Breakfast & Brunch:

Lemon Poppy Seed Scones with Lemon Honey Butter

If life is giving you lemons…turn them into Lemon Poppy Seed Scones! This zesty, made-for-summer treat is the perfect addition to any kitchen table. Each bite offers a mouthwatering combo of creamy lemon, the slight crunch of poppy seeds and the all-natural sweetness of honey. Enjoy these scones solo or with a cup of your favorite iced coffee.

Yield 8 Scones
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Total Time 30 Minutes



  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp whole milk, divided
  • ¼ cup Nate’s 100% Pure Honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp lemon zest (from about 1 large lemon)
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice (from about 1 large lemon)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt or table salt
  • 7 Tbsp unsalted butter, cubed, very cold

Lemon Honey Butter

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Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Heat oven to 375°F. In a medium-size bowl, add milk, honey, egg, lemon zest and lemon juice. Whisk with a fork until fully incorporated. Put in refrigerator. In your food processor, add flour, baking powder, poppy seeds and salt. Pulse until well-mixed and poppy seeds are evenly dispersed.  Add butter to the food processor, and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse sand.

Retrieve the milk-and-honey mixture from the fridge. Pour into the food processor and blend just until there are no dry spots. The dough will be very soft and sticky.

Place dough onto a well-floured surface. Pat into a round approximately 1 inch thick and 8 inches wide. Add a little flour on top of dough if needed to avoid sticking to fingers. Dip a large knife in flour, and cut out 8 triangle wedges. (You may have to dip the knife back in flour after each cut to ensure it doesn’t stick.)

Transfer the scones to the parchment paper-lined baking sheet, and brush with the remaining milk. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool slightly and serve warm with lemon honey butter.

Lemon Honey Butter

In a mixer, whip together butter, honey and lemon zest for 1 minute. Serve at room temperature. Keep in a sealed container at room temperature for a few days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.


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