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gingerbread scones
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5 from 4 votes

Gingerbread scones

All your favorite gingerbread flavors in a scone. Moist, flavorful and delicious.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking


  • 2 oz dates 57g, pitted
  • ¼ cup buttermilk 60ml
  • 1 cup all purpose flour 130g plain flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour 62g
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves or allspice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp molasses

For the frosting (optional)

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter 10g, room temperature
  • ½ tsp molasses
  • 2 tbsp confectioners sugar icing sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 425F/220C.
  • Place the dates in a bowl with the buttermilk and leave them to soak while you get everything else ready. If you can leave them longer, even better as they'll be easier to blend.
  • Measure out the flours, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, allspice/cloves and salt into a large bowl and mix them well.
  • Line a baking sheet ready for baking and melt the coconut oil and allow it to cool slightly.
  • Blend together the dates and buttermilk then add the egg and blend that as well until combined.
  • Add the coconut oil to the dry ingredients, mix in slightly then add the date/egg mixture and molasses. Mix everything until combined but try not to overmix.
  • Turn out the dough onto a floured work surface and flatten it into a round disk. Cut the mixture into 6 roughly even triangles then transfer to your lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for approx 12-15 mins, depending on your oven - keep an eye on them towards the end. You want to take them out as they are just starting to brown so they don't burn but have a slight crispness to them and are cooked through.
  • If adding frosting, cream together the butter and molasses then add the confectioners sugar a tablespoon at a time and blend in well. Wait until the scones are cool before piping on top. 



Note frosting not included in nutritional info.


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 361mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1.9mg