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Strawberry Scones

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Strawberry Scones made lighter, a wonderful breakfast and a delicious way to use up fresh strawberries!

Strawberry Scones
Strawberry Scones

Can a morning get better than freshly baked strawberry scones topped with strawberry preserves? I love scones because they are easy to make, and not too sweet. They’re perfect for breakfast or even as the base for a strawberry shortcake topped with fresh berries and whipped cream.  I’ve made so many variations from Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones to Apple Scones with Spiced Glaze and even Blueberry Scones.


Strawberries are in abundance this time of year, and they always make me think of scones. These Strawberry Scones are a delicious way to use up fresh strawberries. For more of my favorite ways to bake with strawberries, try this Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal, Strawberry Squares, and Roasted Strawberry Banana Bread.

What is the secret to making good scones?

There are a few tricks to making perfect scones.

  • The first is to keep the dough as cold as possible. I use frozen butter and cold buttermilk to make sure the dough doesn’t get too warm.
  • Also, make sure not to overwork the dough when you’re mixing it.
  • And lastly, when you place the scones on the baking sheet, do not press them down.

How to Make Strawberry Scones from Scratch

First, mix the strawberries with one tablespoon of sugar. Next, mix the flours, remaining sugar, salt, and baking powder, and then grate the frozen butter into the dry ingredients.

Combine the buttermilk and vanilla and slowly stir into the flour. Fold in the strawberries and drop eight large spoonfuls of dough onto a baking sheet. Then, sprinkle with sugar and bake at 400 degrees for 18 minutes.

How to Meal Prep

These scones freeze well and would be perfect for a quick breakfast. Freeze leftovers in a zip-locked bag or reusable container and thaw overnight in the fridge. Reheat in the oven or microwave.


  • Swap strawberries with blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries.
  • If strawberries aren’t in season, use frozen.
  • If you want to use only white flour, the points remain the same.

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Strawberry Scones

4.82 from 11 votes
Strawberry Scones made lighter, a wonderful breakfast and a delicious way to use up fresh summer strawberries!
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Strawberry Scones
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 50 mins
Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1 scone


  • 1 cup fresh strawberries cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar plus 1 tsp for topping
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup (half stick) frozen butter
  • 3/4 cups 1% light buttermilk cold
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Measure out ¼ cup of sugar and remove 1 tbsp. Mix strawberries with 1 tbsp of sugar and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients including the remaining sugar.
  • Using the large holes of a cheese grater, grate the frozen butter into the flour.
    flour and butter
  • Mix well with flour.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the buttermilk, vanilla.
  • Using a fork, slowly stir in the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, until all the mixture is moistened. Do not over work the dough.
  • Fold in the strawberries.
  • Line a cookie sheet with a silicone sheet or parchment paper.
  • Drop 8 equal large spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet (to avoid tough scones, do not press or compact). Sprinkle with one teaspoon of sugar. Bake in the center rack 18 minutes.
    how to make scones
  • Remove and let them cool about 5 minutes before eating.
  • Optional: drizzle with glaze if desired by mixing powdered sugar and milk, see for recipe.

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Serving: 1 scone, Calories: 201 kcal, Carbohydrates: 32 g, Protein: 4.5 g, Fat: 6.5 g, Fiber: 2.5 g


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99 comments on “Strawberry Scones”

  1. I have been making a lot of meals using your recipes and have not found one bad recipe. I am documenting what I eat daily including sugar. I notice the strawberry and lemon scones do not list the sugar nutrition. Can you provide these for the strawberry and lemon recipes please?

  2. Loved these… maybe a little too much 🙂

    I made this a couple weeks ago and I swear the recipe called for one egg and two egg whites… Were they removed or am I losing my mind?

  3. I don’t usually have buttermilk hanging around the house, but I’d love to make them for a casual Saturday or Sunday breakfast. Has anybody tried just using milk, or milk mixed with yogurt? Those we have on hand pretty much all the time.

    1. Nevermind–I read further down in the comments that folks have had success with 1/2 cup greek yogurt plus 1/2 cup skim!

  4. Mine came out flat 😣 What might have I done wrong? I’ve never made scones before. Flavor was great so I want to give it another go. 

  5. Made these today but substituted strawberries for apple (strawberries are quite expensive in Australia at the moment and I had apples). Also used Natvia in place of sugar. Using as a snack so I made 12 @ 45 calories each. Very nice and I will definitely make them again.