Savory Butternut Scones

savory butternut squash scones

♫ Listening to: Harvest Moon by Poolside ♫

I had never had a scone I liked until this year. I always thought they were dry and boring. But then I started baking my own and realized how delicious they can be when made fresh. I definitely prefer savory scones over sweet scones. I’ve made SO MANY kinds of scones this year that you’d think I’d be all sconed out. But you’d be wrong. I could continue on this scone adventure forever.

The awesome thing about this recipe is not only that it’s super quick and easy, but that you can substitute so many different ingredients to make your own fun and unique flavors. You can add vegan cheese, vegan bacon, finely diced or grated veggies, or capers. These ones are made with Amy’s Butternut Squash Soup, giving them a savory autumn flavor that’s perfect for the thanksgiving holiday.

For another recipe I’ve made with Amy’s Butternut Squash Soup, check out my butternut ice cream recipe.

This recipe makes 8 savory butternut scones.

Butternut Scone Ingredients

Dollhouse Shortcut

If you don’t have season salt, substitute the following: 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon paprika, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon onion powder, ½ teaspoon sage, ½ teaspoon thyme, ½ teaspoon basil, and ½ teaspoon oregano.

  • 2 cups organic unbleached flour, chilled
  • 1 tablespoon non-aluminum baking powder, chilled
  • 2 tablespoons season salt, chilled
  • ¼ cup chilled organic vegan butter (I’ve used earth balance and melt brands and both worked well)
  • 1 cup Amy’s Butternut Squash Soup, chilled

Butternut Scone Directions

Dollhouse Shortcut

Add half a cup of vegan cheddar, and a quarter cup of capers or vegan bacon pieces for an extra unique scone.

Heat the oven to 400º.

Whisk together the 2 cups of flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, and 2 tablespoons season salt in a chilled bowl.

Add the ¼ cup vegan butter to the dry ingredients using a chilled fork to mash it in. Make sure you don’t touch it with your hands because it’s important to keep all the ingredients cold. Don’t mix the butter in too much. You want it to have lumps like in the picture.

dry ingredients with butter cut in

Mix 1 cup of cold Amy’s Butternut Squash Soup into the dough using a silicone spatula until you no longer see any flour. Don’t overmix past this point.

Divide the dough into 8 equal sized pieces, touching them as little as possible. Drop the 8 scones onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet leaving as much space between each scone as possible for them to expand.

Sprinkle the tops with sea salt. I used a fancy purple salt that my friend Lizzie gave me.

Bake at 400º for 24 minutes.

plate of vegan butternut scones

Here’s a video of me making them.


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