The Ultimate Coconut Scones

by Heather on February 7, 2012

Y’all.  This is, hands down, my best scone recipe to date.  I may just give up on making any other scone for the rest of my life…and I’m only 10% kidding on that one.  Really.

Picture this:  moist and flaky, dense and airy, with the perfect crumb.  Tasting ever so lightly of coconut – but not overpowering.  Buttery.  Warm.  Drizzled with a simple glaze, a pat of butter, or just eaten plain.  Breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  Crisp, chewy, crumbly.

 

Y’all, I know on here I can be a tad dramatic, but this scone takes the cake.  And all I’m sayin’ is you need to make them STAT.

 

It’s love on a plate…and who can turn down love on a plate?

 

That’s what I thought…let’s get rollin’!

THE ULTIMATE COCONUT SCONES

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 5 Tbsp butter, cut into cubes and very cold
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk (yes, you can use the coconut milk chunks) (you really should use full-fat if you want full flavor!)
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

Preheat your oven to 450.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.  In a food processor pulse together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Add in the butter and pulse a few times until the mixture is crumbly.  Add the shredded coconut and pulse 2-3 times, just to mix.  Pour into a large bowl and add the coconut milk; using a spoon mix together until the dry ingredients are incorporated.  Press into a 9-inch circle and cut into eighths.  Place on baking sheet and bake 12-15 minutes or until the bottoms are just slightly browned.  Serve hot with a simple glaze of powdered sugar and milk, with a pat of butter, or just plain!

Have I mentioned these are perfect and fail-proof yet?  Oh, I did?  About a million times?  Good – just wanted to make sure y’all were listening :)

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1 Chelsy E. February 7, 2012

Heather…these look ah-mazing. I was having an extreme scone craving yesterday and basically tried to make coconut scones, only gluten-free. Didn’t turn out well. I will give these a try! Thank you so much!
MANGIA!!!

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2 Beth @kitchen minions February 7, 2012

Great pictures, you can really tell that the scone is crumbly…yum

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3 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen February 7, 2012

Mmmm, I drooling into my coffee. How 7 simple ingredients can make something that looks so delicious is the best part about baking :)

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4 Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free February 7, 2012

Um. Yum. That’s all I have to say.

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5 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) February 7, 2012

love scones, love coconut = loveeeeeeeee!

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6 Urban Wife February 7, 2012

All this coconut makes me wanna go to Hawaii. Just sayin’.

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7 Ashley February 7, 2012

I’m coming over!!! I’ve never had a homemade scone and I LOVE coconut!! mmmm

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8 Heather February 7, 2012

GASP! no scones?! ashley – we clearly need to do a baked goods swap…i’ll take your donuts, you take my scones (although i’ll have to find a gluten-free version)!

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9 Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables February 7, 2012

Anything coconut and you have my attention. These look so great!

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10 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather February 7, 2012

These look outta this world!!! Yummy, such a treat :)

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11 Elizabeth @ chronic venture February 7, 2012

yum yum yuummmm! what a great breakfast treat! or any time of day treat!

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12 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar February 7, 2012

Aww yeah. Pure sweet deliciousness!

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13 Deanna B. February 7, 2012

Coconut scones sound amazing. I can’t wait to make these and spread them with jam. Yum!

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14 Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 7, 2012

Oh man, these look good!! I just blogged about my recent coconut obsession and this is definitely not helping me move on to my next over-used-ingredient, lol. Great recipe!

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15 Delishhh February 7, 2012

Sounds awesome!!! Hope you are feeling good!

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16 Brittney February 7, 2012

Wow, I want one right now! Great idea, and I think I have all the ingredients. Might be baking these later!

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17 Becky at VintageMixer February 7, 2012

These sound fabulous! I find that coconut makes any baked good better… more moist and more flavorful!

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18 Robin Sue February 7, 2012

Love the drizzle photo! Makes me want to taste it now. I do love coconut. I’ll have to remember this one!

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19 Natalie@fitjamericangirl.com February 7, 2012

I feel like I know exactly what these taste like from the pics alone. These look delicious.

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20 Kelsey February 7, 2012

Is it ok to substitute full fat coconut milk with coconut cream or is that too rich? Could I water it down a bit?

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21 Heather February 7, 2012

i’ll be honest, i’m not totally sure as i didn’t try it with coconut cream. i would imagine that it would be good to water down a bit though!

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22 Kelsey February 7, 2012

Thanks- I’ll give it a try sometime this week (I’m just trying to use up what I have in the kitchen!)

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23 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen February 8, 2012

I have that very same bag of coconut and coconut milk sitting on my pantry shelf! It was meant to be… :-)

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24 heather February 8, 2012

Heather, these look ridiculously delicious! I’m a huge coconut fan!

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25 Yuri - Chef Pandita February 19, 2012

These look so good! I love coconut :)

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26 Theresa September 16, 2012

These are heavenly! I highly suggest using coconut milk with powdered sugar to make a glaze for them. Though I’m sure they’re tasty alone, we added a handful of dark chocolate chips to the dough and WOW, what an amazing treat :) Two-thumbs up!

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27 Heather September 17, 2012

glaze + chocolate? sign me up!

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