This Strawberry Scones Recipe is a delicious part of your next breakfast or brunch. With a strawberry scone recipe, you can expect fresh strawberries baked into a flaky scone and drizzled with a simple honey sauce. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And we have to agree, especially when these Honey Infused Strawberry Scones are on the menu. If you like a crispy, flaky scone, you are in for a real treat!
We’re all so busy these days. That’s why taking a few minutes to start your day out with something spectacularly indulgent, makes a difference. Do you know how they say “stop and smell the roses”? Well, we recommend that too. But we also highly recommend stopping and tasting your food. That’s why a flavorful start to your day, with these Honey Strawberry Scones, will make the difference.
How to Make Strawberry Scones
Strawberry scones recipes are well worth any effort required to make them. We worked hard to make this strawberry scones recipe easy so you can enjoy both the process of making them and eating them!
Step One: Process the Flour + Butter
This recipe begins with a food processor. Some people may recommend using a pastry knife, but as long as you don’t over-mix the flour and butter, this works great. One thing for sure, you need to be using cold butter. You can even freeze the butter for this recipe!
In a food processor bowl combine the flour, salt, and baking powder and give it a few quick bursts to combine the ingredients. Next chop the cold butter (or coconut oil) into pieces and add to the flour mixture. Again, pulse in very quick bursts. Do this several times until the fat is incorporated throughout the flour.
Step Two: Combine Wet Ingredients
Now we’ll combine the wet ingredients. In a mixing bowl stir together the ground flax, cornstarch, water, milk, and honey. Stir to combine. Set aside.
Step Three: Prepare the Fresh Strawberries
This is a fresh strawberry scones recipe, so that means we need to prepare the strawberries. Begin by removing the stems from the strawberries, and cut each one in half. Then cut those halves in half, thus, quartering the strawberries.
Now, add the chopped strawberry pieces to the flour mix in your food processor. Pulse 2 – 3 times in quick bursts. These quick pulses help coat the strawberries and break them into smaller pieces.
Step Four: Make & Shape the Batter
Pour the strawberry flour mixture over the honey mixture. Gently stir to combine. It will be a crumbly mix. Add the strawberry vodka (or plain vodka works here too), one tablespoon at a time. The vodka will help make the mixture more manageable and will evaporate in the baking process, creating a flakier scone.
Pour the batter onto a lightly floured surface. Gently form the dough into a circle, around 7 – 8 inches in diameter. If pieces flake off, just add just a little bit of vodka to help patch it together. Cut the circle in half, then turn and cut the halves in half, creating four equal triangles. Cut each of those in half to create 8 triangle pieces.
Step Five: Bake these amazing Strawberry Scones!
Gently transfer the 8 pieces to a tray. Refrigerate the tray for at least 30 minutes. Keeping the scones cold will help prevent them from spreading. When you’re ready to bake, transfer scones to a prepared baking sheet.
Place 1 tablespoon plant-based milk and 1 teaspoon melted butter in a small bowl. Stir to combine. Brush the top of each scone with this mixture to create a nice, golden crust.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, until the tops are golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for several minutes.
Step Six: Honey Glaze
The final step is also an important one! While the strawberry scones are baking, make the honey glaze by combining powdered sugar with honey. Stir together and add just a splash of milk to achieve a spreadable consistency.
Allow the scones to cool before drizzling.
The good news? You can add this honey drizzle to any scones recipe! That’s right! In fact, if you’re wondering how to make a strawberry drizzle for scones, simply add a crushed strawberry to this drizzle in place of the milk. It’s absolutely delicious and will add lots of flavor and color to your favorite scone recipes!
Strawberry Scone Recipes for Breakfast
When you’re preparing breakfast or brunch for guests, you want an award-winning strawberry scones recipe! You want to make sure you’re dazzling your guests with tasty tested recipes. These scones are so good that not only are they perfect for breakfast or brunch, you could also refer to them as dessert scones! However, we still love them best for breakfast.
Supercharge Your Morning
There’s a lot you can do to supercharge your mornings. We believe meditation helps. A morning walk can do the trick. Drinking a tall glass of water will get you hydrated. All-in-all, carving out 15 – 20 minutes for yourself can get some positive momentum moving for your day.
We like to model the bees. They’re naturally busy creatures. And they’re also social. So don’t let being busy get you down, just take the time to charge up in ways that keep you feeling inspired. We’d like to suggest that these Honey Strawberry Scones be a part of that morning inspiration.
Ever dream of growing your own strawberries to make Strawberry Scones? Growing strawberries is easy!
Expert tips for this Strawberry Scones Recipe
Recipes are meant to be an inspiration. That’s the way we see it. Don’t feel like you have to make this recipe for Strawberry Scones exactly the way our recipe shows. Get creative. Experiment. Try something different. Here are some ideas in case you need a little boost with adapting this recipe:
- Add some blueberries or a combination of your favorite berries to the mix to add color and flavor
- Make strawberry rhubarb scones by adding 1/4 cup chopped rhubarb
- Get creative with the shape of your scones by cutting them into circles rather than triangles. The round shape would be perfect for strawberry shortcake scones
- For a crunchy experience, add two tablespoons of finely chopped almonds to the batter. Strawberry almond scones are a great flavor and texture combination
- Can you imagine a teaspoon of dried lavender added to the batter? That would be so good
- Add a tablespoon of lemon zest to the batter to make strawberry lemon scones
- Or, playing on the idea above, add a 1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract to the glaze to make strawberry scones with lemon glaze
- It’s easy to make strawberry and white chocolate scones by adding 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips to the batter before shaping the scones
- Sprinkle some ground cinnamon or ginger to the mix
- Try adding even a half teaspoon of rosemary to the batter? Rosemary strawberry scones are divine
- Why not add some chocolate to that honey drizzle
- Finally, make gluten-free strawberry scones by using gluten-free flour in place of all-purpose flour.
You might be surprised to note that these are strawberry scones without cream. So many scones recipes specify thick, heavy cream. However, these scones are made without cream and create a lovely, flakey scone!
If you decide to try these fantastic recipes, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!
If you are eager to explore other honey-baked good recipes try these Paleo Pumpkin Muffins.
Strawberry Scones Recipe
- 2 1/2 c all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 c butter or coconut oil cold
- 1 tbsp. ground flax meal
- 1 tbsp. cornstarch
- 3 tbsp. water
- 1 tbsp. plant-based milk
- 3 tbsp. Waxing Kara Honey
- 10 strawberries washed
- 2 tbsp. strawberry vodka (see note)
- 2 tbsp. plant-based milk
- 1 tsp. butter melted
- 1 c powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp. Waxing Kara Honey
- Heat your oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a food processor bowl combine the flour, salt, and baking powder. Pulse a couple of seconds to combine. Next chop the cold butter (or coconut oil) into pieces and add to the flour mixture. Pulse for several more seconds until the fat is incorporated throughout the flour. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl combine the ground flax meal, cornstarch, water, milk, and honey. Stir to combine. Set aside.
- Remove the stems from the strawberries, and cut each strawberry in half and then cut those halves in half, quartering the strawberries. Add the chopped strawberry pieces to the flour mix in your food processor. Pulse 2 – 3 times for a second or two each. Just quick pulses to help coat the strawberries and break them into smaller pieces.
- Pour the strawberry flour mixture over the honey mixture. Gently stir to combine. It will be a crumbly mix. Add the vodka, one tablespoon at a time. The vodka will help make the mixture more manageable, and will evaporate in the baking process, creating a flakier scone.
- Pour this onto a lightly floured surface. Gently form into a circle, around 7 – 8 inches in diameter. If pieces flake off, just add just a little bit of vodka to help patch it together. Cut the circle in half, Then turn and cut the halves in half, creating four equal triangles. Cut each of those in half to create 8 triangle pieces. Transfer the triangles to a tray and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Once chilled, gently transfer the 8 trianges to your prepared baking sheet.
- Place 1 tablespoon plant-based milk and 1 teaspoon melted butter in a small bowl. Stir to combine. Brush the top of each scone with this mixture to create a nice, golden crust.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, until the top is golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for several minutes.
- While the scones are baking, make your honey glaze by combining powdered sugar with honey. Stir together and add just a splash of milk to achieve a spreadable consistency.
- Once the scones are done, remove from the oven and allow them to sit on the pan for 5 minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool before drizzling.
Marly McMillen, MBA, is a COO-turned entrepreneur and earned a plant-based pro certification from Rouxbe Cooking School. She publishes about recipes, health, creativity, living authentically, and the business of blogging at Namely Marly and Chopped Academy.