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Sweet Potato Scones with Honey Glaze

These Sweet Potato Scones are cakey on the inside and tender-crisp on the outside. You will love these mildly sweet and buttery treats for breakfast or snack. They are a simple Fall treat!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 376 kcal
Author sanna


  • 2 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter (or 76 grams) cold, cut to small pieces
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato from 1 medium sweet potato or a 300 grams piece
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk

For the Honey Glaze

  • 1 and 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. 

  2. Cut the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter until the mixture looks like a coarse meal.
  3. In another bowl, stir together the mashed sweet potato, the buttermilk, and the egg. Pour this liquid mixture over the dry ingredients. Stir until the powders are moistened. Turn the dough over on a lightly floured board and knead briefly just until the dough comes together.

  4. Pat and shape the dough into an 8-inch circle. Cut the circle into 8 wedges. Place the wedges in the baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper, leaving an inch apart in between them. Bake the scones at 400 F for 15-20 minutes, or until the scones are golden.

Make the Honey Glaze

  1. Stir together powdered sugar, milk, honey and salt until the mixture is smooth. If you prefer a thicker glaze, add more powdered sugar to adjust the consistency.

Recipe Notes

Recipe for the scones adapted from Taste of Home.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Scones with Honey Glaze
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 362mg16%
Potassium 366mg10%
Carbohydrates 69g23%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 7015IU140%
Vitamin C 6.8mg8%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.