Coconut White Chocolate Buttermilk Scones

Scones are one of my favorite breakfast foods.  This scone recipe uses coconut, white chocolate, and buttermilk.

sconesI understand that most kids do their chores on Saturdays.  At our house, chores are done on Fridays.  It’s a lot of work, but it makes the Saturdays ever so pleasant.

This Saturday, the kids {and adults} woke up late, lounged in pajamas for a while, and started craving a home-cooked breakfast.

There’s not much in the fridge these days, but the search for breakfast food netted one gem: buttermilk.  The kids love buttermilk.  They immediately came asking if they could make buttermilk pancakes with buttermilk syrup.

Not that I blame them.  Buttermilk syrup is the nectar of the Gods.  It’s like having candy for breakfast.  Exactly like it.

It’s lucky they asked, though, because I had other plans in mind for that buttermilk, namely buttermilk scones.

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“Scones?!” The Lizard queried.  “For breakfast?”  He thought I was talking about the fry-bread that you smother in honey butter, and to be fair, I make that with buttermilk as well, and it’s also wonderful, heavenly food.

Once I explained about these dense, muffin-like scones, he was completely on board.  I even convinced them to put clothes on and help me bake.  {It’s not every Saturday that I can be successful at that job.}


The Fruitarian was counting minutes until these were ready to eat.

“How long until I can eat them?”
“They need to bake for about 20 minutes.”
“I think I’m going to die!”
“And I’m going to photograph them before you eat them.”
“I’m going to die again, Mom!”
“Have a piece of candy while you wait.”
“You just saved my life, Mom.”

Mother of the Year, I know.

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The kids reveled in this rare Saturday morning family breakfast.  The Hippie Chick devoured her grapefruit, and two scones.  The Fruitarian spent the morning making “This is so delicious!” comments.  The Lizard asked me to make it again tomorrow.  Robb even stepped away from his work to try one, which is a compliment all by itself.

On top of it all, the sun came out for the first time in probably six weeks.

{Smile} Success.
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Coconut White Chocolate Buttermilk Scones
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A dense buttermilk scone with white chocolate and coconut.
Recipe type: breakfast
Serves: 12
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 4 T. butter, cold
  • ¾ cup buttermilk + 1-2 T.
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup coconut + 1-2 T.
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in cold butter until it resembles coarse crumbs, about pea size.
  2. In separate bowl, combine egg, buttermilk, and vanilla. Add all at once to flour mixture, stirring until incorporated, to form a heavy, sticky dough.
  3. Stir in white chocolate and ½ cup coconut.
  4. Form dough into a flat round disk, about 8-9 inches in diameter. Place on baking sheet. Cut dough into 12 triangles. Brush with 1-2 T. buttermilk, and sprinkle 1-2 T. coconut on top.
  5. Bake at 375 for 20-22 minutes.

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12 thoughts on “Coconut White Chocolate Buttermilk Scones

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  3. Susan

    You didn’t mention the wonderful Pampered Chef Tools you have in the picture.
    I was a consultant for 13 years, and part of my success in the kitchen is the wonderful baking tools.
    The stoneware makes everything you put in the oven turn out fabulous.
    I’m going to try this recipe tomorrow.

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