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup pitted cherries, halved or diced
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet by place a large sheet on parchment paper on it.
  3. To a food processor add whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Blend to mix.
  4. Next add pieces of butter to the blender. Pulse blender until the butter is combined and starts to look like small peas.
  5. In a small bowl, add almond milk, vanilla extract, almond extract, and egg. Whisk together and add liquid mixture to the blender. Pulse the blender until the mixture starts to look like a dough and wet and dry ingredients are combined.
  6. Place dough on a well floured surfaced. Add cherries and chocolate chips to the dough. Using well floured hands, gently fold the cherries and chocolate into the dough.
  7. Form the dough into a large disc shape.
  8. Cut dough into 8 triangular pieces.
  9. Add the scones to the prepared baking sheet. Place about 1″ apart from each other. Sprinkle the tops with the sliced almonds.
  10. Bake for 13-15 minutes. (14 minutes was my sweet spot)
  11. Remove from oven. Let cool for 5 minutes and serve


  • Serving Size: 1 scone
  • Calories: 362
  • Sugar: 20 g
  • Sodium: 262 mg
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Carbohydrates: 50 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 54 mg

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20 comments on “Almond Chocolate Cherry Scones”

  1. Thanks for sharing your recipe, I baked chocolate cherry scones last month and they were a big hit; I am definitely going to add almonds next time.

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    I love that these are whole wheat and made in a blender! So much easier than the normal way. I always mess them up!

    1. haha.. I do to! This was the first time they turned out perfect and the consistency was spot on! Hurray!

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    Seriously ooooing and ahhhing over these! Beautiful! I definitely need to get a cherry pitter 🙂

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

    My only complaint about cherry season is pitting them all! But I totally agree, and love the looks of these scones. I have never made a scone before but I SO want to!

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    Jill Silverman Hough

    Almond, chocolate, cherry–you have all the best words in this recipe! These sound great, Krista. And your photo of the simple basket of cherries from overhead is gorgeous. 🙂

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    Laura at I Heart Naptime

    oh my goodness, these look amazing!

    in the past, i haven’t been much of a scone fan (too dry), but these absolutely make me want to try again!

    1. I know that’s my biggest pet peeve about scones… which is why you need a coffee next to you to wash all that dry scone down!! haha

      But these are way different, the almond milk makes it nice and most.