Strawberry Scones Recipe

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This easy Strawberry Scones Recipe is one you can make any day of the week – a simple scone using frozen strawberries, that is fluffy on the inside and has just the right crunch on the outside. Best enjoyed as is or warmed up with a slather of strawberry jam!

Stack of freshly baked Strawberry Scones with a white chocolate drizzle

This easy scone recipe is bursting with pops of strawberries in every fluffy bite! They are a great way to start your day, or the perfect pick me up mid-afternoon when you have your third (or sixth…who’s counting?!) cuppa tea. We finished these ones off with a light drizzle of white chocolate, and also made a variation we will share below that has white chocolate chunks throughout.

This recipe was adapted from our original Chocolate Chip Scones – which are one of our top posts for good reason.

Ingredients

No fancy ingredients are needed to make these scones, in fact we are certain you have almost everything you need to make them right away! If you don’t have frozen strawberries on hand you can use fresh, or use another frozen berry you have (like blueberries, blackberries, raspberries etc).

  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Vanilla
  • Frozen Strawberries (thawed)
  • White Chocolate (optional)
Cutting board with ingredients needed to make Strawberry Scones; cubed butter, frozen strawberries, sugar and more

Breakfast made easy

I love to wake up in the mornings and already know what I am going to eat to start my day – you see I hate (I mean like despise!) having to plan anything that early in the day…my brain just doesn’t work without some caffeine first. That’s why I get excited once I have made a batch of my scones (the afternoon before obviously) so all I have to do is open the container and plop it on a plate while I wait for the kettle to boil.

The same is true of my Carrot Coconut Muffins and Mixed Berry Muffins too. I know I am not alone on this, I mean who really is a morning person? Do they even exist? If you are like me and love a delicious treat to start your day then read along friends (even if you ARE a morning person, you can read on too…though don’t rub it in okay?).

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Frequently asked questions

Here are a couple of questions that are asked when people are looking to make Strawberry Scones – if you have a question that isn’t answered below please email us or leave a comment so we can answer you!

Can you put fresh strawberries in scone mix?

Yes, you can easily use fresh strawberries in a scone mix, however our version uses frozen strawberries as more people tend to have them on hand for spur of the moment baking sessions!

If you are using fresh strawberries just keep in mind that you may need to adjust your liquid measure to ensure they are moist enough.

Can I use milk instead of cream in scones?

We recommend using milk in your scones, and that is how all of our scone recipes on the site are made! The use of cream is really not necessary as you will see once you bake up this strawberry version – they are perfectly moist each and every time.

How do you keep scones moist?

There are two tricks to keeping our scones moist that I have learned over the numerous times that we have made them. First off, you want to make sure your butter goes back into the fridge once you cube it to keep it as cold as possible until ready to use. Cold butter holds together and slowly melts into the scone dough while baking to create pockets of moist deliciousness.

Secondly, as with many baking recipes you want to make sure you do not over mix your batter! Once your ingredients are combined and the flour is just moistened, stop mixing. The more you mix, the more the cold butter comes up to temperature and you mess with a good thing. Trust me on this one.

Why are my scones hard?

Two reasons for this; you have either baked them too long and they have lost their moisture, or you over mixed your batter so much that it became a tough ball of glue like batter.

Don’t fret though! While they may not be the best scones you will ever make, you can certainly help them along by heating them in the microwave for 10 seconds on medium power and adding either some butter or jam before eating.

Scones on parchment lined baking sheet before being baked

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Delicious Strawberry Scones

These scones are heavenly – lightly sweet and perfectly fluffy, with strawberries in every bite.
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine English, English-American
Keyword Easy Scones, Fluffy Scones, Scone Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Servings 8 scones
Author Melissa

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups Flour (All purpose)
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ tsp Kosher Salt
  • ¾ cup COLD Cubed Butter
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tbsp Vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups Chopped Frozen Strawberries Allow them to sit at room temperature for 10 mins to begin to soften but not fully defrost.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F, line baking sheet with parchment paper
  • In stand mixer whisk together flour with baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in cold butter (using the paddle attachment on low speed)
  • In a small bowl whisk together egg, vanilla and milk. Add to dry ingredients with chopped strawberries and mix to incorporate.
  • Remove dough from bowl and form into a ball on a lightly floured surface. Flatten into a 1" disc, making sure dough is even.
  • Cut into half and then half again to create 4 large triangles. Then cut diagonally to create 2 triangles out of each (you will have 8 total).
    **the easiest way to do this is using a pizza cutter to cut the dough into quarters and then cut each section in half
  • Bake for 14 minutes, until lightly golden on top and edges. Allow to cool and ENJOY.
  • Optional – drizzle with melted white chocolate when cooled for an extra sweet treat

Notes

Don’t have a stand mixer? Not to worry! Just use two forks to cut the butter into your dry ingredients. 
Want more white chocolate? Add in 3/4 cups white chocolate chips when you add strawberries to the dry ingredients. 

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