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Easy Honey Butter Scones

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These easy honey butter scones are a perfect addition to a weekend breakfast or afternoon tea. They are soft and lightly sweetened with all natural honey.

Add a little soft butter and extra drizzle of honey for the perfectly decadent treat.

butter scones on a wooden board with drizzle of honey from a small whisk

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Easy Honey Butter Scones

These are seriously the easiest scones to whip up. They only take a little bit of mixing a handful of pantry staples.

And a quick bake time of 8-10 minutes!

These delicious scones use raw, local honey to replace processed sugar. I’m a big fan of replacing sugar with honey in desserts!

More Honey Sweetened Desserts:

Olive Oil & Honey Banana Muffins

Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Honey Butter Cookies

Honey Almond Scones (Ninja Foodi)

Here’s what you will need:

  • all-purpose flour, plus a little more for dusting
  • baking powder
  • cold butter
  • local, raw honey
  • whole milk
  • more honey & butter for serving
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper (optional)
scones resting on a board with small white bowl of honey and red butter dish

Helpful Tips:

When making these butter scones, I usually just use my fingers to work it all together. But be careful not to overwork the dough.

The dough will be sticky. If it is too sticky to work with, add a small amount of flour.

Dust your countertop or workspace lightly with flour and roll out the dough. I usually roll it out between 1/2 inch to 1 inch or so. But choose your desired thickness.

If you like a thicker scone, go for it! Just adjust bake times slightly.

Use a biscuit cutter. Or rings from a mason jar. Or a glass. Work with what you have! And cut out the scones.

rolling the dough out on the countertop and using a mason jar lid to cut out the scones

Roll out any scraps of dough and cut up more scones to get as many as you can on to your baking sheet.

Hint – there shouldn’t be any leftover dough.

Bake scones for about 8-10 minutes in a 400 degree oven. Oven times and cook times may vary slightly.

While still warm, brush the tops of the scones lightly with butter and honey.

Or if you crave a little more sweetness, drizzle a little more honey on top. Or add a little more butter and honey to the middle while they’re still warm. Yum!

Enjoy!

Honey Butter Scones
Yield: Makes 12

Honey Butter Scones

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Easy to make honey butter scones use a handful of pantry staples. Perfectly soft and slightly sweetened with honey.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus a little more for dusting
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • extra honey & butter for serving (optional, but definitely worth it!)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly dust a baking sheet with a sprinkle of flour or line with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together the flour and baking powder in a bowl. Cut up butter into small pieces. Slowly incorporate it to the flour mixture with your hands. It’ll resemble a consistency almost like wet sand or little breadcrumbs.
  3. Add in the honey. And slowly mix in the milk, a little at a time. I usually just use my fingers to work it all together. But be careful not to overwork the dough. (see note)
  4. Dust your countertop or workspace lightly with flour and roll out the dough. Roll it out between 1/2 inch to 1 inch or so.
  5. Use a biscuit cutter. Or rings from a mason jar. Or a glass. Work with what you have! And cut out the scones.
  6. Roll out any scraps of dough and cut up more scones to get as many as you can on to your baking sheet
  7. Bake scones for about 8-10 minutes in a 400 degrees F oven.
  8. While still warm, brush the tops of the scones lightly with butter and honey. Or if you crave a little more sweetness, drizzle a little more honey on top.
  9. Enjoy!

Notes

The dough will be sticky. If it is too sticky to work with, add a tiny amount of flour.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 240Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 28mgSodium 334mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 1gSugar 7gProtein 4g
The nutritional information above is computer generated and only an estimate. Please do your own research with the products you're using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.

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