Butternut Squash Scones

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butternut squash, fall baking, scone
Servings: 16 scones
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Whether you serve them for breakfast or with tea in the afternoon, these Butternut Squash Scones are a delicious way to celebrate another beloved flavor of the fall season.


  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter - cubed
  • 1 1/4 cups butternut squash puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup whole milk - divided
  • Coarse sugar - optional
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and baking soda.
  • Use a pastry blender to cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, butternut squash puree, and 1/2 cup of milk. Stir in the dry ingredients until just moistened.
  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface. Knead the dough 10 times. Then, divide the dough in half and pat each half into an 8-inch circle. Cut each circle into 8 wedges.
  • Place the wedges one inch apart on two upgrades baking sheets. Brush with the remaining milk*.
  • Baked at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Allow the scones to cool on a wire rack.
  • While the scones are cooling, prepare the glaze by whisking together the confectioners' sugar, milk, and cinnamon. Add as much milk as needed to create a smooth glaze that can be drizzled on the scones.


*For a little variety, I sprinkled half of my scones with coarse sugar. I left the other ones bare and drizzled them with a cinnamon glaze after baking.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 351kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 405mgPotassium: 120mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 1570IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 103mgIron: 2mg
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