Strawberry Buttermilk Scones

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Tender, slightly sweet, and perfect with a cup of coffee, these Strawberry Buttermilk Scones are sure to become a family favorite.

stack of Strawberry Buttermilk Scones on a white plate with fresh strawberries

Memorial Day is around the corner and summer will be here before you know it! I love this time of year in Southern California. It’s strawberry season! From the Strawberry Festival in Oxnard to the abundance of strawberries at farmers’ markets and roadside stands, I can’t get enough strawberries. Strawberry buttermilk scones are an easy and delicious way to take advantage of sweet fresh strawberries.

How to make Strawberry Buttermilk Scones:

Scones are made in the same fashion as biscuits and pie dough. Very cold butter is cut into the flour mixture and the dough comes together with the help of heavy cream. These scones are a little lighter than the average scone. Instead of heavy cream, we’re using buttermilk in this recipe. Buttermilk is wonderful in baked goods with fruit. There’s something about the tang of buttermilk that helps to enhance the sweetness of fruits.

Strawberry Buttermilk Scones on a cooling rack

Can you use frozen strawberries?

It’s best to use fresh strawberries for this recipe. Frozen strawberries will expel too much moisture, creating undesirable results. 

Stack of strawberry Buttermilk Scones on a white plate with fresh strawberries

Strawberry Buttermilk Scone on a white plate broken apart to eat. Cup of coffee and platter of more scones in the background with fresh strawberries

These scones are simply topped with a sprinkling of Turbinado sugar. Feel free to use your favorite glaze, if desired. Enjoy!

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Here are a few more scone recipes you might like to try:

strawberry buttermilk scones stacked on a white plate with a few fresh strawberries
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Strawberry Buttermilk Scones

Lovely scones recipe using fresh strawberries!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 scones
Calories 293kcal
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword buttermilk, scones, strawberry


  • cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup hulled and diced fresh strawberries
  • milk or cream, for brushing
  • Turbinado sugar or large crystal sugar, for sprinkling


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
  • Add the cold butter. Cut into the flour mixture using a pastry blender, two forks, or your fingers until mixture resembles coarse sand.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and buttermilk. Pour into the dry mixture. Fold to combine. Midway through mixing, add the diced strawberries. Continue to fold until the strawberries are evenly distributed and the dough is mixed together.
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Pat the dough into a circle with a thickness of about 1-inch. Slice into 8 wedges.
  • Place the scones onto the prepared baking sheet, allowing at least 2 inch distance between scones. Lightly brush the top of each scone with cream and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the scones have puffed up and the tops are lightly golden brown. Let the scones cool slightly on baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.


  • Store leftover scones in the fridge in an airtight container. Re-heat in a toaster oven or for a brief amount of time in the microwave.


Serving: 1scone | Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 413IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2mg
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  • Kevin wrote:

    I just made these today. Not only do they look great, they taste great. They were fantastic, the whole family loved them. Not too sweet, good strawberry flavor and not dry like other scones. The only bad thing was we weren’t able to find a local store selling clotted cream to have with them.

  • Edwina at The Equipped Cook wrote:

    These scones look delicious with the fresh strawberries. I do love a good scone straight out of the oven, still warm and yummy. I’ll have to try these.

  • Melissa wrote:

    These scones look great! Strawberry season is the best! Here in Pennsylvania, we can get them in the winter, but they just don’t taste the same as they do when they’re in season. This time of year, they are much sweeter and flavorful.