Best Strawberry Scones Recipe

Best Strawberry Scones Recipe

This Bee Inspired 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!

Homemade scones are easy to make, flavorful, and much better than store-bought alternatives.

We’re all so busy these days. That’s why taking a few minutes to start your day 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 and eating them!

To prepare the scone dough, incorporate chopped fresh strawberries and white chocolate chips into the dough, form it into a flat round disc, slice it into wedges, and then freeze it before baking to ensure the scones hold their shape.

Step One: Process the Flour + Butter

This recipe begins with a food processor. Some people may recommend using a pastry knife or a pastry blender, but this works great if you don’t over-mix the flour and butter. One thing is 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 it to the flour mixture. Do this several times until the fat is incorporated throughout the flour. Again, pulse in rapid bursts.

Step Two: Combine Wet Ingredients

Now we'll combine the wet ingredients. In a mixing bowl, stir 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 we must prepare the strawberries. Begin by removing the stems from the strawberries and cutting each one in half. Then cut those halves in half, thus, quartering the strawberries.

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.

If you are using frozen strawberries, be aware that they can release too much liquid and make the batter too wet. To prevent this, thaw the strawberries and pat them dry before adding them to the mix. Alternatively, you can use dried strawberries if fresh ones are not available.

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 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. 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 eight triangle pieces. If pieces flake, add a little vodka to help patch them together.

Step Five: Bake these amazing Strawberry Scones!

Transfer scones to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper when you’re ready to bake. Gently transfer the eight pieces to a tray. Refrigerate the tray for at least 30 minutes. Keeping the scones cold will help prevent them from spreading.

Place one tablespoon of plant-based milk and one teaspoon of 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.

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Spring Honey is delicious in the glaze!

Step Six: Honey Glaze

The final step is also an important one! While baking the strawberry scones, 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! If you're wondering how to make a strawberry drizzle for scones, add a crushed strawberry to this drizzle in place of the milk. It's delicious and will add flavor and color to your favorite scone recipes!

Strawberry Scone Recipes for Breakfast

When preparing breakfast or brunch for guests, you want an award-winning strawberry scones recipe! These scones are so good that they are perfect for breakfast or brunch; you could also refer to them as dessert scones! However, we still love them best for breakfast. You want to dazzle your guests with tasty, tested recipes.

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 positive momentum for your day.

We model the bees. They're naturally busy creatures. And they're also social. So don't let being busy get you down; take the time to charge up in ways that inspire you. These Honey Strawberry Scones be a part of that morning inspiration.

Ever dream of growing your strawberries to make Strawberry Scones? Growing strawberries is easy!

strawberries growing from a strawberry bush

Expert tips for this Strawberry Scones Recipe

Recipes are meant to be inspirational. Please don't feel like you have to make this recipe for Strawberry Scones precisely 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 of 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, add a 1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract to the glaze to make strawberry scones with lemon glaze.

  • Sprinkle some ground cinnamon or ginger into the mix

  • Finally, make gluten-free strawberry scones using gluten-free flour instead 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!

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Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learning about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more. Read more about Kara