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’!


  • 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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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

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!


2 Beth @kitchen minions February 7, 2012

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


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 :)


4 Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free February 7, 2012

Um. Yum. That’s all I have to say.


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

love scones, love coconut = loveeeeeeeee!


6 Urban Wife February 7, 2012

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


7 Ashley February 7, 2012

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


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)!


9 Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables February 7, 2012

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


10 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather February 7, 2012

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


11 Elizabeth @ chronic venture February 7, 2012

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


12 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar February 7, 2012

Aww yeah. Pure sweet deliciousness!


13 Deanna B. February 7, 2012

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


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!


15 Delishhh February 7, 2012

Sounds awesome!!! Hope you are feeling good!


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!


17 Becky at VintageMixer February 7, 2012

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


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!


19 February 7, 2012

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


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?


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!


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!)


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… :-)


24 heather February 8, 2012

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


25 Yuri - Chef Pandita February 19, 2012

These look so good! I love coconut :)


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!


27 Heather September 17, 2012

glaze + chocolate? sign me up!


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